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Article by Gregg Katzman

Daredevil has faced many cruel and scary people over the years, but few are as bloodthirsty and frightening as Marvel’s ultimate evil marksman: Bullseye. The accurate assassin is known for being a vicious villain, capable of throwing anything with lethal accuracy and boasting reflexes quick enough to block a bullet, and now he’s returning to the spotlight in his very own ongoing series. We all know what the fearsome foe does for work, but what does he do for fun? The new series – by writers Ed Brisson and Marv Wolfman, and artists Guillermo Sanna and Alec Morgan – goes on sale this Wednesday (get your copy HERE), so we’re celebrating with some fun facts about the barbaric bad guy!

Defeated Daredevil with a paper plane


Daredevil #141 by Jim Shooter, Gil Kane, Bob Brown, Jim Mooney, and Janice Cohen

The Man Without Fear and Bullseye have some unforgettable and downright brutal brawls, especially in Frank Miller’s run. Bullseye has thrown everything from grenades to even his own teeth at the hero from Hell’s Kitchen. Despite his best efforts, Bullseye has fallen to Daredevil countless times. While Bullseye may have ridiculously good accuracy and plenty of skill as a fighter, Daredevil, who has incredible agility and jaw-dropping hand-to-hand skill, has knocked out Bullseye quite a few times. However, one time Bullseye got the better of Daredevil with just a paper plane – yes, seriously! Okay, technically it was made from cardboard, but still, that’s pretty embarrassing for the hero!

Armed with adamantium lacing


Daredevil #5 by Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Richard Isanove

In Daredevil #181, Bullseye’s paralyzed after falling off a telephone wire. With his back – and several other bones – damaged, it seemed like Bullseye’s career as a criminal was over. However, Lord Dark Wind brought the incapacitated enemy to Japan and laced Bullseye’s spine and other damaged bones (like his skull) with adamantium. While Wolverine’s healing factor protected him from the adamantium-lacing process, Dark Wind used herbs to insure that Bullseye’s body wouldn’t reject the virtually unbreakable material. Dark Wind also prayed to Kami, the Warrior God of his household, during the process. He predicted that Bullseye would either die or recover very quickly. Obviously, it was a success and Bullseye continued his life of being a terrible person and doing terrible things.

Clashed with Captain America


Captain America #374 by Mark Gruenwald, Ron Lim, Danny Bulanadi, and Steve Buccellato

Bullseye’s battled a ton of heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe. Daredevil, Elektra, Deadpool, Punisher, Spider-Man, Gambit, and Crossbones have all had the misfortune of meeting this menacing mercenary, but did you know that Bullseye went toe-to-toe with Captain America, too? Believe it or not, Bullseye not only took on Captain America, but he was even able to slip the super-soldier’s sight! Bullseye knows a slugfest with Captain America’s a dangerous situation, so he targeted Cap in a location that would give him the edge: a construction site during the night. Bullseye was able to injure the Avenger, bombard the hero with attacks, and then flip away before Cap had a chance to land a single punch. It was a brief yet impressive showing for the sharpshooter.

Moon Knight faked his own death to escape Bullseye


Moon Knight #25 by Mike Benson, Mark Texeira, Javier Saltares, and Dan Brown

During Dark Reign, Norman Osborn sent the Thunderbolts after Moon Knight! The Fist of Khonshu was able to elude Venom and the rest of the team but he knew Bullseye was someone who wouldn’t stop until he was dead. The two engaged in a bloody fight before Moon Knight fled. Bullseye was hot on the vigilante’s trail, and the two eventually ended up in a base. Using the darkness to his advantage, Moon Knight used hit and run tactics, a method which greatly annoyed Daredevil’s arc nemesis. Moon Knight’s such a savage fighter, so why was he avoiding this melee? This was all part of Moon Knight’s plan, though. Eventually, Moon Knight admits that he may not be able to defeat the villain, but he can take him down with him. So, using Bullseye’s frustration against him, Moon Knight tricked Bullseye into setting off a massive explosion. The blast was huge and it was enough to trick both the assassin and Norman Osborn into thinking that Moon Knight was killed when, in fact, he fled to Mexico. Maybe one day they’ll have a rematch.

Bullseye #1

Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher… You name ’em, Bullseye beat ’em. But that was just business… This? This is pleasure. What does the world’s greatest assassin do for fun? Find out what Bullseye gets involved in for laughs in this deadly first issue, way down in South America!

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