The Magic Pants, a tale in six panels

I’ve been very busy today so rather than finish the post on the Daredevil Annual #2, I thought we’d take a quick look at a rather amusing development from Daredevil #115. You thought that Matt getting attacked by Lady Bullseye, the Hand, and a couple of friends turned zombies was the big event here? Wow, you just missed the biggest mystery of all: the strange case of Matt’s disappearing and re-appearing pants. Below are six panels, presented in chronological order, that show the “are they or aren’t they?” state of the pants in question. To aid our slower readers, I’ve included a pedagogical arrow so you know where to look. 😉

(It was actually my buddy Alice, Daredevil fan extraordinaire, who caught this so kudos to the “Darediva” for your keen observational skills.)

First, not really wearing pants over the tights…

… although they are sort of back here, oddly enough.

Whoa, here they’ve made a full recovery!

Hmm… What’s this? A quarter of a pair of pants?

My! They are growing back again!

Okay, so this is an odd angle, but I think they shrunk again.

The next time this issue we see Matt wearing dress pants he’s in his office “three days later,” so this was the last of the magically shrinking and expanding pants. Although, considering his book is being published by the same company who brought us the Hulk’s amazingly flexible and strikingly purple hulk-out pants, this might all be a perfectly normal way for men’s trousers to behave in the Marvel Universe.

Over and out.

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.


  1. Explanation : Dd’s pants have a healing factor.

  2. Daredevil’s pants are secretly Wolverine.

    He really wants to appear in an even two dozen books each month.

  3. My own guess: DD wears pants of unstable molleculles specially designed for him by Reed Richards (Well, and if Richards’ pants can strecht, why DD’s can’t “re-grow”?)

  4. And is that a flash of skin in the penultimate panel?

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