PHIL HICHOK

Real Name: Phil Hichok (middle name possibly Kingston-see comments)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Agent

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mr. Blain, Raymond Carter, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Dick, Karen Page, Smith

Enemies: Karl Stragg, Michi Taylor

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Phil Kingston" (see comments)

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California, USA 

First Appearance: Daredevil I#77 (June, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: Phil Hichok was a Hollywood agent with the appropriate skills and training.  

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Daredevil I#81 (fb) – BTS) – Karen Page began working with agent Phil Hichok and they spent months working on building her career.

(Daredevil I#77) – Phil went with Karen to New York City, where she had a role in a new movie.

(Daredevil I#78) – Karen's movie, Tender Affair, in which she starred with Smith, was released. Later, Karen placed a phone call to her old boyfriend, Matt Murdock, and was distressed when another girl answered the phone. Phil tried comforting her, reminding her she had an appearance on Dick's television show that night.

(Daredevil I#80) – Phil got Karen an interview with casting agent Mr. Blain for the part of Cynthia Wiles but Blain could tell Karen wasn't listening during the interview, distracted by an emotional problem. Phil went to check on Karen just before her appearance on Dick's talk show but he found her crying after she saw news footage of Daredevil.

(Daredevil I#81) – Watching the news, Karen believed Daredevil dead and she cried out, fainting. Dick and Phil rushed in to check on her and Phil carried her out, realizing his own feelings for Karen. When she woke up, she pulled Phil in for an embrace, saying she didn't want to think anymore and that she needed him.

(Daredevil I#82) – Phil admitted he loved Karen. Though she didn't know how she felt, she asked Phil to hold her and kiss her.

(Daredevil I#83) – Phil held Karen's hand happily but he could tell she was distracted, having thoughts about her old boyfriend, Matt Murdock.

(Daredevil I#85 (fb) – BTS) – Phil proposed to Karen and she considered her answer.

(Daredevil I#85) – In the car to the airport, Phil told Karen he had been her agent, psychiatrist and crying shoulder, so he may as well be her husband too. He kissed her but at the airport, she saw Matt Murdock and called to him. Matt rushed to her and they kissed.

(Daredevil I#86) – At a party hosted by Raymond Carter, attended by reporter Michi Taylor (who worked with Robert), Karen and Matt announced their engagement. Phil attended the party, watching Karen closely as she wondered how her love had changed from one man to the other so swiftly. When the Ox/Karl Stragg attacked, Phil helped protect Karen as Daredevil battled the villain. When Daredevil was knocked unconscious, Karen rushed to his side and she asked Phil to call an ambulance. Phil watched her ride away, heartbroken since he was still in love with Karen. Phil called her hours later and she was reluctant to speak with him until she realized he had set up a meeting with a producer for her.

Comments: Created by Gerry Conway, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer.

In Daredevil I#86, Phil Hichok was called Phil Kingston. I'm going to guess perhaps that was his middle name? Phil Kingston Hichok has a nice ring to it.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Phil Hichok has no known connections to:


Mr. Blain

(Daredevil I#79) – Phil got Karen an interview with casting agent Mr. Blain for the part of Cynthia Wiles but Blain could tell Karen wasn't listening during the interview, distracted by an emotional problem.







--Daredevil I#79


Raymond Carter

(Daredevil I#86) – Socialite Raymond Carter threw a public engagement party for the newly engaged attorney Matt Murdock and actress Karen Page. Anchorman Robert covered footage of Michi Taylor at the party, where she questioned Matt, Karen, the newly resigned district attorney "Foggy" Nelson and the Black Widow, who planned to move to San Francisco after her recent media trial. Robert also reported on the recent release of criminal Karl Stragg, who had less than a month to live. Soon, the Ox/Stragg attacked the party and Daredevil battled the villain, damaging the property.

It was unclear which character in the image here is Raymond Carter but he is definitely one of the people seen at the party. - Proto-Man



--Daredevil I#86


Dick

(Daredevil I#78 – BTS) – Phil Hichok arranged for Karen Page to appear on Dick's talk show.

(Daredevil I#80 – BTS) – Karen prepared for her appearance on the talk show.

(Daredevil I#81) – While watching the news, Karen Page cried out and collapsed. Dick rushed to check on her, but Phil agreed to take care of her.

Talk show host Dick seemed to be loosely based on a real-life talk show host at the time, Dick Cavett. - Proto-Man



--Daredevil I#78 (78 – BTS, 80 – BTS, 81,

Smith

(Daredevil I#78 – BTS) – Movie star Smith starred in the movie Tender Affair with new actress Karen Page.

--Daredevil I#78 -BTS

Michi Taylor & Robert

(Daredevil I#86) – Anchorman Robert reported on the recent prison release, and medical diagnosis, of Karl Stragg/the Ox. He turned the time over to Michi Taylor, who attended a party thrown by socialite Raymond Carter to celebrate the engagement of Matt Murdock to Karen Page and Michi interviewed both of them. She also questioned "Foggy" Nelson, who recently stepped down as district attorney. Stragg/Ox then attacked the party.





--Daredevil I#86


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#81, p5, pan2 (Phil carrying Karen, main image)
Daredevil I#80, p7, pan5 (Phil, face)
Daredevil I#80, p7, pan4 (Mr. Blain)
Daredevil I#86, p2, pan4 (Raymond Carter)
Daredevil I#81, p5, pan1 (Dick)
Daredevil I#86, p3, pan4 (Michi Taylor)
Daredevil I#86, p2, pan3 (Robert)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#77-78 (June-July, 1971) – Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Daredevil I#80 (September, 1971) – Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Daredevil I#81-82 (October-November, 1971) – Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Daredevil I#83 (December, 1971) – Gerry Conway (writer), Alan Weiss, Barry Windsor (artists), Bill Everett (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Daredevil I#85 (February, 1972) – Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Syd Shores (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Daredevil I#86 (March, 1972) – Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)


First Posted: 06/08/2018
Last updated: 06/08/2018

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