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1905: Daredevil #111 (v1)

" Sword of the Samurai! "
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Daredevil #111 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Bob Brown
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: July 1974
Release Date: April 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 229                 Times Rated: 151
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Marvel Two-in-One #3
Daredevil #110 (v1)
Daredevil #111 (v1)
Daredevil #112 (v1)
Defenders #13 (v1)
1903: Marvel Two-...
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#110 (v1)
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#112 (v1)
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#13 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
DD goes to Shanna with his newfound knowledge of Black Spectre. However, the plot continues to thicken when another surprise agent of the Mandrill makes the scene.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Shanna the She-Devil
Shanna the She-Devil last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Shanna the She-Devil next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
  Robert O'Hara
Robert O'Hara last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Robert O'Hara next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
  Foggy Nelson
Foggy Nelson last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Foggy Nelson next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
  Candace Nelson
Candace Nelson last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #3. Candace Nelson next appears in Daredevil #113 (v1).
Biri last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Biri next appears in Savage Tales #9b (v1).
Ina last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Ina next appears in Savage Tales #9b (v1).
  Jakuna Singh
Jakuna Singh last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1). Jakuna Singh next appears in Savage Tales #9b (v1). This is flashback appearance.
  Silver Samurai
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Silver Samurai in the mainstream continuity. Silver Samurai next appears in Marvel Team-Up #57 (v1).
Mandrill last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Mandrill next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
Nekra last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Nekra next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
Group Appearances
Black Spectre
Black Spectre last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Black Spectre next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco Police Department last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). San Francisco Police Department next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
Black Widow's Gauntlets
Black Widow's Gauntlets last appeared in Daredevil #110 (v1). Black Widow's Gauntlets next appears in Daredevil #112 (v1).
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Issue Review
   July 16, 2015
An issue packed with events, battles, revelations and even a new sub-plot(?) as the story arc ending looms. The Silver Samurai makes a formidable foe. 6/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-08-14 14:29:43  
  So this is the "New and improved, back to monthly" Daredevil, eh? Anything involving Shanna or Mandrill is just plain silly, in my opinion.  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2014-01-15 23:21:06  
  If I previously knew that Silver Samurai started out as a non-Wolverine villain, I sure didn't remember it.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-28 20:31:31  
  I'm really diggin this story. The only thing I didn't like was how easily DD dispensed of Silver Sam after he got sleep.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-08 16:09:57  
  Daredevil didn't really dispense of Sam, so much as kick him in the head to make him a little dizzy, then run away as fast as possible.
Walking the streets of New York must be such a terrifying proposition. With all these battles we always see huge chunks of masonry being pounded off of skyscrapers, but like the only time we've ever seen how it lands was when Captain Stacy died.
Enjoying this arc more than I would have thought, but next issue is the finale which is where DD stories usually disappoint the most

  AwesomeSauce Says:    
  2016-03-26 07:50:05  
  I thought this one was surprisingly good. It may be because I just read like a run of 20 DD comics in a row, but I'm growing a soft spot for him.  

  jareth Says:    
  2016-06-06 18:17:38  
  In Shanna's own book, she was plagued by costume inconsistencies. But artist Bob Brown is very consistent... in abandoning any plausible visible reason for why Shanna's top stays on. Jaguar print pasties, perhaps?  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-25 00:49:15  
  Brown's art seems slightly improved, but that's not saying much. DD's internal dialogue felt repetitive, and it seems they're trying to make him sound more like Spider with his quips, so they still can't figure out how to make DD distinct.
I wonder if Gerber had the race angle in mind from he beginning when he created Nekkra and Mandrill?

  Johnny71181 Says:    
  2017-03-25 21:27:19  
  Includes an insightful letter from future writer/editor Ralph Macchio.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-29 10:00:15  
  Why is DD still feeling betrayed about Natasha? He knows she is not in control

Why does Shanna need to get into her fur-kini? (I mean, I know why, but it’s still impractical)

Mandrill being physically unappealing but magnetic to women, like an American Serge Gainsbourg, is interesting. The fact that there is a racial, King Kong aspect to it is both icky and fascinating (icky is my big boy pants, academic word for a racial issue that is uncomfortable and borderline racist but its genesis is fascinating and illustrative) . So he is a white man coded as black who is irresistible to women but this one white woman, who masters a space coded as black (Africa), won’t fall for his charms. Meanwhile, Nekra, like a hateful Nella Larsen, going to beat youra**for even suggesting she is passing.

This Now Playing is dedicated to Nekra “Hate Song” Fudge Tunnel

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-13 15:52:57  
  Oddly, this issue was much better than last issue. But sigh, now both the ladies in this arc are captured. I know this is DD's mag and he's the hero, but....

Silver Samurai's first appearance was pretty cool though. Gotta love a guy who talks about honor while he's really nothing more than a hired hand. It should be fun to see his character evolve over time, especially when we get to the stories explaining his connection to Wolverine.

3 stars.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-15 07:22:10  
  I would have rated this higher if Shanna hadn't been captured with little to no effort. And if Daredevil hadn't been whining to himself about how he thought he had loved Natasha and then she betrayed him, when what actually happened was he spent 2 months flirting with someone else in front of her and she's being mind controlled.  

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Date User Name Update
   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
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   June 8, 2016 fragsel Added Jakuna Singh to the issue.
   March 7, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   December 11, 2015 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added San Francisco Police Department to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Ina to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Biri to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Nekra.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Candace Nelson.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Mandrill.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Silver Samurai.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Black Spectre to the issue.
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