Issue(s): Daredevil #39, Daredevil #40, Daredevil #41
They've got a new boss called the Exterminator.
The Exterminator has developed a device called the T-Ray.
The device displaces someone from time, putting them into a limbo state.
Foggy Nelson is mad at Daredevil for pushing Debbie Harris yesterday (it was really Dr. Doom in Daredevil's body). Matt suggests that Foggy's real issue is that he's keeping his relationship with Debbie a secret because he's running for office, and convinces Foggy to go public with the fact that he's dating her.
Foggy and Debbie go out on a double-date with Matt and Karen, but the Ani-Men attack the club and Debbie gets hit by the T-Ray.
In a rematch fight, Daredevil gets hit by the T-Ray as well and wind up in the psychedelic limbo where all the Ani-Men's other victims are held.
Daredevil escapes via the rather dubious method of latching on to a car from the real world and having it pull him out.
In the final fight, Daredevil short-circuits the T-Ray device. The Exterminator is caught in the blast, and Daredevil makes it seem that he was as well, so that people think that Daredevil is killed.
Matt has been getting closer with Karen Page, and i guess he makes the decision to retire his secret identity so he can be with here. That won't last, of course, but the upside of this is that his ridiculous Mike Murdock persona is also killed off. When Daredevil returns, Matt will say it's a new Daredevil, and not his "brother", so that crazy plotline is finally wrapped up.
The Exterminator has a cool design, but we'll never see him again in this form.
He will, however, return years later as the Death-Stalker.
Gene Colan's art is very nice in these issues. However, the panels are very large, with lots of splashes and it's a quick read even though it takes three whole issues to tell the story.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Mark Gruenwald has a letter in #40, as well as #42 and #44.
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