DAREDEVIL (1964-98) #1
CGC NM: 9.4
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.
Daredevil is one of the great continued success stories of Marvel's stable as the character has undergone several transformations over the decades. From his earliest iteration as a yellow-and-black suited Silver Age crimefighter, to his hard-boiled and groundbreaking tenure in the 1980s that made illustrator Frank Miller into a household name. In the modern day, Daredevil has enjoyed yet another rebirth due to the staggering popularity of his recently canceled Netflix show, with rumors swirling about a rebooted TV series or an upgrade to the MCU, Daredevil is the hero that keeps on reinventing himself. From the highly collectible key first issue, featuring a Spider-Man cover appearance illustrated by Jack Kirby right up to the last pre-Miller issue, this is a fantastic collection of Man Without Fear comics for those Devil of Hell's Kitchen fans out there.
Overstreet Guide 2018 NM- (9.2) value = $11,000.
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