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584: Daredevil #25 (v1)

" Enter: The Leap-Frog! "
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Daredevil #25 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gene Colan
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: February 1967
Release Date: December 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 483                 Times Rated: 276
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Daredevil #23 (v1)
Daredevil #24 (v1)
Daredevil #25 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #43 (v1)
Strange Tales #150a (v1)
582: Daredevil
#23 (v1)
583: Daredevil
#24 (v1)
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#43 (v1)
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#150a (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Back from Europe and trying to explain his disappearance Murdock backs himself into a lie he can't escape. A leaping fiend in a frog suit starts a one-man crime wave. Can Daredevil save his secret identity and the city at the same time?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #24 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #43 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Foggy Nelson
Foggy Nelson last appeared in Daredevil #24 (v1). Foggy Nelson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #43 (v1).
  Karen Page
Karen Page last appeared in Daredevil #24 (v1). Karen Page next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #43 (v1).
Tri-Man last appeared in Daredevil #23 (v1). Tri-Man next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #25 (v1). He appears in a flash back when Matt is untruthfully recalling events.
  The Leap-Frog
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The Leap-Frog in the mainstream continuity. The Leap-Frog next appears in Daredevil #26 (v1).
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  • Daredevil introduces a second identity, Matt's twin brother Mike, in this issue.
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  TStarnes Says:    
  2011-10-17 00:00:00  
  The guy's special power is springs on his shoes. Was he watching Bugs Bunny when the idea came to him. One of the dumbest villains ever.  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2011-11-08 16:56:47  
  Thank God this was the last Daredevil for a while  

  max1973_italy Says:    
  2012-01-13 09:02:05  
  In my opinion Mike Murdock identity is maybe the worst Stan Lee idea...  

  TStarnes Says:    
  2012-01-13 09:11:29  
  Max, I couldn't agree with you more. Was incredibly lame.  

  Xythe Says:    
  2012-02-14 16:19:49  
  "The Leap Frog next appears in....", possibly the worst thing I've ever read on this site.  

  Xythe Says:    
  2012-02-14 16:21:21  
  And Mike Murdock? Seriously, what the hell.  

  mizak23 Says:    
  2012-04-24 20:59:29  
  This issue get's 1 star for Mike Murdock alone.  

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2012-06-21 18:46:43  
  In the immortal words of Eric Cartman: Whut?!  

  Canuck Says:    
  2012-06-27 22:21:26  
  Oh boy... after seeing it as the worst rated comic on here, I was wondering how bad this issue could be. I have to say, its rating is well deserved. The Leap-frog character, along with the Mike Murdock storyline, are both equally embarrassing.  

  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-22 07:07:03  
  by the time you have the battery pack and all you might as well just have rocket shoes, I mean what the heck battery powered springs how stupid is this leap-frog character  

  Schlodz Says:    
  2012-08-18 02:05:40  
  This is just the worst. Guess matt really is a great lawyer with the kind if excuses he can think of...  

  Shark Says:    
  2012-09-25 13:50:10  
  Oh lord, and I thought I had seen everything bad about Daredevil. Seriously, these years feel like they're wasting the character. And Mike Murdock, what a character, I was laughing to not cry.  

  chrys Says:    
  2013-01-13 23:31:03  
  I wish this issue hadn't happened. Too bad Mike didn't get an entry as a separate appearance so I could warn myself about how long he'll be around.  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-04-28 10:52:05  
  Mike is so over the top he moves into awesome. I actually find myself wanting more.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-12 08:10:01  
  I haven't been looking forward to this. Although I've never read it, I've heard that the Mike Murdock debacle is one of the worst storylines in Marvel history.

It's like the Daredevil team is sitting there screwing around-"What's the worst idea for a villain you've ever had?" and then they put that villain in a DD story.

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-18 15:48:24  
  Mike Murdock?!?!?!?! seriously!?!?!?! WTF?????? and Foggy and Karen can't figure that out?!?!?!?! Yeah, who's really the blind characters in this story.......Daredevil can fly a plane and these two can't see past a blind man's facade........  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-02-16 22:20:13  
  These are dark times for the Daredevil comic. I write this now after seeing the cover, but before actually reading it, as I fear I may lose the required mental faculties in the doing...
My first experience with Leap-Frog was against Spider-Man in the 90s, in the middle on an intense storyline with Green Goblin, he just shows up out of nowhere and Spidey just laughs hisa**of. So no high hopes for this particular evil genius.

  EmptyEmp Says:    
  2014-02-17 06:38:44  
  Most of the Daredevil issues so far have been boring and forgettable, so the ridiculous plots like Mike Murdock and Foggy pretending to be Daredevil have been pretty entertaining.  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-06-11 00:37:13  
  Wait...why did we get a flashback to a story Matt totally made up?  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-06-11 00:40:57  
  And then Matt made up a fake twin brother. I can't tell if I hate this or think it's hilarious...  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-06-11 01:00:16  
  My theory: Foggy and Karen are just humoring Matt and playing along. They've got to be. There's no way they're both that stupid.

I also love that this is listed as an essential issue...

  dpaone Says:    
  2014-06-14 23:13:35  
  Let's pretend I have a twin and the villain is a guy that has spring shoes. I think the frog aliens were a better idea. 1 star.  

  sputnix Says:    
  2014-07-10 22:12:25  
  This is one of the best issues in the order for all the wrong reasons.  

  Spider-Borg Says:    
  2014-07-14 21:55:57  
  I'm with you on this one. It wasn't as bad as I imagined, but it was still bad. I was surprised I read the whole thing without falling asleep!  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-26 11:32:53  
  It's like every bad idea in the bullpen gets sent to Daredevil. This comic seems like a Producers-esque scheme to create the worst comic book, yet kids kept on buying it. The only edge I give it over X-Men is that these characters don't irk me nearly as much, plus the panels are nice and big, while each X-Men panel is stuffed with text, so it takes much longer to plow through a terrible X-Men comic than Daredevil.

Mike is such a god-awful addition that I now have a morbid curiosity on how this all works out. I feel like picking up each new Daredevil issue will be similar to how my friends and I would visit rotten.com years ago.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-30 20:29:49  
  Wtf just happened. I feel like my IQ has dropped 60 points for trying to keep up with what happened. I feel like I wasted the 10-15 minutes it took to read this. 1 star.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-11 17:45:55  
  Thus begins the ruin of Matt Murdock by the ridiculous Mike. God have mercy on us when we read this.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-11-14 19:25:25  
  Sigh...there really needs to be a 0 rating...

'Nuff Said - "Spider-Man hasn't the time to make rash accusations!"-Foggy

  SmokyB Says:    
  2014-12-01 14:09:08  
  I laughed my way through the whole thing. Karen and Foggy are as dumb as posts. It would be a kindness to kill them. They should at any rate be prevented from breeding for the sake of humanity.

On the other hand it was weirdly entertaining. I'm now fascinated by how bad this comic is.


  gumchewspit Says:    
  2015-02-12 21:04:49  
  Even though these Daredevil stories are laughably bad, I do appreciate and enjoy the Colan/Giacoia art, especially because it's big panels which both feels a bit more modern and keeps the reading time down. Prior to Colan taking over, I found Daredevil to be the wordiest comic in the order. DD also gets my vote for worst supporting cast.  

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2015-06-13 17:32:45  
  The setup for Mike Murdock is terrible, but the character is very interesting. It's a sad day when the best written character is an imaginary persona created by a fictional character.  

  Bramwell Says:    
  2015-06-16 23:40:41  
  I was warned that this whole concept was going to suck but somehow the warning didn't convey the magnitude of suck that is the twin brother. Somehow I can't help but read his explanation in the voice of Eric Cartman. All that being said, the art is still fantastic and the issues have very good pacing.  

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-17 00:33:22  
  Good art, turd story.
1 Star

  Shocker Says:    
  2015-07-04 04:03:08  
  Finally I reaced this milestone! Silly with Mike I admit but also in a way quite fun. 3 stars.  

  Vancelot Says:    
  2015-07-21 23:02:11  
  Oh the Mike Murdock issues.  

  Beaustaff Says:    
  2015-08-21 09:11:38  
  I need to invent something to make me invincible. Hmmmm... I know! Springs!.... Come on man.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-12-01 21:56:36  
  I absolutely love the cops chasing the Leap-Frog around the airport, guns drawn, especially the one who laments "I could probably nail him from here, but he hasn't done anything serious enough for gunplay!"  

  Big Frank T Says:    
  2016-06-12 23:46:29  
  It took less than two seconds to know this was going to be an awful experience  

  indypaul Says:    
  2016-07-10 07:29:41  
  Daredevil at this point is so bad that it's hilarious. Mike Murdock! Too much. Also Leap Frog - Ok ok, THIS is the worst super villain ever. Until next issue probably.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-29 16:47:54  
  Maybe it was a friend of Stan's who created the Leap-Frog. But it was an underdeveloped character; the creator-friend couldn't add more to him because he.....uhmmmm, croaked.

There. I said it. Terrible joke for a terrible issue. Next!

  Urgat @ max1973_italy (original post):    
  2016-10-13 09:05:19  
  cut the "maybe" and you are right ;-)  

  Urgat @ scottyjrules (original post):    
  2016-10-13 09:07:01  
  It is Essential because EVERYONE should suffer as the ones that already read this Issue XD  

  skabeaters Says:    
  2016-12-15 18:04:25  
  Worst... liar... ever.  

  Judassiah Says:    
  2017-02-24 20:37:23  
  + Gene Colan/Frank Giacoia
+ I like the Leap-Frog's mask
+ Matt Murdock getting himself into this situation. I enjoy the fact that there are repercussions to dressing up like Daredevil while getting Karen to bring him to the Tri-Man fight - just in case the real Daredevil doesn't sow up...

1 star.

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