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1904: Daredevil #110 (v1)

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Daredevil #110 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson, John Romita Sr.
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: June 1974
Release Date: March 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 223                 Times Rated: 144
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Daredevil #109 (v1)
Marvel Two-in-One #3
Daredevil #110 (v1)
Daredevil #111 (v1)
Daredevil #112 (v1)
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#112 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Slowly but surely the secret of Black Spectre is becoming clear to Daredevil. It will take just a bit more investigation before all will be revealed.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
  Black Widow
Black Widow last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Shanna the She-Devil
Shanna the She-Devil last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Shanna the She-Devil next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
  Robert O'Hara
Robert O'Hara last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Robert O'Hara next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. The Thing next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #4.
Ina last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Ina next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
Biri last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Biri next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
Nekra last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Nekra next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
Mandrill last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Mandrill next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
Group Appearances
Black Spectre
Black Spectre last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Black Spectre next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
The Fantastic Four (Roster V)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. The Fantastic Four next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #4.
NYPD last appeared in Sub-Mariner #69 (v1). NYPD next appears in Special Marvel Edition #16.
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco Police Department last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. San Francisco Police Department next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
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Issue Review
   July 16, 2015
#110 is devoted to the origin of the villain at the center of the current arc. Itís a sad tale. Great Gene Colan art. Action is kept to a minimum. And, other than Daredevilís face-to-face meeting/chat with the baddie, nothing happens that advances the story. But, now, we know whatís going onÖ 6/10
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  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-02-09 23:25:44  
  Jfpj1991, you and I rarely disagree, but this time I think you have taken leave of your senses. That origin was completely absurd coincidence piled one upon another.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-22 19:49:40  
  That was the dumbest result of radiation Marvel has come up with.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-28 19:53:28  
  Too much monkey business going on.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-06 18:25:52  
  I don't know if it is necessarily racist...but the fact that the flip side of the black couple having a REALLY white baby was a white couple having a monkey was at the very least...uncomfortable.
Mandrill's appearance and powers just seem so contrary to each other. Like you'd expect maybe for him to have the speed, agility, and strength of an ape, but instead he is the ultimate ladies man... I think someone was dipping a little heavy into the scotch when this was conceived.

  jareth Says:    
  2016-04-29 20:47:32  
  Mandrill's origin and powers are so ridiculous, and yet... I kinda wanna read a four-issue limited series called Mandrill & Nekra. Hold on... I actually just favorited both of their characters so I can read all of the rest of their appearances. Because somehow I just can't look away. Even though I probably should.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-23 23:11:59  
  I'm guessing this was a last minute fill-in by Colan, because the pencils are baaaad. Also seems like they feel DD needs a consistent partner or guest star as if he can't carry a title alone.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-29 09:30:35  
  Nice, Gene Colan is back!

Mandrillís parents are harsh

So how was The Mandrill able to hypnotize The Thing and ho come his mother wasnít more protective of him (I know that it was his father that abandoned him, but come onÖ)?

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-13 15:29:19  
  Mandrill from Shanna's short-lived mag is the secret head of Black Spectre? Uhmm, wow. I was pretty underwhelmed by his appearances back then and I'm a bit underwhelmed now. That said, this arc is better than I ever had a right to expect. At least so far.

As far as Mandrill's and Nekra's origin stories, they were just off the wall crazy. The interpretation of human mutation here would deviate some from this as time passes in the Marvel Universe, and this origin does seem very 70s. And the nature of Mandrill's hypnotic abilities? Must've gotten a pretty enthusiastic thumbs-up from Stan and/or Roy at the time.

Pretty clearly, this whole arc now stands revealed as a vehicle to conclude Shanna's story, and Daredevil's connection to Ka-Zar made this title a worthwhile choice for such a conclusion. So why do I feel like this arc has already fallen flat on its face well before its conclusion?

2 stars. Only Steve Gerber's penchant for absurd satire kept this story believable, but that's about all this arc has going for it anymore.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-14 23:29:11  
  Where are the X-Men is all I want to know? They're dropping the ball if they're letting a mutant hypnotise almost every woman he comes across without doing anything about it.  

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Date User Name Update
   November 18, 2016 TStarnes Added Frank Chiaramonte creator listing.
   November 18, 2016 TStarnes
   March 7, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added San Francisco Police Department to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Biri to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Ina to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Mandrill.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Nekra.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Black Spectre to the issue.
   March 16, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
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