Real Name: Frank Mallory

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal bomber

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Joyce Mallory;
formerly Sally Mallory

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), NYPD

Known Relatives: Joyce Mallory (wife), Sally Mallory (daughter, deceased)

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: (mentioned): Daredevil I#139 (November, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: The Mad Bomber was adept with explosives with maximum damage and zero fatalities.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Daredevil I#139 (fb) – BTS) – Frank Mallory loved his wife Joyce and daughter Sally. When their daughter Sally was hit by a car and killed, Joyce ran away to live in the streets, addicted to cocaine. Frank went mad and demanded her return. Mallory began blowing up buildings every thirty minutes, demanding that the police find his wife. The police called him the Mad Bomber.

(Daredevil I#139 – BTS) – The Mad Bomber blew up his third building, though no one was hurt, and he issued his same demands. He soon blew up another bomb in a shopping district, though again no one was hurt. During the Mad Bomber's bombings, his wife Joyce confronted drug dealer Mike Slate, who interacted with dealer Big Max. Joyce found a hemophiliac boy whose mother had gone looking for help with Dr. Barret and Daredevil had questioned drug dealer Archer Emmet (who called Eddie for help) then the hero ran into civilians Henry and MarthaWhen Daredevil finally brought Joyce in, Frank surrendered, making sure Joyce got into rehab.

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, Sal Buscema and Jim Mooney.

The Mad Bomber was never shown on panel. Joyce Mallory was kind of the focus character in this issue but the name Mad Bomber catches the profile eye a bit better.

Profile by Chadman.

The Mad Bomber has no known connections to

Dr. Barret

(Daredevil I#139) – A distraught woman rushed into Barret's clinic, stating that her hemophiliac son had run away. Desperate for help, she asked Barret to help her find him. Barret was disgusted when he called the police, learning that they couldn't help as they were handling the situation with the Mad Bomber in the city.

--Daredevil I#139


(Daredevil I#139 – BTS) – Archer Emmet called Eddie, a fellow drug dealer, asking him to look out for Joyce Mallory, a woman Daredevil was seeking.

--Daredevil I#139 - BTS

Archer Emmet

(Daredevil I#139) – Daredevil broke into the office of known drug dealer Archer Emmet, who claimed he had gone straight. Daredevil threatened to beat Emmet up unless he told him where Joyce Mallory was but Emmet knew nothing about the woman. Pressured by Daredevil to put out the word on the streets, Emmet forgot about Big Max and gave Eddie a call.

--Daredevil I#139

Henry & Martha

(Daredevil I#139) – Henry and Martha saw Daredevil rushing off and wondered if J. Jonah Jameson was right about heroes in the newspapers.

--Daredevil I#139

Joyce Mallory

(Daredevil I#139 (fb) – BTS) – Joyce Mallory was married to Frank and had a daughter, Sally.

(Daredevil I#139 (fb)) – When Sally was outside playing with a ball, she was hit by a truck. Joyce rushed outside and found her dead.

(Daredevil I#139 (fb) – BTS) – Overcome by memories of her daughter, Joyce rushed away to live in the streets, leaving Frank and turning to cocaine. Frank soon began blowing up buildings, demanding Joyce be found.

(Daredevil I#139) – Desperate for drugs, Joyce Mallory asked dealer Slate to give her a fix but he refused until she had the cash, sending her away. Desperate and in pain, Joyce tried robbing a pawn shop with a knife but the employee shot her, grazing her shoulder, and she rushed away in pain. Overcome with memories of Sally and missing Frank, Joyce found a small boy bleeding in the streets and she picked him up, desperate to help him after she got her fix. Setting the kid down, she returned to the pawn shop, hit the owner with a brick and stole his cash and gun then Joyce returned to the boy, learning he was a hemophiliac. She took the boy with her to see Slate, who told her that Frank had gone on a bombing spree to find her. When Slate drew a gun, she drew hers first and shot him. She took the drugs she needed, tossed cash on the floor and left with the boy. When Daredevil approached Joyce, she fired on him at first then finally surrendered, making him promise he would get medical help for the little boy.

(Daredevil I#139 – BTS) – Frank stopped his bombings after making sure Joyce got into rehab.

--Daredevil I#139 (139 (fb) – BTS, 139 (fb), 139 (fb) – BTS, 139, 139 – BTS

Sally Mallory

(Daredevil I#139 (fb)) – Young sally Mallory was playing with her red ball when it bounced in the street. Going after it, she was hit and killed by a car. Her parents, Frank and Joyce, were distraught.

--Daredevil I#139 (fb)

Mike Slate

(Daredevil I#139) – Desperate for drugs, Joyce Mallory asked dealer Mike Slate to give her a fix but he refused until she had the cash, sending her away. Later, with a hemophiliac boy with her, Joyce returned with money and a gun. Slate told Joyce that her husband, Frank Mallory, was blowing up buildings looking for her. When Slate drew a gun, Joyce shot him first then stole the drugs she needed, leaving money behind. Needing help, Slate called Big Max.

--Daredevil I#139

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Daredevil I#139, p2, pan4 (Dr. Barret)
Daredevil I#139, p4, pan3 (Archer Emmet)
Daredevil I#139, p18, pan5 (Henry and Martha)
Daredevil I#139, p13, pan6 (Joyce Mallory)
Daredevil I#139, p10, pan3 (Sally Mallory)
Daredevil I#139, p5, pan5 (Mike Slate)

Daredevil I#139 (November, 1976) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker)

First Posted: 11/21/2018
Last updated: 11/30/2018

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