Thursday, October 12, 2017

Eight Observations About Daredevil #62 (1970)!

#1--Nighthawk should really go back to the original costume.

Seriously, I like this one so much better than the boringly generic one he started wearing with the Defenders...Am I the only one?

#2--Gene Fucking Colan.


Gene Colan should be far more celebrated than he is. Statues should be erected in his honor.

Gene. Fucking. Colan.

#3--That plan never works!!

See, Nighthawk is pretending to be a good guy here...

And of course fickle New Yorkers are completely wowed over by the new guy.

His real plan?

Yes, Batman Returns completely ripped off this plot. (Of course, Roy Thomas undoubtedly ripped it off from some other comic...)

Still, who would ever believe that a rat could turn popular acclaim into political power?

Sigh...

So Nighthawk continues building his reputation...

...and the White House is only a few busted head away!!

But wait--did I mention Batman Returns completely ripped off this issue? Yup, even down to the "hero uses surreptitiously recorded megalomaniacal dissing of the public to convince public that they were wrong" gambit:

And thus ends the master plan of The Penguin Nighthawk!!

#4--Matt Murdock, practicing biochemist!!

Earlier Nighthawk had knocked DD out of action with a "dizziness serum." Next time?

Wait--what? How? Did you have a double major in law and biochemistry?!?

I think we all know that "I developed an antidote" means "I stopped by the Baxter Building on my way over..."

#5--Daredevil, master of disguise!!

When Nighthawk captures a jewel thief...

He's really...

OK, how does that even work?!? I mean...

#6--Where does he get all of those wonderful toys?

I have no idea what the hell this car even is...

...but man, do I want one!

#7--He even looks like Jeff Goldblum!!

Well, I see it...

#8--Did I mention Gene Fucking Colan?




Well, he's worth mentioning again!! And again. And again...

5 comments:

Jonathan Hendry said...

Wait.... Why would the arrival of Nighthawk push Daredevil out of the public eye when Marvel NYC is already chock-full of superheroes more impressive than Daredevil?

Jonathan Hendry said...

PS: The car reminds me of some of Ed Roth's 60s hot rods like the Orbitron https://www.cartechbooks.com/media/wysiwyg/FeaturedVehicles/edroth/Roth_06-21c.jpg

He had some other car designs with bubble tops but they had exposed engines.

SallyP said...

You mean Gene Colan DOESN'T have statues?

JohnJ said...

Remember when Jim Shooter didn't like Colan's art and told him how he could be better. That's how we got so much great Colan art on Batman and other DC titles when Gene got fed up with Shooter.

Simon Dyer said...

Pouty 70's cover Daredevil is still less depressing and more likeable than modern Daredevil.