Review of Daredevil #9

In Daredevil #9, storytellers Waid and Samnee skillfully add a new layer to the Purple Man's mythos by setting up his children as a new and different threat to Daredevil. As anyone familiar with Matt's history with Killgrave will know, the former's blindness makes him partially immune to the latter's powers of persuasion. Not completely immune, mind you, but able to resist by sheer force of will. At least part of Purple Man's power depends on his puppets being visually exposed to his purple … [Read More]



Review of Daredevil #8

I was born in 1977, when muted shades of brown and orange still reigned supreme in fashion and home decor. From the time I was old enough to have my own opinion, however, I loved purple. I was not yet two and still in a stroller when I grasped a pair of purple winter overalls and refused to let go. My mom obviously had to buy them. When I was a … [Read More]

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Review of Daredevil #7

As you may have sensed from my review of Daredevil #6, I felt pretty much done with this two-part Original Sin tie-in after last issue, and was already mentally moving on to next month's Daredevil #8. I hadn't expected Daredevil #7 to pull me back in the way it did, and I definitely hadn't expected anything so clever, moving and well-crafted. Yes, … [Read More]

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Daredevil #9: Let’s cover the cover

Nope, this is not a review. I don't have an advance copy of Daredevil #9 and this issue won't show up in Marvel's digital store for almost another hour as I'm sitting down to write this. (I usually buy my Daredevil comics twice since they tend to take another day or two to arrive in my local comic book store in Stockholm.) However, I thought the … [Read More]

Daredevil on Netflix: Quick NYCC round-up

It's been a busy weekend on my end and so much news to report from NYCC that I'm going to have to get back to you on this one. For now, I just want to try to do a quick post with links to the news coverage from the Daredevil panel, so that it's at least all in one place! General news Netflix's own Daredevil page, which includes a synopsis of the … [Read More]


Panel from Daredevil # 1 by Stan Lee and Bill Everett

Matt Murdock’s happier times: Introduction

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who commented (or contacted me through other means) to offer support in response to my latest post. It means the world to me, and just proves that the TOMP community is made up of some of the best people – and comic book fans – in the world! And, thanks for all the post ideas. I'm making a list of all … [Read More]

Scene from Daredevil 227, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli

Time to rebuild

I'm going to tell you right away that this is going to be a much more personal post than usual. You've been warned. Hopefully though, it will be one that will jumpstart this blog again. As I'm sure everyone has noticed, I've really let things slide in the last year or so, particularly in the last few months. It used to be that whenever I found it … [Read More]

Matt asks to have a large robot described to him, in Daredevil #5

A world of touch and motion

I'm going to state right off the bat that, as I'm sitting down to write this, I don't have a proper title yet for this post. Which is rare for me, since I usually have an idea for the main theme of every post (even when it's not just as straight-forward as "Review of…") and always type in the title before I do anything else. If you're reading this, … [Read More]

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