Daredevil #298

Title:"Turnabout"
Writer:D.G. Chichester
Penciler:Lee Weeks
Inker:Al Williamson
Cover:Lee Weeks
Colours:Christie 'Max' Scheele
Letters:'Many Hands'
Editor:Ralph Macchio
Assistant Editor:Len Kaminski
Date:Nov. 1991
Cover Price:1.00,1.25

Characters

Baron Von Strucker
Col. Strang
Daredevil
Dum-Dum Dugan
Kingpin
Mad Dog
Maltese
Matt Murdock
Mr. Molare
Nick Fury
Piercey

Daredevil #297


Daredevil #299

Al Williamson
Volume 1 - 237 239 240 243 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 349 366
Volume 2 - None
Volume 3 - None
Volume 4 - None
Volume 5 - None
D.G. Chichester
Volume 1 - 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 329 330 331 332 380
Volume 2 - None
Volume 3 - None
Volume 4 - None
Volume 5 - None
Lee Weeks
Volume 1 - 284 285 286 287 288 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 380
Volume 2 - 50 94
Volume 3 - None
Volume 4 - None
Volume 5 - None

Issue Summary

Summary by Kevin Hollander

While working on his disbarment appeal, Matt Murdock is attacked by two men in high-tech suits. Putting aside his secret identity, he leads his attackers to the roof of the building. Despite his best efforts, he is captured by the two using an advanced porous compound that encases him from head to toe. Once he is secured, it is revealed that this is a S.H.I.E.L.D. operation with Tim "Dum Dum" Dugan as lead. He is not happy about this assignment.

The absence of Typhoid Mary has not gone unnoticed by the Kingpin. While waiting for her to report in (and fighting off thoughts of Vanessa) he severs his alliance with Colonel Strang, taking full control of WFET.

Elsewhere Matt Murdock is released from his cocoon and has a meeting with Nick Fury. Fury advises him to call off his revenge on Kingpin as they are trying to use his connection with a "interested party" S.H.I.E.L.D is observing to bring them down. He is then taken away by an agent to first be encased in the porous compound and then returned to the city.

He escapes the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and breaks into a curiously unguarded computer room. He finds the console and begins typing in specific words about the Kingpin; one of them causes the system to retrieve all data on Fisk. He is able to read the text on the monitor with his fingers based on the phosphorescent light emitted for each character. He quickly learns that Hydra is actually behind The Hand's recent activities (#292-296). In addition he learns of the Kingpin's unwitting association with Hydra in his television studios venture, which is illegal. This may be the crime that will convict the untouchable Kingpin. He then escapes and leaks this information to the criminal underworld.

This is exactly what Fury had planned all along: bring Murdock unofficially (and unknowingly) into the loop and trick him into taking down the Kingpin and his associates. As he explains to Dugan, S.H.I.E.L.D's last battle with Hydra resulted in the deaths of 1500 men and their reputation was all but destroyed. Fury isn't happy about doing this, but it has to be done.

The news of Hydra's involvement in his organization eventually makes its way to Kingpin as does Mr. Molare, a representative of Hydra. He was sent by Baron Von Strucker to present a deal that would keep their association secret in exchange for a 50% stake in his television enterprise with .creative input.. Otherwise they will insist on 70%. Kingpin kills Molare in his office and orders him to be buried in the Meadowlands.

Elsewhere Daredevil pays a visit to Nick Fury to tell him that he heard his conversation with Dugan and knows he's being manipulated. He'll do the job, but his way and for his reasons.

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