Turk Barrett

Turk Barrett
Publication information
First appearance Daredevil (vol. 1) #69 (October 1970)
Created by Gary Friedrich
Roy Thomas
Gene Colan
In-story information
Species Human
Notable aliases M.A.U.L.E.R., Stilt-Man

Turk Barrett is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Turk has had many run-ins with Daredevil where his inept schemes are usually played as comic relief.[1]

Publication history

Turk Barrett first appears in Daredevil (vol. 1) #69 (October 1970) and was created by writers Gary Friedrich and Roy Thomas and artist Gene Colan.[1][2]

Fictional character biography

Turk Barrett was a small-time crook operating in Hell's Kitchen. Roscoe Sweeney once sent Turk Barrett to pay Jack Murdock to throw a boxing match.[3] Barrett was associated with a street gang called the Thunderbolts.

Barrett worked for Eric Slaughter. Barrett once stole the Mauler armor to confront Daredevil. Barrett, however, is defeated in seconds.[4] Turk later stole the Stilt-Man armor. He offered his services to the Kingpin, but was declined. The Kingpin contended that he did not employ "idiots". Wilbur Day contacted Daredevil with knowledge of how to defeat Barrett.[5]

Turk has spent quite a bit of time at Josie's Bar in New York City. His primary associate is "Grotto" who often reluctantly participates in Turk's schemes. Turk once mugged a "Santa" at Christmas and intended to use the Yuletide attire to swindel charitable donations from others. In this instance when he was confronted by a disoriented Matt Murdock, Turk stabbed Murdock seriously, almost fatally, wounding him.

During the Civil War II storyline, Turk Barrett was with Kingpin when they hear from a barista named Armand that his girlfriend named Sonia went missing. They track her down to a human trafficking business that Man Mountain Marko and Kingpin's former minion Janus Jardeesh were working for.[6]

Other versions

In the House of M reality, Turk was a member of Willis Stryker's gang. After Stryker was defeated, Turk willingly followed Luke Cage when he took control of the group.[7]

In other media




  1. 1 2 "Turk Barrett". Comic Book DB. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  2. "Turk (Daredevil character)". Marvunapp.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  3. Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock #1
  4. Daredevil #176 (Nov. 1981)
  5. Daredevil #179
  6. Civil War II: Kingpin #1
  7. House of M: Avengers #1
  8. Strom, Marc (11 Mar 2015). "'Marvel's Daredevil' For Netflix Reveals 6 Supporting Cast Members". Marvel.com. Marvel. Retrieved 12 April 2015. [...]Rob Morgan (“Person of Interest,” “Believe”) will play Turk Barrett, a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen[...]
  9. Morales, Wilson (October 22, 2015). "Daredevil's Rob Morgan Back As Turk Barrett On Marvel's Luke Cage". BlackFilm.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.

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