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1890: Daredevil #108 (v1)

" Cry...Beetle! "
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Daredevil #108 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr., Gil Kane
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Bob Brown
Inkers: Paul Gulacy
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: March 1974
Release Date: November 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 235                 Times Rated: 151
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Daredevil #106 (v1)
Daredevil #107 (v1)
Daredevil #108 (v1)
Captain Marvel #31 (v1)
Captain Marvel #32 (v1)
1888: Daredevil
#106 (v1)
1889: Daredevil
#107 (v1)
1891: Captain Mar...
#31 (v1)
1892: Captain Mar...
#32 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Matt's relationship with Natasha has hit the skids due to the presence of Moondragon. DD has little time to worry however, when urgent news about Foggy brings him back to New York.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #107 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Daredevil #107 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Foggy Nelson
Foggy Nelson last appeared in Incredible Hulk #153 (v1). Foggy Nelson next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
  Ivan Petrovitch
Ivan Petrovitch last appeared in Daredevil #104 (v1). Ivan Petrovitch next appears in Daredevil #114 (v1).
Moondragon last appeared in Daredevil #107 (v1). Moondragon next appears in Captain Marvel #31 (v1).
  Deborah Harris
Deborah Harris last appeared in Daredevil #60 (v1). Deborah Harris next appears in Daredevil #120 (v1).
  Candace Nelson
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Candace Nelson in the mainstream continuity. Candace Nelson next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
  Lucretia Jones
Cameo Appearance
Lucretia Jones last appeared in Daredevil #106 (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
  Edward Nelson
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Edward Nelson in the mainstream continuity. Edward Nelson next appears in Daredevil #166 (v1).
  Anna Nelson
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Anna Nelson in the mainstream continuity. Anna Nelson next appears in Daredevil #166 (v1).
  The Beetle
The Beetle last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #94 (v1). The Beetle next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #107 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
Beetle Armor, MK I
Beetle Armor, MK I last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #94 (v1).
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Issue Review
   July 16, 2015
Solid mix of soap (the love-triangle between DD, Black Widow and Moondragon) and an above-average case-of-the-week (where Foggy Nelson is shot). 9/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-12-10 08:04:33  
  Actually enjoying Daredevil at the minute. Not fantastic, but not bad at all.  

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-01-04 21:52:45  
  This was fairly good but I feel the Beetle should have been killed off a long time ago. He was born into the Marvel universe at a time when fakeness was fairly out of control. Comics before '65-'66 often commonly had really fake elements, which were slowly phased out of Marvel for the most part in the mid '60s (not sure about DC). The fake factor about the Beetle is his ability to fly with heavy steel wings, which has never been adequately explained.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-25 19:48:18  
  I'm glad the a Widow is about done. DD didn't do her justice at all...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-07-27 07:06:00  
  The whole DD/BW/MD thing made no sense to me. First off, Widow was the one that always kept Matt at arm's length and never wanted to define their relationship, but as soon as another woman comes onto the scene she's demanding declarations of love? Just another way this title has turned her into a weak, weak character. And also Matt and Moondragon felt so very forced, as it was obviously just a method of breaking up Tasha and Matt.
The whole pacing of the story was just completely off. First it jumps months ahead of the last issue and makes it clear that we missed a lot, then everything happens at once and Daredevil's San Francisco adventure is no more.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-13 03:15:22  
  The end of SF DD? If true, that gets a bonus star. But I actually liked this issue, despite its flaws.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-20 22:18:50  
  - Black Widow gets demoted from the masthead
- Bob Brown is as bland as his name but the second page somersault by Nat is kind of cool
- Not great Gerber, he got DD back to NY though

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-05 23:15:27  
  The whole Daredevil and Black Widow in San Francisco thing was pretty good and marked a fresh start when it happened awhile ago, but it was sure run into the ground when the plots didn't improve much and Widow was depicted as a scared little mouse who was in the partnership just to have a boyfriend, and couldn't fight to save her life. Splitting up will be the best thing that happened to both characters, and I hope Widow sticks to her guns here.

The Beetle is quite ridiculous, with a costume that by rights defies every obvious law in physics. It didn't surprise me that he didn't last long in the fight with Daredevil.

3 stars. Am I crazy, or am I the only one that thought it was cool that Natasha opened up a can of whoop-a$$ on that one thug?

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-09 02:03:44  
  Good thing DD and Widow weren't officially together, otherwise he would have been as blacklisted as Pym for hitting her like that. Although I can't say I blame Natasha for snapping, she's apparently been living with Matt flirting with another woman for the past 2 months, and last time there was another woman in the picture, it was about a minute before he was making out with her in front of Natasha.  

  Nsmash @ Russ (original post):    
  2017-12-06 00:23:17  
  I too enjoyed seeing some hints of the Black Widow we know and love. Unfortunately Gerber immediately shat all over it.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2018-02-10 09:23:50  
  2 stars. I'm surprised DD didn't automatically fall in love with Candace and push Moondragon off to the side!

No wonder DD had to knock Black Widow around...she's starting to look like Peg Bundy!!!

No Prize - Lucretia Jones went back to being white!!!

Man, Deb Harris has not aged well. Well it took 108 issues, but we finally meet Foggy's family...

'Nuff Said - "It looks a bit ludicrous sailing thru the sky with this cable dangling from me."-Dung Beetle

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   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Beetle Armor, MK I listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   March 7, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Anna Nelson to the issue.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Edward Nelson to the issue.
   November 1, 2015 fragsel Added Lucretia Jones to the issue.
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