DAREDEVIL #159: Frank Miller’s second issue (1979)

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I wish I knew how much of the above was Miller and how much was writer Roger McKenzie.  This is the first time we “see” Daredevil using his senses, by which I mean the focus is not on the drawing of someone that Daredevil is hearing/smelling–the focus is on Daredevil lifting his head, like an animal smelling and searching for prey, and the sepia panels behind DD’s head show how he forms the picture in his mind.

Brilliant.

Bullseye is hunting Daredevil–that’s the basic story–and Widow is still with him during it.  And Ben Urich is starting to get close to Daredevil’s secret…

For nerds like me, a big payoff in this issue is the second appearance (of many to come) of street thug Turk Barrett.

I wonder if it was Miller or McKenzie’s idea?  I bet it was Frank.

Creators: Roger McKenzie and Frank Miller
Grade: B+

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