Characters Appearing: Daredevil
Issue(s): Daredevil #219
He uncovers the town's seedy secret, involving the murder and cover-up of the town's sheriff by his corrupt replacement...
..., and sets things right before leaving (with the help of a falsely accused biker), never to be seen again.
The story takes place in post-industrial New Jersey instead of a western boom town, but it's still essentially a Western. And it's a fun, well done story. Not as impactful as Miller's longer Daredevil runs, but a welcome return.
Quality Rating: B+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
One of my all-time favorite standalone stories, and a grubby precursor to Sin City, too.
Posted by: Cecil | July 30, 2015 9:25 PM
Why was there an asterisk next to Miller's name on the title page?
Posted by: Sam W. | August 24, 2015 10:22 PM
Cecil has a point, this seems like a pretty good standalone Daredevil story. One of my favorites include "34 Hours During the Life of Daredevil"; very well narrated and one of the slickest examples of Daredevil using his prowess at its very best. The other one takes place in upstate New York, in a humble inn owned by a man whose brother is a mob enforcer of sorts, with flashbacks of their childhood, when the latter psychologically tortures the former, involving the dramatic death of their pet dog.
Posted by: The Transparent Fox | August 25, 2015 1:09 PM
@Sam, the asterisk goes to a footnote saying that Frank Miller being on this issue is explained in the lettercol. And in the lettercol they say that it was because Denny O'Neil needed a deadline break, and they also discuss how they wanted to do something offbeat for this issue and mention some other upcoming Frank Miller projects.
Posted by: fnord12 | August 25, 2015 9:13 PM
It is a great issue. One gets the impression that they bribed Frank Miller with the chance to do anything he wanted [a hard-boiled crime story] with any artist he wanted. Left me shaking my head when the issue was new, but it only grows on you.
Posted by: ChrisW | August 25, 2015 10:37 PM
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