Alter Ego: Richard Crandall
First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #124 (Aug. 1975): "In the Coils of the Copperhead!"
Number of Appearances: 1
Note: pulp hero later imitated by Lawrence Chesney
Within the world of Marvel comics, the original "Copperhead" was a pulp magazine hero whose real name was Richard Crandall. The character was created by author Walter Krantz.
Many years later, Krantz was murdered by his own creation: Copperhead. Or so it seemed. It was actually Lawrence Chesney, the son of the man who originally posed for cover paintings of Copperhead. Chesney adopted the Copperhead identity and embarked on a criminal career, which did not exactly imitate the actions of the original pulp action hero.
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