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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Daredevil #5 - Cover

DAREDEVIL #5, 1964. Wally Wood took over (and slightly redesigned, before the big redesign) DD with this issue, and inked Jack Kirby's cover. The Matador looks cool, although like a lot of DD villains he seems to be a result of trying too hard to create a memorable villain like Spidey and the FF had.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

While the figure of the Matador and DD was probably pencilled by Kirby, I suspect the background figures are all Wood.

Nick Caputo

Anonymous said...

This was the first issue of Daredevil I ever got, the cover was very dramatic, as was the story. I immediately subscribed, not knowing that I'd get my issues weeks after a particular issue appeared on the stands, and the issues would appear in the mail folded and slightly mangled. Oh well, it waas still great reading.

Allen Smith

dave said...

While the figure of the Matador and DD was probably pencilled by Kirby, I suspect the background figures are all Wood.

That's funny - to me, it looked the exact opposite!

BTW, note the huge play Wood's name gets on the cover. Would that really have moved more magazines at the time?

Anonymous said...

I doubt Wood's name would have sold more copies, except only to a select few older fans who knew his name from EC, but Stan probably did this for two reasons: 1- he really appreciated Wood's talent and 2 - he was trying to get the people who bought the books hyped up by promoting Wood.

Nick Caputo

bob said...

Was this Wood credit on the cover the first time a creator had a cover credit (other than the artist signing his work) on one of the Marvel 1960s super-hero books? I know there were a few pre-hero books which mentioned Lee/Ditko and some others, but I can't think of any other early super-hero books with a creator mentioned other than this an a later AVENGERS when Wood was the new inker.

Anonymous said...

Offhand, Lee and Kirby were mentioned (and cover featured) on the cover of FF 10.

Nick Caputo