Retroactive Special Edition: Daredevil Through The Decades


Daredevil (1970’s)


Daredevil 1970
Daredevil 1971
Daredevil 1972
Daredevil 1973
Daredevil 1974
Daredevil 1975
Daredevil 1976
Daredevil 1977
Daredevil 1978
Daredevil 1979

My Overall PickDD130

Daredevil #130. A pitch black background forecasts potentially tragic events that are about to transpire in this issue while also causing the scene unfolding before our very eyes to pop off the page, a scene we can hardly believe. Looming on the cover is a giant skeleton, mouth open as it cackles in glee, holding what appears to be a voodoo doll of our hero in one hand while pulling the noose he has around the doll’s neck with the other. In the foreground we see that this doll is having the desired effect as Daredevil appears to be choking to death. The caption below is the cherry on top of what is already a pretty awesome and epic image: “And from the darkness–Death!” Who is this villain that has it in for our hero? Is this actually going to transpire or is the cover more symbolic in nature? Regardless of the answers, the cover succeeds in capturing our imagination and providing us a stunning visual as well.



2 thoughts on “Retroactive Special Edition: Daredevil Through The Decades

  1. 60s: Daredevil # 51 (April 1969)
    70s: tie between Daredevil # 99 (May 1973) and Daredevil # 124 (August 1975)
    80s: Daredevil # 227 (February 1986)
    90s: Daredevil Vol. 2 # 9 (December 1999)
    00s: Daredevil Vol. 2 # 52 (November 2003)
    10s: tie between Daredevil Vol. 3 # 26 (July 2013) and Daredevil Vol. 4 # 3 (July 2014)

    The 90s were the decade that made my choice most difficult, because there were three other covers that could have won the overall gold medal:

    – the cover you chose;
    – Daredevil # 335 (December 1994);
    – Daredevil # 351 (April 1996).

    At the end I decided to pick Daredevil Vol. 2 # 9, because it’s the first Daredevil issue I’ve ever read. Sentimentality wins out! 🙂

    • I know how difficult that must have been for you to narrow down all these fantastic covers to just eight and I thank you for that.

      Just for fun, taking your Top 8 picks, here would be my Rankings:

      1. Daredevil Vol. 3 # 26
      2. Daredevil Vol. 2 # 9
      3. Daredevil Vol. 4 # 3
      4. Daredevil # 227
      5. Daredevil Vol. 2 # 52
      6. Daredevil # 51
      7. Daredevil # 124
      8. Daredevil # 99

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