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1887: Daredevil #105 (v1)

" Menace From the Moons of Saturn! "
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Daredevil #105 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr., Don Heck
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Don Heck, Jim Starlin
Inkers: Don Perlin
Colourists: Janice Cohen
Letterers: June Braverman
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: November 1973
Release Date: July 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 259                 Times Rated: 162
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Marvel Team-Up #17 (v1)
Daredevil #104 (v1)
Daredevil #105 (v1)
Daredevil #106 (v1)
Daredevil #107 (v1)
1885: Marvel Team...
#17 (v1)
1886: Daredevil
#104 (v1)
1888: Daredevil
#106 (v1)
1889: Daredevil
#107 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
DD has fallen at the hands of Kraven, but before the final blow can be struck he is suddenly teleported to a strange facility. There the pieces of the strange mystery that has plgued DD begin to come together.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Moondragon last appeared in Daredevil #103 (v1). Moondragon next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
  Kerwin Broderick
Kerwin Broderick last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). Kerwin Broderick next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
  Paul Carson
Paul Carson last appeared in Daredevil #101 (v1). Paul Carson next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
Mentor last appeared in Marvel Feature #12 (v1). Mentor next appears in Captain Marvel #31 (v1).
Thanos last appeared in Marvel Feature #12 (v1). Thanos next appears in Captain Marvel #31 (v1).
  Lucretia Jones
Lucretia Jones last appeared in Daredevil #96 (v1). Lucretia Jones next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Kazantra in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance.
  Ashley Sanders
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ashley Sanders in the mainstream continuity. Ashley Sanders next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Janis in the mainstream continuity. Janis next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
  Kraven the Hunter
Kraven the Hunter last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). Kraven the Hunter next appears in Creatures on the Loose #32.
  Angar the Screamer
Angar the Screamer last appeared in Daredevil #101 (v1). Angar the Screamer next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
  Dark Messiah
Dark Messiah last appeared in Daredevil #98 (v1). Dark Messiah next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
Ramrod last appeared in Daredevil #103 (v1). Ramrod next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Terrex in the mainstream continuity. Terrex next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
Group Appearances
Titans last appeared in Marvel Feature #12 (v1). Titans next appears in Captain Marvel #31 (v1).
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco Police Department last appeared in Daredevil #101 (v1). San Francisco Police Department next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
Black Widow's Gauntlets
Black Widow's Gauntlets last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). Black Widow's Gauntlets next appears in Daredevil #106 (v1).
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Issue Review
   September 17, 2013
#105 is a cut-and-paste job that shouldn't work, but does.

The battle with Kraven the Hunter is finished (quickly) and Daredevil meets Moondragon, hears her origin (which takes up several pages) and learns how Thanos has been her motivation for recent activities in the series. Sounds like a mess. But it's not. 8/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-08-06 18:16:02  
  Pretty crappy art here. It seems rushed and sloppy.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-22 02:51:14  
  So it turns out that Madame McEvil is not actually evil?
Well, I'll be damned..! (I guess they realised that that name was just plain idiotic.)

  Kez Says:    
  2012-12-10 06:08:50  
  Man, Thanos is everywhere. I love it.  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-23 22:07:25  
  The Moondragon part was pretty good. Everything else was pretty bad.  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-10-27 21:54:46  
  If you have to explain that your last panel has a good explanation then you have failed in your storytelling.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-22 09:04:21  
  If your greatest achievement is the creation of those three mopes, you're not much of a threat. Throw in another Scooby reveal that turns out to be the only suspect offered and you've got the kind of story I thought died with the Torch solos.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-25 18:49:35  
  I gave it 4 stars with the way they're intertwining the Thanos War arc.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-06-23 18:42:23  
  An extra star for Thanos, but I think this is going to be retconned. I don't think it works out if Moon Dragon and Thanos were kids at the same time.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-07-27 04:30:14  
  So what was the point of the Kraven story last issue? It's like they got bored of him and decided to have another story instead.
If Moondragon (definite name upgrade) has the power to read minds, you'd think she would verify what her "ally" was actually telling her the truth before deciding to destroy a city.
I love the orderly telling Ramrod that he can't escape because he's in a coma.

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-11-08 11:51:13  
  Jim Starlin saved this issue. Also, Daredevil is really not a natural fit with all this scifi Thanos War stuff, but I still enjoy the crossover.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-10 03:05:54  
  It's a real attempt to salvage some of the awful that is DD in SF, but when what you have to work with is that awful, you can only go so far. It does seem like the Thanos storyline was selling well so hey switches the DD arc midstream to integrate it.
It's telling that this sort of rework/recon can happen with Cap successfully. I don't think there's enough quality material for anyone to do the same with DD at this point in the order.

  Titens Says:    
  2017-02-12 18:47:46  
  I think this issue should be part of the Thanos War story arc numbering. Moondragon gets to play a big role in the next issues of that arc, and reading this is a must to fully get her involvement.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-18 08:32:43  
  - That is a line-up worthy of Human Torch, sad & ineffectual. But, it is Gerber and this kind of thing is his wheelhouse. But, Don Heck keeps getting worse. I'm conflicted.

- I hate having my "meditation" interrupted too

- Didn't attain the sublime absurdity that Gerber weirdly succeeds at, but wasn't terrible either

- Now Playing "Rings of Saturn" Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-05 16:02:01  
  Intriguing story, I'll give it that much. I also liked the transition from MacEvil to Moondragon, but I had no idea she first got the name in a Daredevil mag. Whoa. But this cosmic stuff just doesn't work in Daredevil's mag, even with Jim Starlin on board to do it. And Broderick's involvement in the Thanos War just stretches credibility to the breaking point. I'm sorry, but....no.

If anything, it does give a higher purpose to those freaky villains like Angar and Ramrod. But heck, if I were a D-list villain in an early Daredevil mag, I'd be a screamer too. In frustration.

3 stars, mainly for the interlude and Moondragon's backstory. But it would've made more sense to have that part in Iron Man's mag and have the likes of Angar and Mordecai as part of a wanna-be crime cartel. Just an opinion.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-08 07:01:39  
  Why give me Moondragon's really cool backstory and make me think she's going to be a much better character than when her name was Madame MacEvil, only to ruin it about 2 pages later when the men decide to do something? Seriously, DD just grabs her and shakes her and she doesn't do anything beyond telling him to let go of her. What happened to all that greatest female athlete on Titan stuff they just told me about?????  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2018-02-09 18:38:33  
  To me, the whole issue is a mess. I mean it's great to see Moondragon rise, but it's rushed being mixed with DD's B-Listers.

Cover Me - Wow, almost everyone's costume is colored wrong!

Did the Eternals clip Moondragon's ears??? Although, great image of Moondragon falling down!!! (p9,p5)

'Nuff Said - "I am David Angar. I am sane. I am David Angar. Am I sane?"-Angar the Nutjob

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   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Black Widow[appost]s Gauntlets listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
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   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Janis to the issue.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Ashley Sanders to the issue.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Added Kazantra to the issue.
   March 7, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Terrex to the issue.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added San Francisco Police Department to the issue.
   November 1, 2015 fragsel Added Lucretia Jones to the issue.
   August 11, 2015 fragsel Added Titans to the issue.
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