Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marvel History 184: Daredevil # 4

Issue: Daredevil # 4
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Joe Orlando
Publication Date: October 1964
Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Daredevil_4


Commentary:

Apparently Daredevil has an indomitable will, as he does not respond to the commands of the Purple Man, a villain who can make people do anything when he speaks to them.

The Purple Man's origin isn't told until towards the end of the issue, which differs from the norm, as Stan usually unveils his villain's beginnings more towards the start of the story.  Unfortunately, Purple Man's origin is pretty lame (something spills on him) and Daredevil catches Purp's crimes on audio, so that's the end of him for now.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Daredevil gets a letters section
  • Good reference to Magneto as the only person other than Daredevil who can tell where the North Pole is by sensing its magnetic pull
  • This is one of Daredevil's first public appearances, and he draws a favorable reaction from the crowd
Favorite Panel:

Interesting color scheme, given the issue's antagonist.


Next: Fantastic Four # 31