Real Name: Barbara Whalen

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Politician's wife

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Randy Whalen (husband)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Washington DC; formerly Florida

First Appearance: Daredevil I#237 (December, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Barbara Whalen is a well-connected politician's wife who wields influence in political agendas that she is passionate about.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White

(Daredevil I#237 (fb) - BTS) - Wife of Florida Senator Randy Whalen, Barbara Whalen loved being the wife of a powerful man, using her own influence as she could. She became acquainted with Black Widow during a winter in Miami once. Barbara sought to sponsor a new government program requiring mandatory drug testing of athletes. Whalen realized that super heroes backing the program could be the best publicity. She contacted the Black Widow, who seemed enthusiastic about the project, and Black Widow sought to recruit Daredevil. Randy thought the super hero endorsement was crucial.

(Daredevil I#237) - Daredevil, who had just finished battling thug Jerzo, turned down Black Widow's offer, saying it was un-American. Black Widow called Barbara, wanting to go ahead with only her endorsement, but Barbara stated that having a man at Black Widow's side was crucial, stating that in public opinion men and women needed to work together. Barbara encouraged Black Widow to look into other interests, and Barbara promised she would do the same.

Comments: Created by John Harkness (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Al Williamson & Danny Bulanadi (inkers).

Profile by Chadman.

Barbara Whalen has no known connections to:


(Daredevil I#237) - A criminal named Jerzo opened fire on Daredevil, who was trying to interrupt a heist, but the hero easily evaded gunfire and kicked Jerzo right in the jaw. Daredevil warned Jerzo's friend to keep their crimes to another neighborhood.

--Daredevil I#237

Senator Randy Whalen

(Daredevil I#237 (fb) - BTS) - Senator Randy Whalen from Florida supported his wife, Barbara, in setting up a government program that required drug testing for athletes. He encouraged her to find super heroes that would support the program.

--Daredevil I#237 (fb) - BTS

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Daredevil I#237, p10, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#237, p9, pan6 (face)
Daredevil I#237, p1, pan1 (Jerzo)

Daredevil I#237 (December, 1986) - John Harkness (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Al Williamson, Danny Bulanadi (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 05/27/2019
Last updated: 05/27/2019

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