Daredevil #174 [Direct]
(September 1981)

Marvel, 1964 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-05-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited as O’Neil) (editor); Ralph Macchio (credited) (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (credited as Shooter) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #2.
This issue has variants:

Daredevil...Elektra & Gladiator...Fighting an Army of Assassins! (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
Michael Higgins ?; Ron Zalme

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Elektra; Gladiator [Melvin Potter]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Comics Index #9B lists Ron Zalme as letterer.

The Assassination of Matt Murdock (Table of Contents: 1)

Daredevil / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller (credited as Miller)
Pencils
Frank Miller (credited as Miller) (breakdowns); Klaus Janson (credited as Janson) (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited as Janson)
Colors
Klaus Janson (credited as Hanson); Glynis Oliver (credited as Wein)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited as Rosen)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Elektra; Gladiator [Melvin Potter]; Ben Urich; Foggy Nelson; Heather Glenn; Betsy Beatty; Kingpin (villain); The Hand (villain, first appearance); Kirigi (villain, first appearance)
Synopsis
Kingpin secretly hires the Hand to take out Matt Murdock, but Elektra and Gladiator get in the way. When the Hand blows up his law office, Daredevil loses his radar sense due to the blast.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page #20 is re-worked a little and used as page #4 for the next issue with the same basic art and text.

The Human Torch in Hot-Tempered Triumph! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Human Torch; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Devil's Advocate / letters page / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jon Jackson MD, Sheldon A. Wiebe, Neil McLaughlin, verde, Jim Sinclair, David Motyl, Mark Harris, James Timlick, Kerry Lucarelli

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Daredevil...Elektra & Gladiator...Fighting an Army of Assassins!
    Daredevil
  2. 1. The Assassination of Matt Murdock
    Daredevil
  3. 2. The Human Torch in Hot-Tempered Triumph!
    Human Torch; Hostess
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Devil's Advocate
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