Daredevil: Dark Nights #1-3

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Daredevil: Dark Nights #1-3

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:16 am

DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 (August 2013)
By Lee Weeks

APPEARANCES:
Daredevil (also in fbs), a family (in fbs), Hannah Larue (in fb), muggers (in fb), hospital staff (inc Paco & Kate, in fb), bystanders (in fb)

FLASHBACKS:
A family gets into a car accident (a week ago). An unconscious Matt Murdock (identified as a John Doe), with amnesia, is brought to the hospital in the middle of a snowstorm (today). Matt leaves the office in a snowstorm. Meanwhile, the family decides to donate their son’s organs. Matt and is mugged; he’s hit in the head with a baseball bat and knocked unconscious. People pass him by thinking he’s a drunk, but a homeless man takes him to the hospital (earlier today). The hospital staff try to break into “John Doe’s” briefcase to find out who he is. Meanwhile, the crowded waiting room turns into a hostage situation when muggers steal a cop’s gun. Matt wakes up and knocks out the muggers. Matt asks about a girl waiting for an organ transplant upstairs, and that he heard the helicopter bringing the organ crashed. Just then they open his briefcase and realize he’s Daredevil. They tell him where the helicopter crashed and Daredevil goes into the city to find it and the organ. He jumps off the roof, but his head injury makes him crash into the street.
SYNOPSIS:
Daredevil wakes up and keeps moving.

NOTE:
Here’s how the pages fit chronologically:

(2)-FB family
(7 - 12)-FB-FB DD & family
(3 - 6)-FB DD
(13 - 21:1)-FB DD
(1) DD
(21:2 - 22) DD

DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #2 (September 2013)
By Lee Weeks

APPEARANCES:
Daredevil, Ben Urich, Jonny Cruz, Victor Lanza (bts) & his men (Brock named), Hannah LaRue & her parents (Simon & Maria), hospital staff (Paco, Kate, Dr. Field, Kwame O’Neal, Chandler Costello & Jerry named), mercenaries (inc Talbot & Goodwin), bystanders (inc Leila; Ronnie named)

SYNOPSIS:
Daredevil makes his way across town (ignoring Jonny Cruz being tortured by loan sharks). Meanwhile, Hannah’s dad (rich businessman) tries to hire a new helicopter to go after the crashed one, but no one will go out in the storm. Daredevil finds the heart and continues on, but takes a break to stop a rape. Then, he collapses from exposure. Hannah’s dad hires a group of mercenaries to find the heart.

NOTE:
When Daredevil gets his memory back, he recalls Karen Page was killed by Bullseye (we don’t see it; it’s in the narration).

Mayor Jameson is mentioned, but he doesn’t appear, and is not -BTS. Ben Urich is seen at the Daily Bugle, though.

DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #3 (October 2013)
By Lee Weeks

APPEARANCES:
Daredevil, Foggy Nelson (in fb), Nick Fury, Kingpin (vo), Hannah LaRue, Maria LaRue, Simon LaRue, Jonathon Cruz, hospital staff (inc Paco, Kate & Dr. Field), mercenaries (Talbot & Goodwin named), police (Rita named), FBI, homeland security, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, bystanders (inc Ronnie; Leila & Doris)

FLASHBACK:
Foggy tries to call Matt (there are other flashbacks to Daredevil’s past, but nothing new).
SYNOPSIS:
Daredevil wakes up to learn that Jonny Cruz has taken the heart to the hospital. Daredevil follows to discover that Jonny’s been abducted by mercenaries. Daredevil beats them up and takes the heart (and Jonny) to the hospital. Meanwhile, Kingpin learns his mercenaries failed (Hannah’s dad got the mercenaries through Kingpin). The surgery is successful and Daredevil is pleased.

NOTE:
Nick Fury is in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. here, so this takes place quite some time in the past. I guess that mention of Mayor Jameson was a typo.

So. Nick Fury is in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D., Matt Murdock is a lawyer partnered with Foggy Nelson, and Kingpin is the crime boss in New York City. Fury quit after the current day parts of SECWAR, which is between DD2 75-76. Kingpin was overthrown in DD2 30 (in a story started in DD2 26). That one’s earlier, so sometime before DD2 26.

Paul B.’s calendar has DD2 26 in May and DD2 25 in November, and this story happens in the winter. So, sometime between DD2 25-26.

Side note: This anthology mini was published at the same time as DD3 27-35. Of the three stories (#1-3, 4-5 & 6-8) none of them take place when published; all are at some point in the relative past. This one, at a point when Fury was still in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D, #4-5 at a point when Matt and Kirtsen were together, Parker was Spider-Man, Thor was around and Iron Man was still in his red & gold armor (so between DD3 16-17) and #6-8 at a point before Matt and Kirtsen were together, but after Matt was a lawyer again (so between DD3 6-7).

Placement suggestions:

DAREDEVIL/MATT MICHAEL MURDOCK/"JACK BATLIN"
……
DD2 25
*DD:DN 1-FB-FB
*DD:DN 1-FB
*DD:DN 1
*DD:DN 2
*DD:DN 3
DD:YELLOW 1
……

FURY, COL. NICHOLAS "NICK" JOSEPH
……
CA4 1-FB
*DD:DN 3
W2 163
……

KINGPIN/WILSON FISK
……
DD2 21
ASM2 36
*DD:DN 3-VO
DD2 29 (5 - 8)-FB
……

NELSON, FRANKLIN P. "FOGGY"
……
DD2 25
*DD:DN 3-FB
DD:YELLOW 1-BTS
……

URICH, BEN
……
ASM2 24
*DD:DN 2
W2 162-BTS
SM/DD 1
DD2 27
……
-Daron Jensen

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