DAREDEVIL (1964-98) #1
CGC NM-: 9.2
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 his 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.
Another in a line of key books offered in this collection, this example of Daredevil #1 is in amazing condition. The colors are strong, and the background is clean. Also, the comic features cameos of not only Spidey, but the Fantastic Four as well, which makes this cover an early rogues gallery of what was soon to explode into the multi-faceted Silver Age of Marvel, the inspiration for so many of the publisher's recent TV and big-screen successes. Season three of Netflix's Daredevil series is right around the corner, so invest today before it's too late, as more and more newly minted Daredevil fans will undoubtedly start their own hunt for this very comic.
From the estate of a private collector.
Overstreet Guide 2017 NM- (9.2) value = $10,500.