As was mentioned briefly by Mark Waid in a recent interview, one of the new developments we’d see with the relaunch of Daredevil this summer (July 20, to be precise) is a redesigned billy club. The May edition of the Marvel Previews magazine, which has been out for about three weeks now, shows some very cool schematic sketches by Paolo Rivera. After feeling that I’d waited a respectful amount of time, I decided to go ahead and scan sections of the preview artwork. So, below you’ll find two thirds of page 50 of Marvel Previews #93!
So, what do I think of it? Well, first of all the art is insanely pretty. Secondly, I like that a great amount of time and effort has been put into designing something that actually makes sense as both a white cane and a billy club (longtime readers might recall that I’d basically started assuming that the idea had been abandoned, and rightly so under the circumstances). Sure, it’s still a bit of a stretch to imagine the same materials being used for both objects, but on the whole, I think it works. Now if only the artists would consider making the cane a bit longer (enough to reach his sternum or higher), I’d be even happier.
What do you guys think? Do you like the combination of modern and retro or maybe you would even like the “snoopscope” back? Or how about that smoke screen? 😉