I Love Ya But You're Strange - That Time Daredevil Defeated Ultron With a Stick

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

In honor of the latest trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, we look at the time that Daredevil defeated Ultron...with a stick.

In Daredevil #275 (by Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr. and Al Williamson), Doctor Doom collects all the various Ultrons and merged them together to form one Ultron with conflicting thoughts. Ultron-12 (the one who liked humans) was basically put in charge, but all the other human-hating Ultrons still lived in his thoughts. As part of the Acts of Vengeance (where a bunch of top villains, including Doom, Red Skull, Loki, Magneto and Mandarin, organized villains to attack heroes that were unfamiliar with them, figuring that that would make them easier to defeat), Doom set this newly-created Ultron after Daredevil.

Daredevil, at the time, was traveling the country with two Inhumans (Gorgon and Karnak) and a genetically-altered woman known as Number Nine.

Number Nine has been captured by Ultron, but she finds Ultron-12 endearing, even as he struggles with his programming (this is where we are as #276 begins, by the same creative team)...

He next moves to his neck, and this obviously turns out to be a key move in the issue...

He's still kicking Daredevil, Gorgorn and Karnak's asses, though...

Karnak's ability to find weak spots hasn't done so well this story up until this point. But apparently here, the weak spot was "just hit him enough times and it will somehow stop him"...

Number Nine gathers the head and dreams of one day bringing the good Ultron-12 back.

But anyhow, that is the story of how Daredevil defeated Ultron with a stick. I enjoyed Nocenti/JRjR/Williamson's run on Daredevil. Their dueling personalities Ultron was an interesting character.

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