Comic Book Cats, number 168: Daredevil #238, penciled by Sal Buscema, inked by Steve Leialoha, written by Ann Nocenti, lettered by Joe Rosen and colored by Christie Scheele, published by Marvel Comics in January 1987.

Wishing a very happy 85th birthday to comic book artist Sal Buscema, who was born on January 26, 1936. During his lengthy career Our Pal Sal has penciled and/or inked nearly every character published by Marvel Comics. Among those is Daredevil. Athough not a character he is closely associated with, Our Pal Sal nevertheless drew the Man Without Fear on a handful of occasions. Among those was Daredevil #238, which tied in with the “Mutant Massacre” storyline in X-Men.

Ann Nocenti’s story juxtaposes the savage battle between Sabretooth and Daredevil in the sewers of Manhattan with a domestic housecat stalking & pouncing on a mouse. Sal Buscema has always been a very strong storyteller, and he does a good job illustrating Nocenti’s plot, with its shift back & forth between the subterranean tunnels and a NYC apartment. The illustrative embellishment is provided by the great Steve Leialoha.

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Comic Book Cats, number 168: Daredevil #238, penciled by Sal Buscema, inked by Steve Leialoha, written by Ann Nocenti, lettered by Joe Rosen and colored by Christie Scheele, published by Marvel Comics in January 1987. Wishing a very happy 85th birthday to comic book artist Sal Buscema, who was born...