Every now and then, you read something in a Daredevil comic that shocks you for one reason or another. It could be something like a very violent sparring match with Natasha, or the notion that Matt carries around a vial of acid so that he can easily dispose of his clothes.

And then, there’s this page below, from Daredevil #45 by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. To give you some background information: Daredevil is being chased by all the cops in town after having been framed for murder by the Jester. Desperate for a disguise, he is clearly ready to do just about anything. As in knocking an innocent man unconscious and stealing his coat! What the hell, DD? Will that money you stashed in his pocket pay for the therapy this guy is going to need to get over the trauma? What if someone else mugs him while he lies motionless on the platform? What if it’s just plain wrong to hurt people? Hmmm…

Daredevil renders a man unconscious and steals his coat, as seen in Daredevil #45 by Stan Lee and Gene Colan

Over the next couple of pages, we also learn that a rain coat will not cover your ass if you’re stupid. Or rather, it will cover your ass. It just won’t cover your red boots. Or the gloves you forgot to take off! Though I suppose a guy who hasn’t seen himself in a mirror for years can be forgiven for not realizing which part of his look might seem striking to others. Hitting people though? That’s still unforgivable! Tsk, tsk. 😉

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. You really need to create some kind of “Matt being an asshole” tag. This kind of scene screams for it.

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