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Charles Biro, Dick Wood, Carl Hubbell and Bob Wood
53 pages (1945); 9.1MB download
Shoulders of Giants; ISBN: SHGI-00022
Daredevil 'The Greatest Name in Comics' was originally published by Lev Gleason Publications during the Golden Age of comic books. He is a separate and unrelated entity from Marvel Comics' Daredevil. While he ceased to appear in original stories by the end of the decade, the character nonetheless had an enduring impact on generations of comics creators influenced by the gritty, anything-goes storytelling of its most prominent writer-artist, Charles Biro.
The story: As a child, Bart Hill had been rendered mute by the shock of seeing his father murdered and himself being branded with a hot iron. Orphaned, he grew up to become a boomerang marksman, in homage to the boomerang-shaped scar left on his chest. Like Batman, introduced a year earlier, he took up a costume to wage vigilante vengeance. Upon his partial revamping in the issue following his debut, only Hill's identity and the boomerang remained; the mute angle was dropped without explanation, and the costume redesigned to a dark red-and-blue, symmetrically-divided bodysuit with a spiked "dog collar" belt.
The publisher Dynamite Entertainment said in 2007 that Daredevil would be one of several Golden Age characters that would appear in the comic-book series Superpowers, by writer Jim Krueger and artist Alex Ross.
In this issue: In order to understand the character in this story you will have to turn back the pages of time - to 1926 when the Cardinals and the Yankees were battling for the series and 'Birth of the Blues' was the hit tune of the day!