You’ll recall that at the end of the second installment of “Daredevil Meets The Claw” our hero captured the nefarious Claw and the villain was left cooling his heels in the slammer. When readers of the day plunked down their hard earned dimes a month later to buy Silver Streak Comics #9 (the book adopted a monthly publishing schedule with its ninth issue), they discovered a much tighter continuity than was seen in most comic books of the day; issue nine begins exactly where #8 left off. There’s also a reference to a previous meeting between The Claw and Daredevil about three-quarters of the way through the tale.

This third part of the saga doesn’t appear to have been written or drawn by Jack Cole; there’s no credit on the story, the art is of a lower quality, and the writer let his imagination run wilder than even Cole’s usual flights of fantasy. The result is, well, not great. But it’s a fun read regardless, and it sets the stage for what’s to come – as you’ll see in this story, the battle between the two antagonists is about to become very personal.

So let’s rip right into this tale as Bonus Battle October continues! Here’s the third part of “Daredevil Battles the Claw” from Silver Streak Comics #9, with page scans courtesy of The Digital Comic Museum:

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Silver Streak Comics #9, April 1941

Have fun! — Steve

Copyright 2012, Steven A. Lopez. All rights reserved.

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