Real Name: Tyrone Janson
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Det. Crockett, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), David, Judge McCarr, Karen Page, Typhoid Mary
Enemies: Kelco Industrials, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)
Known Relatives: Ross Janson (father)
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: (As Tyrone) Daredevil I#248 (November, 1987); (last name revealed) Daredevil I#251 (February, 1988)
Powers/Abilities: Tyrone Janson is a playful young man with a particular affinity for toy sailboats. After being blinded, Tyrone learned skills to get around and communicate as a blind person, using a cane and other senses to compensate.
Height: 4' (by approximation)
Weight: 95 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#248) - As Matt Murdock chatted with him, young Tyrone was working on sailing his paper boat when it went under the water. Tyrone dove underneath to find the boat and a chemical drift (released by Kelco Industrials) hit him in the eyes, blinding him. He called out in pain and panic and Murdock rushed the boy home. Later, Tyrone (under eye bandages) went with Murdock and his dad to the police station, where Detective Crockett took a report but realized he couldn't go any farther after seeing Murdock was blind. Tyrone cried after Murdock, saying he knew he could see, as Tyrone's father grew angry about the false hope they had been given.
(Daredevil I#251 - BTS) - Tyrone's dad joined with others (including Gunner) to start vandalizing Kelco properties, making political statements against them.
(Daredevil I#255 (fb) - BTS) - Tyrone was admitted to a School of the Blind.
(Daredevil I#254 (fb) - BTS) - Matt kept working on Tyrone's case, and visited the boy, trying to help him master his other senses so he could survive.
(Daredevil I#254) - Matt continued to make progress on Tyrone's case, but he worried about the boy's future and how he would cope with being blind. After helping cops like Eddie, Daredevil went into Tyrone's room and, saying he was Matt, kept working with the boy on sense development. Sensing his anger, Tyrone asked Matt why he hated him, and Matt hugged the boy tight, saying he only wanted to help him. Later, Matt put Tyrone on a stool and told him to walk to another; when Tyrone tried, he fell but Matt caught him. Tyrone said Matt was strong and tough, but Tyrone was getting used to being blind and remembering how color used to look in his mind. Later, Tyrone was with his dad when Matt recruited a new aid for the boy, Mary (not knowing she was Typhoid Mary, who'd been hired by the Kingpin after she intimidated his agents, including Chuck).
(Daredevil I#255 (fb) - BTS) - Mary began working with Tyrone, and he started showing progress.
(Daredevil I#255) - Mary and Tyrone visited Matt, and Tyrone was eager to show his progress in mastering his senses. Tyrone heard Karen call to leave a message, but Matt and Mary weren't answering, and he called out, wondering what they were doing. Tyrone later went to court with his dad and sat with Karen, as David represented him against Kelco. Judge McCarr presided. Tyrone took the stand in his own trial and grew nervous and overwhelmed by the large room with all the people in it.
(Daredevil I#256 (fb) - BTS) - Mary taught Tyrone more, and he learned to navigate his own room well. By her assessment, he even forgot he was blind for a moment. Mary picked up Tyrone to take him to court.
(Daredevil I#256) - At court, Tyrone greeted Matt, but Matt was only focused on Mary, leaving Tyrone feeling unseen and like he didn't matter. On their way into court, Matt grabbed Tyrone's shoulder, and the boy commented that he was squeezing too hard. In the courtroom, the jury ruled against Kelco, awarding Tyrone enough to cover medical bills and all potential future earnings.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti, Rick Leonardi, and Al Williamson.
Um, so there actually is a Kelco Chemicals in China, founded in 1993.
Profile by Chadman.
Tyrone Janson has no known connection to:
(Daredevil I#254) - An employee of the Kingpin, Chuck was startled when he saw an ashtray fall off a table; he was suspicious, but never laid eyes on the culprit, Typhoid Mary.
(Daredevil I#248) - When young Tyrone Janson was blinded by a chemical spill, the only witness to the crime was Matt Murdock. Crockett interviewed Tyrone, his father Ross Janson, and Murdock at the hospital, but Crockett realized there wasn't much he could do after he saw Murdock was blind.
(Daredevil I#254) - Cops like Eddie waited helplessly as a man threatened suicide. Eddie held a rope to grab the man, but Daredevil saved him first.
(Daredevil I#251 (fb) - BTS) - Gunner joined with Ross Janson and others in an attempt to discredit the chemical company Kelco. They dressed as cowboys to make a statement against the company.
(Daredevil I#251) - Gunner and the others hanged dummies dressed as businessmen in front of Kelco to make a statement. They considered destroying the building, but worried that that could turn public favor toward Kelco.
--Daredevil I#251 (251 (fb) - BTS, 251
(Daredevil I#248 (fb) - BTS) - Ross Janson's son Tyrone was blinded when a chemical spill from Kelco in the river hit him. Matt Murdock rushed the boy home, and Ross Janson got him medical help.
(Daredevil I#248) - At the hospital, with Tyrone's eyes under bandages, Detective Crockett asked questions, but he realized he couldn't go far when he saw Murdock was blind. Tyrone cried after Murdock, saying he knew he could see, as Tyrone's father grew angry about the false hope they had been given.
(Daredevil I#251 (fb) - BTS) - Ross Janson joined with others, including Gunner, who were sick of Kelco's violations of the law. They planned sabotage and demonstrations against the company, adopting cowboy uniforms as their official symbol.
(Daredevil I#251) - Ross, Gunner, and the other cowboys hanged dummies dressed as businessmen in front of Kelco's headquarters in a demonstration. They were tempted to take it farther and destroy the place, but worried that would turn public opinion to Kelco's favor. Learning that Kelco refused to settle the case and wanted to take it to court, Ross grew frustrated and wandered away from Matt Murdock and David, his attorneys.
(Daredevil I#254 - BTS) - Adapting to being blind, Tyrone spent time with his father.
(Daredevil I#255) - Ross took Tyrone to court later, with Karen Page sitting by him. As David delivered opening arguments, Ross wondered where Matt Murdock was.
(Daredevil I#256) - In court, Ross heard the jury rule against Kelco and in favor of Tyrone. He commended David and Murdock for their good work.
--Daredevil I#248 (248 (fb) - BTS, 248, 250 (fb) - BTS, 250, 254 - BTS, 255-256
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Daredevil I#248, p8, pan1 (sailing boat)
Daredevil I#248, p9, pan1 (blinded)
Daredevil I#254, p18, pan2 (Chuck)
Daredevil I#248, p15, pan1 (Det. Crockett)
Daredevil I#254, p8, pan1 (Eddie)
Daredevil I#251, p2, pan5 (Gunner)
Daredevil I#251, p3, pan1 (Ross Janson)
Daredevil I#248 (November, 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#254-256 (May-July, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 04/13/2019
Last updated: 04/22/2019
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