Synopsis for “Once Upon a Time — The Ox!”
With the opening of Karen Page’s new movie in New York, Matt, Karen, Natasha, Ivan and Foggy are all in attendance and speak to the media. Also as part of the news broadcast is word that “Karl Stragg” (who is really Raymond Bloch who has been stuck in Stagg’s body since Daredevil #15 is released from prison.
Wishing revenge on those who trapped him in a weak body, “Stragg” suddenly undergoes a transformation that changes him back into his original form of the Ox. Wracked with pain and building up with radiation, the Ox blames Matt Murdock for putting him in jail to begin with, and so goes on a rampage across the city.
Battling Daredevil, the Ox’s radiation builds up to such a degree that his body explodes seemingly killing him. After the battle, Karen admits to Matt that she still cannot handle him being Daredevil, and leaves him to return to L.A. Matt then rekindles his romance with the Black Widow.