- Now I possess what I've always dreamed of! The brain of a genius, and the power of a titan!
- -- Karl Stragg
Appearing in "--And Men Shall Call Him... Ox!"
Races and Species:
- United States of America
Synopsis for "--And Men Shall Call Him... Ox!"
Having returned to New York following his adventure with Ka-Zar in England, Daredevil returns to his apartment and resumes his guise as Matt Murdock, just as Foggy and Karen have arrived. Foggy almost faints, a remission to the injuries he sustained from Ox many months ago.
Meanwhile, in the state prison, the Ox himself has teamed with his cell mate Karl Stragg, who offers to use his scientific know-how to give Ox the intelligence he's always wanted in exchange for busting them out of prison. However, when they break out of prison and escape to Stragg's lab, the device Stragg uses instead switches their body -- Stragg's plot all along -- and the now super-strong Stragg goes on a rampage.
It's during this rampage that Stragg is spotted by Karen Page, who recognizes him as the Ox, when Daredevil happens to swing by and see the behemoth. Daredevil battles him, but Ox easily defeats the masked hero and places an extra Ox costume on Daredevil so that when the police arrive they think that Daredevil is masquerading as the Ox to get away with crime and lock him up.
Meanwhile, Stragg takes Karen back to his lab where the original Ox (now in Stragg's body) knocks Stragg out and helps Karen escape. Stragg then goes on another rampage, leading the police to realize they have the wrong person and set Daredevil free to deal with the menace. Their fight takes them to the top of a building where the fighting-mad Stragg in Ox's body accidentally runs off the edge of the building and plummets to his death.
After the battle, Daredevil returns to his civilian guise and meets with Karen and Foggy. He find that Foggy will be okay while Karen wonders what happened to the man who saved her from the Ox. The story closes with the original Ox, feeling better and a little smarter in his new body, as he decides to return to prison to finish his sentence.
- This issue contains a letters page, Let's Level With Daredevil. Letters are published from Rober DeLornardes, Kevin Conolly, Steven Reid, Ed Lahmann, Paul Forseth, Chuck Robinson II, Joseph Wanty, Peter Bochner, Patricia L. Maddox, John Furek, and Bob Sheridan.
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- Unexcelled Penciling by: John Romita
- Unparalleled Inking by: Frankie Ray
- Unabashed Lettering by: Artie Simek
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- references: Daredevil #6
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