COLE NORTH

Real Name: Cole North

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Detective

Group Membership: NYPD

Affiliations: Pistol Pete Albano, Anna, Officer Bielski, Captain Cervantes, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Tina Deacon, Dr. Eagland, Det. Greene, Harris, Det. Fred Higgins, Ben Hochberg, Ms. Landers, Belle Libris, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Ramirez, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Commissioner Taylor, Edward Taylor

Enemies: Bolton, Breckenridge, Bullet (Buck Cashman), Bullseye (Lester), Butch, Crossbones (Brock Rumlow), Elias, Mayor Wilson Fisk (Kingpin), Garcia, Hank, Henry, Janson, J.T., Jones, Kelly, Dante Libris, Izzy Libris, Luca Maron, Martinez, Murphy, Owl (Leland Owlsely), Pratt, Punisher (Frank Castle), Rhino (Alexei Sytsevich), Rivera, Rodriguez, Simons, Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day), Quinn Stromwyn, Una Stromwyn, Sgt. Thompson, Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker), James Wastrel, Wesley Welch

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil VI#1 (April, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Detective Cole North is a trained and experienced police officer with rigid moral boundaries. North regularly engages in boxing for exercise, and is a great shot.

Height: Unrevealed (6'2"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (220 lbs.; by approxmiation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:
(Daredevil VI#6 (fb) - BTS) - As a cop in Chicago, Cole North was top of his class and had an impressive arrest record. Dedicated to stopping crime, North had fought corrupt cops when he had to.

(Daredevil VI#14 (fb) - BTS) - Detective North was chasing a drug dealer when he saw another kid reaching for what North assumed was a weapon but it turned out to be a phone; North shot the sixteen-year-old.

(Daredevil VI#13 (fb) - BTS) - Cole was put on administrative leave and assigned therapy.

(Daredevil VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - North left someone named Anna behind in Chicago.

(Daredevil VI#1 (fb) - BTS) - North transferred to New York City.

(Daredevil VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - North asked for a non-corrupt partner and was assigned Fred Higgins, a mediocre but clean cop who'd recently taken a bullet.

(Daredevil VI#1) - When Pistol Pete Albano was killed, Detectives Tina Deacon and Edward Taylor arrived on scene before North did. Once he was there, he caught the detectives in a lie when they said there were no witnesses, but he found a man who claimed he'd seen Daredevil commit the murder. North promised to turn Deacon and Taylor in, and he nearly came to blows with Taylor before Taylor backed down. Cole later investigated another murder, this one a criminal named Leo Carraro, who was also reportedly killed by Daredevil.

(Daredevil VI#2) - North worked out at the precinct. Later, North and Higgins reviewed Daredevil's denials that he had committed any crimes, then they went to the mayor's office, where they pushed their way into Fisk's office. After questioning Fisk in front of his aid Wesley Welch, North heard Fisk mention Anna, and they left shortly after that. Later, North and Higgins were investigating the Carraro murder when Daredevil suddenly showed up there. Higgins and North drew their guns. Daredevil disarmed Higgins, but North hit the hero with a bullet as he called it in to the station.

(Daredevil VI#3) - Daredevil disarmed North then ran, but he and Higgins gave pursuit. The police closed in, including Bielski and Thompson (who had once seen the Williams family saved by Daredevil), but North realized that they would likely act out of loyalty to the hero, so he boxed Daredevil to a standstill and put the cuffs on him himself. North agreed reluctantly to leave Daredevil's mask on, but soon gunfire erupted and smoke bombs went off, and Punisher knocked out North from behind without North seeing who it was. Punisher then liberated Daredevil.

(Daredevil VI#4) - North woke up to Higgins telling him how Daredevil had escaped with Punisher. Captain Cervantes arrived and censured North for arresting the hero, and for the amount of clean-up it would take from the department. Later, after showering, Cole took a call from Fisk, who commended North's actions before North hung up on him.

(Daredevil VI#6 (fb) - BTS) - North spent two months working cases and staying within the lines, even while other cops despised him for his actions against Daredevil. Cervantes assigned him to go after Spider-Man. During that time, Daredevil stopped fighting crime completely.

(Daredevil VI#6) - Higgins caught North drawing doodles of Daredevil in a book, then Cervantes called North in for a meeting, berating him over his worthlessness since his transfer. Cervantes asked about Spider-Man, and North wondered if he could go after Punisher instead; she dismissed North. After reviewing the Spider-Man case, North walked home but he sensed cops following him so he went into the park, where corrupt cops Elias, Henry, Martinez, Tyler, and Bolton all attacked him, beating him badly before the four dirty cops were killed by Luca Maron, a henchman of the Owl, who was with James Wastrel. The man delivered a message of thanks to North for his help in getting Daredevil to go away.

(Daredevil VI#7) - After getting medical care, North named the men who'd saved him, Luca Maron and James Wastrel, and he heard that Tyler was still alive despite being shot.

(Daredevil VI#8) - North showed up at the home of the Libris crime family, where someone had opened fire, hitting Dante Libris. After things settled down, North interviewed Matt Murdock, who he was surprised to see there, and he showed Matt evidence that the shooter had had a Daredevil mask on at the time.

(Daredevil VI#9) - Cole North was working on tracking down Spider-Man when Murphy, J.T., Hank, and other corrupt cops pulled him into a room to show him a badly beat up Higgins; the cops promised to keep attacking North's loved ones until he left the force.

(Daredevil VI#10) - North visited Higgins in the hospital, telling him that the cops had blamed a criminal for beating Higgins up. At the station, Ramirez asked about Higgins, then Cole heard many cops, including Simons, Janson, Rodriguez, Pratt, Kelly, Jones, Rivera, Garcia, and Breckenridge, getting called away from their desks, interrupting their work with Ms. Landers and others. Simons informed North that Higgins had died in the hospital, then the corrupt cops attacked. North shot Simons and battled the others, and North was shot in the hand during the fight. Daredevil, wearing a white mask, attacked, helping to save Cole's life and to stop Cole from having to kill a cop.

(Daredevil VI#11 (fb) - BTS) - After the fight ended, North filed a report stating he didn't know who had saved him. Cervantes assigned him a new partner, Greene, and they spent several nights in a row with cops pretending to commit crimes, trying to lure Spider-Man into a trap.

(Daredevil VI#14 (fb) - BTS) - Commissioner Taylor gave orders to the cops to stay out of Hell's Kitchen.

(Daredevil VI#11) - Greene and North waited until Spider-Man took the bait, but Spidey easily defeated the cops, then pulled North away for a talk. Spidey webbed North to the wall and talked to him about heroism and super-powers, then he simply let North go an hour later.

(Daredevil VI#13) - Cervantes put North on a two-week leave and instructed him to complete sessions with therapist Dr. Eagland. On his walk home, he saw kids (on their way to meet Janet) knock over a trash can and he physically forced them to apologize. North was then approached by Daredevil, out of costume but still masked.

(Daredevil VI#14) - North had coffee with Daredevil and they argued about justice and responsibility, and North told Daredevil about Taylor's orders regarding Hell's Kitchen. Later, with Green, North went into Hell's Kitchen and made a few arrests, defying orders.

(Daredevil VI#16) - Despite being on leave, North went to the station (where he saw Greene) and demanded from Cervantes that he be allowed to focus on Hell's Kitchen and the Owl. Cervantes refused.

(Daredevil VI#18 (fb) - BTS) - North investigated the order to the police to stay out of Hell's Kitchen, connecting it to billionaires Una and Quinn Stromwyn. He got word that the Owl's men had kidnapped Belle Libris, granddaughter of crime boss Izzy Libris.

(Daredevil VI#18) - North walked into the police station and gave a speech to the officers there, saying a child was missing, and he invited the cops, including Harris, to ignore orders and do the right thing. North was pleased when many did. From the car with Greene, North called Daredevil, then they stormed the office of Butch, finding him with some of Owl's men, including Cutter. Outside, Daredevil showed up, informing North that Belle was in a van heading north. Breaking protocol, North left Greene there and went off with Murdock, chasing down the van. They stopped traffic and cornered the van, and a man exited with a gun to Belle's head, but Daredevil managed to talk the man down, and Belle was released safely.

(Daredevil VI#19) - North and Daredevil drove to Hell's Kitchen, but road blocks stopped anyone from enetering. Greene then informed North over the comms that people were being slaughtered in the Kitchen, so North rushed through the barriers with his car. The car crashed into Stilt-Man's extended leg. After making sure Daredevil was okay, North saw civilians in Daredevil masks battling Crossbones, Bullseye, Bullet, and Rhino, and North rushed in to the fight and punched Bullet in the jaw.

(Daredevil VI#20) - After being punched back by Bullet, North saw a complicated battle break out between Daredevil and the villains, with Typhoid Mary, Mayor Wilson Fisk, and the Owl getting involved. North shot Owl in the shoulder, then, after the battle ended, he saw Daredevil surrender to the authorities for the murder he'd committed months before.

(Daredevil VI#21) - North made sure that the Owl was arrested, publicly accusing him of kidnapping Belle Libris, then Izzy Libris revealed that she'd let her own son Tom die and that he'd been wearing a recording device at the time the Owl murdered him. Daredevil asked North to be the one to take him in to the police station, so North handcuffed him and put him in the squad car, suspecting that Daredevil would try to escape before the hero stated that North had always been right, and Daredevil realized he needed to have consequences for his actions. Foggy Nelson used his car to block them and provided legal counsel for Daredevil. North went with Nelson to District Attorney Ben Hochberg to give him some of Daredevil's stipulations for his arrest. North and Nelson accompanied Daredevil to the courthouse for processing.

(Daredevil VI#30) - After Daredevil was stabbed in prison, Cole North took FBI Agent Kesbeh there to check on him, where Kirsten McDuffie and Foggy Nelson were already. Kesbeh wanted help exposing crimes of prison owner David Deavers, and Daredevil agreed to help, but he turned down Kesbeh's offer for a shorter sentence. Cole later met with Daredevil solo, emphasizing how selfish he was being.

(Daredevil VI#33) - When Daredevil's prison was put on lockdown, North was called in by the police as a consultant, but he admitted he didn't know how to predict Daredevil's actions. Soon Kirsten McDuffie arrived, and Daredevil called for North to be sent in alone. North was ushered in, where he found Daredevil leading a prisoner revolt.

(Daredevil VI#34) - North, in a gas mask, learned that the warden of the prison had been infecting prisoners with a drug called Re-Cid to keep prisoner aggression high. Daredevil, under its influence, fought North, knocking his gas mask off, and North was soon infected as well, fighting back as he told Daredevil about Bullseye’s murders in the city. Soon the guards entered and North was knocked out.

(Daredevil VI#35 - BTS) - North gave intel to McDuffie about the Re-Cid.

Comments: Created by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto.

Of Murphy, J.T., and Hank, in one sub-profile, only Murphy was pictured.

This profile was completed 7/13/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Cole North has no known connections to:


Pistol Pete Albano

(Daredevil VI#1 (fb) - BTS) - Pistol Pete Albano was murdered. A witness said he saw Daredevil do it.

(Daredevil VI#1 - BTS) - Detectives Tina Deacon, Edward Taylor, and Cole North investigated Albano's murder.

--Daredevil VI#1 ([1 (fb)], [1]


Anna

(Daredevil VI#2 - BTS) - Mayor Wilson Fisk referenced Anna when talking to North.

--[Daredevil VI#2]


Officer Bielski

(Daredevil VI#3 (fb) - BTS) - Officer Bielski once saw Daredevil save his partner.

(Daredevil VI#3) - As the police closed in on a wounded fugitive Daredevil, Bielski was reminded of how the hero had once helped him. The police refused to act, leaving North to arrest Daredevil by himself, which he did after he beat Daredevil in a fist fight. The cops convinced North to leave his mask on, but then gunfire and smoke bombs erupted, and Punisher saved Daredevil.

--Daredevil VI#3 ([3 (fb)], 3


Captain Cervantes

(Daredevil VI#4 (fb) - BTS) - Captain Cervantes was contacted by the police commissioner and shown footage of Cole North battling Daredevil while many other police officers watched. Daredevil escaped after knocking Cole out.

(Daredevil VI#4) - Cervantes censured North, in front of his partner Fred Higgins, for his actions against Daredevil, predicting it would cost thousands in overtime to clean up the mess.

(Daredevil VI#6 (fb) - BTS) - Cervantes received pressure from the mayor's office to arrest vigilantes. She assigned North to go after Spider-Man.

(Daredevil VI#6) - Cervantes called North in and berated him for his ineffectiveness.

(Daredevil VI#11 (fb) - BTS) - After the death of Fred Higgins, Cervantes assigned Detective Greene to work with Cole North.

(Daredevil VI#13) - Cervantes assigned North two weeks of leave and told him to work with Dr. Eagland during his time off.

(Daredevil VI#16) - North showed up at the office and demanded that he be taken off of super heroes and instead placed on the Owl and Hell's Kitchen. He appealed to the good cop side of Cervantes, asking her to let him do what was right.

--Daredevil VI#4 ([4 (fB)], 4, [6 (fb)], 6, [11 (fb)], 13, 16


Detectives Tina Deacon and Edward Taylor

(Daredevil VI#1) - Detectives Tina Deacon and Edward Taylor investigated the murder of Pistol Pete Albano. When one witness said he saw Daredevil commit the murder, Taylor, an 18 year veteran on the force with an unimpressive record, told Deacon it wasn't worth reporting, given that Mayor Fisk had a vendetta against super heroes. Detective Cole North, a new transfer from Chicago, caught them both in their lie and promised to turn them in. Taylor nearly came to blows with North but backed down.

--Daredevil VI#1


Dr. Eagland

(Daredevil VI#13 - BTS) - Captain Cervantes assigned Detective Cole North two weeks of leave and told him to work with Dr. Eagland during his time off.

--[Daredevil VI#13]


Det. Greene

(Daredevil VI#11 (fb) - BTS) - Detective Greene was assigned to work with Cole North after Cole's previous partner, Fred Higgins, was killed. Greene didn't like North, who had a reputation for fighting corrupt cops and who had been saved from dirty cops recently by a man they presumed was Daredevil. They spent multiple nights with cops staging crimes in an attempt to lure Spider-Man into a trap.

(Daredevil VI#11) - Greene and North waited in the car until Spider-Man took the bait, but Spidey easily defeated the cops then pulled North away with him for a ‘talk'.

(Daredevil VI#14) - Greene was shocked when North went into Hell's Kitchen, as they'd been given orders to stay out of the area. Greene caved and helped arrest a few criminals there.

(Daredevil VI#18) - Greene joined North in going to find a kidnapped little girl, Belle Libris. Greene was annoyed when North took time to call Daredevil with a report. After they questioned Butch and Cutter, who worked for the Owl, Daredevil (out of costume) showed up and Greene pulled his gun, but Daredevil had intel on Belle, and North went off with the vigilante to find her.

(Daredevil VI#19) - Greene kept looking for Owlsley in Hell's Kitchen when he saw Crossbones, Bullseye, Rhino, and Bullet attack and began slaughtering civilians. Greene called North to warn him.

--Daredevil VI#11 ([11 (fb)], 11, 14, 18


Harris

(Daredevil VI#18) - Harris was among the cops in New York who'd been ordered to stay out of Hell's Kitchen, but Harris was questioning that order when he heard about a little girl, Belle Libris, getting kidnapped. Cole North entered and invited the cops there to do the right thing.

--Daredevil VI#18


Det. Elias and Det. Henry

(Daredevil VI#6) - Detectives Elias and Henry were dirty cops who made fun of Cole North for his fight against Daredevil weeks before. Later, they joined a group of bad cops in fighting North in Central Park. They badly beat North, along with Martinez and Bolton, but a henchman of the Owl's killed all four dirty cops.

--Daredevil VI#6


Det. Fred Higgins

(Daredevil VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - A long time police officer who did his best to do a good job, Higgins once took a bullet in the line of duty but returned to work soon after. When Cole North transferred to the department from Chicago, he asked for Fred Higgins to be his partner.

(Daredevil VI#2) - Higgins saw Nroth working out, and later the two of them reviewed news that Daredevil had committed murders but was denying it. North and Higgins went to the mayor's office and pushed their way past, questioning Mayor Fisk in front of his aid Wesley Welch. Later, North and Higgins were investigating the Carraro suddenly showed up there. Higgins and North drew their guns. Daredevil disarmed Higgins, but North hit the hero with a bullet then called it in.

(Daredevil VI#3) - Daredevil disarmed North then ran, but he and Higgins gave pursuit, with North defeating Daredevil in a boxing match and putting him in handcuffs. The cops convinced North to leave his mask on, but then gunfire and smoke bombs erupted, and Punisher saved Daredevil.

(Daredevil VI#4) - Higgins saw North wake up just as Captain Cervantes arrived, censuring North for his actions against Daredevil.

(Daredevil IV#6) - Higgins, worried about North who still seemed obsessed with Daredevil, told North that Captain Cervantes wanted to see him.

(Daredevil VI#9 (fb) - BTS) - Corrupt cops, including J.T., Hank, and Murphy beat up Higgins, trying to teach Cole a lesson.

(Daredevil VI#9) - Cole found Higgins badly beaten and the cops warned him to leave the force.

(Daredevil VI#10 (fb) - BTS) - Higgins was taken to the hospital, where he stabilized. The dirty cops blamed an innocent perpetrator on the attack.

(Daredevil VI#10) - North visited Higgins in the hospital.

(Daredevil VI#10 - BTS) - Higgins died after having a stroke.

--Daredevil VI#2 ([2 (fb)], 2-4, 6, 9, [10 (fb)], 10, [10]


Janet

(Daredevil VI#13 (fb) - BTS) - Kids on their way to meet Janet, who was holding seats at a bar, knocked over a homeless man's shopping cart, and Detective Cole North physically forced them to apologize.

--[Daredevil VI#13 (fb)]


Ms. Landers

(Daredevil VI#10) - Ms. Landers was making a report at the police station when the cops got called away, interrupting her interview.

--Daredevil VI#10


Luca Maron

(Daredevil VI#6) - The Owl sent Luca Maron and others, including James Wastrel, to kill corrupt cops (including Elias, Henry, Martinez, Tyler, and Bolton) in order to save Cole North. Maron told North he had the Owl's help in helping get rid of Daredevil.

(Daredevil VI#7 - BTS) - North named Maron.

--Daredevil VI#6 (6, [7]


Martinez and Bolton

(Daredevil VI#6) - Corrupt cops Martinez and Bolton joined Elias and Henry in attacked Detective Cole North in Central Park. They badly beat North before Luca Maron and James Wastrel, men working for the Owl, attacked, killing the corrupt cops.

--Daredevil VI#6


Murphy, J.T., and Hank

(Daredevil VI#9) - Murphy, J.T., Hank, and other corrupt cops pulled Cole North into a room to show him a badly beat up Higgins; the cops promised to keep attacking North's loved ones until he left the force.

--Daredevil VI#9


Ramirez

(Daredevil VI#10) - At the police station, Ramirez asked Det. Cole North about Fred Higgins' injuries, struggling to believe what had even happened.

--Daredevil VI#10


Simons, Janson, Rodriguez, Pratt, Kelly, Jones, Rivera, Garcia, and Breckenridge

(Daredevil VI#10) - Simons and other detectives, including Janson, Rodriguez, Pratt, Kelly, Jones, Rivera, Garcia, and Breckenridge, were ordered to attack Cole in the station. Cole shot Simons and then battled the other corrupt cops as Matt Murdock, wearing a mask, intervened, helping to save North.

--Daredevil VI#10


Commissioner Taylor

(Daredevil VI#14 (fb) - BTS) - Commissioner Taylor gave orders to the cops to stay out of Hell's Kitchen.

(Daredevil VI#14 - BTS) - Getting word that Detectives Cole North and Green had made arrests in Hell's Kitchen, Taylor reported in to the governor.

--Daredevil VI#14 ([14 (fb)], [14]


Sgt. Thompson

(Daredevil VI#3 (fb) - BTS) - Sgt. Thompson once saw Daredevil save the Williams family.

(Daredevil VI#3) - As the police closed in on Daredevil, who was a wounded fugitive, Thompson was reminded of how he'd saved the Williams. The police refused to act, leaving North to arrest Daredevil by himself, which he did after he beat Daredevil in a fist fight. The cops convinced North to leave his mask on, but then gunfire and smoke bombs erupted, and Punisher saved Daredevil.

--Daredevil VI#3 ([3 (fb)], 3


James Wastrel

(Daredevil VI#6 - BTS) - The Owl sent James Wastrel to back up Luca Maron in killing corrupt cops (including Elias, Henry, Martinez, Tyler, and Bolton) in order to save Cole North.

(Daredevil VI#7 - BTS) - North named Wastrel.

--Daredevil VI#6 ([6-7]


Williams family

(Daredevil VI#3 (fb) - BTS) - Daredevil once saved the Williams family, impressing Sgt. Thompson.

--[Daredevil VI#3 (fb)]


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Daredevil VI#1, p10, pan2 (face)
Daredevil V#3, p9, pan4 (Officer Bielski)
Draedevil VI#4, p1, pan4 (Captain Cervantes)
Daredevil VI#1, p8, pan2 (Tina Deacon)
Daredevil VI#6, p6, pan6 (Elias and Henry)
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Daredevil VI#1, p10, pan3 (Edward Taylor)
Daredevil VI#3, p9, pan5 (Sgt. Thompson)


Appearances:
Daredevil VI#1-4 (April-June, 2019) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#6-9 (July-September, 2019) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Lalit Kumar Sharma (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#10 (October, 2019) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Jorge Fornes (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#11 (November, 2019) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#13 (January, 2020) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#14 (February, 2020) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto, Francesco Mobili (artists), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#16 (March, 2020) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Jorge Fornes (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#18 (April, 2020) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Jorge Fornes (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#19-21 (May-September, 2020) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#30 (June, 2021) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto, Mike Hawthorne (artists), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#33 (September, 2021) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#34 (October, 2021) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Stefano Landini (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil VI#35 (November, 2021) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Stefano Landini, Francesco Mobili (artists), Devin Lewis (editor)


First Posted: 09/27/2021
Last updated: 03/20/2022

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