Archive for the ‘Masked Marauder’ Category

Daredevil #19

December 31, 2011

Stan Lee // John Romita
August 1966
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Daredevil resembles Spider-Man more & more. And it’s not just Romita’s gymnastic fights, it’s Lee’s quippy dialogue & his tease at villains’ secret IDs. While DD protects his lawyer pal from hoodlums, his foes (the masked mastermind & razored bruiser) butt heads while forming an alliance.

last issue: Daredevil #18
next issue: Daredevil #20

also indexed for Aug. ’66
The Avengers #31
Tales of Suspense #80  (Captain America)

Daredevil #17

December 29, 2011

Stan Lee // John Romita
June 1966
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Guest-star Spider-Man kayos the henchmen, leaving the mastermind for Daredevil. Romita stages the fights as fisticuffs, failing to show off the superheroes’ powers. But he & Lee soap the mag’s romantic triangle by having the suddenly flabby Foggy equivocate to his sec when Spidey IDs him as DD.

last issue: Daredevil #16
next issue: Daredevil #18

also indexed for June ’66
The Avengers #29
The Amazing Spider-Man #37
Tales of Suspense #78  (Captain America)

Daredevil #16

December 28, 2011

Stan Lee // John Romita
May 1966
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A super-criminal pits Daredevil against Spider-Man as cover for his techno-heist. Romita’s inaugural take on Spidey must’ve looked odd to Marvelites used to Ditko (looka those ripe muscles! And slips in the web pattern!). Spider-fans might scoff at DD’s too-easy defeat of their hero—but it is his mag.

last issue: Daredevil #15
next issue: Daredevil #17

also indexed for May ’66
The Avengers #28
The Amazing Spider-Man #36
Tales of Suspense #77  (Captain America)