So, not an actual quote, but that’s what Matt should be thinking with regard to the outfit you see below. These panels are from Daredevil #166, co-written by Roger McKenzie and Frank Miller, inked by Klaus Janson and with colors by Glynis Wein. The colorist is too often overlooked when it comes to talking about the artwork in comics, but in this case it’s the color choices that makes me wonder who decided to make Foggy’s tuxedo a not so delightful mix of pink and green. Is Miller to blame or does this one rest solely on the colorist? Either way, the pattern is all on Miller, I’m afraid.

To offer some background, this issue deals with the wedding between Foggy Nelson and Debbie Harris, and the other lovely and equally fashion impaired fellow you see below is Foggy’s old fraternity brother “Porkchop” Peterson. With this hideous tuxedo, Foggy’s marriage was doomed from the start, although it could be argued that “Mike” Murdock could give Foggy a run for his money in the style department. Then again, the guy is blind. What’s your excuse, Foggy?

Foggy meets Porkchop Peterson, Daredevil #166, by Roger McKenzie and Frank Miller
Foggy meets Porkchop Peterson, Daredevil #166, by Roger McKenzie and Frank Miller
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. Oh, Foggy!

  2. “With this hideous tuxedo, Foggy’s marriage was doomed from the start”

    The only excuse I can think of is… Well, THE EIGHTIES!! Possibly one of the worst decades, fashion-wise: shoulder pads, leg warmers… I imagine daltonic tuxedos were on the rage then, too :p

    It’s good to see that Foggy’s got a better stylist in the last years: Michael Lark draws him as if he has a good taylor now, LOL, and in the recent/previous Maalev tenure he could look reasonably modern and reasonably chic (even with the odd Nelson touch of the sheep coat and hat, LOL)

  3. Er.. more worrying is their ‘BUMps a daisy’ fraternity cheer! Oh brother.

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