Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Daredevil #84 and Captain America #17

Brubaker has taken two of my least favorite mainstream Marvel characters and turned them interesting. That's no small feat considering that i have pretty much NEVER (before or after returning to comicdom) cared a lick about either of these guys, even voting Captain America the most annoyingly moral character ever invented at one point...

Ah but times (like writers and artists) do change my friends, and dare i say that i'm now a fanboy of Daredevil, and though i won't claim love for Cap Am just yet, at least he has a book worth reading (though i'm a bit nervous where it's headed after such a stellar beginning w/ "Winter Soldier"). More on that in a bit...

Ok so in the latest issue of Daredevil, Murdock's still in prison kicking ass and taking names (w/ extended zeal after foggy's murder). In an effort to find out exactly who is behind his good friends death, Matt confronts both the guard that set him up and Hammerhead (who's living like Pauly in Goodfella's here at Ryker's BTW), hoping to shake them down for info.

Question though - How does Daredevil get out of his cell? Brubaker explains it in one narration box: "slipping out of this cell isn't much harder, now that i'm not behind solid steel" (implying that it's no problem to get out now that he's not in the shoe). But... wait... uh...

I digress. Meanwhile, there is still no clue as to who is playing Daredevil on the outside (in an effort to prove that Murdock isn't the sight-impaired superhero). The good Mr. Fisk (Kingpin) and his well-feared crony Bullseye are transferred into Ryker's to join the fun, and Brubaker brings the Punisher into the fold in the last few panels. Let the good times roll.

Having a good time w/ this especially since i'm in a prison-story mood as i follow the Fox TV hit "Prison Break". Good stuff... Brubaker really is out-doing himself here IMO.

Now that i've brain-dumped about Daredevil, i'm going to keep my Cap Am thoughts brief.

Winter Soldier was a kick ass arc that reeled me right into Brubaker's Captain, but i'm not feelig the follow-on as much. Red Skull's former muscle and his daughter brain-washed good then evil again are somewhat stale baddies IMO... but i'm hanging on.


20 April, 2006 13:57, Blogger Sean Maher said...

Question though - How does Daredevil get out of his cell?

If you made me guess?

Ninja Power.

Remember, homeboy was trained by some of the best mystical martial artists in the Marvel U.

21 April, 2006 08:12, Blogger zilla said...

this is true my friend but which ninja power gets you past concrete and iron bars? interesting. gotta love the liberties in comics!


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Criminal, The Goon, Daredevil, Exterminators, Punisher, Hellboy/B.P.R.D (All), Powers, Godland, Usagi Yojimbo, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Conan, Ex Machina, DMZ, Desolation Jones, Fell, 100 Bullets, All-Star Superman, Ultimates 2, Loveless, and Fear Agent.

I'm recently back reading after a 15 year comics hiatus.

Zilla is not my real name.

I'm from Tejas living in VA. I'm married w/ 2 dogs. I'm an IT security consultant cranking the wheel for a big consulting firm in "real" life.

I watch the History Channel, Nat'l Geo, TLC, Mil Channel, ESPN and NFL Network, CourtTV (forensic files, etc.) and the Cartoon Network (love Genndy T's Samurai Jack and Clone Wars Adventures). My taste in movies: Gladiator, Last Samurai, Braveheart, Godfather, Tarantino (whatever), Kung-Fu (whatever), Westerns, Top Gun, Big Lebowski.

I love the outdoors and bs'ing around w/ my dogs.

In addition to being a comics junkie, i'm also a sports junkie especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.

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