In preparation for a novel I’m writing, I’ve written a Daredevil comic that takes place during Matt Murdock’s teenage days, shortly after being blinded.
I can’t explain why, but I’ve grown attached to Daredevil over the past few years. Some people prefer Spider-man, or Wolverine, or the X-Men, but I have a soft spot for The Man Without Fear. I think it’s because his problems are generally less cosmic or ridiculous, and have a strong root in emotional trauma. It could be because he’s got a boxing background, and he’s essentially the Rocky Balboa of the Marvel Universe – the guy who gets the piss beaten out of him by life, and, at the end of the day, is still standing, still fighting, and still won’t give up. (I know I said Spidey was the Rocky Balboa – which is true – but so is DD. Maybe more so.)
I love that never-say-die attitude. I love that he’s not a super-scientist, extra-strong, or loaded with money. Sure, he’s got reflexes, heightened senses, radar, the clubs, and ninja training, but that’s it. Personally, I think he’s the most human of all the characters in the Marvel ‘verse.
Anyway, check the story, “The Kid’s All Right”, out here.
PS, started up a Scribd account. Don’t know what to put there yet. Suggestions?