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The story starts off with Foggy Nelson entering a costume shop. He is surrounded by realistic life size wax statues of Thor, Captain America, daredevil, Doctor Doom, and Doctor Strange. The woman he proposed to, Karen, thinks that Foggy is actually Daredevil. She has yet to say she will marry him so he has devised a plan of impersonating Daredevil to impress her. The shop owner, who creeps the living daylights out of Foggy, measures him up and tells him to come back after dark to pick up the costume. As Foggy leaves, the mysterious shop owner let's it be known that he hates superheroes and plans on using Foggy as his guinea pig in his attempt to show them up.

Meanwhile, Matt is at home trying to figure out a way of handling Foggy. He does not want his friend getting hurt if daredevil's enemies find out that Foggy is walking around claiming to be Daredevil.

Foggy picks up his suit and is talked into paying the shop owner extra money to set up a villain fight. This way Karen can see him as Daredevil defeating a villain.

Daredevil has been keeping tabs on Foggy and follows him to Karen's. As Foggy is headed to meet his 'villain', the shop owner is finishing up one more costume. He puts the costume on and declares himself to be Gladiator.

Gladiator meets up with Foggy at the pier and knocks him out with one blow. He starts after Karen when the real Daredevil intervenes. Gladiator believes that Foggy is still the one he is fighting. The fight goes into the ocean and under the water. Daredevil goes limp, pretending to be dead, and leaps on Gladiator once he is back on land. Daredevil finishes him off pretty easily and proceeds to leave the area as the cops arrive on scene. Foggy then awakens, confused and disoriented. The cops think he is Daredevil and take Gladiator into custody.

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First appearance of the troubled Melvin Potter, aka the Gladiator this issue.  There is some sense of the troubled soul he will become.  After coming across as thuggish and arrogant when dealing with Foggy in his costume shop (Foggy's there to get a Daredevil costume, to help him impress Karen), he lets rip on his shop dummies, accusing all superheroes of being 'braggarts'.  Ah, that's a word I miss from the past.The best thing about Foggy getting his DD costume is the potential image of the, as...

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 SUMMARY : Foggy Nelson goes to a costume shop to buy a Daredevil costume. He wants to put it in his desk so Karen will find it, and continue to think he is Daredevil.  However, the costume stores owner ( Melvin Potter ) convinces him to stage a fake fight with him to make the ruse look even more real.   However, come the night of the fight , we find that Melvin Potter has plans of his own, and they include using his real Supervillain suit. Calling himself The Gladiator, he quickly knocks Foggy ...

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