Sunday, December 4, 2011

Marvel History 202: Daredevil # 5

Issue: Daredevil # 5
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Wallace Wood
Publication Date: December 1964

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Daredevil_5


Commentary:

Daredevil runs up against the Matador, a dude who uses his red cape to rob armored vehicles (don't ask).  Daredevil's first few encounters with the villain do not end favorably.  In fact, Matt Murdock happens across two children playing as the two characters, and neither of them wants to play as Daredevil.  Not good for the ego.

However, pride cometh before the fall, as Matador then gets the bright idea to rob a burglar alarm manufacturing company, figuring himself as a robin hood figure.  Daredevil researches the Matador, discovering how the public hated him when he was a bullfighter.  So all this super villain wants is love.

Daredevil beats him up and turns him over to the authorities.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Daredevil's costume undergoes a slight redesign
  • Wallace Wood becomes the regular artist
  • Foggy is thinking about proposing to Karen Page
Favorite Panel:

Daredevil gets into a fight at a costume party.  Is that Rama Tut I see there?

Next: Fantastic Four # 33