Daredevil #367

Title:"Cruel & Unusual Punishments"
Writer:Joe Kelly
Penciler:Gene Colan
Inker:Bud LaRosa/Harry Candelario
Cover:Gene Colan/Scott Hanna
Colours:Christie 'Max' Scheele
Letters:Richard Starkings & Comicraft's EM & LA
Editor:Jaye Gardner
Assistant Editor:Dan Hosek
Date:Sept. 1997
Cover Price:1.99,2.80

Characters

Daredevil
Gladiator II
Karen Page
Kathy Malper
Matt Murdock
Mr. Fear (Lawrence Cranston)
Vincent Grazia

Daredevil #366


Daredevil #368

Bud LaRosa
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Gene Colan
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Harry Candelario
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Joe Kelly
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Scott Hanna
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Issue Summary

The riot continues at Riker's Island, as Matt stands before Mr. Fear and the new Gladiator. The fear gas is taking its effect on Matt and Vinnie. The Gladiator smacks Matt around and Vinnie continues to whine that this situation is all his fault. Matt struggles, as he hallucinates a conversation with his father. The Gladiator prepares for another punch.
Meanwhile, at WFSK, Karen shows up for work only to find the station is being shut down by the city. Kathy Malpher wants to question Karen about her boss and the two women don't see eye to eye on Karen's innocence in the whole thing.
Back at Riker's, the Gladiator continues his assault, but is bothered by the fact Matt is not putting up a fight. The Gladiator finds no honour in disposing of Matt in this way. Matt is still 'talking' to his father while the Gladiator punches him again. Mr. Fear leaves to execute the second phase of his plans. Matt is allowed a last request by the Gladiator, and he asks that his face is covered, so he can face death alone. The Gladiator rips some fabric of his costume and covers Matt's face.
At WFSK, Karen argues with Malpher about who the boss really is, and what is Karen's connection with Daredevil. The meeting is interrupted as a policeman tells Malpher that a riot has broken out at Riker's Island. Mr. Fear has been spotted as well.
With his face now covered, Matt gets confidence and overcomes the effects of the gas. As the Gladiator throws a blade at him, Matt ducks and deflects the blade with his billy club. It hits the electric box and the lights go out. Someone lights a match and Daredevil 'appears'. The two fight as the gas begins to dissipate. The Gladiator gets the upper hand, but then Vinnie helps out by spraying the attacker with a firehose. Vinnie has finally gotten over the effects of the gas. The force of the water knocks the helmet off of the Gladiator and Daredevil takes advantage of this and defeats him by crushing his windpipe. Daredevil scares the remaining prisoners back to their cells.
Mr. Fear is nowhere to be found as the SWAT team arrives. The Gladiator is taken into custody. Vinnie is able to recant his confession of stealing chemicals and he may get a new trial...
With reports of all inmates back in their cells, it is shown that somebody else has escaped. A bloody '3' is scrawled on a wall over a dead body.
Next issue, Omega Red!

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