Daredevil #80

Title :"The Murdock Papers: Part Five"
Writer:Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler:Alex Maleev
Inker:Alex Maleev
Cover:Alex Maleev
Colours:Dave Stewart
Letters:Virtual Calligraphy's Randy Gentile
Editor:Jennifer Lee
Assistant Editor:Cory Sedlmeier
Cover Price:2.99,4.25


Ben Urich
Black Widow
FBI Director Leland Drummond
Foggy Nelson
Iron Fist
Jessica Jones
Luke Cage
Matt Murdock
Milla Donovan
Night Nurse
The Hand

Daredevil #79

Daredevil #81

Alex Maleev
Volume 1 - None
Volume 2 - 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 100 500
Volume 3 - 7
Volume 4 - 1.50 2 16
Volume 5 - 1 11
Volume 6 - 1
Brian Michael Bendis
Volume 1 - None
Volume 2 - 16 17 18 19 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 500
Volume 3 - None
Volume 4 - 1.50
Volume 5 - None
Volume 6 - None

Issue Summary

Summary by Alice Lynch

Interior, hotel room of Milla Donovan

Hotel security bangs on the door after hearing Milla scream when she heard the breaking news about Daredevil on the television. She tries to keep them out while she listens for an update. Natasha Romanov appears on her balcony and tries to persuade Milla to leave with her as Matt had asked. Hotel security is about to call the police; they enter the room only to find it empty. Natasha has spirited Milla out the window.

Night Nurse's secret clinic

Elektra drags in an unconscious and bleeding Matt, in costume but without his mask. An unpleasant confrontation between the Night Nurse and Elektra ensues. Matt has a gaping shoulder wound and has lost too much blood. The Night Nurse chastises Elektra for moving Matt, and prepares to try to stop the bleeding. Elektra goes out to the desk and makes a call. She hears a noise in the hallway and draws her sais; it's Natasha with Milla, but before they can check on Matt, ninjas appear in the hall. They tell Elektra they were nearby, awaiting her call to them.

In the FBI's van where Kingpin is being held

Meanwhile, Ben Urich is being pressured by the FBI to give up the secret location of the Night Nurse's clinic, because the Kingpin has informed them that Urich knows where it is, and that's where they will find Murdock. Kingpin gloats as Urich has no choice but to tell them.

Apartment of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones

Luke and Danny bring Foggy to Luke's apartment to get him away from the media. News that Daredevil has been killed in the street is breaking on television.

Night Nurse's secret clinic

A blonde-haired ninja talks with Elektra about reviving Matt. The Night Nurse and Milla demand to know who these people are. Natasha says, "They're The Hand. Ninja assassins. Elektra's their leader and she.I think they're helping him. They're using some dark arts, ninja."

A terrified Milla calls out to Matt. Natasha says, "He's unconscious, but he's.they're working on him." The blonde ninja puts some sort of poultice on Matt's wound, and Matt screams.

Outside the clinic, the FBI surrounds the premises. Luke, Danny, and Foggy drive up, and when they see the chaos, Luke and Danny send the driver away with Foggy.

Back inside, the blonde ninja tells Elektra, "I've done what I can do." Elektra: "And?" Ninja: "I've done what I can do." Elektra: "Then we should go." Since Matt is in no condition to be moved, she orders the ninjas to attack the FBI in the street below. Luke and Danny join in the fight, and Elektra goes after the FBI director.

Matt appears in the doorway of the clinic, shirtless but still wearing his Daredevil pants and boots. He clutches his shoulder, which looks now like a only a huge bruise, as if he is healing. He says, "Elektra, please. I don't.want this fight."

Elektra and the ninjas escape. The FBI director arrests Matt and attempts to arrest Luke and Danny as well for "aiding and abetting". Natasha steps in on their behalf, saying they are de facto agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and leans in to whisper to the FBI director that if he tries to arrest them AND Murdock, then S.H.I.E.L.D. will shut the operation down.

The arrogant FBI director shouts at Matt as he is led away.

Foggy is afraid for Matt, Owl gloats, Natasha doubts her own actions, the FBI director thinks he owns the world, Milla weeps alone, Elektra jets away to places unknown, Ben Urich is crestfallen that he had to betray Matt, Kingpin smirks.

Matt sits alone, head bowed, in an orange jumpsuit on a prison cell cot.


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