Things that have me excited for the Daredevil relaunch – Part 9

Just 48 hours to go now, guys. It’s been four months since the first details of the third volume of Daredevil were released and our wait is almost over. But we have two more countdown posts to finish so today I’d like to talk about Matt’s job and how Mark Waid apparently intends to tackle it.

First off, we know from many of the interviews over the last few months that Matt’s about to find himself with a new job description. Due to recent events (and this even goes back to the Bendis run and the lingering problems of his exposed secret identity), we’ve been told that Matt will find it impossible to continue pleading cases in court. This is a little sad in some ways – I liked him as a trial lawyer! – but Waid has promised to surprise us with what he has in store for Matt and I must admit, I’m very curious to learn what this entails. A change might be good!

Still, it’s clear that Matt will stay in the legal field, and it appears that Mark Waid is interested in working the professional/legal angle, and he’s even introducing a new assistant district attorney for Matt and Foggy to spar with.

As someone who’s always liked the legal element of the Daredevil comic, I’m very much looking forward to seeing all sides of Matt Murdock – the man, the lawyer and the vigilante – feature prominently. In the case of Daredevil, there are also so many stories that could be told that touch on all of these elements, due to the very nature of Matt’s profession.

Another reason I like seeing writers play up the legal drama is that it lets us see just how smart Matt really is. No, he’s no Reed Richards, but he is a well-educated and intelligent man, who was determined enough to work his way through law school despite having the odds stacked against him. He worked hard for that law degree, lets see him put it to good use!

Matt Murdock defends Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man Extra (2008), art by Marcos Martin

Art by Marcos Martín from Amazing Spider-Man Extra (2008).

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. Maybe he’ll become a judge? Crazy, I know, but this is the Marvel U…

  2. Could be! I just suspect that that would carry with it the same kinds of complications as being on the other side of the bench. I figure it’s probably something more along the lines of consulting others (though he’s been a ghost lawyer before so it’s not something that’s “never been seen before” to use Waid’s own words). I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

  3. I’m pretty sure judges have to actually show up for work, so that pretty much rules out Matt.

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