It’s comic book day in North America today. I have to wait until tomorrow to get my copy of Daredevil #505, so I thought I’d pass the time by talking a little bit about the first time Daredevil went to Japan. The panels below are from Daredevil #197-199, by Denny O’Neil and William Johnson (though the first panel below is by Klaus Janson).
Matt decides to go to Japan after learning that Bullseye is being taken there to have his spine laced with adamantium, which – by some unknown mechanism – will also heal his paralysis. I will never get how fixing the bones of the spine can repair an injury to the spinal cord, but this kind of magic seems to be common in the Marvel Universe, so I’m just not going to go there. 😉
The first panel we’re going to look at is Matt announcing his plans to Foggy, who seems happy that Matt is taking time off from work.