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Neilan
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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rgj wrote:
I don't think Matt's been to Mexico. You are probably thinking about Karen Page in Born Again.

I think it was during Gerry Conway, but that may have been this side of the border when I think about it.


You're probably thinking of the story where DD had to rescue some diplomat from El Condor, in V1 #75. I thought that took place in some other country, but I can't remember if it was in Mexico or not.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neilan wrote:
jumonji wrote:
rgj wrote:
I don't think Matt's been to Mexico. You are probably thinking about Karen Page in Born Again.

I think it was during Gerry Conway, but that may have been this side of the border when I think about it.


You're probably thinking of the story where DD had to rescue some diplomat from El Condor, in V1 #75. I thought that took place in some other country, but I can't remember if it was in Mexico or not.

Yes, that's what I was thinking of. I got the idea that it was supposed to be Mexico, but it could have been a border town stateside or just a different country entirely.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jumonji wrote:
Neilan wrote:
jumonji wrote:
rgj wrote:
I don't think Matt's been to Mexico. You are probably thinking about Karen Page in Born Again.

I think it was during Gerry Conway, but that may have been this side of the border when I think about it.


You're probably thinking of the story where DD had to rescue some diplomat from El Condor, in V1 #75. I thought that took place in some other country, but I can't remember if it was in Mexico or not.

Yes, that's what I was thinking of. I got the idea that it was supposed to be Mexico, but it could have been a border town stateside or just a different country entirely.


You guys are thinking of Delvadia, which I think was mentioned to be in South America.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuljit Mithra wrote:
You guys are thinking of Delvadia, which I think was mentioned to be in South America.


Strange. I can't seem to find that in my atlas. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neilan wrote:
Kuljit Mithra wrote:
You guys are thinking of Delvadia, which I think was mentioned to be in South America.


Strange. I can't seem to find that in my atlas. Wink

Yeah, Marvel geography is strange that way... "It's not just bad, it's Lichtenbad!" Wink

To get this thread back on track, here are some random DD factoids, off the top of my head:

1) Writer Tony Isabella has taken credit for being the one who "outed" Matt as a Catholic in "They're tearing down Fogwell's gym!" (#119)
2) While Foggy's place of birth has never been stated, his parents were living in Akron, Ohio at the time of his wedding.
3) Daredevil #8 marks the first appearance of the now iconic "radar rings" emanating from DD's head. It's also the first time we see him drive.

Hmm... I'll try to think of some more.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure? I think they first appear in DD#5, even if somewhat more schematic.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you sure? I think they first appear in DD#5, even if somewhat more schematic.
Yeah, the explanation of the radar sense is in #5. Aside from that, it's in #8. I guess it depends on how you look at it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few other items:

1) Daredevil is the first solo Marvel superhero to premiere in his own comic.

(Spidey premiered in Amazing Fantasy; Iron Man in Tales of Suspense; Thor in Tales to Astonish; Dr. Strange in Strange Tales...etc.)

2) Despite his reputation as the guardian of Hell's Kitchen, Daredevil lived and operated for many years in San Francisco.

3) Daredevil is the first major, mainstream superhero to live with a woman (Black Widow) in a non-married relationship (1972).

4) The inspiration for DD's impairment may have come from the daughter of co-creator Bill Everett, who reportedly was blind.

5) Uncharacteristically for its day, DD had three writers over its first ten issues (Stan Lee, Denny O'Neil and Wally Wood), and 8 pencillers over its first twenty issues (Bill Everett, Steve Ditko [uncredited], Joe Orlando, Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Gene Colan). That's quite a pedigree.

6) Wally Wood was the creator of the iconic, venerable red costume. Many others over the years have tried tinkering with it or completely changing it, but in the end, the red costume returned. The moral to the story: You can't improve upon perfection.

7) No less than four of DD's girl friends have died: Elektra, Heather Glenn, Glorianna O'Breen and Karen Page. Two others have been tortured: Black Widow and Milla Donovan.

Cool When combining Vol 1 and Vol 2, Daredevil has been steadily publishing (either monthly or bi-monthly) for almost 45 consecutive years, nearing its 500th issue.

9) Despite his reputation as Spidey's definitive artist, John Romita states that his favourite character is Daredevil. Despite his reputation as Marvel's preeminent artist in such genres as horror [Dracula], occult [Dr. Strange] and social commentary [Howard The Duck], Gene Colan states that his favourite character to draw is Daredevil.

10) Daredevil is left handed.

11) Daredevil is blind. (I know that's obvious, but sometimes the obvious is overlooked.)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stuff, but #10 is debatable.

About #1 I assume Captain America doesn't count, since Marvel was still called Timely Comics back then.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also in regards to #1, the Hulk debuted in his own comic, but maybe he's not regarded as a superhero?
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