Originally Published January 1, 1982
Writer and Artist: Frank Miller
- Elektra is hired by Kingpin as his new assassin.
|Hogarth in top left frame via Marvel Database|
- My first encounter with Jeryn Hogarth. In this story, he is simultaneously the financial backer of the Heroes for Hire, on board for a crossover story, and the defense lawyer for corrupt politician Randolph Cherryh. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jeryn "Jeri" Hogarth is a female character.
February 1, 1982
- When Ben Urich and Daredevil fail to heed warnings to back off of the Cherryh/Kingpin link story, Elektra attacks them both. The issue ends with Elektra appearing to have killed Ben.
|Vanessa Fisk via Wikipedia|
- A much bedraggled woman appears outside of Kingpin's home. She looks an awful lot like Kingpin's presumed dead wife Vanessa, but she's sent away.
March 1, 1982
- Ben Urich survived.
- Daredevil rescues Vanessa from the King of the Sewers.
- Cherryh wins the mayoral election, The Daily Bugle having retracted its story about his ties with Kingpin.
- However, when DD returns Vanessa to Kingpin, he demands that Kingpin make Cherryh step down.
- Humiliated, Kingpin accepts the terms but then assigns Elektra to kill Foggy Nelson in retaliation.
April 1, 1982
- Bullseye escapes from prison and is intent on revenge against Daredevil.
- More significantly, he sorts out DD's secret identity (though he later doubts his accurate discovery).
- Bullseye goes after Elektra, seeing her as an underhanded way of getting to DD.
- Bullseye kills Elektra.
- Also featured, though only as a peripheral character for the moment: Punisher.
May 1, 1982
- Unwilling to believe that Elektra is truly dead, Daredevil digs up her body.
- She's really dead.
- Punisher escapes from prison.
June 1, 1982
- An anti-drug story, one initially blocked and then heavily edited due to the CCA code.
- Mary Elizabeth O'Koren, a 12-year-old girl having a bad PCP trip, jumps out of her school window and dies.
- Coincidentally, Matt Murdock/Daredevil is on hand for the incident. He tries but fails to rescue her.
- Independent of one another, DD, Punisher and William, the girl's brother, all go after Hogman, the dealer who sold her the drugs.
- Daredevil and Punisher battle. Punisher wins but doesn't want to kill DD, shooting him with a tranquilizer instead.
- Matt Murdock proposes to Heather Glenn!