Sympathy for the Devil

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Volume 1, issue 103 "...Then Came Ramrod!"
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"...Then Came Ramrod!" September 1973
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciler: Don Heck
Inker: Sal Trapani
Colors: George Roussos
Lettering: Artie Simek
Cover: John Romita/Don Heck

Upon my first reading of this issue, I reflected for a moment about how much this villain reminds me of one of my favorite Daredevil villains from the late 1980's. The villain in question: Bullet.

Depicted here on the cover of Daredevil 267 is Bullet:

He's the guy Daredevil is punching in the face.

The villain of issue 103 is Ramrod, depicted here:

Inside issue 103, Daredevil punches him in the face.

The similarities do not end there, however. Quoting from Bullet's Wikipedia page: "Bullet appears to have near superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability." From Ramrod's: "He has superhuman strength, stamina, and durability." Basically, they are the same character. Again, according to Wikipedia, the only real difference is that Ramrod possesses a steel skeleton. That information is sort of a spoiler, though. We'll get to that later.

I still think Bullet is slightly more cool...Collapse )

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