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1726: Daredevil #103 (v1)

" ...Then Came Ramrod! "
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Daredevil #103 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Don Heck, John Romita Sr.
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: September 1973
Release Date: June 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 206                 Times Rated: 123
Plot Flags:  
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Issue Blurb
After a run in with the Werewolf, Peter Parker looks up DD and the Widow to get his interview for the Bugle. However, they hardly have time to finish their introductions before a Juggernaut wannabe makes the scene.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #102 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #104 (v1).
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Daredevil #102 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #104 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Ivan Petrovitch
Ivan Petrovitch last appeared in Daredevil #101 (v1). Ivan Petrovitch next appears in Daredevil #104 (v1).
Moondragon last appeared in Iron Man #54 (v1). Moondragon next appears in Daredevil #105 (v1).
Spider-Man last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #12 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Marvel Team-Up #13 (v1).
  Kerwin Broderick
Kerwin Broderick last appeared in Daredevil #101 (v1). Kerwin Broderick next appears in Daredevil #104 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ramrod in the mainstream continuity. Ramrod next appears in Daredevil #105 (v1).
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Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Hero for Hire #12. Daily Bugle next appears in Hero for Hire #14.
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Issue Review
   September 15, 2013
#103 co-stars Spider-Man (but in a logical way) and Steve Gerber writes a wall-to-wall action issue with lots of story, too. The script hints at an ongoing story arc, and the baddie is more interesting, and likable, than you'd expect. Really enjoyable. 9/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-06-24 10:10:28  
  Is Ramrod a prototype of Wolverine? I think so. Len Wein probably realized the enhanced skeleton and blue collar attitude were good concepts and further fleshed out the idea with ol' Wolvie. Maybe?  

  Kez Says:    
  2012-10-22 16:23:28  
  So does DD know Spider-Man's identity at this point? He certainly should after this issue. I seem to remember it coming up once before, though.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-17 08:50:55  
  An extra star for Spidey. Ramrod is the latest in a string of very lame villains in the secondary titles. A couple references to DC tropes in this issue, so I assume the folks in the Marvel Universe read DC comics along with their "fictionalized exploits" of the MU heroes.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-06 17:15:32  
  I thought DD sensed Peter's heartbeat in earlier issues and knew he was Spidey.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-03 16:39:01  
  Yeah DD knows Spidey is Parker, just another reason this issue was a dud. No story to speak of, just a big fight over papers. And Ramrod makes no sense. If all they did was replace his skeleton with steel, then at the rest of his is still flesh so he would still easily be hurt. Driving his fingers into the wall to climb it would result in the skin from said fingers being shorn off, and his brain and organs would have turned to mush from that fall.  

  VirtualAdept Says:    
  2015-09-14 02:36:39  
  The line about "a catch other heroes only dream of" was harsh. I was like Damn, spider-man is right there man...  

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2016-04-05 17:25:58  
  Don Heck does not draw a very good Spider-Man.  

  Durango55 @ duncanm (original post):    
  2016-07-21 11:07:08  
  I just assumed Ramrod's mysterious benefactors hid the full extent of the enhancements they performed, especially seeing his reaction once he awoke.  

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   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Daily Bugle to the issue.
   March 7, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
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