The Wrong Side: Daredevil vs. Spider-Man

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn't won the "right" way). This really isn't a big deal, of course, as it doesn't really matter if the "wrong" person won a fight. But it's fun to talk about!

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don't suggest a fight in the comments!

Today, we take a look at the time Daredevil defeated Spider-Man in a punching fight!

As always, the first page spotlights their power levels and the second page examines the fight itself.

And as always, the first question we need to ask is...

How did these people do when they fought Spider-Man?

First off, let's look at Daredevil. In Amazing Spider-Man #287 (by Christopher Priest, Erik Larsen and Art Nichols), they tussle and while Spider-Man is clearly the winner of the fight, DD holds his own...

There are a couple of important things to note in that fight, though. One, the only way Daredevil has a serious shot is if Spider-Man is out of it, which he is in this instance. Second, Spidey's Spider-Sense is a huge advantage with a fight with a guy like Daredevil, and again, it is not working correctly at this point in time. Third, Daredevil is barely fazing Spider-Man with his punches. That's important, too. So yes, under a very specific set of circumstances, Daredevil sort of holds his own. Which is impressive on Daredevil's part, while still making it clear that Spider-Mn would normally win this fight.

As for Spidey, when he fought his clone in Amazing Spider-Man #149 (by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito), you would figure such a clash would have caused thunder in the skies, but in the end, they were just pretty evenly matched, but that, of course, says a lot about Spider-Man, as if he can be evenly matched against SPIDER-MAN, then Spider-Man must be pretty darn tough!

Now if Wasp ever fought a clone of herself, then WATCH OUT, universe!

Okay, on to the fight!

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