Friday, February 24, 2017
Daredevil #52 Retro-Review
Issue: Daredevil, vol 1, #52
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
- 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.