The Gladiator (Melvin Potter)

The Gladiator
Melvin Potter

Religion: not determined yet

Name: The Gladiator

Alter Ego: Melvin Potter

Other Names: Gladiator I

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #18 (July 1966): "There Shall Come a Gladiator!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Denny O'Neil, John Romita, Frank Giacoia

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 45

Teams/Affiliations: Emissaries of Evil (Electro); Maggia

Enemy of: Daredevil, Black Widow, Tom, Nathaniel Taggart, Maxine Lavender

Ally: Masked Marauder
Employer: Spotlight Costumes

Occupation: bodyguard, business owner, costume designer

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: led own gang

Melvin Potter, the original Daredevil foe known as "Gladiator" does not actually join the "Gang of Four." The costumed criminal known as "Gladiator" who joins the Gang of Four in the Daredevil/Spider-Man limited series is actually Wylie Lemmick, a criminal who took up Potter's criminal mantel.

This character is in the following 32 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Daredevils #7 (July 1983): "Till Death Do Us Part!"
Heroes for Hire (vol. 2) #12 (Sep. 2007): "Killer Instincts, Part Two" (mentioned)
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #98 (Early Mar. 1992): "Worthy of the Name" (lead character)

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