Alter Ego: Lawrence Chesney
Other Names: Copperhead I; Archenemy of Crime; Destroyer of Evil; Richard Crandall
First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #124 (Aug. 1975): "In the Coils of the Copperhead!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 15
Teams/Affiliations: Gang of Four
Employer: Metropolitain Museum of Art
Walter Krantz was the author of the original "Coppherhead" pulp fiction stories. Many years after creating the Copperhead character, he was killed by Copperhead!
The killer was actually Lawrence Chesney, the son of the man who originally posed for paintings of the Copperhead character. Lawrence Chesney began posing as the Copperhead character.
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