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457: Daredevil #19 (v1)

" Alone -- Against the Underworld! "
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Daredevil #19 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: John Romita Sr.
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: August 1966
Release Date: June 1966
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Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 619                 Times Rated: 356
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Daredevil #17 (v1)
Daredevil #18 (v1)
Daredevil #19 (v1)
Journey Into Mystery #124a (v1)
Journey Into Mystery #125a (v1)
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458: Journey Into...
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Issue Blurb
The Gladiator reveals that Foggy is Daredevil, making the lawyer the underworld's number one target.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3.
Supporting Characters
  Foggy Nelson
Foggy Nelson last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). Foggy Nelson next appears in Daredevil #20 (v1).
  Karen Page
Karen Page last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). Karen Page next appears in Daredevil #20 (v1).
  The Gladiator
The Gladiator last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). The Gladiator next appears in Daredevil #22 (v1).
  Masked Marauder
Masked Marauder last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). Masked Marauder next appears in Daredevil #22 (v1).
Group Appearances
Nelson and Murdock
Nelson and Murdock last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). Nelson and Murdock next appears in Daredevil #20 (v1).
NYPD last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). NYPD next appears in Fantastic Four #51 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #18 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #20 (v1).
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Issue Review
   October 1, 2012
Daredevil's early years are much maligned by the general comic book reading audience. The common explanation is that his villains were decidedly sub-par, and that perhaps if he had a better rogue's gallery, his book might have been more bearable. It is undoubtedly true that he had terrible villains (The Owl, Stilt Man, the Matador ... you get the picture), but I'd say the title's mediocrity goes deeper than that: Matt Murdock and his supporting cast are decidedly dull. Matt graduated top of his class and has a successful law practice. His only real problem is his contrived masquerade as a helpless blind man, which situation garners him no sympathy from his audience since we all know he's actually more capable than any sighted man. Marvel unsuccessfully tried to fix this problem with Mike Murdock, and years later they finally got Daredevil to be a great character by giving him loads of angst and tragedy.
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  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-10 16:32:02  
  All D.D. did was knock out a bunch of underworld crooks.  

  chrys Says:    
  2012-12-13 00:27:56  
  Last issue DD wondered if his fight banter was corny... Well, that self-criticism was sorely missed in this issue.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-07 12:35:38  
  Some mastermind-"I thought Nelson was kind of flabby, but I was so sure he was Daredevil." Nice picture of Gladiator and Marauder when they decide to cut and run.  

  Antifa Says:    
  2013-10-29 16:00:21  
  this is idiotic. how does the man who made foggy his fake DD suit the previous issue (and who foggy told he was impersonating DD for a girl) believe that foggy is Daredevil?  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-06 17:50:37  
  @leisch - funny I thought the same thing of the picture of the two of them....... they sucked as bad guys but that shot was pretty good.......  

  metasynthie Says:    
  2014-06-19 07:54:20  
  The Gladiator loses his wrist-helicopters since someone must have realized those couldn't possibly stick around for long; now he's just a hulking brute (with excellent cosplay tailoring skills!) who got so confused about who was beating him up last issue that he really believes his last custom-fit client was Daredevil, pudgier than ever imagined, paying him to make another fake Daredevil suit for a date which perhaps was a trap to lure the Gladiator out? If that makes no sense, welcome to the mind of either the Gladiator or Stan Lee.
Karen likes Foggy MORE after finding out he'd been lying about being Daredevil, instead of screaming "What is WRONG with you, we both could have been killed, that is SO creepy, Foggy!!"
Daredevil asks Foggy to open a window and let him in, then somehow breaks a window before leaving, then breaks ANOTHER window when he returns to rescue Foggy in an extensive and fun fight scene. Some villain should patent those "another glass pane slides into place" devices that villain lairs always seem to have."

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-07-19 20:08:38  
  OMG...I don't know how I did it...but I managed to get through this boring story arc.

  gloomyharvester @ marvelcomicslover (original post):    
  2014-07-26 21:45:18  
  Seriously. I just did four Daredevils in one day. This site should give you a badge just for that. I'm giving this an extra star just for being the last one.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-05 23:28:40  
  Man, I was really enjoying this issue until that moronic ending with Karen forgiving Foggy. Screw this comic. I hate you, Daredevil.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2014-08-15 11:18:53  
  Ahhh… finally done with this Daredevil Quadrilogy. Having read this, and all previous issues of DD, it’s easy to see why DD didn’t overly excite the comic readers of the time. Matt’s a successfully lawyer, whose blindness alone really creates no storyline opportunities. Matt is not only blind, he’s BLAND. Foggy is a selfish bumbling oaf, whose law career( by his own admission) is being carried by Matt. Karen exists only to pine for Matt and to be the object of each of their affections, when she’s not being captured. None of DD’s rogues gallery are that interesting or pose a really threat to DD. Not once have I thought “I wonder how DD is going to subdue this villain”.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-19 21:44:15  
  Decent story and conclusion to Foggy's shenanigans. 3 stars for entertaining me. Would have gained an extra star if Foggy got seriously hurt. Don't judge, it's just a comic book.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-09-11 02:53:48  
  Just 2 stars for a lackluster ending to the inmates running the asylum!

Free Press - I do like the gangsters posing as photographers to break the Gladiator out of the police station.

Scoop - On page 8, panel 5 is that Harris Hobbs? I bet he brought dynamite!!!

Purple Gang - Sad to see them go. I wonder if the Masked Marauder gave them a 2 week severance pay, and letters of recommendation to other villains needing henchmen???

Smack Down - Great scene of the Gladiator turning on the Masked Marauder!!!

'Nuff Said - "Why didn't you pretend to be Soupy Sales, instead?"-Daredevil

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-09-23 16:49:00  
  I love how Daredevil managed to break a new window every time he left or came in to Foggy's apartment.  

  hawaii Says:    
  2014-12-14 14:47:44  
  Except for the last page it was great  

  GroovyGolem @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2015-06-02 21:40:37  
  Regarding Harris Hobbs, I thought the same thing!  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-06-02 21:44:57  
  Pg13/P2: Peter Pan vs. the Hulk is something that is not outside the realm of possibility now that Disney owns Msrvel!

That's one crossover I'd like to see!

  Urgat @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2016-07-26 09:29:08  
  It would be the same as a wasp (a real one, not Janet) fighting a gorilla... or even an elephant (but the hulk is more agile then an elephant)  

  Urgat Says:    
  2016-07-26 09:32:56  
  Foggy knows Matt for how long now ? And he does not recognize his voice when DD speaks to him? I just ask because DD's voice is not muffled because his mouth is the only part of his face that is not covered by his mask...
Must have been the sheer fear...

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-08-19 23:55:00  
  P8P2 - Didn't Foggy let DD in? So why's the window smashed? Since nobody's attacked Foggy at his apartment before, the only answer is that DD recklessly jumped through the closed window on the way out... seems a tad excessive on his behalf, he must be really p***ed with Foggy!
P9P6 - You'd think the "cream of the underworld" would know by now not to team up with costumed villains!
PP10-12 - I'm rooting for Gladiator!
P12P2 - Hands up class, what's cushioned steel?

  GroovyGolem @ kungfufan (original post):    
  2016-08-20 06:29:39  
  Cushioned steel? What... You've never seen a Brillo pad? ;-)

  kungfufan @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2016-08-20 07:52:00  
  Ah yes, I can see how a Brillo pad stuck to the top of his helmet would make an awesome weapon!  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-16 08:58:07  
  I have our first sporting competition for the Completer Marvel Readers' Olympics! Heavy Hassock Holding!  

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-01-25 21:41:24  
  • That's my line – "All my life people have tried to give me orders! Customers, coming into my shop... trying to order me around!.." (Gladiator) – Err... buddy, isn't it what they're supposed to do in a shop?

  • I don't buy that a tailor would not make a difference between the body of the real and the fake Daredevils.

  • I don't buy either that Karen would be stupid enough to accept without an explanation that Foggy had played such a dangerous game. He deserved at least a bitch slap from her.

  • Too bad Foggy did not get the crap beaten outta him, but the thugs did wreck his apartment and Karen still prefers Matt.... And everyone is calling him Flabby now... So I'll settle for that!

  • I know that the Gladiator and the Marauder are not as memorable and glamorous as Doctor Doom or the Green Goblin, but I can't say either that they are not suited for this superhero. BUT they need more substance and backstory. They need to pose a real threat, and not only to the hero like some grudge or point to prove. Now they make Daredevil look like he can only fight third-class thugs, which is not the case. Daredevil's most interesting appearance was when he helped the Fantastic Four against Doctor Doom. So it has nothing to do with the hero. That being said, I was decently entertained by the thug fight and the artwork so 3 stars.

  arsenal009 @ Antifa (original post):    
  2018-02-19 01:19:09  
  Because in Gladiator's mind, cosplaying DD kicked his butt in the previous issue, leading him to believe that he is in fact the real DD.
And considering Gladiator is a nutcase, I don't see why this theory is so far-fetched.

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Essential Daredevil, Volume 1
This collection includes Daredevil #1 (v1), Daredevil #2 (v1), Daredevil #3 (v1), Daredevil #4 (v1), Daredevil #5 (v1), Daredevil #6 (v1), Daredevil #7 (v1), Daredevil #8 (v1), Daredevil #9 (v1), Daredevil #10 (v1), Daredevil #11 (v1), Daredevil #12 (v1), Daredevil #13 (v1), Daredevil #14 (v1), Daredevil #16 (v1), Daredevil #17 (v1), Daredevil #18 (v1), Daredevil #19 (v1), Daredevil #20 (v1), Daredevil #21 (v1), Daredevil #22 (v1), Daredevil #23 (v1), Daredevil #24 (v1), Daredevil #25 (v1), Daredevil #15 (v1)
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Volume 2
This collection includes Daredevil #12 (v1), Daredevil #13 (v1), Daredevil #14 (v1), Daredevil #15 (v1), Daredevil #16 (v1), Daredevil #17 (v1), Daredevil #18 (v1), Daredevil #19 (v1), Daredevil #20 (v1), Daredevil #21 (v1)
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   January 31, 2018 TStarnes
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Nelson and Murdock to the issue.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added NYPD to the issue.
   January 9, 2018 Urgat
   November 23, 2017 TStarnes
   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   July 1, 2014 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   October 29, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for The Gladiator.
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