Real Name: Peter Grunter
Occupation: Drug dealer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations:, (John Phillips), , , ,
Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock),, Punisher (Frank Castle)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York,
First Appearance: Daredevil I#183 (June, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: Hogman is a formerly well-connected drug dealer, proficient in the use of drugs and guns to manipulate others.
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – Drug dealer Peter "Hogman" Grunter formed a partnership with Flapper and the two established a drug enterprise selling Angel Dust to kids but Flapper was skimming money.
(Daredevil I#184 (fb) – BTS)- Hogman recruited Coach Patrick Donahue to deal drugs.
(Daredevil I#183 – BTS) – Duringclass, Mary Elizabeth died of an overdose of Angel Dust that she'd purchased from Hogman. While Daredevil investigated, Flapper was murdered by Hogman, with dealers and nearby. Mary's brother Billy was blamed, having stolen a gun from his parents, and reported on the trial.
(Daredevil I#183) – Hogman was eating at Poppa's
Palace with Nix and others when Daredevil entered to apprehend him for
questioning and to bring him to Billy's trial. Hogman tried getting his
friends to attack
Daredevil but they refused. In court, a witness said that Billy did not
Flapper and Hogman was blamed instead but Hogman screamed that he was
innocent. Later, Matt Murdock agreed to represent Hogman in court,
(Daredevil I#184) – Hogman had dinner, bragging to his friend Smitty about Matt Murdock representing him. Matt made his opening arguments the next day, stating that Hogman was guilty of drug-dealing but not murder. Hogman forcibly gave Coach Donahue some Angel Dust and sent him against Matt Murdock. Markie came to Hogman, begging for drugs, and Hogman berated Markie for being a witness against him. Hogman then gave him a pure dose, which killed him automatically. With their chief witness missing, the state dropped its case against Hogman. Hogman bragged to Murdock that he was guilty then strutted out but Daredevil accosted him in the streets and Hogman claimed he couldn't be hit, as he had a pacemaker, allowing Daredevil to realize that was how Hogman had effectively lied to him. Billy soon called Hogman, saying he'd seen him kill Markie and he wanted to meet to blackmail him. Smitty drove Hogman to the school and Billy drew a gun on Hogman before the Punisher arrived and killed Smitty. Hogman grabbed Billy's gun to hold him hostage but Punisher shot Hogman twice, once in the shoulder and once in the leg. Daredevil arrived and beat back Punisher, even shooting him, then Billy held the gun to Hogman's head again but Daredevil talked him down. Hogman was taken to trial and found guilty of second degree murder of Markie with Billy's testimony against him.
Comments: Created by Roger McKenzie, Frank
Miller and Klaus Janson.
Profile by Chadman.
Hogman should not be confused with:
(Daredevil I#184 (fb) – BTS) – A teacher at Our Lady of Hope Parochial School, Coach Patrick Donahue was dealing Angel Dust to the kids at school, working for Hogman and Flapper.
(Daredevil I#183) – Donahue saw 12-year old Mary Elizabeth O'Koren leap out a window and land hard. The hero Daredevil rushed her to the hospital as the coach promised to call and have them prepare the surgery room. Mary Elizabeth later died. When Billy O'Koren was blamed for killing Flapper, Donahue wanted to help Billy. Attorney Matt Murdock convinced him in the hearing to let Donahue take custody of Billy for a time as they prepared for trial. Billy was later acquitted.
(Daredevil I#184) – When Hogman was accused of the same murder, Matt Murdock represented him as well and Donahue took Billy to the trial. Nervous, Donahue called Matt and confessed to selling drugs. Murdock agreed to meet Donahue at the school gym.
(Daredevil I#184 – BTS) – Hogman gave Donahue drugs forcibly.
(Daredevil I#184) – Strung out on Angel Dust,
attacked Murdock but he collapsed from the strain and was rushed to the
I#183 (184 (fb) – BTS, 183-184,
(Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – The partner of drug dealer Hogman, John "Flapper" Phillips specialized in selling Angel Dust. He secretly pocketed some of the extra money for himself.
(Daredevil I#183) – Joey and Louieville purchased Angel Dust from Flapper. The youths tried mugging Daredevil but then Punisher killed them as Flapper passed. A gunshot from a nearby rooftop killed Flapper.
Jane Hanson &
(Daredevil I#183 – BTS) – Jane Hanson and Chuck reported on the acquittal of young Billy O'Koren, who'd been accused of killing Flapper. They announced that Matt Murdock was representing the new accused murderer, Hogman.
--Daredevil I#183 - BTS
Joey & Louieville
(Daredevil I#183) – Joey and his friends,
Louieville, sought out Hogman but ended up buying Angel Dust from
While high and hallucinating, they tried mugging Daredevil but Punisher
(Daredevil I#184 (fb) – BTS) – Markie agreed to a witness in the trial against Hogman, his drug dealer.
(Daredevil I#184) – Markie begged Hogman for drugs. Hogman gave him a pure dose, immediately killing him.
(Daredevil I#183) – Nix was eating at Poppa's
with Hogman when Daredevil arrived to arrest him. Hogman asked Nix to
but Nix refused to get involved.
(Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – William David "Billy" O'Koren grew worried when his 12-year old sister Mary Elizabeth bought Angel Dust from drug dealer Hogman in the streets.
(Daredevil I#183) – At the hospital, Billy learned from Daredevil that Mary Elizabeth had died from an overdose. He was horrified and vowed revenge against Hogman. At home, he passed his fighting parents and retrieved a gun. Billy went to the roof and waited then fired at Flapper (Hogman's ally) in the streets, not meaning to hit him, but Flapper dropped dead. Billy was arrested and set to be tried as an adult but Matt Murdock agreed to represent him and Billy was released to the custody of Coach Patrick Donahue. Billy swore it wasn't his bullet that killed Flapper. After Daredevil produced a witness, Billy was acquitted.
(Daredevil I#184) – Hogman was accused of the
Flapper and Matt Murdock represented him. Billy snuck around and saw
kill drug addict Markie. When Hogman was acquitted, Billy heard him say
guilty and he lost faith in humanity. Billy stole his parents' gun
called Hogman to set up a meeting to blackmail him. Billy held a gun on
but Punisher came on the scene and killed Smitty (Hogman's lackey) from
Hogman grabbed Billy's gun and tried holding Billy hostage but Punisher
Hogman twice. Daredevil then shot Punisher, distracting him, so Billy
the gun and held it to Hogman's head but Daredevil convinced Billy not
through with killing Hogman. Hogman was taken to trial and, with
Billy's testimony, sent to
jail. Billy wondered if he had done the right thing and if Hogman would
getting back out.
--Daredevil I#183 (183 (fb) – BTS, 183-184,
(Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – 12-year old Mary Elizabeth O'Koren bought Angel Dust on the streets from drug dealer Hogman. She ignored her brother Billy's warnings.
(Daredevil I#183) – In her fifth period civics
class at Our
Lady of Hope Parochial School, where Matt Murdock was guest lecturing,
Elizabeth hallucinated that snakes were falling on her from the
wondered why the teacher, Sister Helen, wasn't helping her. Mary
attacked another student and then leapt out the window, falling on the
below. As Coach Donahue and others surrounded her, the hero Daredevil
the girl to rush her to the hospital, realizing she wouldn't last long
for an ambulance to arrive. At the hospital, Mary Elizabeth died on the
operating table and the doctor determined that she'd died from
--Daredevil I#183 (183 (fb) – BTS, 184
Mr. & Mrs.
(Daredevil I#183) – Mr. and Mrs. O'Koren were fighting again when their son Billy came home and retrieved a gun. They did not know their daughter Mary Elizabeth, age 12, had overdosed on Angel Dust and died.
(Daredevil I#184) – The O'Korens informed
Billy had snuck out of the house with their gun.
--Daredevil I#183 (183-184,
(Daredevil I#183) – A teacher at Our Lady of Hope
School, Sister Helen was teaching a civics class with guest lecturer
Murdock when Mary Elizabeth O'Koren, age 12, began hallucinating.
Mary Elizabeth attacked another student before leaping through the
falling. She later died.
(Daredevil I#184) – Smitty had lunch with Hogman,
Matt Murdock representing him in a murder trial. Smitty admitted to
Murdock that Coach Donahue was dealing drugs to kids. Billy O'Koren
blackmailing Hogman so Smitty drove him to the meeting. Smitty held a
Billy but Punisher killed him from behind.
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Daredevil I#184, p15, pan1 (Hogman main)
Daredevil I#184, p1, pan2 (Hogman face)
Daredevil I#184, p10, pan1 (Coach Donahue)
Daredevil I#183, p7, pan3 (Flapper)
Daredevil I#183, p7, pan4 (Joey & Louieville)
Daredevil I#183, p13, pan2 (Markie)
Daredevil I#183, p18, pan1 (Nix)
Daredevil I#184, p20, pan4 (Billy O'Koren)
Daredevil I#183, p2, pan2 (Mary Elizabeth O'Koren)
Daredevil I#184, p16, pan3 (Mr. and Mrs. O'Koren)
Daredevil I#183, p2, pan1 (Sister Helen)
Daredevil I#184, p16, pan6 (Smitty)
Daredevil I#183 (June, 1982) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Frank Miller (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#184 (July, 1982) - Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
First Posted: 01/29/2019
Last updated: 01/29/2019
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