TOM SNYDE

Real Name: Tom Snyde

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: News anchor, television personality, host of Good Evening, New York

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Harry, Lou, Matt Murdock

Enemies: Bullseye

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: Daredevil I#169 (March, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Tom Snyde is a trained new anchor and interviewer.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Daredevil I#169) – Television personality Tom Snyde, the host of Good Evening, New York, had on guest Matt Murdock. Though he was eager to question Murdock on his involvement as attorney in the recent "Angel Dust" killings, he first inconsiderately asked the lawyer what it was like to be blind and try to address a jury. After a special announcement that Bullseye had escaped custody, Snyde turned back to find that Matt was no longer present for the interview.

(Daredevil I#181) – Tom Snyde went to the prison housing Bullseye to interview Bullseye but the villain turned down the interview. Tom returned a few days later when Bullseye agreed. Hosting a special edition of his show, Snyde set up at the prison to interview Bullseye in full costume. He was just asking Bullseye how it felt to be a terrible villain when Bullseye feigned a headache and was given another pill. He spit it into the eye of the guard, who then fired at Bullseye, and Bullseye was able to use the bullet to free himself from his cuffs. He downed the guards then ensnared Snyde with his own microphone, taking him hostage. Bullseye killed the guard Larry with his own gun then he escaped with Snyde outside. As a helicopter with guards on it neared, Bullseye killed guard Lou then jumped to the helicopter, dropping Snyde to the ground below as he escaped.

(Marvels: Eye of the Camera I#4 – BTS) – Snyde's kidnapping appeared on local television stations.

Comments: Created by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.

Tom Snyde was likely based on real-life television personality Tom Snyder (1936-2007), who was a news anchor and later host of late-night interview shows "Tomorrow" on NBC (during the 1970s-1980s) and "The Late, Late Show" on CBS (during the 1990s). -Proto-Man

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Tom Snyde has no known connections to:


Harry

(Daredevil I#181 (fb) – BTS) – Harry was a prison guard who enjoyed taunting prisoner Bullseye, who came down with regular headaches and required medication.

(Daredevil I#181) – When Bullseye got another headache, Harry made him put on handcuffs then he teased Bullseye before giving him his pill. Bullseye vowed to kill him. Days later, Bullseye wore his costume to complete an interview with Tom Snyde. Bullseye managed to escape and he killed Harry with a gunshot.

--Daredevil I#181


Lou

(Daredevil I#181) – When Bullseye was escaping from prison, with hostage Tom Snyde, guard Lou leveled at gun at him from a helicopter but Bullseye threw a gun at Lou, knocking him to the ground below and seemingly killing him. Bullseye then escaped on the copter.



--Daredevil I#181


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#181, p9, pan1 (with Bullseye)
Daredevil I#169, p1, pan1-2 (title and first image)
Daredevil I#169, p1, pan5 (face)
Daredevil I#181, p9, pan3 (Harry)
Daredevil I#181, p10, pan6 (Lou)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#169 (March, 1981) – Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#181 (April, 1981) – Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Marvels: Eye of the Camera I#4 (April, 2009) – Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern (writers), Jay Anacleto (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 01/29/2019
Last updated: 01/29/2019

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