Real Name: Burt Rose

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Police officer

Group Membership: NYPD

Affiliations: Jake Conover, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Freda Foster, Henry Foster, Uri Geller, Hunnicut, Jackson, Jones, Battlin' Jack Murdock, O'Malley, "Foggy" Nelson, Bill Rotsler, Blake Tower, Ben Urich

Enemies: Bullseye (Lester), Cobra (Klaus Voorhees), Jester (Jonathan Powers), Man-Bull (William Taurens), Mind-Wave, Mr. Hyde (Calvin Zabo), Owl (Leland Owlsley)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: (unidentified): Daredevil I#1 (April, 1964);
(identified): Daredevil I#131 (March, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: Lt. Bert Rose was a skilled police detective, known for the rose he wore in his lapel during his investigations.

Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Daredevil I#131 (fb) – BTS) – Lt. Bert Rose served as a homicide detective for decades in New York City.

(Daredevil I#1 (fb)) – When Battlin' Jack Murdock was murdered, police officers showed up to investigate including Lt. Bert Rose, a man in a brown suit and hat and with a rose on his lapel, who vowed to not rest until he found those behind the murder.

(Daredevil I#132 (fb) – BTS) – Rose grew frustrated with heroes in the city constantly messing up his investigations and how district attorneys like "Foggy" Nelson and Blake Tower seemed to defend the heroes.

(Daredevil I#131) – Rose and policeman Jones investigated the murder of Hunnicut, whose body had been pinned against a wall with a target painted over it, a nearby message stating the killing was by Bullseye. When Daredevil showed up and offered advice, pointing out a paper airplane that had pierced the window, Rose was annoyed. Reporter Jake Conover arrived to interview Daredevil.  

(Daredevil I#132) – After Daredevil battled Bullseye at a circus, Rose interviewed the hero extensively, openly expressing his frustration with him. Later, after Bullseye attacked civilians Henry and Freda Foster, Daredevil defeated the villain and had the Fosters call Bert Rose to arrest him.

(Daredevil I#133) – Rose found Daredevil fresh from his fight with Mind-Wave. After lecturing the hero, he took him back to Blake Tower's office at the district attorney's request. Later, Rose saw the mess that Daredevil and Uri Geller had made when defeating Mind-Wave and he yelled at the hero for his irresponsibility. Geller encouraged Daredevil not to hit the cop.

(Daredevil I#134) – Tower heard media reports that Daredevil had killed police officers but no officers were killed. Realizing the news was fake, he discussed the case with Bert Rose. Rose knew the truth was connected to Daredevil and vowed to watch the hero.

(Daredevil I#135 (fb) – BTS) – Tower sent Rose (with a gun equipped with plastic bullets) and a team of cops, including O'Malley, to investigate the seeming murder of the Jester.

(Daredevil I#135) – As Rose and the others stood over the Jester's corpse, Daredevil burst through the glass and Rose immediately suspected and ordered the hero arrested. Daredevil tried to fight his way free but Rose shot him in the shoulder with a plastic bullet and saw him cuffed. Blake Tower asked to speak with Daredevil alone, ignoring Rose's warning that the hero was dangerous. Rose soon escorted Daredevil (in costume) to his cell.  

(Daredevil I#142) – After Cobra and Mr. Hyde battled Daredevil, Rose chastised the hero for running after them.

(Daredevil I#143 – BTS) – Daredevil encouraged Bill Rotsler, a victim of Mr. Hyde and Cobra's crimes, to call Bert Rose for support.

(Daredevil I#144) – After Owl helped Man-Bull escape from prison, Rose arrived with other cops to find Daredevil there and Rose yelled at the hero for his incompetence, blaming the hero yet again. He then got word from the police commissioner that Blake Tower was investigating Rose's finances. He couldn't believe they thought he was on the take.

(Daredevil I#153 (fb) – BTS) – When Daredevil was kidnapped from the apartment of Heather Glenn by Mr. Hyde and Cobra, Bert Rose did an interview with Ben Urich of the Daily Bugle about it.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. Further fleshed out and identified by Marv Wolfman, Bob Brown and Klaus Janson.

On the letters page of Daredevil I#138, it is revealed that Bert Rose was the rose-wearing detective who investigated the death of Jack Murdock back in Daredevil I#1.

Profile by Chadman.

Lt. Bert Rose should not be confused with:

Henry & Freda Foster

(Daredevil I#132) – Rich socialites Henry and Freda Foster heard from the newspapers how Bullseye was targeting the rich. Just as they were arguing about how to handle things, Bullseye attacked them through their window, demanding $100,000. He agreed to give the Fosters 24 hours to raise the money if they didn't call the police but Henry tried calling them just as Bullseye left. Bullseye attacked again, stabbing Henry through the hand with a sword but soon, Daredevil defeated the villain and told the Fosters to call Lt. Bert Rose.

--Daredevil I#132


(Daredevil I#131) – Hunnicut saw a paper plane shatter his window. He opened the paper and saw a demand from Bullseye for 100,000 dollars, saying he'd kill Hunnicut otherwise. The costumed Bullseye showed up and when Hunnicut didn't have the cash, Bullseye killed him with a pen to the throat.

--Daredevil I#131


(Daredevil I#131) – Jones went with Bert Rose to investigate the murder of Hunnicut at the hands of Bullseye. Daredevil showed up during the gathering of evidence.

--Daredevil I#131


(Daredevil I#135 (fb) – BTS) – Police officers including O'Malley, led by Lt. Bert Rose, investigated the seeming death of the Jester.

(Daredevil I#135) – When Daredevil burst through the glass at the crime scene, Rose ordered O'Malley to arrest the hero. Daredevil tried fighting the cops off and fleeing but Rose shot him in the shoulder and saw the hero arrested.

--Daredevil I#135 (135 (fb) – BTS, 135,

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Daredevil I#1, p13, pan3 (in brown suit, main image)
Daredevil I#131, p8, pan1 (face)
Daredevil I#132, p12, pan1 (Henry & Freda Foster)
Daredevil I#131, p6, pan1 (Hunnicut)
Daredevil I#131, p8, pan2 (Jones)
Daredevil I#135, p11, pan2 (O’Malley)

Daredevil I#1 (April, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Bill Everett (penciler), Steve Ditko, Sol Brodsky (inkers)
Daredevil I#131-132 (March-April, 1976) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker)
Daredevil I#133-135 (May-July, 1976) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker)
Daredevil I#142 (February, 1977) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker)
Daredevil I#143 (March, 1977) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Keith Pollard (inker)
Daredevil I#144 (April, 1977) – Jim Shooter (writer), Lee Elias (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Daredevil I#153 (July, 1978) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Tony Dezuniga (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)

First Posted: 12/04/2018
Last updated: 12/04/2018

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