Wacky power #10 – Daredevil: paleobotanist

Here is another panel from Daredevil #12, suggested a while back by fellow DD fan Francesco (*waves*). This panel is funny for a couple of reasons… First of all, shouldn’t DD get his priorities straight? He approaching an island with a giant skull taking up roughly eighty percent of the surface. The island, as you’ll see, is appropriately named Skull Island. Whatever surface isn’t covered by a gigantic skull is set ablaze. Rather than concentrating on the more immediate issues, Daredevil comments on the type of vegetation present. Again, aren’t all the plants burning at this point?

I’m sure Matt can sense vegetation. He can smell it, there’s probably some pollen in the air, the rustling of leaves… One thing we know for certain, however, is that he wasn’t around millions of years ago. Heck, this is even one of those times where I’d be inclined to say that he would be in a better position to make the absurd claim seen below if he could see. That is, compare what he would then be seeing on the island with a drawing showing a reconstruction of old plants (based on the available fossil record). Nope, this is certainly wacky…

Daredevil approaches a burning island, from Daredevil #12
Daredevil approaches a burning island, from Daredevil #12

“… as though I’ve been transported to the dawn of time.” Well, DD you obviously must have been at some time. How else would you know what those plants are? Here’s an idea though: maybe some of the plants contain hallucinogens that when burning produces smoke, which…Yeah, you get my drift. 😉

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.

3 comments

  1. This makes me think that young (sighted) Matt was a dinosaur nerd, absorbed in study of the apatosaurus and Jurassic flora.

  2. “Whatever surface isn’t covered by a gigantic skull is set ablaze.”

    One thing we know for certain, however, is that he wasn’t around millions of years ago

    (lol)
    I love this blog XD.

    Matt must’ve been way more than your average teen dinosaur nerd, if he even researched on how those things would smell (to the extent that he could even recognize them beyond doubt in the improbable hypothesis tha he would stumble upon them in the future).

    Nah, I think I’m going with the “plant smokes” interpretation given at the end of the post here.

  3. Oh, you’re just jealous because YOU’VE never figured out what burning multi-million year old plants smell like. :p

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