Updated August 10, 2015: As mentioned earlier, I’m on a hiatus of sorts while working on my other Daredevil project. I’m looking to return to blogging at the beginning of September, but in the mean time, I will be featuring old posts from the archives that hopefully still hold up. I’m starting with a lighter one, from March of 2008!
First a note to those who are wondering why I’m only covering the early stuff: Don’t worry, volume 2 and subjects more relevant to the entire run of the book will all be covered, I guarantee it. It’s just that looking at some early things sparks new ideas for other topics also related to the earlier issues.
One such issue was the attention given to what it is Matt Murdock does with his suit when he’s busy being Daredevil. Back in those days, the cane was easy. It simply transformed into his billy club. While it has never been stated anywhere, I’m convinced that’s not the case anymore, but I’ll get to that in another post. The suit, however, was a bit of a problem. Just look (under the cut) at this delightful panel from Daredevil #3 of Daredevil bouncing his suit, rolled into a ball, across the roof tops.
Another interesting thing about the early issues – unrelated to the suit problem – is that we learn that the early Matt was very adamant about defending the bad guys as well as the good guys, with Foggy being the more selective one when deciding what cases to take, as we learn from Matt’s monologue:
I’ve been anxious to learn more about this mysterious Owl… and this is the chance of a lifetime! I’ve tried to explain to Foggy that every man is entitled to a lawyer! If we attorneys refuse to help accused people because we think they’re guilty, then we’re judging them without trial! Besides, the Owl intrigues me! I want to learn more about him! Ah, I hear the court house bell chiming! It’s time for me to change back to Matt Murdock, and call upon my new client!
The suit problem finds a temporary solution in the following issue:
So, about that hood… I guess we haven’t seen that one in a while. At least it’s nice to see that even superheroes aren’t above having some really mundane problems.