Real Name: Yamura
Identity/Class: Human, martial artist
Affiliations: Former agent of Damon Dran
Enemies: Black Panther (T'Challa), Daredevil (intended as his target)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Claw and Brown Claw (nicknames from Daredevil)
Base of Operations: Formerly Damon Dran's mansion in Berkley, California
First Appearance: Daredevil I#92 (October, 1972)
Powers: The Blue Talon was a master martial artist. He wore metal plates over the sides of his hands to increase his striking force.
The Blace Talon's history is unknown, but he had some renown as a martial artist, even making it on a documentary. At some point, he came into the employ of Damon Dran.
(Daredevil I#92) - Damon Dran wished to prevent Daredevil from interfering with his plot to gain the power of Project: Four. To this end, Dran sent the Blue Talon to kill Daredevil. The Talon sought out Daredevil, who was at the time being impersonated by the Black Panther, as part of an effort by Matt Murdock to dissuade others from the belief that he was really Daredevil. "Daredevil" (actually the Black Panther) was aware of his arrival and ambushed him instead. The Blue Talon and "Daredevil" fought for several minutes, long enough to attract a television crew. The battle ended when "Daredevil" dodged one of the Blue Talon's blows, and his fist struck the ground, penetrating into a gas main; it blew up, presumably killing the Blue Talon, while "Daredevil" jumped to safety.
Comments: Created by Gerry Conway and Gene "The Dean" Colan.
Clarifications: This is his sole appearance. Don't confuse him with any Black Talons (or any Talons, for that matter), or any of the other Blue somethings.
Daredevil I#92 (October, 1972) - Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 11/17/03
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