LT. NICK MANOLIS
Real Name: Nick Manolis
Group Membership: NYPD
Affiliations: Betsy Beatty, Bill, Edwin Cord, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Delaney, Heather Glenn, Dr. Gloss, Jeff, Foggy Nelson, Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day), Ben Urich
Enemies: Bullseye, Lois Franklin, Gladiator (Melvin Potter), Hymie, Jocko, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), M.A.U.L.E.R. (Aaron Soames)
Known Relatives: Unidentified son (deceased)
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Daredevil I#167 (November, 1980)
Powers/Abilities: Lt. Nick Manolis is a veteran police officer with decades of experience in investigation and law enforcement. He carries guns and has access to NYPD resources.
Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 230 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#227 (fb) - BTS) - Lt. Nick Manolis was a respected police officer with an impeccable record and over twenty years of active service. He had a grown son.
(Daredevil I#167) - Lt. Nick Manolis showed up with other police officers, including Delaney, to a pool party hosted by Edwin Cord, after a battle between M.A.U.L.E.R. and Daredevil broke out. As the events settled, Cord refused to speak to Manolis, producing a high-up security clearance, which Manolis had to explain to Matt Murdock and Heather Glenn, who'd attended the party.
(Daredevil I#169 (fb) - BTS) - Manolis' men stood guard at the hospital while prisoner Bullseye was set to get a surgery from Dr. Gloss, but Bullseye managed to escape, killing several medical personnel and three of Manolis' men.
(Daredevil I#169) - Daredevil arrived at the hospital to investigate, and Manolis showed him the crime scene. Dr. Gloss explained that Bullseye had a tumor that was causing massive headaches and hallucinations, and that it would soon kill the man. Manolis figured Bullseye deserved to die, but Daredevil said it wasn't up to them. Another officer then reported that Bullseye had been attacking civilians, including Bill and a tailor (who had been talking to Sol).
(Daredevil I#169 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing Bullseye had attacked a movie theater, Manolis ordered Delaney and others to approach silently, but they used sirens, scaring Bullseye away and allowing him to take hostages.
(Daredevil I#169) - Manolis scolded Delaney, then saw Daredevil was wounded. They prepared to do an apartment-by-apartment search for the villain. Daredevil later defeated Bullseye, and Manolis was furious, stating that in time, Bullseye would be out on the streets and killing again after some attorney got him free. He soon heard that Bullseye's surgery had been a success.
(Daredevil I#170 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing that Vanessa Fisk had been kidnapped, Manolis arrived at the Storefront and questioned her bodyguards, Hymie and Jocko, as well as Foggy Nelson.
(Daredevil I#170) - Manolis questioned Matt Murdock as well.
(Daredevil I#173) - Hearing reports that two civilians had been attacked on the street, including Jeff, Manolis and Delany rushed there and found Gladiator standing outside. Assuming he was guilty, they placed him under arrest after Gladiator bid farewell to his parole officer, Betsy Beatty. When Manolis heard that Gladiator had escaped from prison, he vowed to bring him back. Beatty later gave a report on Ladykiller, who had attacked her in her apartment. Later, Gladiator was cleared, and Manolis had no comment for the media.
(Marvel Team-Up Annual I#4) - Manolis questioned two men who had been in a violent assault, but they claimed they remembered nothing about it. Daredevil showed up, vouching for the men, stating they had been influenced by the Purple Man. Manolis didn't initially believe him, but evidence confirmed that was the case.
(Moon Knight I#13) - When Jester took a theater full of people hostage, Manolis responded, but it was Daredevil who rushed inside to save the day.
(Daredevil I#186) - Wilbur Day (Stilt-Man out of his armor) told Manolis that his armor had been stolen, and he demanded the detective summon Daredevil. Just then, Daredevil showed up, dropping off evidence on another case.
(Daredevil I#229 (fb) - BTS) - Manolis learned his son had complicated heart problems and he knew he couldn't afford the medical care, despite his insurance. He accepted a job from the Kingpin to ruin Matt Murdock's life in exchange for medical care for his son.
(Daredevil I#227 (fb) - BTS) - Manolis, who was known for his impeccable service over 20 years, made allegations that he'd seen Matt Murdock pay a witness to perjure himself in "the Hendricks case."
(Daredevil I#227) - Daredevil confronted Manolis in his home, and Manolis broke a bottle to attack the hero. Daredevil tossed Manolis aside, then fled. Manolis called his benefactor, saying the hero had come as they'd expected, and reminded him that his son needed those medical treatments now.
(Daredevil I#229) - At Bellevue Hospital, Ben Urich stopped by and found Manolis standing over his sick son, who was going in for surgery soon. Urich knew the truth about Manolis and confronted him about it. That night, his son died in surgery. Manolis chose to tell Urich the truth. Outside, as Manolis spilled the beans, a burly nurse named Lois emerged from the hospital and badly beat him up for the Kingpin. She also broke Urich's hand.
(Daredevil I#230) - Medical technicians tended to Manolis' broken body, admitting him into the hospital. After stabilizing in the hospital, Manolis called Urich a few days later to remind him that he was ready to speak about how he helped the Kingpin frame Matt Murdock. Just then Nurse Franklin, who had beat him up days ago, entered the room and choked Manolis to death while Urich listened on the phone. Urich attended Manolis' funeral, unable to get the sounds of Manolis' murder out of his brain.
(Daredevil I#231 - BTS) - News of Manolis' murder hit the newspapers, and Ben Urich came clean with Manolis' story to the police.
Comments: Created by David Michelinie, Frank Miller, and Klaus Janson.
Profile by Chadman.
Lt. Nick Manolis has no known connections to:
(Daredevil I#169) - Bill was Christmas shopping with a woman when he was attacked by Bullseye, who was hallucinating that everyone on the streets was Daredevil.
(Daredevil I#167) - Delaney was among the officers who showed up with Lt. Nick Manolis at the pool party hosted by Edwin Cord after a fight between Daredevil and M.A.U.L.E.R. broke out.
(Daredevil I#169 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing Bullseye had attacked a movie theater, Delaney rushed there with sirens blazing, scaring Bullseye away.
(Daredevil I#169) - Manolis scolded Delaney for using sirens. With Daredevil, they prepared to do an apartment-by-apartment search for two civilian hostages.
(Daredevil I#173) - Hearing reports that two civilians had been attacked on the street, including Jeff, Manolis and Delany rushed there and found Gladiator standing outside. Assuming he was guilty, they placed him under arrest after Gladiator bid farewell to his parole officer, Betsy Beatty.
--Daredevil I#167 (Daredevil I#167, [169 (fb)], 169, 173
(Daredevil I#173 (fb) - BTS) - Jeff worked at a newspaper. When a coworker wanted to interview Matt Murdock, who was defending Gladiator in court, Jeff was ordered to go along with her.
(Daredevil I#173) - On the way to Matt Murdock's office, both Jeff and his coworker were knocked unconscious by Ladykiller. Daredevil saved them and got them medical attention.
--Daredevil I#173 ([Daredevil I#173 (fb)], 173
(Daredevil I#169 - BTS) - Sol was on the phone with his friend the tailor, who had to hang up when a customer came in.
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Daredevil I#228, p10, pan4 (main)
Marvel Team-Up Annual I#4, p5, pan6 (face)
Daredevil I#169, p4, pan4 (Bill)
Daredevil I#167, p7, pan2 (Delaney)
Daredevil I#173, p3, pan3 (Jeff)
Daredevil I#167 (November, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), Frank Miller (penciler), Klaus Janson (iner), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#169-170 (March, May, 1981) - Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#173 (August, 1981) - Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Marvel Team-Up Annual I#4 (August, 1981) - Frank Miller (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Moon Knight I#13 (November, 1981) - Doug Moench (writer), Bill Sienkiwicz (artist), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#186 (September, 1982) - Frank Miller (writer), Klaus Janson (artist), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#227 (February, 1986) - Frank Miller (writer), David Mazzucchelli (artist), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#229-231 (April-June, 1986) - Frank Miller (writer), David Mazzucchelli (artist), Denny O'Neil (editor)
First Posted: 03/07/2019
Last updated: 03/07/2019
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