Issue(s): Daredevil #100, Daredevil #101
This time it's an Avengers Quinjet, as he returns from helping out the team fight Magneto. He's returning without the Black Widow who *choke* decided to remain on the team. Except she returns a few pages later, resulting in a brief hug and then back to business.
In the meantime, San Francisco is being menaced by Angar the Screamer.
He's a hippie who got pissed off when the cops fired on the crowd at Berkely. He wears a swastika headband, but i guess it's the "good swastika" from Hinduism and Buddhism.
A mysterious stranger gave him psychedelic powers that let him create illusions that affect even Daredevil, although somehow because Daredevil is blind he remembers the "trips" even though no one else does. Angar is treated sympathetically; he wants to be a peace & love hippie but there's a chip in his head.
Daredevil is able to help him fight the mind-control...
...but Angar disappears in the battle's aftermath. Prior to that, Black Widow threatens to kill him, and Daredevil is disturbed to realize that she meant it.
Since issue #100 is an anniversary issue, we get a montage of DD's origin and rogue's gallery, in the form of a Rolling Stone interview (in which DD refuses to actually answer any questions...
...but he does preach on about how noble it is to be a super-hero.
Thankfully, one of Angar's attacks removes all memory of that god-awful speech) and some of Angar's illusions.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This issue takes place after Avengers #111 and concurrently with Avengers #112. The Black Widow is with Daredevil at the beginning of Daredevil #99, but then leaves him to be with the Avengers for Avengers #112, returning to DD in issue #101.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showAngar the Screamer, Black Widow, Daredevil, Ivan Petrovitch, Jason Sloan, Kerwin Broderick, Officer McHeny, Paul Carson
Daredevil's interviewer, Jann Wenner, was Rolling Stone's publisher. Rolling Stone was actually newspaper format at the time and had advertisements you have to see to believe these days.
The title of #101 references the Beatles song "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 14, 2011 11:27 PM
Weirdly the Hindu Swatstika and the Nazi one are the same, but the Nazi one is a bit more tilted and rotated. But hey, Angar's supposed to be a hippie...and considering he's eventually pre-Songbird Melissa's partner, his showing up is still sort of important.
Posted by: Ataru320 | September 9, 2012 9:04 PM
Is it ever addressed how he goes from being forced to be a villain to being a straight-up criminal?
Posted by: Erik Robbins | July 15, 2013 11:30 PM
This DD era is rather neglected - I'd like to see a graphic novel in TPB or HC of the San Francisco years with the Widow.
Posted by: Jack | July 16, 2013 12:21 AM
You wrote: "A mysterious stranger gave him psychedelic powers that let him create illusions that affect even Daredevil, although somehow because Daredevil is blind he remembers the "trips" even though no one else does. Angar is treated sympathetically; he wants to be a peace & love hippie but there's a chip in his head. "
We discover in Daredevil #104-107 that the man with the control box that controls the chip in Angar's head is actually Kerwin Broderick and the "mysterious stranger" who game him his powers is Moondragon.
Posted by: Jay Demetrick | July 16, 2013 12:50 AM
While it's not in colour, these issues of DD have been reprinted in Essential Daredevil vol. 4.
Posted by: ChrisKafka | July 16, 2013 12:59 AM
I'm thinking along the lines of a specific run celebrating DD & Widow, color, prefer HD.
Posted by: Jack | July 16, 2013 11:01 AM
It's amazing how much mileage (if you'll pardon the pun) they got out of DD's aeronautical skills. In the ending of #22, he "pilots" the giant robotic owl to save the life of Judge Lewis, and then, a mere two issues later, he's commandeering a plan and flying it to England. Yow!
Posted by: Matthew Bradley | October 18, 2013 2:52 PM
If you accept that DD has an actual organic radar sense (as opposed to sonar, which would be useless in the cockpit), in combination with the ability to feel every little shift and shudder of the plane, you have to figure he could probably fly better than a sighted person.
Posted by: Andrew | July 11, 2016 8:39 PM
@Andrew: Yep, which is why I've always argued that we should see a Marvel/ Dark Horse crossover where he goes up against Predator. Could be really interesting, hey:)
Posted by: Nathan Adler | July 12, 2016 1:29 AM
Maybe the Svastika headband is a reference to Charles Manson...
Posted by: Jay Gallardo | August 19, 2016 7:18 PM
As noted above, the ancient Hindu swastika (flat, not on a 45 degree angle) long predates the Nazi swastika, and is a symbol of peace.
Posted by: Andrew | November 9, 2016 4:08 PM
Should Kerwin J. Broderick have a tag here and in issues #97-8, since he appears in the shadows in both issues?
Posted by: Omar Karindu | September 14, 2017 4:27 PM
Added Kerwin here. He was already tagged for #97-98. Thanks Omar.
Posted by: fnord12 | September 15, 2017 12:07 AM
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