Issue 21 “The Trap Is Sprung” (October, 1966) Released: August 2, 1966 Written by Stan Lee Drawn by Gene Colan Inked by Frank Giacoia, Dick Ayers, and Bill Everett Lettered by Artie Simek Cover drawn by Gene Colan
Gene Colan is back! Unfortunately, so is every James Bond villain ever, all wrapped up in a package that looks suspiciously like Owl.
Issue 21 presents us with an opportunity to have a discussion that we haven’t really had before. We were all three in agreement that the previous installment of Daredevil was kind of stupid, but that Gene Colan’s breathtaking artwork elevated the issue and saved it from being total garbage. Well, issue 21 is just as (if not more than) dumb. Why doesn’t the art save it this time?
Check behind the cut to see our individual grades and artwork from the issue!
We’re pretty close to being in agreement again. This issue is a flaming pile of hot garbage. Only Rodney, though, can muster up the nerve to give it the F it probably deserves. Kyle and Aaron both admire the art enough to give it a D-. Overall average: D-.