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Daredevil #14

December 25, 2011

Stan Lee // John Romita
March 1966
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Ish #14 caps the mag’s detour into the glamorous tropes of the international superspy. The horned hero stops an English lord (in gaudy costume) from using a ray-gun to conquer the world. Romita, now solo on DD & showing fizzy chemistry w/ Lee, echos Kirby’s perspec but already has those full faces.

last issue: Daredevil #13
next issue: Daredevil #15

also indexed for Mar. ’66
The Avengers #26
The Amazing Spider-Man #34
Tales of Suspense #75  (Captain America)
The X-Men #18

Daredevil #13

December 24, 2011

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby & John Romita
February 1966
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Propelled by Kirby’s imagination, Daredevil shoots off on a tangent. Ka-Zar, lord of a polar Lost World, has a super-metal inheritance sought by his evil bro, pirates, & a spy-ring! Did I mention DD’s power loss, combat w/ a caveman, or a sabre-toothed tiger’s fight w/ a carnivorous plant?

last issue: Daredevil #12
next issue: Daredevil #14

also indexed for Feb. ’66
The Avengers #25
The Amazing Spider-Man #33
Strange Tales #141  (Dr. Strange)
Tales of Suspense #74  (Captain America)
The X-Men #17

Daredevil #12

December 23, 2011

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby & John Romita
January 1966
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Now monthly, Daredevil gets a new artist: John Romita. His balanced classical style, honed on romance comics, sits oddly atop Kirby’s dynamo layouts & fevered creativity. DD gets pressganged by a pirate (in 18C togs) & his submersible sailing ship, bound for a Cretaceous oasis & its Tarzan.

last issue: Daredevil #11
next issue: Daredevil #13

also indexed for Jan. ’66
The Avengers #24
The Amazing Spider-Man #32
Strange Tales #140  (Dr. Strange)
Tales of Suspense #73  (Captain America)
The X-Men #16