Some recent comments by reader and historian Ferran Delgado prompted me to go back and to take a closer look at DAREDEVIL #1, the last of what we would consider the formative Marvel titles to be launched and one that was plagued in its delivery by a variety of delays. I've written about those delays … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Ditko & Everett & Brodsky: The Long Road to DAREDEVIL #1
One of the things that John Romita used to say is that Stan Lee based a lot of his theories on how to grab comic book audiences and how to speak to the readership from Charles Biro, who co-edited the Lev Gleason line of titles in the 1940s and 50s. Biro was a pioneer who … Continue reading Daredevil is Exposed
DAREDEVIL was one of the more popular series that ran in the Golden Age of Comics. It started out as a typical super hero title, but took on a different flavor with the introduction of the Little Wise Guys in issue #13. The Wise Guys were a group of young kids who would help Daredevil … Continue reading The Last Daredevil Story
One of the best-remembered covers of the early golden age of comics, this Jack Cole cover to SILVER STREAK COMICS heralded the return of the demoniac and popular Claw. Cole spared no effort in making the gargantuan monster look as hideous and evil as possible.
Another copy-heavy cover, this Charles Biro DAREDEVIL cover makes the most of the situation; Daredevil being unmasked. Biro’s self-signed message to the readers is sort of a precursor to the kind of self-referential copy that Stan Lee would later employ.