Real Name: Lois Franklin
Occupation: Nurse, criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)
Enemies: Coogan, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Officer Hegerfors, Lt. Nick Manolis, Glorianna O'Breen, Ben Urich, Doris Urich
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: (Unidentified) Daredevil I#229 (April, 1986); (name revealed) Daredevil I#231 (July, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Trained as a nurse, Lois Franklin has no superhuman powers, but is enormously strong, given her size and bulk. She has a quick temper and can badly beat her foes to death or break their bones. She is also proficient in tying nooses. For a time, Lois had the criminal connections of the Kingpin.
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 220 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#230 (fb) - BTS) - An agent of the Kingpin, Lois was ordered to act as the nurse for the son of Nick Manolis, the police detective. Manolis' son had a fatal heart condition, and Kingpin had promised medical care for him if Manolis lied to the public about Matt Murdock.
(Daredevil I#229) - Lois watched over Manolis and his son, who was getting ready for surgery, when Ben Urich dropped by for a visit. She told Urich not to smoke, then listened to Urich's questions about Manolis' claims about Murdock. Manolis refused to give Urich any intel at the time. When Manolis' son died in surgery, Manolis chose to tell Ben everything. Lois followed Manolis and Urich out to the roof and violently assaulted them both. She broke the bones in Urich's hand, under orders to leave him alive, and then she savagely beat Manolis, breaking many of the bones in his body.
(Daredevil I#230) - Days later, at Kingpin's order, Lois entered Manolis' hospital room, where he was laid up with broken bones. Manolis was on the phone with Urich, trying to make sure his story would be told. Lois announced herself to Urich on the phone and made him listen to her killing Manolis.
(Daredevil I#231 (fb) - BTS) - Kingpin ordered Lois to remove herself from New York City, and he set up a relocation in Arizona.
(Daredevil I#231) - Lois was furious about the relocation and refused the orders, instead going to get revenge on Ben Urich herself. She showed up at Urich's apartment, pounding on the door and claiming she was a nurse and that Ben was in danger. Ben's wife Doris opened up the door and Lois attacked her, then hanged her from the bathroom light fixture. Ben soon arrived home with his armed guard, Officer Hegerfors, and Lois attacked them, punching Urich in the stomach and then smashing the cop's head into the wall. While Ben cut down Doris, narrowly saving her life, Daredevil attacked Lois in his civilian identity and left her unconscious on the floor, in handcuffs and with a broken jaw.
(Daredevil I#232 (fb) - BTS) - After her arrest, Lois agreed to talk to the district attorney about the Kingpin's crimes in return for reduced charges against herself. Ben Urich set up an interview with her.
(Daredevil I#232) - Lois waited in her cell as Urich came in to interview her, flanked by photographer Glorianna O'Breen, ally Blanders, and Officers Hegerfors and Coogan, who worked for the Kingpin. Coogan immediately shot Lois in the head, then opened fire on the others.
Comments: Created by Frank Miller (writer) & David Mazzucchelli (artist).
Profile by Chadman.
Lois Franklin has no known connection to:
(Daredevil I#232) - An aide to Ben Urich, Blanders accompanied the reporter on an interview he did at the local jail with accused murderer Lois, who was seeking to testify against the Kingpin. They were accompanied by Officers Hegerfors and Coogan and photographer Glorianna O'Breen, who Blanders tried flirting with. In the cell, Coogan opened fire, killing Hegerfors and Lois. Urich knocked Coogan down and ended up beating him to death with Coogan's own gun, protecting the others. Blanders joined Urich and Glori at a divey diner later as Urich processed through all that had happened. A few blocks away, Nuke opened fire on civilians. Urich ordered Blanders and Glori to be ready to report.
(Daredevil I#232) - A dirty cop working for Kingpin, Officer Coogan attended an interview in a jail cell between reporter Ben Urich and alleged murderer Lois, who was set to testify against Kingpin. Urich was flanked by Officer Hegerfors, aide Blanders, and photographer Glorianna O'Breen. Coogan opened fire, killing Lois and Hegerfors, but when he aimed the gun at Glori, Urich knocked Coogan down. Urich grabbed Coogan's gun and beat Coogan to death with it.
(Daredevil I#231) - Officer Hegerfors was assigned to protect Ben Urich after the reporter came clean with a story about the Kingpin arranging for Lt. Nick Manolis to be killed. Hegerfors and Urich went back to his apartment and were attacked by Lois, a burly and strong nurse who worked for the Kingpin. Lois left Hergerfors beaten and unconscious before she was stopped by Daredevil in his civilian identity.
(Daredevil I#232) - Hegerfors flanked Ben Urich as he went to the jail to interview the convicted Lois, who was agreeing to testify against Kingpin. With Urich and Hegerfors were photographer Glorianna O'Breen, aide Blanders, and Officer Coogan. In the cell, Coogan opened fire, killing Lois and Hegerfors.
--Daredevil I#231 (Daredevil I#231-232
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Daredevil I#231, p7, pan3 (main)
Daredevil I#229, p10, pan4 (face)
Daredevil I#232, p12, pan2 (Blanders)
Daredevil I#232, p13, pan1 (Coogan)
Daredevil I#231, p5, pan3 (Hergerfors)
Daredevil I#229-232 (April-July, 1986) - Frank Miller (writer), David Mazzucchelli (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 08/03/2019
Last updated: 08/03/2019
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