Blue Talon

Blue Talon
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Daredevil #92 (October, 1972)
Created by Gerry Conway
Gene Colan
In-story information
Alter ego Itto Yamura
Abilities Highly trained martial artist and mercenary
Wears metal gauntlets that give his hands extra-power

Blue Talon aka Itto Yamura is a fictional character, and a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A highly trained martial artist and mercenary, he fought with Daredevil. He was created by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan.

Publication history

Blue Talon aka Itto Yamura was introduced in October 1972. He was introduced in October 1972, in Daredevil Volume 1 #92.

Fictional character biography

Yamura is a renowned martial artist from Japan of formidable skill and strength. He was called 'Blue Talon' because of his cloak, with a taloned blue dragon on its back.[1]

His personal history is unknown but he was involved in some kind of accident and defeat, which left him with scars and damaged his hands. After the accident, he left Japan, toughened his hands again with metal gauntlets and became an assassin and a mercenary.[1]

During his mercenary career millionaire Damon Dran hired him. When Dran had the Black Widow as his prisoner (a partner of Daredevil at the time), he sent Blue Talon to kill Daredevil. Dran had overheard a news report suggesting that Matt Murdock was really Daredevil, as both were reported in San Francisco at the time and had ties with the Black Widow. Murdock panicked when he saw the news report about Daredevil and Blue Talon fighting, and rushed to the scene.[1]

At the home that Murdock shared with the Black Widow, Blue Talon fought with a man he thought was Daredevil, but who was really the Black Panther in disguise. Matt had secretly asked Black Panther to pose as him, so that the public would not learn that Murdock was Daredevil. During the fight between Blue Talon and Black Panther, he accidentally struck and damaged a gas pipe. While Black Panther survived the blast, the resulting explosion seemingly killed the Blue Talon.[1]

The rumors that Murdock and Daredevil were the same person were dispelled when both appeared on camera. With the media fooled, the heroes thanked each other and separated.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Blue Talon is a powerful martial artist. His best techniques were deadly open-hand strikes, such as karate chops. His strikes are made even more deadly by steel plates he wears over his hands. With those, he can easily demolish a reinforced door with a single blow, or penetrate several centimeters of concrete.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Daredevil #92

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