Retroactive Special Edition: Daredevil Through The Decades

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Daredevil (1980’s)

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History
Daredevil 1980
Daredevil 1981
Daredevil 1982
Daredevil 1983
Daredevil 1984
Daredevil 1985
Daredevil 1986
Daredevil 1987
Daredevil 1988
Daredevil 1989

My Overall PickDD214

Daredevil #214. It is an incredibly well drawn and gorgeous image that will stand with me for quite some time. The city of New York is being pounded with rain on this dark and dreary night. Daredevil is undaunted though, showcasing an iconic hero pose, prepping himself for the challenges that he is about to face. Above him rests the immense visage of a villain known as Micah Synn, a crazed look in his eyes, a bone chilling cackle escaping from his lips. The caption reading “Synn…no more!” backs up the appearance of Daredevil’s foe but the meaning of said caption is quite a puzzle. Is the villain going to meet his demise? Or will he “sin no more” by turning over a new leaf and joining the good fight? Regardless of the answer, what really stands out for me is the depiction of the rain. I love how it cascades down the buildings, how it bounces off of our hero, and how it interacts with the main title itself. You could even call it…a downpour of awesome!

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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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