Real Name: Bucko Leary

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Police detective

Group Membership: NYPD (New York Police Department)

Affiliations: Charlie, Chuck, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Eric, Mr. Fasolino, Karen Page

Enemies: Bullet (Buck Cashman), Danny Guitar, Nameless One

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#243 (June, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Bucko Leary is a decorated police officer who has some connections to the super hero community.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 185 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

(Daredevil I#243) - Bucko Leary and other cops investigated vandalism at the home of Eric, a drug dealer who worked for Danny Guitar, though Eric was working as a police informant. They found the home covered in voodoo symbols. Daredevil entered, saying he'd seen Eric stabilized at the hospital. Bucko didn't approve of Daredevil's way of using violence to get answers, and he invited the hero to follow procedure this time. Daredevil departed after making sure that Bucko would get Eric's mother to the hospital. Daredevil called in evidence he'd gathered against Guitar to Leary, but he abruptly ended the call when he was attacked by the Nameless One.

(Daredevil I#244) - Karen Page and Eric went to Leary, having heard that Daredevil was in trouble and that Guitar was going to be hitting up a drug warehouse. Leary, hoping to teach Daredevil that violence wasn't the answer, assembled a ten-man team of cops to respond. When Guitar arrived, a cop fired, and Guitar was hit with a bullet through the hand. Bucko bragged to Karen how they'd gotten Guitar with a minimum of violence, and he promised he'd help her find Daredevil. Just as one of the cops was bragging about going home to Marsha, a mist smelling of rot rolled in and transformed into the Nameless One, savagely attacking and killing cops, including Chuck. The Nameless One defeated 15 cops swiftly, using super strength to throw a tractor at them, leaving only three standing. Leary shot at the Nameless One, but the villain shrugged off the bullet and knocked Leary down. When Daredevil attacked, Leary found himself cheering for the hero to be more violent and defeat the villain.

(Daredevil I#251) - Mr. Fasolino took police officers, including Leary, down to the Free Legal Aid and Drug Hotline clinic set up by Matt Murdock and Karen Page, determined to shut it down. When Hilda put on an act, saying she'd be suicidal without the clinic, Leary agreed to leave it open until its upcoming court date.

(Daredevil I#251 - BTS) - Bullet was arrested for murder, but was let go after he made a single phone call. Leary delivered the bad news to Karen Page.

(Daredevil I#257) - When Daredevil delivered evidence to Leary that would help him convict drug dealers, Leary put Daredevil in contact with another precinct's evidence on a murder case.

(Daredevil I#259 - BTS) - Called by Karen Page, Bucko Leary and the police arrested a room full of men who'd been exploiting children. The men had been defeated by Daredevil and Karen, and they had found kidnapped children there who needed to be returned to their parents.

(Daredevil I#262) - Karen stormed into the police station wanting help with finding Daredevil, but Bucko was busy handling crises all over the city, where inanimate objects were attacking people.

(Daredevil I#285) - Leary and another cop, Charlie, investigated a fruit robbery. The man claimed that a civilian Daredevil had robbed him.

Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler) & Danny Bulanadi (inker).

Profile by Chadman.

Bucko Leary should not be confused with:


(Daredevil I#285) - Charlie, a cop, investigated a robbery with Chief Bucko Leary. The man, whose fruit was stolen, tried claiming that Daredevil had committed the robbery.

--Daredevil I#285


(Daredevil I#244) - Cops accompanied Bucko Leary to a drug warehouse to arrest Danny Guitar. When an acrid mist rolled in and frightened the others, Chuck teased them about giving into fears, but then the Nameless One savagely attacked, seemingly killing Chuck.

--Daredevil I#244


(Daredevil I#244 - BTS) - One of the cops with Bucko talked about going home to his wife Marsha for dinner.

--Daredevil I#244 - BTS

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Daredevil I#251, p11, pan4 (main)
Daredevil I#243, p6, pan5 (face)
Daredevil I#262, p11, pan4 (redhead)
Daredevil I#285, p7, pan2 (Charlie)
Daredevil I#244, p14, pan1 (Chuck)

Daredevil I#243 (June, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#244 (July, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#251 (February, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#259 (October, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#262 (January, 1989) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#285 (October, 1990) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Lee Weeks (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)

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

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