Daredevil annual #4

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Issue(s): Daredevil annual #4
Cover Date: 1976
Title: "The name of the game is... Death! / And who shall save the Panther?"
Credits:
Marv Wolfman - Plot
Chris Claremont - Script
George Tuska - Penciler
Frank Chiaramonte - Inker

Review/plot:
Daredevil returns from his trip to Los Angeles. Heather Glenn meets him at the airport and tries to suss out if Matt hooked up with Karen Page while he was out there.

Meanwhile, the Black Panther is meeting with superstar inventor Robert Mallory. The meeting seems to have been arranged by Reed Richards. Mallory has invented a way to draw energy from the currents of the ocean, but he needs vibranium "as a focusing agent" for it to work properly.

While the Panther is with Mallory, his son Keith is kidnapped for a ransom.

The above panel is a good example where Claremont's script and Tuska's art don't really work that well together. Tuska's panel calls for a single word exclamation, but Claremont delivers some calm expository dialogue. It's necessary - there's no follow-up panel for more info, but it's a little jarring. There's a few panels like that throughout the issue.

Meanwhile, Daredevil has shaken off Heather and gone out for a swing around town, but he discovers that the Sub-Mariner has been on a rampage. He confronts Namor, and gets appropriately stomped...

...but learns that Namor is upset over Mallory's invention. Namor is currently on leave from his servitude to Dr. Doom. Doom has granted him 24 hours to act in this issue.

The Black Panther tracks down the kidnappers, who are lead by a Ruffio Costa...

...but he is sadly captured rather easily.

Costa decides that he's going to ask the Avengers for an additional ransom for the Panther (the guy has some real balls), and the Panther tells Costa to contact the lawyer Matt Murdock to make the exchange, knowing that Murdock is Daredevil. I have to think if Costa had contacted the Avengers directly the outcome wouldn't have been any different, and i think the reason the Panther has Costa contact Murdock instead of them is because he was embarrassed about getting caught.

On his way to the exchange, Daredevil has another run-in with Namor...

...and then makes it to the drop-off location and finds that the Panther actually has managed to free himself after all.

A final encounter with Namor, and this time Daredevil convinces him that he'll take care of the Mallory situation without violence, so Namor returns to Doom. The Black Panther decides that he'll withhold his vibranium, preventing Mallory from going forward with the invention.

Mallory isn't a bad guy in this story. He's not depicted as lacking in safety or environmental concerns. And obviously his goal is a worthy one. So it's kind of an odd resolution, with the heroes sneakily conspiring to thwart his invention instead of, say, using their scientific genius to help the man develop the thing safely.

In any event, Daredevil and the Panther confront Costa, who gets knocked into some scientific equipment and becomes the Mind-Master...

...but he's defeated and reverts back to Costa after a short fight, the idea being that whatever powers he has as Mind-Master are self-contained in his brain and eventually burn up.

I didn't know what i'd think about a story that Claremont scripted but didn't plot. Would it just be really wordy in addition to just being an average super-hero story? But despite the wordiness and the occasional lack of harmony with the art, it's actually pretty enjoyable, with the dialogue at least feeling natural if verbose. There are some truncated ideas here - the Mind-Master thing comes out of nowhere and goes nowhere, and Mallory's invention needed a better resolution - but it's a decent guest star-loaded story.

Quality Rating: C+

Historical Significance Rating: 1

Chronological Placement Considerations: Daredevil arrives back from California after his visit with Karen Page (and Ghost Rider), so it's between Daredevil #138-139. Since Namor says he has been given 24 hours of leave from his service to Dr. Doom, this has to take place after Super-Villain Team-Up #5 (when the Sub-Mariner stops wearing his black costume) and Super-Villain Team-Up #7, which begins a period where the Sub-Mariner thinks Dr. Doom is dead. The idea is that Namor has been brought to Latveria after Super-Villain Team-Up #5 and given his first does of the antidote, and he now has 24 hours before needing his next dose in Super-Villain Team-Up #6. For the Black Panther, Daredevil thinks to himself that the last he heard, the Panther was investigating a murder "down South", with a footnote to "current issues of Jungle Action" and at the end the Panther says "my presence is required in Georgia". The MCP place this after Jungle Action #24, the last in that unfinished series, but considering the pace of that murder investigation and the amount of time between issues, there's no reason it couldn't take place earlier in the arc. This story also has to take place before Iron Fist #8-10, since the defeat of Ruffio Costa here creates a power vacuum that Chaka Kahn exploits in those issues.

References:

  • Heather tells Matt that an assassination attempt was made on Foggy while he was away. That was in Daredevil #138. Daredevil tells Heather, yeah, i'll get to that in my regular series. Don't you know we're in an annual here, with guest stars? Why are you bringing this stuff up now?
  • A cop that Daredevil helps after the Sub-Mariner crushed his patrol car tells DD that he never believed the lies the Jester spread about him from Daredevil #134 through Daredevil #137.
  • Daredevil last fought the Sub-Mariner in Daredevil #77.
  • They first fought in Daredevil #7.
  • The Black Panther gets information from Billy Carver regarding where Robert Mallory's son is being held. Billy Carver last appeared in Daredevil #69. Carver doesn't actually appear on panel but i'm listing him (as Thunderbolt) in the Characters Appearing.

Crossover: N/A

Continuity Insert? N

My Reprint: N/A

Sours: http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/daredevil_annual_4.shtml

Daredevil Annual #4 [5] [Direct]

(1989)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Michael Heisler

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Dr. Strange; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tyrannus (Villain); Viper [Madame Hydra] (villain); Moon Knight [Marc Spector] (Flashback); Punisher [Frank Castle] (Flashback)
Synopsis
Daredevil and Doc Strange try to keep Tyrannus from summoning the serpent god Set.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis Attacks

Atlantis Attacks continued from Spectacular Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1979 series) #9.
Atlantis Attacks continues in Avengers Annual (Marvel, 1967 series) #18.

Script
Gregory Wright
Pencils
Jim Lee
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Gregory Wright
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildboys [Spit; Jet]; Fatboys (cameos); Daredevil (cameo)
Synopsis
The Wildboys accidentally bring a drug runner to justice.
Reprints
Script
Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Vince Mielcarek
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Alicia Masters; Stick; Mole Man; Wolverine; Sabretooth; Puma; Heimdall; Utah the Watcher
Synopsis
Daredevil compares his senses to other members of the Marvel Universe.
Script
Gregory Wright
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Gregory Wright
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fat Boys; Daredevil; Wildboys [Spit; Jet] (cameos)
Synopsis
Some child snatchers grab Darla and the Fat Boys come to the rescue.
Reprints
Script
Gregory Wright
Pencils
Whilce Portacio
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Gregory Wright
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ben Urich; Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Fat Boys; J. Jonah Jameson; Bushwacker (villain); Nick Lambert (villain, death)
Synopsis
A drug dealer hires Bushwacker to take down Ben Urich.
Reprints
Script
Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Keith Williams
Colors
Marc Siry
Letters
Jade Moede
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (Editor); Gregory Wright (Managing Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Naga; Pyscatos; Bekkit; Watcher
Reprints
Keywords
Serpent Crown

Story continues from SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #9 and continues in AVENGERS ANNUAL #18

Sours: https://www.comics.org/issue/45572/
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Daredevil Annual (1967) #4

Guest-starring Black Panther and the Sub-Mariner! After a serious beat down at the hands of Namor, DD forms an (uneasy) alliance with the King of Atlantis and the King of Wakanda to save a boy from a ransom plot.

Guest-starring Black Panther and the Sub-Mariner! After a serious beat down at the hands of Namor, DD forms an (uneasy) alliance with the King of Atlantis and the King of Wakanda to save a boy from a ransom plot.

More Details

Extended credits and info
  • Format: Comic
  • Price: Free
Sours: https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/70349/daredevil_annual_1967_4

(1976)

The Name of the Game Is... Death!(Table of Contents: 1)

Daredevil / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils
George Tuska; Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Bonnie Wilford
Letters
Annette Kawecki


Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Foggy Nelson; Mind-Master [Ruffio Costa] (villain, introduction); Heather Glenn; Robert Trevanian Mallory; Keith Mallory; Thomas; Jojo; Bernie; Dr. Sullivan; Willis; Ernie; Gil; Boxer; Freddie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner's face is redrawn throughout most of the story by Marie Severin. Info per Nick Caputo, January 2020.

Sours: https://www.comics.org/issue/29383/

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