Issue(s): Daredevil #89
The two villains show up rather impressively in Killgrave's psychedelic flying saucer...
...but the fight is pretty easy. Daredevil has "nostril filters" ready, making him immune to the Purple Man.
And the Black Widow tricks Electro into zapping a lightning rod (and that apparently drains Electro's power. It's science!).
It is nice to see the Black Widow taking on Electro alone while DD fights Purple Man.
Regarding the continuing Danny French plot, the Black Widow tries to get some information from him, but he instead tries to put the moves on her.
This puts her in a distressed mood, and she seems to explain at least some of the Project Four thing to Daredevil. Whatever she tells him, neither will yet share the info with Ivan, or us.
As per the general rule, the more straightforward and super-heroey and self-contained the Gerry Conway story, the better it is. As a single-issue fight that builds on the inconclusive battles with each individual villain in the past two issues, this was fun. A little marred by Gene Colan's art style; i had to look at the fight sequence with Electro a couple of times to make sure it wasn't the lightning rod billboard that Electro was zapping (was it made of lighting rods?!?). As always, Colan's art isn't bad; it's quite nice. But he tends to go for big splashy panels and not worry so much about the exact sequence of action.
The Danny French/Project Four stuff being teased is a bit annoying though. It's been three issues of French showing up and making vague comments with no progression.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place after DD's appearance in Hulk #152-153, where he says he's still tracking down the Purple Man.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showBlack Widow, Danny French, Daredevil, Electro, Ivan Petrovitch, Mr. Fear (Larry Cranston), Purple Man
hard to believe this version of Electro's costume didnt catch on.
No, actually not. It sucks.
Posted by: kveto from prague | June 11, 2017 5:46 PM
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