Well, I said I wasn’t going to write about the Black Panther on this site, but I thought I should at least cover the first lettered preview to his first issue carrying the Man Without Fear slogan. Yes, you bet I’m bitter about it, but at least Daredevil gets a mention. It’s vague, of course, since “gone” could mean just about anything except “not here.” You also have to wonder why the diner he manages is called Devil’s Kitchen. Is it some kind of tribute?
“You are just a cheap vigilante who thinks he can step into Daredevil’s shoes. News flash. Daredevil is gone. And we’re not about to let one of you costumed punks call the shots.”
In other news, I just wanted to remind everyone of another Daredevil blog that I’ve mentioned in the past. The Matt Murdock Chronicles tracks the life and times of Matt Murdock through each and everyone of the Daredevil issues he’s appeared in. Blogger Robert has now reached well into the Frank Miller run and beyond, so if you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days, check it out.
Tomorrow, I’ll be doing a longer post, suggested by one of you guys, where I ponder the subject of whether Daredevil has to be as dark as it is. I’ve suggested in the past that other takes on the character could work really dwell, but this will give me a chance to return to the topic. Have a good weekend everyone!