[hidden text begins here] I love Matt’s cockiness with the whole “I’m a much better lawyer than you.” Really, he’s not just a kick-ass fighter, he’s an accomplished professional as well and I like that side of him. The idea that he really is a good lawyer is much easier to buy these days than when looking at the old Stan Lee issues were none of the law partners did any work at all. Still, when Matt does show up in court, he’s consistently done pretty good work.
I’m sure that some fanboys are going to have a problem with Matt being struck down by Big Ben Donovan. Despite the fact that he’s in his civilian – and extremely fragile – identity in a monitored prison interrogation room. What’s he going to do? Leap into Daredevil action? Still, the guy who commented in some thread on some message board a while back that he was disappointed that Matt hurt his hand punching Luke Cage in #107 (it was apparently a sign of weakness that he couldn’t get the man with unbreakable skin to budge…) is not going to like this. But who cares? Anyway, one thing I noticed that might mean something is what Matt says to the warden: “… that wasn’t the response I was expecting.” He really seems genuinely surprised by what just happened, and he couldn’t have perceived the situation as the least bit threatening just moments earlier or he wouldn’t have gotten that close to Big Ben physically. Might there be something off with Big Ben’s reactions here? And he is definitely talking to someone who can hear him inside the prison. At least that’s what it looks like to me. Time will tell…
I’m also digging the Dakota North page here. I like that she has her Vogue covers on the wall (does Marvel have some special deal with Vogue Magazine or is it just a coincidence that she wasn’t on the cover of any other magazine? *ahem*). I also love the way she handles Matt when he’s at her front door. Though she may be just a little hard on him, but I suppose he could use some tough love.[hidden text ends here]
Anyway, it looks like another intriguing issue for Marvel’s coolest redhead – not trying to piss off the MJ fans here – and I can’t wait for next week when we will all zoom through this issue only to have to fight off the frustration of having to wait another month by the time we’re done. Oh well, that’s how it goes, I suppose.