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.
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…