DAREDEVIL #7: DD FIGHTS NAMOR, NAMOR FIGHTS A DOOR, AND DD GETS A RED COSTUME! (1965)

IMG_2967
first appearance daredevil red costumeNamor does not like revolving doors.

This is the issue where Daredevil gets his red costume, but the real story is that Prince Namor beats the crap out of a revolving door.  He also breaks the door to Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson’s law office.  And he tears down an elevator.

It’s all because he wants to hire the legal team to represent him in some kind of vague lawsuit against “the human race” for depriving Atlantis of its “birthright.”  When Matt tells him that there’s really no standing for such a lawsuit, Namor goes on a rampage, trying to get arrested so that he will be guaranteed a day in court…Good thinking, Prince!

But hey, the other thing about that new red costume is:

Yeah, he’s tricked out his billy club again.  Now it emits smoke.

In the end, Daredevil can’t defeat Sub Mariner, but he puts in a good enough fight to earn the Prince’s respect.

When I read this issue for the first time a few years ago, I dismissed it as dumb.  But on a re-read, I find it absolutely delicious!

Creators: Stan Lee and Wally Wood

Grade: B+

Tags; All the Namors, Daredevil, 1965

Related Posts

About The Author

Add Comment