Scripter Ann Nocenti
Penciler Barry Windsor-Smith
Inkers Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Wiacek
Letterer Joe Rosen
Colorist “Max” Scheele
Cover Dated November 1986
Cover by Walt Simsonson
We are trying something a tad bit ambitious here at S&FwM. We are not only celebrating Avengers Month here this May, but also, Daredevil coming to Netflix!
The problem with getting all of these Marvel 25th Anniversary issues is that I drop into a storyline and I jump right out again.
I honestly thought this was the Daredevil issue that was tied into Mutant Massacre but that’s issue 238. So that was a tad disappointing.
Issue opens with some crazed scientist describing how the body works. He’s telling this all to the Black Widow. He is describing Agent Hazzard, the latest in a line of attempts at making a perfect solider. They discuss Nuke, from Frank Miller’s Born Again storyline. The doctor wants Natasha to take Hazzard out.
Some jerk mercenaries harass her as she leaves the room.
We catch up with Hazzard, who is sweating up a storm, in public. He is talking to a brunette lady who is wearing a clearly inspired by Wonder Woman shirt. They discuss Nuke as Born Again ended at issue 233, so we are still dealing with the fallout. Poor Nocenti, having to follow Miller on the title but she has a pretty decent run with the character.
Hazzard keeps seeing the doctor’s face on everyone he passes by and starts attacking them.
Daredevil starts tracking Hazzard. He runs into Black Widow, hot on his trail as well. She is in street clothes, which seems odd. Later, Natasha updates Matt on the entire situation. Natasha is glad that Murdock has been able to bounce back from Born Again.
Hazzard goes to visit his mother and see’s his nephew. His poor mother has a heart attack. Hazzard starts giving his old guns to his nephew.
Hazzard gets into a handicap match with Natasha and Daredevil. The guy freaks out as he sees a human devil before him and starts having a panic attack. Natasha goes into for the kill but Hazzard grabs her by the throat. He grabs Natasha’s gun and kills himself.
Issue ends on the haunting note of the nephew pretending to shoot people on the street from his apartment window.