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: 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... Daddy dearest shows up soon. 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. 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.