Saturday, January 3, 2009


34. Daredevil vs. Bullseye (Daredevil #181)

Talk about an impressive issue! This is, I believe, the only issue on the entire countdown to get TWO fights on to the countdown!

In any event, this issue is most famous for the fact that Bullseye kills Elektra early in the issue, but Frank Miller and Klaus Janson give us another memorable fight later in the issue when Daredevil gets his revenge on Bullseye.

Miller even works in a big plot about how Bullseye discovers Murdock is Daredevil, but then feels this theory is disproven later on in the story - it’s quite interesting.

But then the fight - a typically cinematic fight sequence by Miller and Janson with little to no dialogue and finally, at the end of the battle, Daredevil is triumphant and Bullseye is hanging from a ledge. Will Daredevil save the man who just murdered his lover?

Ultimately, Daredevil is just too nice of a guy and he goes to save Bullseye, but Bullseye is having none of it, and lets go, plummeting to the ground below, suffering a broken neck.

I prefer not to think of the fact that Miller was only 25 when he wrote and drew this issue.

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