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1138: Daredevil #61 (v1)

" Trapped -- By the Trio of Doom! "
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Daredevil #61 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Marie Severin
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Syd Shores
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: February 1970
Release Date: December 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 326                 Times Rated: 200
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Mr. Hyde and the Cobra pull a job at the behest of the Jester. When a carnival owner leads Daredevil to their new hideout, he suspects a trap. Meanwhile, Karen mulls over her love for Matt Murdock.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #60 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #62 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Karen Page
Karen Page last appeared in Daredevil #60 (v1). Karen Page next appears in Daredevil #62 (v1).
  Foggy Nelson
Foggy Nelson last appeared in Daredevil #60 (v1). Foggy Nelson next appears in Daredevil #62 (v1).
  Lemuel Frye
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lemuel Frye in the mainstream continuity.
Cobra last appeared in Daredevil #32 (v1). Cobra next appears in Captain America #163 (v1).
  Mr. Hyde
Mr. Hyde last appeared in Daredevil #32 (v1). Mr. Hyde next appears in Captain America #150 (v1).
Jester last appeared in Daredevil #46 (v1). Jester next appears in Daredevil #131 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #60 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #62 (v1).
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-08-03 14:28:39  
  I liked the Jester in his earlier confrontations with Daredevil, but teaming with Hyde and the Cobra seems like a downgrade. A shame.  

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2012-09-25 18:08:37  
  Trio of Doom? Give me Dr. Doom!  

  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2012-11-02 11:55:57  
  Seriously Karen? DD may be lame, but he's gone toe-to-toe with Namor and lived to tell about it. Insisting he quit is just selfish and childish.  

  chrys Says:    
  2013-05-28 18:36:33  
  Karen's whining is really annoying. Sure, make the guy quit for you, so that later he'll blame you for it. Also, do forget all the people including yourself who would probably be dead if DD had quit already.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-23 10:31:40  
  There was no need for Jester to join Hyde and Cobra; although a Hyde, Cobra, Leapfrog grouping would be as funny as hell.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-11-06 23:13:30  
  I never thought I would day this...DD should have kept his identity to himself. I've said since nearly the beginning that in his case life would be easier if Foggy and Karen know...but who knew Karen would be such a whiny, selfish buzz-kill.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-07 11:54:56  
  Today, I learned that the scorn of a woman is worse than a trio of super villains.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-22 10:41:33  
  Ah, so THAT'S why these heroes keep their identities secret.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2015-02-20 09:12:53  
  Ugh, the sloppiness continues. Panels that are impossible to decipher what has been drawn. Colan has particular issues drawing faces, they are just a mess. The romance part of the story is the most compelling bit. Villains bickering at each other is not enjoyable, either. (1)  

  phogbear Says:    
  2015-06-22 09:30:43  
  DD swinging level with a bus? I forgive the absence of anything to swing from up high, but swinging at ground level bothers me. To many obstacles.

DD better hope that bus driver actually uses his turn signals.

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-08-13 09:23:50  
  Karen was overly brutal this issue.  

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2015-10-31 07:54:35  
  I hated how Cobra and Hyde keep talking about their mysterious partner at the beginning. From the cover, we know it's the Jester.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-11-10 18:16:57  
  2 stars for the Three Stooges! Sigh, I remember when Mr. Hyde and Cobra used to give Thor a run for his money...

Holy - I can't believe DD wears his boots with no socks!!

'Nuff Said - "Nobody's drivin' me out of my own carny...NOBODY!!"-Lemuel Frye

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2016-05-19 08:09:48  
  Not that I care that much about these three baddies, but would this story have been any different if it had been three run of the mill gangsters or non-super villains?

Very forgettable issue, except maybe the Karen stuff.

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-11-06 20:19:02  
  Geez Karen, be cool. I bet it wasn't even her birthday, she just wanted to make Matt feel bad.  

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-12-19 05:16:49  
  Karen thought Matt Murdock wasn't worth her time when he was a coward, now she thinks he's no good since he's got some courage. I'm wondering when the writers will make up their mind.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-28 12:47:44  
  This one was a little difficult to read. Clearly Karen is just thinking about herself here, although you could argue that Matt hasn't been any better throughout this book's run. Karen learning Matt's identity helped advance the subplot, but her constant complaining about him is already starting to get old fast.

Cobra, Hyde and the Jester did make for an intriguing match-up on paper at least, but this story fell really flat. Jester was nowhere near his entertaining self from his previous arc, and of Cobra and Hyde are pretty pathetic. By the way, the way these two banter, how have they managed to not kill each other by now?

2 stars. Roy and Gene are doing what they can, but the series just doesn't have much to work with.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-08-23 10:12:54  
  I understand Karen's issue with Matt being Daredevil. I think I would also have a problem with my love being a superhero, and not just because of my fragile ego. Ideally, they would be able to talk, negotiate, and deal with these problems; but, most likely, they will allow them to fester with no attempt to compromise.

As to Cobra and Hyde, I kept thinking: "You can both wear the pretty dress."

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   February 3, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
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   October 8, 2017 fragsel Added Lemuel Frye to the issue.
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