DAREDEVIL – VOL 1, Issue No. 209, AUGUST 1984 – Published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP. STAN LEE, Publisher – out of New York City, N.Y.
STAN LEE PRESENTS: DAREDEVIL, THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR!
this issue is titled: ‘BLAST FROM THE PAST’
ARTHUR BYRON COVER – writer
DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI – penciler
DANNY BULANADI – inker
JOE ROSEN – letterer
CHRISTIE SCHEELE – colorist
BOB BUDIANSKY – editor
JIM SHOOTER – editor-in-chief
what’s so remarkable about this issue, apart from the cover’s off-the-wall concept !! – is the fact that a young DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI was the artist/penciler !!
MAZZUCCHELLI’s style of realism was very fluid, very animated. very muscle-bound, very dramatic. the intensity was multiplied by his abrupt and diverse compositions, close-up cropping to extreme stage or wide shots. not to forget a framing ‘perspective’ that came out of nowhere, views from the top looking down, up from the street, and plain old (o.k. elevated) sideways, even from the character’s own perspective !! – head-to-toe on every page.
DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI went onto become one of the genre’s most celebrated and influential artists. His work on Batman is considered the apex of the series, and from there his influence trickled down into the wider pop culture at large. Mazzucchelli then went onto various collaborations and independent projects, with his most recent independent publication being the widely popular and critically acclaimed graphic novel – ‘Asterios Polyp’.