Friday, February 24, 2017

Daredevil #52 Retro-Review

Issue: Daredevil, vol 1, #52
Date: 05/1969
Writer: Roy Thomas

General Black Panther Spoilers

- Black Panther is looking for Hawkeye but instead starts to hunt for Daredevil at the behest of Froggy Nelson.

- Daredevil ends up knocking him out on accident.

- BP wakes up and tracks and follows Matt.

- BP hears a girl scream from Murdock's apartment and finds Saxon holding Karen hostage.

- DD bursts through and knock Saxon out. Saxon eventually wakes up and gets away with BP and DD in pursuit.

- BP acts like he is letting pursue DD alone but ends up stealth following him and overhears that Matt Murdock is Daredevil. He decides to keep that fact a secret should they meet again.

Importance to the Mythos

-  First meeting between Daredevil and Black Panther

- Black Panther discovers Daredevil's secret identity

Other Thoughts

- Without much background on what is going on in DD's book at the time, it is a bizarre little story that while features Black Panther a lot... he really doesn't do anything noteworthy. I guess being able to track DD is cool and all but story wise I am not sure he served much of a purpose. Maybe in future issues the whole secret identity thing is brought back up.

- This is some pretty dope art though.

Should You Read It?

- While BP is in a hefty amount of the book, I really wouldn't recommend it for BP fans as it seemed pointless and aimless and isn't a lot of fun, unless the secret identity thread became important in future issues.

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