CGC NM+: 9.6
You can tell from the Spider-Man plug on the cover that Marvel had, by the time of this book's release, become known as a hero machine by pumping out high-gloss, high-energy heroes and heroines, which sold like hotcakes. In this case, the House of Ideas picked up a Biro hero name, which had been left to linger, dusted it off and added the enticing gimmick of making their Daredevil a blind lawyer, adding both modern intrigue and a great hook. It would take a while for the character to fully hit its stride, but the dynamic Kirby cover and ravishing Everett interiors attracted readers and established Daredevil as a unique and mature alternative to cosmic adventuring and teenage angst.
Tied for the second-highest graded, this terrific copy boasts sparkling white background and blazing reds. Yet another example of how a Marvel key in newsstand condition can retain the pop and vigor of its initial explosive impact. This copy is from the recent Twin Cities pedigree, which has excited collectors and will undoubtedly help catapult the book to the top of most serious buyers' watch lists.
Overstreet Guide 2012 NM- (9.2) value = $9,000
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