Characters Appearing: Ben Urich, Black Widow, Daito, Daredevil, Elektra, Ghostmaker, Jimmy Woo, Nick Fury, Osaku, Shang-Chi
Daredevil annual #10
Issue(s): Daredevil annual #10
For this story, the Snakeroot faction of the Hand resurrect Ghostmaker and send him after Daredevil and Elektra.
But it just so happens that Shang-Chi is in town, providing some training lessons for Nick Fury and a very off-model Jimmy Woo.
SHIELD is alerted about Ghostmaker's presence, and Shang-Chi agrees to deal with him. And since Ghostmaker has history with Shang-Chi, he allows that to take precedence over going after Daredevil and Elektra.
Eventually Ghostmaker is forced to face off against Daredevil, Elektra, and Shang-Chi, and that's a bit much to ask of him.
If i wasn't aware that the annuals this year were focused on villains, it wouldn't have occurred to me from reading this issue. Some of the narration is from Ghostmaker's perspective, but that's not that unusual and we also see things from Shang-Chi's perspective and there's the ongoing question of what's going on with Elektra. So it just feels like a regular story. And in that regard, the art isn't so good and it's hard to take anything seriously while Daredevil is wearing that outfit, but it's kind of fun for Shang-Chi and one of his villains to show up.
A back-up story has Black Widow doing some work for Nick Fury in the aftermath of Matt Murdock's supposed death. She encounters the Snakeroot member named Osaku, who it turns out is a former Soviet colleague of hers named Karla.
Osaku/Karla escapes, but the Widow learns from her that Matt is still alive.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between Daredevil #325-326.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Why does no one have pupils in the main story?
Posted by: Enchlore | February 13, 2018 10:24 AM
Because they're all considered "students" ;)
Posted by: clyde | February 13, 2018 1:51 PM
Because everyone has Youngblood's Disease?
Posted by: Morgan Wick | February 13, 2018 4:34 PM
Uncredited Harold Gray?
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 13, 2018 8:25 PM
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