Seeing goof again? Well, not quite, hence the question mark. This scene, from the most recent issue (DD vol 2, #108) got picked as a comic book moment of the week last week on Kirk Warren’s The Weekly Crisis because it featured Matt commenting on Dakota’s apartment.

I didn’t actually find that to be all that odd, since he’s not really commenting on the look of it, just his overall impression. I can think of many reasons why he’d get a positive impression. Maybe it struck him as being organized and free of clutter. Maybe Dakota went straight home after being beaten and made a batch of cinnamon rolls (that’s what people do when they’re putting a house up for sale and are showing it to people, I bet Matt would go all ga-ga over the smell of cinnamon rolls) or maybe she just has really nice plants. Or an ultra-silent refrigerator.

What does strike me as a little odd in these two panels is the art, however, as Matt appears to be looking around in the first panel (he doesn’t have to turn his head to “look” at things, he doesn’t see with his eyes and the radar is presumably 360 degrees), and specifically seems to be checking out Dakota’s Vogue covers in the second panel. Ah, those Vogue covers… Maybe not seeing them actually heightened his appreciation of her apartment. So this isn’t really a seeing goof perhaps, but it is a borderline art goof.

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.

2 comments

  1. Hi Christine, I just read your comment at Warren’s site. 🙂
    I didn’t really have a problem with that, if you recall. I was just wondering if such a comment could be expected from a blind person. Wouldn’t have been surprised if that was the case (it wouldn’t have been the first time that the way blind people relate to the environment surrounding them proves to be totally different from the idea that one superficially has).
    In the case of these panels there was completely no problem, since Matt’s radar and hypersenses (which both Dakota and Luke know about) also come into factor.

    see ya!

  2. Yeah, Matt’s hypersenses also factor in here, definitely, and he’s not even strictly commenting on what it looks like. Now, if he’d said “Hot Vogue covers, Dakota,” or “I love the color scheme,” that would have been a little odd. Besides, he may also include his general knowledge of the particular neighborhood in the “nice” assessment. Oh, who knows? But it’s the way he’s drawn that strikes me as funny, really.

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