Daredevil #331

Title:"The Line Eaters"
Writer:D.G. Chichester
Penciler:Scott McDaniel
Inker:Hector Collazo
Cover:Scott McDaniel
Colours:Christie 'Max' Scheele
Letters:Bill Oakley
Editor:Ralph Macchio
Assistant Editor:Matt Idelson
Date:Aug. 1994
Cover Price:1.50,2.05

Characters

Avengers
Baron Von Strucker
Bitmap
Captain America
Daredevil
Detective Vernon
Infomorph
Jack Batlin
Karen Page
Kathy Malper
Killobyte
Randi Jillette
Sinclair Spectrum
Steel Collar
System Crash
Technospike

Daredevil #330


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Issue Summary

Summary by Michael Deeley

Daredevil visits the police station where Bitmap had taken Sinclair Spectrum and killed several cops. He finds a piece of Bitmap's containment suit in the rafters.

Back at System Crash's hideout, Baron Strucker explains his plans to Sinclair. Using NSA files on line-eaters, stolen by Knowbot, Hydra will create an unbreakable code system. Since the government won't be able to spy on its own people, they'll have to resort to, "Gestapo techniques". This culture of fear leads to anarchy that Hydra can exploit to rule the world. Steel Collar remarks on how much Sinclair reminds him of himself, before he became a machine.

On personal notes, Karen brings her computer disk to the cops,but they can't find the footage of a girl being raped. The officer dismisses her as trying to "stage a comeback". Matt Murdock thinks he should have dropped the Daredevil name entirely and left NYC altogether. But in a climate of fear, people need a Man Without Fear. Captain America wonders if the American ideals he believed in are at risk from his own government.

Daredevil learns the leaf left in a System Crash break-in came from the Botanical Gardens. He and Cap investigate and find Hydra. Our heroes are overwhelmed by Hydra agents and System Crash. Cap is captured and DD is left for dead.

I gotta say, Strucker's plan isn't half-bad. Creating a climate of fear through technology, manipulating governments and citizens into perpetual civil unrest; hell, it's almost happening now! But Strucker failed to reckon with the overwhelming power of American apathy! We just don't give enough of a damn to fight back!

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