DAREDEVIL #116-117 (1974-1975)

Steve Gerber plotted and Chris Claremont wrote #117, which represent Gerber’s last work on DD.  On the cover, The Owl has white hair. On the inside, it’s dark. I think it looks better white. Anyway, that’s just the first typo in these issues.

Daredevil traces crime to its source: The Owl.

And some dude’s mom’s bedroom.

black widow shanna cat fight silhoutte

I do like the silhouette catfight between Shanna and Natasha.

The ladies rescue DD from the Owl in a nice turnabout (usually a damsel is in distress, not a Daredevil).

At the end of the issue Matt and Natasha break up, marking the end of their affair (for now).  I don’t know if this was an editorial decision to begin to “undo” Gerber’s run, or if it was Steve’s own idea, or Chris’.

But the series doesn’t really get a lot better any time soon.  The next year-or-so of issues, before Marv Wolfman is installed as a regular writer, are basically all fill-ins.

I mean, even the editors aren’t even trying. Owl thinks Shanna is a “veterinary??”

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