Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Marvel Legends - CLAIRE TEMPLE!

Marvel Legends - Luke Cage & Claire Temple (Netflix) 2-Pack - Hasbro 2019

The 1970s were a fascinating time for Marvel Comics. Among many other evolutions, there was a surge of female characters in their own titles. At the end of the decade we got all the gender-swapped heroines like She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, and Ms. Marvel. But in the early 70s, the characters were a lot more original: Shanna the She-Devil, The Cat, and Night Nurse were pioneering efforts to bring a female audience to superhero comics. Shanna and the Cat were pretty straight-forward comic formulas, but Night Nurse was unique. While there wasn't a specific character with that name in the beginning, the story focused on three roommates who worked as night-shift nurses in a busy NYC hospital (and ended up patching up more super-heroes than civilians). This peripheral look into the hero world was genius and seems to have inspired future characters like Jessica Jones and Cameron Chase. Rosario Dawson plays Claire Temple, a modern interpretation of Night Nurse appearing in all the Marvel Netflix shows.

I was curious about the DC Universe version of the Night Nurse, Dr. Leslie Thompkins (who's always patching up our favorite vigilantes in Gotham). I was surprised to learn that Night Nurse debuted four years before Leslie.

Claire comes with two sets of alternate hands: 
one pair with claw weapons, and blue pair that I assume are medical gloves.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three Netflix ladies together: Elektra, Claire Temple, and Jessica Jones.



  1. Cool figure and great actress! I was wondering why they added the claws. I guess she used them in the Luke Cage show which I never finished. Didn't know the Night Nurse comic existed. Excellent!

    1. Yeah i was really confused at the claws, too. But I only watched Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Interestingly I saw several friends who claim to watch all the shows and don't recall the claws either. But them I found that pic of her above wearing them and it looks like she might be fighting Iron Fist. So you're right, it's probably from Defenders.