Real Name: Hilda (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Unrevealed; former Free Clinic volunteer, waitress

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Boffo, Marilyn Burbank, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), David, Mr. Fasolino, Fatboys, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Jeff, Bucko Leary, Margie, Karen Page

Enemies: Rotgut

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#239 (February, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Hilda is a kind-hearted and hard-working woman who has worked as a waitress and in a legal aid and drug hotline clinic.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black (sometimes red)

(Daredevil I#240 (fb) - BTS) - Hilda, a hard drinker and chain smoker, worked at the diner where Matt Murdock worked as a dishwasher. She befriended him and his girlfriend Karen Page, telling them how she had terrible taste in men, and how she wanted to quit smoking and drinking.

(Daredevil I#239) - Smoking during her shift, Hilda took an order from a man (Rotgut) who complained about toxins and poisons. She complained to Matt. The man left after knocking the cigarette out of Hilda's mouth, then Matt went after him, telling Hilda to have Jeff cover for him.

(Daredevil I#240) - Hilda cancelled dinner plans with Matt and Karen to go out with her date, Boffo.

(Daredevil I#240 (fb) - BTS) - When Hilda saw Rotgut on the street, she chose to follow him, sending Boffo to tell Matt.

(Daredevil I#240) - Hilda watched Rotgut drop poison into a building's water supply. Hilda confronted Rotgut, grabbing a long nail to defend herself, but he pulled out a knife. She blew her rape whistle, and Daredevil showed up to help, but Rotgut attacked the hero and knocked out Hilda with a pipe to the head. Daredevil soon defeated Rotgut as the Fatboys gang warned everyone in the building not to drink the water.

(Daredevil I#241 (fb) - BTS) - Hilda and Boffo planned to have Christmas dinner with Matt and Karen. When Boffo stood her up, Hilda got high in Karen's apartment.

(Daredevil I#241) - Karen caught Hilda and was initially furious, reminding Hilda that she was an ex-junkie herself. Karen hugged Hilda and offered her support.

(Daredevil I#248 (fb) - BTS) - Hilda dyed her hair black. She began volunteering with Karen at a legal clinic, providing advice to civilians.

(Daredevil I#248) - On a chaotic day at the clinic, Karen and Hilda were overwhelmed until Matt came in to offer advice to the civilians there. Just then, the wife of Bushwacker, Marilyn Burbank, rushed into the clinic asking for help.

(Daredevil I#249) - Hilda kept volunteering at the clinic, which was now called the "Legal Aid and Drug Hotline".

(Daredevil I#250) - Hilda kept working at the hotline, where she coached a woman impacted by domestic violence. When a group of mothers, including Margie, came in to complain about a grade school teacher who was discussing nuclear war in the classroom, Matt asked Hilda to take their testimonies and set up appointments for their kids to come in. A mysterious man, Mr. Fasolino, came into the clinic and threatened to shut it down if Matt didn't first.

(Daredevil I#251) - Hilda went to work, where Matt was planning a case with actual attorney David and Karen was helping drug addicts. She stood with the Fatboys when Mr. Fasolino came in to shut the place down, flanked by the cops, including Bucko Leary. Hilda pretended she'd be suicidal if the place was shut down, and the cops agreed to let the place stay open until the upcoming court date.

(Daredevil I#253) - At the clinic, Karen, Hilda, Matt, and the others prepared for a Christmas celebration after all the volunteers showed up to help. At the party, Matt dressed as Santa and brought gifts, giving Hilda a toy robot.

(Daredevil I#261) - At the clinic, Hilda and the Fatboys watched the Human Torch do fire tricks. Hilda lit her cigarette off the Torch.

Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Al Williamson & Geof Isherwood (inkers).

Profile by Chadman.

Hilda should not be confused with:


(Daredevil I#240) - Boffo took Hilda out on a date, having her cancel her plans with Matt Murdock and Karen Page.

(Daredevil I#240 (fb) - BTS) - When Hilda saw Rotgut on the street, she chose to follow him, sending Boffo to tell Matt.

(Daredevil I#240) - Boffo delivered the news to Matt and Karen, confessing that he didn't care about Hilda that much.

(Daredevil I#241 (fb) - BTS) - Boffo agreed to have Christmas dinner with Hilda, but he stood her up.

--Daredevil I#240 (Daredevil I#240, [240 (fb)], 240, 241

Mr. Fasolino

(Daredevil I#250) - Mr. Fasolino arrived at the Legal Aid and Drug Hotline, run by Karen Page and ex-attorney Matt Murdock, and he warned Murdock to shut the place down or he would. Later, he told Murdock that it would be his giving of legal advice as a disbarred attorney that would make Fasolino's case.

(Daredevil I#251) - Fasolino arrived on a busy day at the hotline, flanked by the authorities, including Bucko Leary, but Hilda put on an act and convinced the cops to let the place stay open until the pending courtdate.

--Daredevil I#250 (Daredevil I#250-251


(Daredevil I#239 - BTS) - The dishwasher at a local diner, Matt Murdock, asked Hilda to have Jeff cover for him while he ran outside.

--Daredevil I#239 - BTS


(Daredevil I#250) - Margie and other mothers, hearing their children were learning about nuclear war in their grade school, went down to a free legal aid hotline to complain. Matt Murdock and his friend Hilda agreed to take the case, granting legal advice.

--Daredevil I#250

images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#239, p16, pan1 (Hilda)
Daredevil I#251, p11, pan1 (with black hair and earrings)
Daredevil I#261, p2, pan4 (spiky hair)
Daredevil I#240, p11, pan1 (Boffo)
Daredevil I#251, p10, pan5 (Mr. Fasolino)
Daredevil I#250, p6, pan4 (Margie)

Daredevil I#239 (February, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Al Williamson, Geof Isherwood (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#240 (March, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#241 (April, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Todd McFarlane (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#248-249 (November-December, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#250-251 (January-February, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#253 (April, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#261 (December, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 05/20/2019
Last updated: 05/20/2019

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