Night Nurse (Marvel)
Real Name: Linda Carter
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Linda Carter is the daughter of a doctor in Allentown, New York. In Night Nurse #1, she meets and falls in love with Marshall Michaels, a wealthy businessman. However, he forces her to choose between marrying him or staying at Metro General as a nurse. She makes her decision and tearfully watches him walk away. In the following two issues of the series, Linda demonstrates that her skills are not limited to nursing practice, as she performs detective work to help expose an incompetent surgeon and also prevents a hitman from murdering one of her patients. By the time the series was cancelled, she had started a budding romance with Dr. Jack Tryon, a young resident doctor.
Some point after the conclusion of the original 'Night Nurse' series, Linda was rescued by a super-hero, and afterwards decided to pay the super-human community back by ministering to their health. When she first reappeared, she took care of a seriously injured Daredevil following his defeat by the Yakuza. Later, during Nick Fury's Secret War, Night Nurse took care of a badly injured Luke Cage (whose nearly-impenetrable skin required special treatment). During this time, the Night Nurse became known for her catch phrase "go to the room on the right," which is apparently a room in her hospital where she can heal the heroes unnoticed. After this event, she was interviewed by reporter Ben Urich, where she again stated that she wanted to repay the super-hero community by taking care of their health. Daredevil apparently took a liking to Night Nurse, because after being shot by Paladin, he asked Elektra to take him to her. Shortly thereafter, even the Black Widow visited the Night Nurse with Milla Donovan. Despite Daredevil's trust, Elektra was not impressed by the "careless" way the Night Nurse took care of her patients, and even ordered her Hand agents to teleport Daredevil away so they could take care of him themselves.
During the Civil War event, the Night Nurse took Captain America's side against the registration act, and joined his resistance group. She assisted operations from SHIELD safe-house number 23. Though it was at first very hard to recognize the Night Nurse in Civil War #2, editor Tom Brevoort stated in an interview that it was her welcoming the Young Avengers at the new headquarters.
The Night Nurse teamed with Doctor Strange, in his 2006 mini series, The Oath. She appeared alongside Strange in an effort to help him recover the cure for cancer, which Doctor Strange had brought back from another dimension to help cure Wong, and had been stolen from him by a mysterious enemy. Following the destruction of her hospice by Strange's enemies, Doctor Strange offered to re-open the hospice within his magically secure sanctum sanctorum. By the end of The Oath the Nurse and the Doctor have entered into a relationship. In New Avengers #34, it is revealed that the two are still involved. It's also revealed in this issue, that she is, in fact, Linda Carter.
First Appearance: Night Nurse (1972) #1
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! (2008)
Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive (2011)
#527 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Kingpin Of Wakanda - Part Three'
Captain America (2005)
#26 Civil War (2006)
- 'The Death of the Dream: Part Two'
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: X-Men (2006)
#58 Daredevil (2016)
- 'The King of Hell's Kitchen: Part 3'#80
- 'The Murdock Papers: Part 5'
#7 Dark Reign: Elektra (2009)
- 'Elektric Connection Part II'
#3 Deadpool (2016)
- 'Chapter 3'#4
- 'Chapter 4'
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (2017)
Deadpool V Gambit (2016)
Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016)
Doctor Strange: The Oath (2006)
#1 El Capitan America. Captain America (2009)
- 'The Oath, Chapter One'#2
- 'The Oath, Chapter Two'#3
- 'The Oath, Chapter Three'#4
- 'The Oath, Chapter Four'#5
- 'The Oath: Finale'
#20 Girl Comics (2010)
- 'Dos Américas Conclusión'
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Marvel Divas (2009)
#2 New Avengers (2005)
- 'A Second Opinion'#3
- 'A Night to Remember'#4
Night Nurse (1972)
#1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'The Making of a Nurse!'#2
- 'Moment of Truth!'#3
- 'Murder Stalks Ward 8!'#4
- 'Secret of Seacliff House!'
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007)
#2 The Marvel No-Prize Book (1982)
- 'The Last Iron Fist Story: Part 2'
#1 The Pulse (2004)
- 'Lest We Should Goof...!'
- 'Secret War, Part 4'
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