If you haven't read the "Born Again" storyline from Daredevil, you're missing out. It was Frank Miller at his finest, telling the story of a complete dismantling of an iconic hero by a powerful foe. Poor Matt Murdock got it from everywhere. I'm not going to spoil everything for you, but it's worth noting that Matt's house was blown to smithereens.
And Pete proves in Amazing Spider-Man #277 that there's a reason they don't call him "The Particularly Bright Spider-Man."
Your pal is Daredevil, he fights the biggest mobster in New York, his house gets blown up, and Pete thinks this was a fluke accident.
If you're ever charged with a crime, you want Peter Parker on your jury. That's all I'm saying.
But this was an interesting bit of introspection:
It is kind of odd that a character that goes by the name Daredevil who used to dress up like a circus acrobat became the noir hero that Miller turned into. Anyway, I found this to be one of those "I never noticed it before, but that's right!" moments, kind of like when Johnny Storm came right out and said that the Fantastic Four were adventurers, not crime-fighters.
And now, it's time for: Well..... Touche! (tm!)
Well.... Touche! (tm!)
That, of course, was the Wraith, proving once again that it wasn't safe to be a D-list badguy in the Marvel Universe back in the late 80s. I thought that "Scourge" was a great subplot, but it kind of culminated into a non-event, giving the big reveal in the USAgent miniseries, of all things. Still, it was the journey, not the destination.
See you tomorrow!