I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I caught a nasty cold over the weekend which prevented me from going on my business trip. The good news is that this means I’ll be able to read Shadowland #1 along with everyone else tomorrow (Thursday is the usual comic book day in Europe, but North American comics are delayed a day due to the 4th of July).

Barring any unforeseen shipping delays, I’ll be posting my review tomorrow. Later in the week, we’ll take a look at Matt Murdock’s civilian wardrobe with a brief journey through the fashion archives. For now, here’s another bizarre gem from Daredevil’s past.

Matt looking like he's hitting Heather with a powder puff, Daredevil #127
Matt looking like he's hitting Heather with a powder puff, Daredevil #127

This odd scene on the left is from Daredevil #127, written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Bob Brown and Klaus Janson. The match between Matt and Heather always seemed odd to me, and their dynamic was quirky to say the least. At this point they hadn’t know each other very long and Matt already seems tired of her, going so far as to physically push her away.

It’s the art here that really gives this panel its unusual vibe. Is Matt grabbing her breast to shove her? And is he using a powder puff of some sort? Is it a decorative sofa pillow or perhaps an oversized pin cushion? What the heck was Bob Brown thinking?

As a whole, it seems like his failed relationship with Natasha wasn’t enough to teach Matt how to have a relationship with a woman without morphing into a complete pig…

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.

1 comment

  1. Wow. You never fail to pull the best stuff out of the back of your closet. Matt’s fashion persona has cracked me up over the years. I’ve noted that it was after they killed ‘Mike Murdock’ that Matt started sporting a neckerchief from time to time. Thank you 1970s!

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