Daredevil #81, November 1971, written by Gerry Conway, penciled by Gene Colan
Daredevil #217, April 1985, written by Denny O’Neil, penciled by David Mazzucchelli
This issue has all of the gripping visuals that Mazzucchelli has been bringing to Daredevil, just with a little bit sillier plot. Also this is the second comic I’ve read where the villain is named “Cossack.” I swear I’ve gone 26 years without hearing or reading that word and now it’s following me!
My Score: 7.9
Daredevil #216, March 1985, written by Denny O’Neil, penciled by David Mazzucchelli
Things are looking up finally for the post-Miller Daredevil. I could never get behind any of the Micah Syn plot because, um, it was crazy bonkers and unbelievable. And I mean unbelievable for a story about a blind man that jumps across buildings. This is a step in the right direction even if it is a sequel to a story I wasn’t to keen on. What makes it work? Mazzucchelli’s artwork. Wow! It’s gripping and flows elegantly; these are some of the most fluid fight scenes I’ve ever seen. Plus his pacing captures a real sense of menaces, only heightening the strong parts of Denny’s script.
So yeah, it’s good by post-Miller standards.
My Score: 8.1