I wanted to mention a few things. First of all, I’ll be taking about a week off from blogging and look to return in the middle of next week. There’s no particular reason for it, I just need to recharge my batteries.
Another thing, I noticed that Kuljit of ManWithoutFear.com fame linked to Matt Hollingsworth’s website earlier and I immediately had to go check it out. It’s really a great-looking site so check it out if you haven’t already. I also swung by his blog while I was at it, and now I’ve developed some kind of intellectual cyber crush on this guy. There’s tons of interesting stuff on that blog that has nothing to do with comics at all, but is right up my alley in other respects. He writes about living in Croatia and lots of other things, and I had great fun learning that the guy is even into genealogy. I am too! How cool is that?! Very cool!
Okay, on to the final subject of this post: I was browsing through some 80’s DD and came across these couple of panels from Daredevil #220, by Denny O’Neill and David Mazzucchelli. This is actually a very serious and tragic issue which sees Matt’s ex-girlfriend Heather Glenn commit suicide.
Following a hunch and a “misplaced” scent, Matt investigates further in the hopes that Heather was murdered, in which there’s some vindication to be had by finding her supposed killer. This leads him to the scenario below, where he has to get past a pretty advanced security system. A master of resourcefulness, he outsmarts the surveillance by bringing ice and breathing like a mouse.
Yeah… My first thought was: “He can do that?” Amazingly, he actually gets away with it. And, in case you guys were wondering, a mouse has a rate of respiration of about 160 breaths per minute. Daredevil can pull that off and haul two heavy sacks of ice around. It’s nothing short of impressive, I tell ya!