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1613: Daredevil #98 (v1)

" Let There Be -- Death! "
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Daredevil #98 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: George Tuska
Writers: Gerry Conway, Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Ernie Chan
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Shelly Leferman
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: April 1973
Release Date: January 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 226                 Times Rated: 148
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
So far DD has had no answer for the Dark Messiah and his lackeys. He must find a solution in time or face the dire consequences.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #99 (v1).
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #99 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Ivan Petrovitch
Ivan Petrovitch last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Ivan Petrovitch next appears in Avengers #110 (v1).
  Robert O'Hara
Robert O'Hara last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Robert O'Hara next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
  Paul Carson
Paul Carson last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Paul Carson next appears in Daredevil #99 (v1).
  Jason Sloan
Jason Sloan last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Jason Sloan next appears in Daredevil #101 (v1).
  Dark Messiah
Dark Messiah last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Dark Messiah next appears in Daredevil #105 (v1).
  Josiah the Deceiver
Josiah the Deceiver last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1).
  Uriah the Faithful
Uriah the Faithful last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1).
  MacAbee the Tall
MacAbee the Tall last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1).
Group Appearances
Broderick, Sloan and Murdock
Broderick, Sloan and Murdock last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Broderick, Sloan and Murdock next appears in Daredevil #101 (v1).
Disciples of Doom
Disciples of Doom last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1).
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco Police Department last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). San Francisco Police Department next appears in Daredevil #99 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #97 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #99 (v1).
Black Widow's Gauntlets
Black Widow's Gauntlets last appeared in Daredevil #96 (v1). Black Widow's Gauntlets next appears in Daredevil #99 (v1).
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Issue Review
   September 19, 2013
Lame villains and... Um, not much else, really. There's a bit of action. But it's all fairly pointless.

Ivan's been missing in action for a few issues now. Series kinda works better without him. 3/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-10-01 07:17:49  

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-10-07 12:15:07  
  Super laaaaame!  

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2012-12-12 09:29:39  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-07-31 00:12:23  
  Well that was anti-climactic.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-13 15:01:34  
  He's like Rumpelstiltskin. Guess his name and he's gone.

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2014-10-07 19:44:43  
  It was quick, and I liked the art enough to give this 3 stars.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-05-14 15:46:04  
  And who knew, the way you defeat a god-like being is by reminding them that they used to not be a god-like being. And now we know.
Widow wasn't just a cameo this time...but she may have been better off as such, as she just came off as weak.
Did the Messiah run to the salon to get a dye job between issues?

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-07-08 16:22:37  
  It's not like there was any other way for DD to beat a being with God-level powers. At least it was previously set up and wasn't just pulled out of nowhere. Conway and Gerber were always going to end it like that, so they didn't cop out.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-01-06 14:14:40  
  2 stars for the Dark Messiah being called back home!!!

Cover Me - Not a bad cover, but I wished they would've had the other two Disciples as well!!

Wardrobe Malfunction - @duncanm: Unfortunately, they changed his hair and costume to match the cover of DD #97!!

Rear Admiral - It would've been better if the lesson that the Dark Messiah taught DD was the dreaded atomic wedgie!!!

Name Game - I asked in an earlier issue where Broderick comes from when it should be Roderick...now I know!

Blue Angel - Natasha's lookin' good in her long blue gown!!!

Flesh Wound - @duncanm: What do you expect out of Natasha, she's just a woman! Her wounds don't heal as fast as manly Daredevil...

Stop Short - @MattzLadd: I wouldn't call it a cop out. I feel it would've been better as a 3-parter with more time to flesh out Dark Messiah and his Disciples!!

'Nuff Said - "As usual, any resemblance between what just occurred and logic--is purely coincidental!"-Daredevil, who sums up his series perfectly...

  Russ Says:    
  2017-05-23 18:11:22  
  Well, it was going to be trickery of some sort for a sorely under-powered Daredevil to get out of this one. Although it was planned that Dark Messiah was going to wig out, what if it hadn't worked?

I'm almost tempted to buy @Locust75's explanation about Natasha and her injuries. Or at least, it's what Marvel was thinking even if they wouldn't come out an admit it. Marvel has really treated her badly since the start of her Amazing Adventures run, and it seems like the billing she has in this book is more cosmetic than anything.

2 stars. The arc might've been more entertaining if Uriah the illusionist had made Daredevil meet Mike Murdoch!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-06-04 00:15:12  
  It kind of bugged me throughout that they talked of Daredevil as the servant of Satan, implying that Mordecai was against Satan, but then he was calling himself the Dark Messiah. Why dark if you think you're the good guy? Did he think he was the good guy? Who knows, actually.  

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2017-07-11 17:12:33  
  I feel like I missed something. Who remade Morducai into the messiah? What was the end game? How was it done?
Just some stranger in a hospital closet? That's all we get?!

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-03-10 21:52:10  
  No reveal on who did this to Mordecai this issue.

"Totally spent, DD collapses on Uriah's heaped form." I see what you did there, Steve and Gerry. (Uriah Heep).

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Date User Name Update
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes Added Black Widow[appost]s Gauntlets listing.
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   July 8, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Jason Sloan.
   July 8, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Daredevil.
   July 8, 2016 MattzLadd Added Broderick, Sloan and Murdock to the issue.
   July 8, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Paul Carson.
   July 8, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Robert O'Hara.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added MacAbee the Tall to the issue.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Uriah the Faithful to the issue.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Josiah the Deceiver to the issue.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Disciples of Doom to the issue.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added San Francisco Police Department to the issue.
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