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Daredevil Vol 1 221


Daredevil Vol 1 221

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Quote1 I warned you, Reuss. I asked you to surrender. I asked you nice! Quote2
-- Daredevil

Appearing in "Behold My Vengeance"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • "Sir Lancelot" robot (Destruction)




Synopsis for "Behold My Vengeance"Edit

Matt Murdock visits Heather Glenn's grave. He is still feeling guilty about not being there for her on the night of her suicide. Matt leaves, and as Daredevil, visits Ben Urich at the Daily Bugle. Ben Urich has a tip on who stole the patents from Heather's apartment on the night of her suicide. He gives Matt the information and tells him the leader of the group is Emilio Reuss in Ventce Italy.

Matt Murdock visits his law office and tells Foggy that he has to go to Venice. Foggy warns him that the law firm is in dire straits and that his partner does not need to leave at this time. Matt leaves anyway.

Murdock arrives in Venice and travels by a gondola to Palazzo Di Pesce where Reuss and his Council of Ten are located. Matt changes into his Daredevii attire and climbs to the roof. He is detected and Reuss sends a robotic "Sir Lancelot" to kill Daredevil. Matt tricks the robot to fall off the roof to its destruction.

Reuss and his henchmen capture Daredevil. Daredevil urges Reuss to surrender now and turn himself into the authorites. Instead, they bind Daredevil and seal him into a chamber of the old strucure. A priest urges Reiss not to kill Daredevil. When all of the henchmen leave, the priest tells Daredevil "salvation" is beneath his feet.

After Reuss and his men leave, Daredevil slips his bonds and takes the priest's tip and digs through a concealed cavern on the ground. He surprises and confronts Reuss and his men and defeats them all. Reuss dies in the battle.

  • This issue contains a letters page, Devil's Advocate. Letters are published from Evan M. Lanctot, Mick Mathews, Francisco Fernandez, Daniel Papps, Thomas Long, Michael Whiteman, John Shepard, Scott Askatch, Rod Billings, and Brian Swinehart.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.[2]

  • No trivia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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