Posted: October 20, 2009 in Threat Quality

Today, I am hard at work at secret projects, and Holland is dead, or something.  Here, go read this article about Daredevil.

I know that Moff is the only one that likes that movie (probably because it’s a pretty dumb movie), but I’ve actually always liked the character of Daredevil.  There’s something sort of gritty and low-tech about him that I find really appealing.

  1. Jeff Holland says:

    HAHAHAH I LIVE HAHAHCoughhacknausea

    (But I am fighting my annual cold – the price I pay for 51 weeks of invincibility – and finishing a move to a lovely new place I’ll brag about later, so…back to action tomorrow.)

    Also, I quite like the Daredevil movie as well. And if I ever get to watch the extended directors cut that adds back in Coolio’s subplot, I might like it even more!

    But then, I also got a kick out of Ghost Rider, so please pay no attention to me.

  2. Sam says:

    I read through most of Daredevil starting from the beginning and stopping about when Nocenti started. I skimmed a lot of it, but one consistent element that comes through the whole run, writer-to-writer, is that Daredevil is a complete goddamned basketcase who has horrible problems with the women is his life. In that regard I think he’s been about as consistently written over the course of his existence as any other given Marvel character.

  3. Jeff Holland says:

    At the start, Daredevil was much more swashbucklery than he became. So when Karl Kesel came on the book, he wanted to return to those roots (and it was a welcome reprieve after the armored schizo Chichester/DeMatteis stories). So Daredevil does a lot more bounding about and wisecracking than usual – and oh boy, even Karen Page is back, and they have a lovely, functional relationship.

    In and of itself, it’s a nice, fun bit of comics, but in retrospect it’s really hard to read without thinking, “Enjoy it while you can, Matt, because in a year or so, Kevin Smith is going to return to the trend of ABSOLUTELY DESTROYING YOUR LIFE.”

  4. Moff says:

    Given that most of my Daredevil knowledge comes from the movie, TSR’s Marvel Superheroes RPG, and one Frank Miller trade paperback, having read that article now, I’m pretty impressed by how many notes from the comic the film managed to strike.

    I still think it is entertaining. Although I continue to wonder how Colin Farrell’s Bullseye managed to kill that old guy in the bar with the paperclip and then just leave. No one in the Irish pub in New York could get a hold of the police?

  5. Jeff Holland says:

    Actually, he’s presumably in an Irish pub somewhere in Ireland (since in his next scene he’s on a plane headed to meet with Fisk). I guess the implication is that if you think Hell’s Kitchen is bad, you should see Ireland, where you can totally just kill a guy at a bar and people are only mildly irritated by that.

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