Blackheart's first appearance

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  1. Crowley9 Registered

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    While many here are obviously familiar with Blackheart, his first appearance in Daredevil #270 seems to be much less well known. It was written by Ann Nocenti and illustrated by John Romita Jr and it came out in September 1989. Here is the cover:

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    The beginning of the story is quite cool, much in the vein of a horror story:

    It continues with two such teenagers daring to the crown, the girl scared and the guy a bit too rough:

    And thus we have glorious the birth of...

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    Daddy dearest shows up soon.

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    With the upcoming movie in mind, this issue is of interest in that as far as I know this is the only time Blackheart has walked around looking human, if only for a couple of panels.

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    Reminds me of Gaiman's Sandman as far as the appearance goes.

    Well, I hope you've enjoyed this brief trip down memory lane. I wholeheartedly recommend this issue. The beginning is probably the best part, but it stays good later on as well when Daredevil and Spider-Man team up on Blackheart.
     
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    Thanks for posting that Crowley9....been meaning to get that issue for a long time just to see what BH looked like as a human.
    interesting too how the more people see his true form he gets weaker...wonder if that aspect will be in the movie?
     
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    That's much appreciated, Crowley. I know next to nothing about Blackheart, so it was cool to see his origin.

    Is it just me or does his human appearance seem very close to Wes Bentley's appearance in the movie? Even that mean and spooky expression's a close match.

    :)
     
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    Not at all. Go right ahead.
     
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    Excellent work Crowley. I was wondering what the heck was takin' you so long. hehe.
     
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  7. NDX Luke... I am... tired.

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    I only have issue 278. Been wanting to purchase these issues for a while now. Can't find them for ****, though.

    Issue 278 has one of my all time favorite covers ever. Tried to use it as a base for some illustrations manu times (with poor results, including a failed Ghost Rider/Spiderman fight sketch).

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    One day I'll get it right, one day...
     
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    Keep on keepin' on and surely some day you'll be on.

    I gotta agree with the cover for 278 too. Just beautiful... if you can describe Blackheart as that.
     
  9. MarvelWarrior Does what a Spider can

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    How do Spidey and DD beat Blackheart since he's a supernatural being and they are mortals.
     
  10. Crowley9 Registered

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    Actually, I'd say they don't. It all boils down to this:

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    Blackheart picks a fight in a public place, and soon there is a crowd of spectators who all see his true form.
     
  11. Uncanny Orb That Guy With One Eye.

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    Hmm I wonder if thats where the idea of Christs Crown came from for the 2 Hearts of Darkness books?
     

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