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Daredevil #169, page 12

Artists: Frank Miller (Penciller) ,  Klaus Janson (Inker)

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Artwork Details

Title: Daredevil #169, page 12
Artist: Frank Miller (Penciller)
Artist: Klaus Janson (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 3,652
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 25
Added to Site: 5/1/2008
Comic Art Archive: Daredevil
Issue: 169   Page: 12

Description

Stop me if you've heard this one. In the early 80's, while in
college, I attended the Chicago Comic Con. At that time, it was
small, and the artists basically hung out in a mid sized room. I
wandered around getting sketches, and bought my first pieces of
comic art. One, I bought from a guy named Frank Miller. He was
quiet, but very easy to talk to, and I was loving Daredevil.
Anyway, he had a stack of pages (knowing what I know now, I should
have given him my tuition check and bought everything I could
carry), and I found what I thought to be the best fight scene I had
seen involving DD and Bullseye. I bought it for $90, which was not
insignificant, and certainly more than the $15 to $20 per commission
everyone was charging. Still, I loved that page. I had it framed
and it hung in my dorm room all through college, and then after in
my apartment. I had a small collection of art - about 8 pages
(Byrne X Men and FF, Sienkiewicz FF Cover, Anderson X Men annual
cover, Giffen Leigon, and some others - still looking for those!),
and some great commissions. I got married five years after
graduation, and my wife was generally accepting of the comic book
habit, but she just plain thought the artwork was scary. In
fairness, the Marshall Rogers commission of Batman chasing the Joker
across the rooftops at night in the rain was pretty scary looking.
Anyway, I digress. The artwork was too scary to hang up, and she
was convinced that if we ever had children it was going to give them
nightmares. I liked cartoons too, so animation cels was a
compromise. To buy those, I needed cash.

So, I sold everything.

Roll forward fifteen years, and I get the bug again, and start
buying original artwork. Still married, with three kids now, and
I've slowly been building my collection with work of newer artists,
and stories that I've really enjoyed. I've been lucky to deal with
a lot of nice people, CAF is awesome, I enjoy reading every digest
of Yahoo messages, and it's been great corresponding with some
interesting people, all of which love this nutty hobby. I've
recently started looking for older pieces, but all of the time, I've
been wondering where that Miller page was. And, the more that I
learned about what's out there, the more I realized that finding
that specific page would be impossible.

Until last week. David Mandel, a teriffic guy to deal with, had the
page I was looking for, and was willing to sell it to me - albeit
for a small premium over my original $90 purchase price (HA!). And,
it's once again home. Here is my Miller DD page. I believe most
will agree it's a great fight scene, and a perfect example of Miller
at his prime, but it means so much more than that to me. I hope and
plan to buy more Miller pages in the future, but this one is
special. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

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Timothy Finney 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/1/2008

Mayday! Mayday! We have a full-on Miller DD vs. Bullseye page. And what a page it is. It also shows DD making one of the worst decisions of his life, not that he could have done anything else. It was, after all, what heroes (used to) do.

Matt S 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/1/2008

now that's a great page indeed!

J. Sid 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/1/2008

Thok!

Horace Austin 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/2/2008

Battle page with Bullseye - very nice!

I D  
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/2/2008

very cool!

Demetrios  Williams 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/2/2008

SAAAWEEEETTT!!! I remember Frank's run on DD...and I enjoyed it alot!! A very nice page with lots of action!! Great addition Ron to your already fantastic collection. Thanks for sharing!!

- Artemaria 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 5/2/2008

A great great page from a legendary run, surpassed only by its compelling and unique history. Congratulations on being reunited with one of your first pages!

Ken R  
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/2/2008

Love the mood of these pages...as CLASSIC as it gets!

Ryan P 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/2/2008

That's just fantastic.

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 5/3/2008

OH! MY! GOD!

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 10/17/2008

Will stay forever in comics history ! Congrats : it's a grail piece (another one for you!). Thank you for sharing your fantastic collection.

Lars Teglbjaerg 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/6/2008

A great page and an even better story. Sometimes you are lucky.

Felix  Lu 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/21/2009

Lusted after this page for a long time...but no regrets, this is the collection it belongs in.

The  Comic Coffin™  
Member Since 2007

Posted on 5/19/2009

Wow... what an incredible piece of art. Sure wish I had a DD vs Bullseye page. Congrats!

Wesley L 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 5/26/2009

One of the best Miller DD versus Bullseye pages I have ever seen.

George H 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/17/2009

Great Miller DD page filled with action packed panels!

Colorado Kid 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 1/12/2010

Incredible!

. BRAUNY 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/24/2010

This is an incredible page. What more would you want in a Miller DD page? And what a great story..... this page was meant for you! Welcome home!

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/7/2010

Ron, I know I already left a comment on this piece, but I had to leave a second one after reading your wonderful story behind the piece again. It's amazing that you actually bought this from Frank Miller himself, SOLD IT, and then was reunited with the page many years later. It's stories like these that makes me love and appreciate this hobby so much. Thank you for sharing the art, but I must thank you even more for sharing your amazing story.

Mark Howland 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 8/19/2012

Great stories - the page's and yours.

dom  masullo 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 8/26/2015

This is just one superb page. For me the daredevil comic that put DD back on the map.

Sean Rutan 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 6/29/2017

I'm glad to hear it's back where it belongs, buddy. And kudos to David for helping out the process! Hurry up and finish that time machine, will ya.....$90

X C 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 7/9/2017

WOW Ron, what a great action page. I can't believe I haven't commented on this one, and you have a magnificent story to go with it. Congrats!

Maicol Senzacqua 
Member Since 2015

Posted on 11/5/2017

FANTASTIC BATTLE SCENE! WOW!

artless artmore 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 2/19/2018

Absolutely amazing page.  This issue was among the 2 or 3 that hooked me as a lifetime comic reader, and this is among the very best pages from that book (so many great pages in DD 169...how did Miller do it?).  Loved reading your story of how you were reunited with the page --- I'm hoping for some unlikely second chances in the art collection dept. myself!

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