Retroactive Special Edition: Daredevil Through The Decades

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Daredevil (2010’s)

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History
Daredevil 2010
Daredevil 2011
Daredevil 2012
Daredevil 2013
Daredevil 2014

My Overall Pick
DDV41.50

Daredevil Vol. 4 #1.50It is a perfect love letter to decades past with the central image being one of the title’s most iconic scenes: Daredevil swinging through the city at a precarious angle, his radar-sense guiding his way. What sets this cover apart though is the city itself which has become overrun with graffiti celebrating the past including the artist’s take on some classic Daredevil imagery/covers alongside all the names of the men and women who have helped shape the character’s storied history. It is a cover that deserves to be explored as we try to find everyone, stopping on the larger and more stylized depictions of those names who have meant the most to Daredevil’s longevity including Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Brian Michael Bendis, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Ed Brubaker, Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr., Kevin Smith, and Mark Waid which are then surrounded by a plethora of other very talented writers and artists from Daredevil’s entire timeline. The image is breathtaking, the colouring is top-notch, and the love and care that went into crafting this masterpiece is truly astounding indeed.

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And that concludes our look back at Daredevil. As I mentioned, I’m eager to hear what everyone else thinks so leave your selections for each decade below. Remember there is no right or wrong answer – only many, many, awesome covers.

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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