(April 1964)

Marvel, 1964 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1964-02-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil [Marvel] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Bill Everett (see notes)
Inks
Bill Everett; Dick Ayers (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember when we introduced... Spider-Man. Now we continue the mighty Marvel tradition with Daredevil!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Fixer [Roscoe Sweeney]; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Indexer Notes

Fantastic Four figures by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers, taken from the title's corner cover box. Matt, Foggy and Karen faces are penciled and inked by Everett.

FF and Spider-Man do not appear in the issue.

The Origin of Daredevil (Table of Contents: 1)

Daredevil [Marvel] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited); Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited); Steve Ditko (see notes); Sol Brodsky (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Artie Simek (sourced) (page 1)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember this cover? If you are of the fortunate few who bought this first copy-- you probably wouldn't part with it for anything!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock] (origin) (featured) (introduction); Fixer [Roscoe Sweeney] (death) (villain) (introduction); Battlin' Jack Murdock (death) (introduction); Foggy Nelson (origin) (introduction); Karen Page (introduction); Porky (villain) (introduction); Slade (introduction); Hank; "Dynamite" Davis; Sam (villain)
Synopsis
Matt Murdock saves a blind man from an oncoming truck but is struck blind himself by a radioactive canister during the rescue. The radioactivity heightens Matt's other senses and gives him an uncanny radar sense. Matt graduates college and begins practicing law with his college roommate Foggy. Matt's father, a boxer, is killed by the Fixer after he refuses to throw a fight. Matt designs a costume and a billy club (from his cane) and takes his derogatory childhood nickname "Daredevil." Daredevil tracks down the Fixer and the man who shot his father.
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Indexer Notes

Kirby pencils on splash. Image taken from cover. Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #1 is reprinted on the splash page - pencils by Kirby and inks by Ditko.

Sol Brodsky and Steve Ditko provided inking assistance due to deadline problems.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Remember when we introduced... Spider-Man. Now we continue the mighty Marvel tradition with Daredevil!!"]
    Daredevil [Marvel]
  2. 1. The Origin of Daredevil
    Daredevil [Marvel]
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