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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Daredevil Key Comic Issues Part 8

We are rolling out the Copper Age Daredevil key comic issues and this is Part 8 to this series.

Yes, some are minor keys in this one, but I assure you there is one that is really starting to steam up that's featured here. Has nothing to do with any kind of movie hype or TV hype either. She is just a fan-favorite character of Daredevil and one of the few characters from the Copper Age that's worth noting.

Alright, I'm on a tight schedule this weekend, so let's kick this off. If you missed Part 7, click that link. Otherwise, here's more key issue comics concerning the Horned Guardian of New York's Hell Kitchen. As LK would say, "ROCK!"

Death of Heather Glenn

Ah, and more deaths to further torment Daredevil and Matt Murdock. This issue sees the death of Heather Glenn.

As mentioned before, Heather Glenn falls into alcohol abuse and depression. She hangs herself before anyone can save her.

Matt Murdock, of course, feels responsible for her death even though Foggy tries to tell him that he is only responsible for not loving her as much as she loved him, and that could not be helped.

David Mazzucchelli does the amazing cover, pencils and inks this issue. Story written by legendary Denny O'Neil.

July, 1985 is the publishing date for Daredevil #220.

eBay - One CGC 9.8 and one CGC 9.2 NM minus. Quite a few raw copies as well on the mighty eBay.

mycomicshop - All raw copies in actual stock and they are a VF, FN, and VG.

NewKadia - NM and NM minus are the two highest copies here. There's also a VF+, a VF minus, a FN+ and a FN here currently.

Todd McFarlane pencils

Wow, talk about an artist treat? This issue has a cover by Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane does pencils for the story.

Friggin' awesome! Not really that much of a key issue. Daredevil does chase after the Trixter, and that villain only has one single appearance. Still, Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane? I'll be hunting for this issue at Big Wow Comic Fest soon.

April, 1987 was when Daredevil #241 was published.

eBay - No CGC for this one just yet, but there is a decent selection of raw copies available here. Some are in comic lots as well.

mycomicshop - All raw copies and they are a VF and two FN. All three are in actual stock.

NewKadia - NM, NM minus, VF+, VF, and VF minus copies here for the moment.

1st appearance of Bullet

Buck Cashman is also known as Bullet. He is a highly covert agent for the United States Government, and Bullet has the highest security clearance that an agent of his stature can hold.

This man is connected high up. Bullet once confessed to a murder and was taken into custody, but after one phone call, all charges were dropped and this bad ass was released.

The character of Bullet also joined other assassins recruited by Typhoid Mary. Would love to see this character in the Daredevil Netflix live action series.

Daredevil #250 was published January, 1988.

eBay - Raw copies available on eBay, but no CGC if you prefer those.

mycomicshop - Only three raw copies in actual stock. They are a VF, FN, and VG.

NewKadia - Four copies here, all raw, and they are a NM, NM minus, VF+, and a VF.

1st appearance of Typhoid Mary
Origin of Typhoid Mary

This one should be a big 1st appearance Copper Age key issue Daredevil comic. Daredevil #254 holds the first appearance and origin of Typhoid Mary, and I think this character would be perfect for the Daredevil Netflix TV series.

In this issue, Typhoid Mary comes into town and starts robbing Kingpin's operations. Instead of gunning after this new comer, Kingpin sees the bigger picture and bets Typhoid Mary a million dollars if she can make Daredevil fall in love with her and then destroy him.

Also known as Mary Walker, Typhoid Mary is one of the better villains to pop up for the Daredevil character during the Copper Age of comics. She is an enemy of Daredevil and a love interest as well, taking cues from the Batman and Catwoman dynamic.

However, Typhoid Mary has personality disorders and is a mental wreck, making her even more dangerous. She is also a mutant with psionic powers like telepathy, pyrokenesis, and telekinesis.

The first appearance of Typhoid Mary in Daredevil #254 was published May, 1988.

eBay - One 9.8, two 9.6 NM+s, and one 9.4 NM as in CGC copies. There are raw copies also. This one is definitely one of the more sought out Daredevil Copper Age key issues for sure.

mycomicshop - Wow, quite a lot of copies here currently. Three CGC copies and they are a 9.8, 9.6 NM+, and a 9.4 NM. The rest are raw copies with the highest being a VF+.

NewKadia - Only one VF copy here for the moment.

2nd appearance of Typhoid Mary
1st battle with Typhoid Mary

So we have the 2nd appearance of Typhoid Mary in Daredevil #255, and this issue also has the first battle between Daredevil and Typhoid Mary. This, of course, would be just the first of many for the two.

If the creatives for the Daredevil Netflix series don't want to go the route of Bullseye and Elektra, which was stated before since the characters were already in the Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck, I think they should introduce Typhoid Mary then.

You know what? I think they should just have all three, and put Bullseye in the Deathlok Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. costume. It would be an improvement from the Daredevil movie costume they had for Bullseye. Plus it's fun to riff on Deathlok's super lame get up from the show.

Daredevil #255 was published June, 1988. 

eBay - No slabbed copies and a few raw copies. Most should be in higher grade.

mycomicshop - Three raw copies all in actual stock. They are a VF and two FNs.

NewKadia - Only three copies here for the moment and they are a VF+, a VF minus and a FN+.

3rd appearance of Typhoid Mary

Matt Murdock is sneaking around behind Karen Page's back to meet up with Mary. Tsk, tsk! Look like Mary Walker is getting her hooks into our hero.

This issue also sees another battle between Daredevil and Typhoid Mary, and of course, our hero has yet to figure out that Mary Walker and Typhoid Mary are one and the same.

Daredevil #256 is the 3rd appearance of Typhoid Mary and is very much a sleeper still. This comic was published July, 1988, and Typhoid was created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr.

eBay - Only one CGC 9.6 NM+ Signature Series in terms of slabs. It's signed by creator and writer Ann Nocenti. Decent selection of raw copies also on eBay or so it seems.

mycomicshop - Five copies here and all are raw. Highest are a NM and two VFs. Last options are two FNs.

NewKadia - VF+, VF, and VF minus copies in stock at the time of this writing.

I'm getting burnt out on this series. Pun intended, but there will be a Part 9. I'm not going to dwell too much, if any at all, with Modern Age Daredevil key issues. I will try to pick important ones out and first appearances will be only for characters who have become important to the Daredevil mythos.

Okay, if you missed Part 7, click the PREVIOUS link. Otherwise, you can click the Part 9 to carry on with this Daredevil key comics series.

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