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Ed Love

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Subj: Re: Daredevil #17: So, THAT'S how he did it...
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 at 08:40:10 am EST (Viewed 86 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Daredevil #17: So, THAT'S how he did it...
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 10:12:46 am EST (Viewed 89 times)

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    -Like the style of the cover though not sure the point of him in the sky, too far away to have leaped there. One of those scenes that kinda looks cool but makes no sense given more than a second's thought.

No argurment here.


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    -The priest makes sense to me. Matt has the Catholic background. Most of his confidants are too close to the core of the problem, that they should know he is DD but do not due to his machinations. The priest has the emotional distance, but the training and calling to keep the trust, and Matt is predisposed to think of and trust when looking for a confidant/counselor.

Well, maybe it depends on the details of what he will say or did exactly. It's just odd so far that he would endanger a 'stranger' given his stated motivation with this plotline. He already confided in Doc Strange - wouldn't he be satisfied with a pseudo-doctor/patient confidentiality there? And after watching his bonding with the priest here so far, his dynamic with a Father confessor was much more organic and entertaining.


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    -I can understand the dilemma as presented here (I didn't read much of the run preceding this one). Staying at home and being house-husband/shut-in celebrity doesn't fit his style. Being able to make a difference in both the courtroom and as DD, bringing justice for people is his life's work. His identity being public means he cannot do either effectively and it makes those he cares about a target. Of course, there's another choice which is to find another way to contribute, to make that difference. That's the situation that many people find themselves when circumstances render obsolete their passion or what they tied their self-worth to due to job loss, illness, injury, etc. So, the criminal lawyer could have worked as a legal consultant and advisor amongst the poor, the immigrants, the homeless. Just not a criminal lawyer. He could have found ways to actually work within the legal system as DD: a private detective, police consultant, or actual police detective. But, this is a superhero comic and one working to get back to the classic status quo, so we're not going to get that.

Not familiar with the Legal System in the States, so these are very interesting -if ignored- details to add to the thread.


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    - miss the days when Son of Satan was a straight up good guy with just a bad pedigree. You know, not that different from Shang Chi.

Agreed. Surprised to see a comparison to Shang Chi though.




I miss Dad & Dan.



The reference to Shang Chi is that he is the one character where that internal conflict, a person's better humanity vs being the scion of an evil parent, that hasn't been allowed to actually corrupt the character. Writers seem to understand that internal dynamic, of him trying and succeeding at being a better person than his parent, and how that fuels his philosophy and outlook on life and interactions is important. Just seems to too often to eventually go the other way.




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