Real Name: Theodore Stithy

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Artist, metal worker, landlord

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Daredevil (aka. Jack Batlin, Matt Murdock), Lamar Sanders

Enemies: Ernie "Whack'Em" Wagner

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Hot Metal"

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#329 (June, 1994); (first name revealed) (Daredevil I#338 (March, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Theodore Stithy is a talented metal worker who manages an abandoned property for people to live in.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

(Daredevil I#329 (fb) - BTS) - A metal worker who made deals for odd jobs with people, Stithy set himself up in a condemned building and sometimes provided places for others to live.

(Daredevil I#329) - Lamar Sanders brought Jack Batlin (secretly Daredevil) to Stithy, seeking to find him a place to live, but Stithy told him that the dump where he had housing had been condemned. Batlin agreed to get the city off Stithy's back in exchange for some metal work and a free place to live for a year.

(Daredevil I#330 (fb) - BTS) - Stithy found an abandoned space for Batlin, and built him a complex metal framework room to work out in.

(Daredevil I#330) - With Lamar, Stithy showed Batlin the space, and Batlin seemed pleased.

(Daredevil I#331 - BTS) - Batlin moved into the building, approved by Theodore "Hot Metal" Stithy.

(Daredevil I#338) - Stithy, a blacksmith turned artist, cheered when he saw Batlin disarm a man's gun. Batlin gave the gun to Stithy to melt down, then Stithy warned him that Ernie "Whack'Em" Wagner was pressing to shut Batlin's building down unless Wagner got a cut of the profits.

(Daredevil I#340) - Batlin got the city to back off Stithy's building. As Stithy worked with metal, he heard about the death of Glorianna O'Breen on the television.

Comments: Created by D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (pencier) & Hector Collazo (inker).

Profile by Chadman.

Theodore Stithy should not be confused with:

Ernie "Whack'Em" Wagner

(Daredevil I#338 (fb) - BTS) - Con man Ernie Wagner earned the nickname "Whack'Em" due to his reputation for violence. He heard about conman Jack Batlin (secretly Daredevil) and wanted a cut of his action.

(Daredevil I#338) - Wagner approached Batlin, seeking a friendly conversation to negotiate.

(Daredevil I#339) - Wagner took Batlin out for pizza bagels and was preparing to demand a cut of Batlin's profits when Batlin suddenly disappeared, rushing away.

--Daredevil I#338 ([Daredevil I#338 (fb)], Daredevil I#338-339

Jim Randi of Randi Salvage

(Daredevil I#325 - BTS) - Matt Murdock called Jim Randi at Randi Salvage to order some steel tracking.

--[Daredevil I#325]

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Daredevil I#338, p19, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#338, p19, pan2 (face)
Daredevil I#338, p20, pan3 (Whack'Em Wagner)

Daredevil I#329 (June, 1994) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Hector Collazo (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#330 (July, 1994) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Hector Collazo, Rich Rankin (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#331 (August, 1994) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Hector Collazo (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#338 (March, 1995) - Alan Smithee (writer), Alexander Jubran (penciler), Ande Parks, Don Hudson (inkers), Marie Javins (editor)
Daredevil I#340 (May, 1995) - Alan Smithee (writer), Alexander Jubran (penciler), Ande Parks, Don Hudson, Marie Severin (inkers), Marie Javins (editor)

First Posted: 08/10/2019
Last updated: 08/10/2019

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