DAREDEVIL #49-53

daredevil's identity discovered

During these issues, the writing shifts from Stan Lee to Gerry Conway.  It also marks the first time a villain figured out what’s what with the blind lawyer schtick.

The writing on these early Daredevils, as I’ve said before, isn’t really great for a noir-hero.  But we get really amazing art, with page design that was innovative for it’s time and great uses of dark and shade.  I see Colan’s art as what shaped this series for folks like Frank Miller, Dave Mazzucelli and Klaus Janson later on.

daredevil 53 gene colan

In the end, he decides to jettison the secret I.D.  Good idea, but we all know it doesn’t stick.

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