Saturday, 7 June 2014


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

I'm sure I meant to do a post on this ish of DAREDEVIL a while
ago and thought I actually had done, but I can't find it anywhere on the
blog.  Therefore, there's a chance I'm repeating myself here, but this is a
comic that's worth it.  I bought this ish in Portsmouth in 1985 and recog-
nised it as the classic it is from the off!  Great story (by DENNY O'NEIL
at his finest) and great art (by DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI), it's an ob-
ject lesson on how comicbooks should be done.  The plot weaves an
incident from the past into the present and is done with such con-
summate skill that it seems not the slightest bit far-fetched. 

Whenever I look at this comic I can't help but think of my bedsit
in Shearer Road in Buckland and a big plate of egg & chips in EVE'S
CAFE at the bottom of Albert Road in Southsea.  In fact, I think I'll re-
visit yesteryear by pouring myself a large glass of milk and re-reading
this classic tale one more time.  You must excuse me, but the past
beckons and I can never resist its call.

If you don't already have this one in your collection, you
really should track down a copy on eBay right away.


Colin Jones said...

I was never much of a Daredevil fan until that Frank Miller run in the early '80s and then lost interest again after he finished. "The past beckons" for me at the moment as I'm well into reading those POTA stories on the Hunter's website - it's amazing how the decades melt away and it all seems like yesterday !!

Kid said...

The Frank Miller seven-issue 'Born Again' run was indeed a belter, Col, but there were also a few single-issue crackers that preceded it. Such a one was #215.

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