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Yellow and Brown-Red costume

First appeared in Daredevil #1
Originally designed by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, with a billy club holster. Also in issues #3 and #4, there was a hood on the back, to hold street clothes, but it was torn and removed from the costume. (Thanks to Joel Poirier for this info!).
Early issues had one 'D' on chest, then 'DD' later on.
Daredevil Yellow, the mini-series, revealed that the original material of the costume was made of Jack Murdock's boxing robe.
This costume lasted until issue #6, although it made a reappearance when Matt/Jack Batlin was having an identity crisis.

Red costume

First appeared in Daredevil #7
Wally Wood created this costume that most people know well. This costume also had a billy club holster. In early issues, it was shown that the horns on the costume were antennae that could pick up radiowaves. His billy club was also shown to have a retractable microphone, a minature tape recorder, wire cable, and a chamber for projectiles. Daredevil wore this costume from issues #7 until the Fall From Grace issues by Chichester and McDaniel.

Armoured Black costume

First appeared in Daredevil #319-#325
Designed by D.G.Chichester and Scott McDaniel, this costume had armour and billy clubs that attached to his forearm. The two clubs could be attached together to form a staff. This costume lasted until issue #344, where DD went back to his red costume, after this costume was torn to shreds.

'Flying Blind' costume

Appeared in Daredevil #376-379
This was the costume DD wore when he was undercover as Laurent Levasseur in France. He was unaware that he was Daredevil/Matt Murdock. A billy club holster was on his chest, rather than his leg like his red costume.

'Daredevil: Father' costume

Appeared in Daredevil: Father #3-4
To help in his battle against the Santerians, DD donned this costume, complete with motorbike.

"Shadowland" Daredevil

From the SHADOWLAND event in 2011, DD wore this costume as he led the Hand and fell under the influence of the Beast.

Check out my SKETCHES section for a look of some of the designs Scott McDaniel did back in '93 for DD's new costume.

Other 'Daredevil' costumes:

Daredevil Movie Costume


The Daredevil movie costume was designed by James Acheson, the same man who made the Spider-Man movie costume. Warren Manser helped with concept illustrations. It is a full leather outfit, with billy club holster on the right leg.

Daredevil as a disciple of Dr. Strange

This DD costume appeared in What If? Vol. 2 #83.

Daredevil in the 'Trial of the Incredible Hulk' movie

This TV movie version of Daredevil was played by Rex Smith. More details in the MOVIE section. Thanks to Alan Wright for sending me the jpg.

Daredevil as an Agent of SHIELD

This is from the first What If? series where DD is an Agent of SHIELD. On the cover DD is wearing a yellow costume, but in the story he has a black costume. Thanks to Brad Lemon and Terry Collier for the scan.

'Murdock the Blind'

This version of DD appears in the Timeslip:The Coming of the Avengers one-shot. DD is referred to as 'Murdock the Blind'.

Darkdevil

Darkdevil made his first appearance in Spider-Girl #2 in the MC2 universe. He had his own limited series as well. Thanks Mike Kaiser for the scan.

Daredevil concept sketch by Tim Sale

Sale's sketch was part of Marvel Vision's Timeslip feature where creators got the chance to 'design' the character for the first time. This appeared in Marvel Vision #5 and the recently printed Timeslip Collection.

Earth-X Daredevil by Alex Ross

Ross' sketch first appeared in a special insert in Wizard #77 called Earth-X, similar to Kingdom Come, but with Marvel characters. This version of DD has a major role in the Earth X series as part of Steve Rogers' force against the Skull.

'Age of Apocalypse' Daredevil

Referred to as M. Murdock, this version of Daredevil appeared in X-Universe #1-2, a story about the other non-mutant heroes during the Age of Apocalypse storyline.

Daredevil 2099

This costume appeared in 2099 AD Genesis #1.
Thanks to Brad Lemon for the scan.

Marvels Comics Daredevil

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This version of DD appeared in a special 5th week event called Marvels Comics, where tales are told of heroes where Marvel exists in the 'Marvel Universe'.

Daredevil as the Nameless One

This was where DD was made into a zombie by Calypso, in issue 311.

Pre-Daredevil costume

In the Man Without Fear limited series, Matt used this as a 'costume' to rescue Mickey.

Mutant X Daredevil

This is the version of DD from the Mutant X alternate reality. Thanks to Brad Lemon for the scan.

Battling Jack

This version of DD appears in the FF Annual 2001 as part of the alternate dimension team 'The Law Enforcement Squad'. Thanks to Brad Lemon for the scan.

Manga Daredevil

As part of Marvel's Mangaverse, the Manga version of Daredevil made his debut in Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider-Clan #1. Writer Kaare Andrews provided this info when the first issue came out in Oct. 2002:
Let me introduce you to the version of Daredevil premiering in the first issue of Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan with a couple of pics. The first is the original character designs by Skottie Young and the other is the cover for issue 2. Please note that Matt Murdock is a different design than what you see here. Who is this version of Daredevil? He's someone whose true love was taken away from him by dark and evil forces. He's been chasing these forces ever since, punishing himself for what happened and preventing the darkness from spreading in this world, at any cost. He's a pretty extreme character, both physically and emotionally.
Many thanks to Kaare Andrews for this sneak peek of this version of DD!

Yugoslavian Daredevil

It was a common thing in Europe to publish US superheroes without copyright, hence "Neboysha" appeared in the 1970's, with a blue and yellow costume. Many thanks to Rogan for sending me this scan!

Exiles' Daredevil

This was the version of Daredevil that appeared in the alternate universe of the Exiles, in issue #21. Thanks to Brad for the scan!

"Matt Murdoch" from 1602

This is the version of Matt Murdock from the 1602 series. He is a street singer who is also a mercenary agent working for Sir Nicholas Fury.

Lev Gleason Daredevil

This is the original Daredevil published by Lev Gleason, who now goes by the name Red Devil, so not to get confused with the Marvel version. Thanks to StanCheck for the scan.

Dare

From the Amalgam universe comes Dare, who appeared in Assassins #1! Thanks to StanCheck for this and many of the following scans.

Deaddevil

Also from the Amalgam universe comes this version of Daredevil and Deadman, from X-Patrol #1.

"Older" Matt Murdock

From What If? (I) #38 comes this alternate future with an older Matt Murdock!

Daredevil with cape and trident

From What If? (I) #19, comes this version of DD that appears if Spider-Man never became a crime fighter.

"Shadow Boxing" Daredevil

From What If? (II) #102, this version of DD comes to life when Matt's Dad fakes his fight in "Shadow Boxing".

Daredevil owned by Kingpin

From What If? (II) #75, Daredevil fights in this costume to overcome being controlled by the Kingpin.

If Daredevil could see...

From What If? (I) #34, this humourous tale shows us what would happen if Daredevil could see. This comes from the issue that asks "What if no one watched the Watcher?".

Marvel Knights Daredevil 2099

As part of a special series of books written by Robert Kirkman comes Marvel Knights 2099: Daredevil. Samuel Fisk carries on his shoulders the burden of a legacy that has lasted over 100 years. He struggles to balance his life with the duty he has accepted in order to continue the works of those that have come before him. Samuel Fisk is Daredevil!

Secret War Daredevil

On their secret mission in Latveria, DD and the rest of the heroes wear alternate costumes. Thanks to Nick for the scan.

"Dormammu reality" Daredevil

This version of DD appeared in Defenders V3 #4, in an alternate reality created by Dormammu. Thanks to "Gamart" for the scan.

"Feudal Japan" Daredevil

In this What If? story by Rick Veitch and Tommy Lee Edwards, DD's costume reflects the time period of the piece.

"New Mangaverse" Daredevil

This preliminary sketch of the "New Mangaverse" previewed the series that came out in 2006.

"Zombie" Daredevil

This "undead" version of DD made his first appearance in the alternate reality where the Ultimate Fantastic Four visited, and was seen again in the Marvel Zombies series.

"Plaid" Daredevil

This spoof came from the pages of What If? (II) #17... What if Daredevil had a dishonest tailor?!? Thanks to C. from Atomic Media for the scan.

Daredevil Noir

This version of Daredevil was part of the Noir line from Marvel, with Matt Murdock in the early 20th century. The limited series was written by Alex Irvine, with artwork by Tomm Coker.

Daredevil Resurrected by the Hand

This version of Daredevil appears in the What If? Daredevil was Resurrected by the Hand one shot. Elektra appears as a SHIELD agent.

Captain Universe Daredevil

In this special one-shot in 2005, Captain Universe bonds with Daredevil, granting him cosmic powers!

"Old Man Logan" Daredevil

In the "Old Man Logan" storyline in WOLVERINE, this alternate future version of DD appeared, as he is held captive by this reality's version of Kingpin and meets his demise as a meal for some raptors.

"Earth-666" Daredevil

In this reality, Daredevil is a member of the "Avengers of the Undead". His first appearance was in SECRET AVENGERS #33.

The Incredible Devil

In 1970, the publishing house "Editoriale Corno", who owned the copyright to Marvel characters in Italy at the time, published Daredevil as "The Incredible Devil" and recoloured the first 7 issues with a red costume. Thanks to Nicola for the scan and the info!

Last Modified - Wednesday, 02-Apr-2014 15:06:24 PDT



 
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