Characters Appearing: Daredevil, Foggy Nelson, Tribune
Issue(s): Daredevil #71
This issue continues the story from last issue, which had three innocent protestors framed for the bombing of a hotel in New York where the Vice President was giving a speech. The bombing was really done by an aging actor named Buck Ralston, who is also the super-villain called the Tribune. Tribune doesn't just sit back and let the kids get falsely prosecuted, thus smearing the anti-war movement, though. He comes to New York and takes over the trial.
Obviously Daredevil will take care of him. The only challenge is that Daredevil has been subpoenaed for the defense while he's also working as Matt Murdock with Foggy for the prosecution, but he handles that with his usual grace.
It also turns out that the Tribune's gavel is actually a "Dominator" device, and most of his followers are actually mind controlled.
As Tribune flees, he leaves behind a statue. Daredevil senses a funny vibe from it...
...and soon it starts "tickling" (having heightened senses results in some unusual pleasures, i guess).
In the end i guess Tribune really wasn't Buck Ralston? I dunno. Maybe he just survived the explosion.
And yes, that really does say that next issue will feature "The Leopard Man". We are really into the cream of Daredevil's run at this point.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This issue begins "weeks" after the end of last issue, with the "New York Three" about to go to trial. "Several days" pass at the end of the issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Maybe that's not live footage at the end? Definitely weird.
Posted by: S | December 19, 2014 12:49 AM
Very likely it was a political commercial or a news bit.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | December 20, 2014 5:00 PM
Was Len Wein's credit here his first for Marvel?
Posted by: FF3 | January 29, 2016 12:46 PM
Comments are now closed.
|SuperMegaMonkey home | Comics Chronology home|