DAREDEVIL #69 (1970)


First appearance of The Thunderbolts.  The black street gang, not the team of villains/heroes of the 1990s.  Actually, these Thunderbolts are black militants.

Also, Daredevil meets Black Panther for the first time.  And there’s pretty much nothing better than Gene Colan drawing Black Panther.

I noticed: BP and DD may be the only Marvel heroes with a single colored costume.

Not a great issue, but we get a Vice Presidential cameo and look how Gene Colan had the half-mask hovering over LBJ in the panels above.  Beautiful.

And not so beautiful: Roy Thomas jive.

Creators: Roy Thomas and Gene Colan
Grade: C

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