Friday, 8 August 2014

1982: THE DAREDEVILS Issue 1 (Marvel UK)


This is one of the most highly regarded, and thanks to copious contributions by Alan Moore, one of the most collectable entries into the Marvel UK pantheon: the first (of only eleven) issues of THE DAREDEVILS.

As I've previously noted, the line-up was headlined by Captain Britain (shuffled across from MARVEL SUPERHEROES), supported by reprints of Frank Miller's run on Daredevil and vintage Lee/ Kirby Spider-man strips ported across from the recently defunct SPIDER-MAN POCKET BOOK.  

Edited by Bernie Jaye, it merged with THE MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL within a year.  

This would have been the last Marvel UK monthly to launch with black & white (except the glossy centre-page poster… which one issue was used for a promotional poster which readers were encouraged to ask their newsagent to display… yup, M-UK's sales effort had been reduced to this!) before the coming of colour...

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