Fancy Dan is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
Fancy Dan first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man
#10 (March 1964), and was created by Stan Lee
and Steve Ditko
The character subsequently appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), #19 (December 1964), The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964), Marvel Team-Up #39-40 (November-December 1975), The Spectacular Spider-Man #19-20 (June-July 1978), Dazzler #7-8 (October-September 1981), Tales of the Marvels: Inner Demons #1 (1996), Marvel Knights Spider-Man HC vol. #1 (2005), Civil War: War Crimes #1 (February 2007), Daredevil #99-100 (September-October 2007), #102-103 (January-February 2008), Amazing Spider-Girl #16-18 (March-May 2008), and The Amazing Spider-Man #562-563 (August 2008).
Fancy Dan appeared as part of the "Enforcers" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #4.
Fictional character biography
Daniel Brito was born in Brooklyn, New York
. Along with Montana
and the original Ox
, he was a founding member of the Enforcers
. He has great proficiency with judo
Recently, he and the other two Enforcers joined up with Hood
Brand New Day
In the Spider-Man: Brand New Day
storyline, the Enforcers are patrons at the Bar with No Name
. They take bets with a person calling himself "The Bookie" over whether Spider-Man
will show up to battle "Basher", an unknown villain who claimed to have fought Spider-Man. Spider-Man shows up, but is revealed to be a fake when the real web-head shows up. The Enforcer decide to get revenge on The Bookie, capturing him. The Bookie's father calls Spider-Man for assistance, and he agrees to help. Spider-Man defeats Fancy Dan and Montana.
In Amazing Spider-Girl
#16, Fancy Dan is shown to be still be around in the MC2 future. He runs a company called Brito Imports, and is pumped for information by Mindworm
#17 shows that Dan still has gangland ties, and is in charge of the Brooklyn gangs.
Along with the other Enforcers, he appears in Ultimate Spider-Man
#10 as an employee of the Kingpin
, a criminal who controls most of the crime in New York.
The Spectacular Spider-Man
- Fancy Dan appears alongside the other Enforcers in The Spectacular Spider-Man voiced by Phil LaMarr. He is a short, lithe black man who sports a blade-tipped cane and performs some impressive acrobatic and martial arts moves. He is webbed up by Spider-Man and left for the police on the building roof after a lengthy battle. In "Group Therapy," he and Ox escape from Rykers Prison with the other villains. Fancy Dan and Ox get away in Hammerhead's helicopter while Montana as Shocker joins the other villains in their fight against Spider-Man.