DR. HOWARD PETROVIC
Real Name: Howard Petrovic
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Miss Marks
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York,
First Appearance: Daredevil I#145 (May, 1977)
Powers/Abilities: Dr. Petrovic was an experienced doctor and surgeon, comfortable with technology and experimental procedures. He once placed a flying device on Owl's spine and equipped him with an experimental exoskeleton.
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Daredevil I#145) – Dr. Petrovic was working at the emergency room with Miss Marks when Owl attacked, demanding that Petrovic help him. Owl's legs were no longer working as he had been abusing his genome for years with a flight serum he ingested.
(Daredevil I#145 – BTS) – Owl convinced the doctor that a bomb was attached to his brain if he ever got knocked unconscious. Petrovic completed the necessary procedures to heal Owl's legs, attaching an experimental exoskeleton to them (utilizing Owl's tech plus some from the hospital), feeling he had no choice. He also attached a device to Owl's spine that would allow him to fly.
(Daredevil I#145) – Owl, now able to walk, was attacked by Daredevil, who had recently helped save civilians, including, from a careening car. As Daredevil battled the villain, Petrovic kept Miss Marks safe then explained to the hero about the procedures.
Comments: Created by Jim Shooter, George Tuska and Jim Mooney.
Dr. Petrovic's first name was revealed as Howard in the Owl entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Daredevil 2004.
Profile by Chadman.
Dr. Petrovic should not be confused with:
(Daredevil I#145) – Miss Marks worked with Dr. Petrovic at the hospital when the Owl broke in and forced the doctor to perform experimental procedures on him. Later, Petrovic protected Marks when Daredevil battled Owl.
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Daredevil I#145, p9, pan4 (main)
Daredevil I#145, p13, pan4 (face & Miss Marks images)
Daredevil I#145 (May, 1977) – Jim Shooter (writer), George Tuska (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
First Posted: 11/13/2018
Last updated: 11/13/2018
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