DAREDEVIL #80-81 (1971)

NOTE: Post Updated March 2019

The Owl returns.

So there’s this mysterious crimelord named Mr. Kline who’s been around for a few issues now, but I’m just hating this run so much I can barely pay attention.  There is something good that comes out of this story, though.

It looks like Owl dies (but we know he doesn’t) when his Owlcopter explodes.  Daredevil, to avoid also exploding, falls from the copter into the East River.

Black Widow happens to be watching and she dives in and saves him, but he’s unconscious and doesn’t know who saved him.

Here’s what it “looks” like to Daredevil when Black Widow swims to save him…

Later, Widow reveals that she loves DD–it’s pretty fast and unexplained.

Then we learn that Mr. Kline is actually a robot called “The Assassin.”  And we don’t really care because it’s stupid.

Finally, at the end of issue #81, Bill Everett gives us a pin-up.


Creators: Gerry Conway and Gene Colan
Grade: D

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