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February 1st, 2007

Daredevil ficlet (post issue 93) @ 08:32 am

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From:seanchai
Date:February 1st, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
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(and awww is kind of my permenant emotional state re: Matt and Foggy).

Oh, same here.

And I've got the issue scanned. I can upload that for you as well, if you'd like.
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From:elspethdixon
Date:February 2nd, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
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Oooh, yay.

And you're right. The cover of Iron Man #172 is like the cover of a bad romance novel. And Obediah Stane is so gratuitously evil that it defies belief (I think my favourite bit was him hypnotizing his board members to make them cluck like chickens for his own personal amusement. I mean, really, WTF?).

Rhodey trying to figure out how to use the Iron Man suit is pretty entertaining, too. "Oh, right. I have lasers. I forgot about the lasers. Oooh, cool, there's an automatic cooling system. Hey, what's this thing do?"

Really stupid random bad guy: "I will burn you alive, establishment pig."

Rhodey: "Who talks like that anymore? And anyway, I have lasers. I think."
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From:seanchai
Date:February 2nd, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
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Rhodey playing around with the suit is half the fun of some of those issues. Although it eventually kind of becomes an issue, especially later on.

Stane is pretty much the evilest person that was ever evil, isn't he? He's so... petty.

And yes, bad romance novel all the way. But then, it kind of works, especially given the era.

And hey, totaly OT, but before I foregt, good luck with the interview tommorow.
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From:elspethdixon
Date:February 2nd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
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What really kills me (beyond the chicken-clucking thing), is that after he's taken over Stark International and completely defeated Tony, he has to track him down and torment him more. It's like the Kingpin over Daredevil, only minus the sense of proportion, and with less class.

Actually, what really gets me from 172 is the panel of Steve punching the wall. It's just... ow. And surprisingly effective and understated, for an 80s comic.

However, I can't read more than about two-three issues at a go before my desire to beat pretty much everyone for their collective bad-decision making overwhelms me. "People, why aren't you actually trying to help Tony? Why did none of you call up Cap before, back when it might have actually been effective?!? Tony, why are you being such a jerk?!? oh, right, because you're clinically depressed" (only multiple punctuation can properly express my desire to thawp them all--excepting Clytemnestra, who rocks).
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From:seanchai
Date:February 2nd, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
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The wall-punching really is nicely effective. But yeah, it's actually fairly hard to take in all at once - it's one of those things where being a relatively realistic portrayal of a problem that I have some familiarity with makes it occasionally painful.

And Clytemnestra does rock.

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