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Daredevil #28 (Vol. 3)
Oct 12th, 2014 by Rusty

Daredevil #28 cover

Daredevil #28 (Vol. 3)

Date: September 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna and Chris Samnee
Notable Notes: A bully from Matt’s past shows up!

A Haunted Past?

Have you ever had someone from your childhood show up in your adult life? I have a few times, but it has never been someone that I really disliked or hated. I think that would be kind of hard to handle. In this issue we get to see Matt deal with that very thing as a bully from his childhood comes looking for his help. How would you react? Well, there is a reason Matt is a superhero – and it doesn’t always have to do with his physical abilities either!

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Daredevil #27 (Vol. 3)
May 11th, 2014 by Rusty

Daredevil #27 cover

Daredevil #27 (Vol. 3)

Date: August 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads and “Letters Without Fear”.
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna
Notable Notes: Bullseye explains it all!

When Good Plans Work Well

Have you ever created a good plan – you know, a really great strategy – and had it work flawlessly? I have a few times – although not as often as I would have liked! It feels good though, knowing that you put your intellect to work and it paid off. In this issue we get to see the fruit of Daredevil’s labors – and they turn out pretty good, which is really cool!

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Daredevil #26 (Vol. 3)
Mar 2nd, 2014 by Rusty

Daredevil #26 cover

Daredevil #26 (Vol. 3)

Date: July 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads, 2 pages of behind-the-scenes and an 8 page back-up story.
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna
Notable Notes: Daredevil finds out who has been behind his recent attacks!

Palanquins

I am a big fan of science fiction novels, and one of my favorite series is Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space books. There are some rich people who seal themselves inside motorized boxes so that they can avoid contact with the nano-technology destroying Melding Plague. Anyway, there is a character in this issue of Daredevil that reminded me of those Palanquins, but this one can’t move and the brain behind it is still very deadly!

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Daredevil #25 (Vol. 3)
Jan 12th, 2014 by Rusty

Daredevil #25 cover

Daredevil #25 (Vol. 3)

Date: June 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads and “Letters Without Fear”
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna
Notable Notes: Daredevil meets someone just like him… well, almost.

Matt’s Father?

I know that Matt’s dad was a big part of his life, and ultimately the reason he became Daredevil. However, the “father” card has been played a few too many times for my taste. So I wasn’t expecting much out of this issue when I saw the cover – but boy was I surprised, and in a good way too! Mark Waid and the current creative team on DD have managed to create another awesome issue – cementing their place as the best team to *ever* work on Daredevil!

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Daredevil #24 (Vol. 3)
Nov 30th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #24 cover

Daredevil #24 (Vol. 3)

Date: May 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads and “Letters Without Fear”
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna
Notable Notes: Someone is methodically targeting Daredevil!

Do You Hate Hospitals?

I don’t hate hospitals, but I don’t particularly like being in them either. There is always that “hospital” smell, and lots of action and noises going on. It’s a hard place to relax. But if you don’t like them either, you’ll be glad to know that Matt Murdock especially hates them! Yep, can you imagine having to spend time in a hospital with super-sensitive senses? Yeah, it would probably be quite uncomfortable!

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Daredevil #23 (Vol. 3)
Nov 12th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #23 cover

Daredevil #23 (Vol. 3)

Date: April 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna
Notable Notes: Matt and Foggy spend a night on the town – DD style!

Living the Sweepstakes Dream!

When I was younger (um, yeah, younger…) I used to dream about what it would be like to spend time with a super hero. Wouldn’t it be cool to swing along with Spidey, watch Captain America whirl his shield or tag along with Thor as he put the hurt on the villains of the world? Well, in this issue we get a small glimpse of what that would be like as Daredevil takes along a very important passenger. And how cool it is!

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Daredevil #22 (Vol. 3)
Oct 14th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #22 cover

Daredevil #22 (Vol. 3)

Date: March 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus lots of house ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna, Paolo Rivera
Notable Notes: Daredevil and Spider-Ock battle Stilt-man!

The Return of an Old, Old Enemy!

Ah Stilt-man, what a bizarre enemy for Daredevil to have! I mean, a man who has telescoping legs – really? Anyway, as I was reading this issue I realized that I have the actual issue in which Mr. Long-legs makes his first appearance! Maybe I’ll have to dig out my copy of Daredevil #8 and give it a read now that this crazy villain has made somewhat of a modern come-back!

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Daredevil #21 (Vol. 3)
Sep 30th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #21 cover

Daredevil #21 (Vol. 3)

Date: February 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads and “Letters Without Fear” column
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna, Paolo Rivera
Notable Notes: Daredevil solves the mystery of Coyote, The Spot and Foggy’s client all at once!

A New Comic Series That I Love!

I mostly quit buying new comics about a year ago. Not that I don’t like them, or think they’re bad – I just wasn’t willing to shell out so much money gambling on whether the issues would be good or not. The big exception, of course, is my favorite hero: Daredevil. Although I don’t have a pull-list at the local shop anymore, I still order the latest DD comics online every few months so that I can keep up with this awesome series. This most recent batch cost me a few extra dollars because issues #21 and #22 were more expensive and harder to find. Oh well, it was worth it and that is the price of being a collector right?

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Daredevil #13
Sep 21st, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #13 cover

Daredevil #13

Date: February 1966
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
Cover Price: 12¢
2013 Price Range: $11 – $210
Stats: 20 color pages plus ads, Marvel Bullpen Bulletins and “Let’s Level With Daredevil” letters page
Writer: Stan Lee
Artists: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sam Rosen
Notable Notes: In which we find out out Ka-Zar’s origin!

One of the All-Time Greatest Covers!

I bought this issue years ago purely for the cover. (Well, that and I am a big Daredevil fan too!) I remember as a little kid growing up during the Bronze Age seeing this iconic image of Daredevil on posters as well as in books and reprints. I loved it then and I love it now! I would say that along with Thor #337 the cover of Daredevil #13 is one of the greatest covers in comic book history! I just wish I could say the same for the story inside.

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Daredevil #257
Aug 14th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #257

Daredevil #257

Date: August 1988
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 Price Range: $1.00 – $10.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus ads, Bullpen Bulletins and “Devil’s Advocate” letters page.
Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artists: John Romita Jr, Al Williamson, Joe Rosen, Max Scheele
Notable Notes: Daredevil battles The Punisher!

Wishy Washy!

Lucy once told Charlie Brown to quit being so wishy-washy – and the same line could be used here as well. Matt can’t seem to make up his mind over whether he likes Karen or Mary more. Daredevil can’t decide if the courts should serve up justice or if he should dish it out vigilante style. Mary can’t decide if she should sway the Kingpin or Matt Murdock. And The Punisher… aw, whom I kiddin’ – he just kills all the bad guys!

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Daredevil #256
Jul 19th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #256 cover

Daredevil #256

Date: July 1988
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 NM Price: $5.00
Stats: 29 color pages plus ads, Bullpen Bulletins and “Devil’s Advocate” letters page.
Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artists: John Romita Jr, Al Williamson, Joe Rosen, Max Scheele
Notable Notes: “Blindspots” – where Matt has to make a lot of moral decisions!

Forbidden Love!

Have you ever been attracted to someone when you know you shouldn’t be? (And if you say “no” I’ll think you’re lying!) I have – and yeah, its a strange feeling that’s for sure! How you act (or re-act) to that attraction is really the bigger and more important question, and in this issue we get to see Matt go through a roller-coaster of emotions as he tries to decide between the lovely Karen Page (with all her baggage) and the sweet, sexy Mary (with her crazy dual personalities!) Hmm… which one will win I wonder? I know who I’m rooting for!

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Daredevil #255
Jun 6th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #255 cover

Daredevil #255

Date: June 1988
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 NM Price Range: $5.00
Stats: 31 color pages plus Bullpen Bulletins and ads
Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artists: John Romita Jr, Al Williamson, Joe Rosen, Max Scheele
Notable Notes: Typhoid Mary begins her plan of destruction!

Like Watching Law & Order!

Here’s an issue of Daredevil (one of many, I’m afraid) where the technicalities of a high profile trial and all the legal planning that precedes it kind of gets in the way of the story. But hey – it’s Daredevil and Typhoid Mary so it’s gotta be good… right? Right?!

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Daredevil #254
May 12th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #254 cover

Daredevil #254

Date: May 1988
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 Price Range: $1.00 – $8.00
Stats: 31 color pages plus Bullpen Bulletins and ads
Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artists: John Romita Jr, Al Williamson, Joe Rosen, Max Scheele
Notable Notes: Origin and 1st appearance of Typhoid Mary!

Another of Daredevil’s Crazy Girlfriends!

So, after reviewing Daredevil #168 (which includes the origin and 1st appearance of Elektra) I was in the mood to try another of Daredevil’s femme fatale firsts: Typhoid Mary! By the way, did you know there was a real Typhoid Mary? Yep, poor lady! I’m not sure how much she influenced this comic book version – but I’ll let you know as I get more into the storyline. Anyway, I remember when this comic book hit the stands – and although I didn’t read it then I figured it was high time to give it a try. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit! Here are my thoughts about it…

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Daredevil #168
Feb 16th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #168 cover

Daredevil #168

Date: January 1981
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
Cover Price: 50¢
2013 Price Range: $11 – $200
Stats: 30 color pages plus ads and “Let’s Level with Daredevil” letters page
Writer and Artist: Frank Miller
Other Artists: Klaus Janson, Dr. Martin, Joe Rosen
Notable Notes: Origin and 1st appearance of Elektra, 1st Miller scripts

An Excuse To Get This Issue!

I enjoy collecting comics – you know, the actual tracking down, haggling and finally obtaining an issue that I have long sought after. And creating this web site gives me the perfect excuse to get some issues I have wanted for a long time – like this one! To be honest ebay is the route I mostly take for used comics, and I put in many bids on many different DD #168 auctions before I finally won this one. It cost me $50 (that is 100 times its original price!) but I think it is in much better condition than advertised, and I was very pleased with the purchase. Hopefully one day I can sell it for at least a little bit of a profit – but if not then no big deal, because it was totally worth buying just to read the classic story inside!

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Daredevil #20 (Vol. 3)
Feb 4th, 2013 by Rusty

Daredevil #20 cover

Daredevil #20 (Vol. 3)

Date: January 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna, Paolo Rivera
Notable Notes: Daredevil battles Coyote while headless!

Heads In Jars?

Did you ever see the cartoon series Futurama? It features several famous, dead celebrities whose heads have been preserved in jars of fluid – and they are still sentient. It was quite funny to see some famous US Presidents chewing out people in the 30th century! Anyway, this issue has a bit of a different spin on the whole headlessness thing, and it is well played too!

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