Issue(s): Daredevil #28
Then Daredevil fights some aliens that want to make everyone go blind.
Part of the problem might be that Mike Murdock is Matt's way of role-playing a hipster. I guess that plaid jacket is "ironic".
As ChrisKafka notes, Matt gives a speech here on alien rights that will come back to bite him nearly 50 years later.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
kinda sad that Gene Colan's artwork was wasted on these DD issues while Don Heck was busy mangling the Avengers and Iron man.
Posted by: kveto from prague | January 17, 2013 6:15 PM
Ya gotta put the plaid jackets in context. At the time they were neither "ironic" nor "tacky". They were high fashion and flashy. Look at Season 4 of MAD MEN. It's 1967 and no clothes horse Don Draper of all people wears such sport coats when he goes out on the town (Though not to work. Solid colors are for business. Plaid is for parties.)
Posted by: Jay Patrick | August 7, 2013 1:01 AM
I think the plaid jacket, as well as the "hip shades and fedora" just sort of emphasize the "loudness" that they were emphasizing with Mike Murdock...which is obvious because everyone's probably gone nuts at this point. But hey it is hilarious laughing at Mike now since it was so insane.
Posted by: Ataru320 | August 7, 2013 11:21 AM
And i just want to point out the "ironic" thing was just me making a lame hipster joke, since Daredevil calls himself that in that panel.
Posted by: fnord12 | August 7, 2013 11:51 AM
I knew you were making a hipster joke, but you are clearly an Anti-Plaidite..
Posted by: Jay Patrick | August 7, 2013 1:27 PM
You could mention the 4th wall-breaking Stan Lee reference. :D
Posted by: SMC | August 14, 2013 11:50 AM
Yep. I'm pretty sure that DD never fought aliens again until some time during Conway's run on the title.
Posted by: Chris Kafka | August 14, 2013 1:38 PM
Fighting aliens is good experience for a young superhero, imo. He's better for this having happened.
Posted by: Paul | August 14, 2013 5:56 PM
Actually, Spider-Man fought aliens in Amazing Spider-Man #2. This was even weirder.
Posted by: SMC | August 15, 2013 6:04 AM
Yeah but the aliens who fought with the Tinkerer were retconned into some actors lead by the future Mysterio.
You have to love the 60s, though, when it was all aliens, communists, circus freaks and guys in suits and hats all the time.
Posted by: Ataru320 | August 15, 2013 8:49 AM
This story is actually referenced in Daredevil #30 (2013).
Posted by: Chris Kafka | August 24, 2013 6:06 PM
Bet Swingin' Stan had an outfit just like that. This is fantasy role-playing for Stan. Yeah baby
Posted by: James Holt | September 24, 2016 1:28 AM
I remember when that sort of jacket was considered cool just look at any 60's sitcom. The aliens were odd for that title but Marvel wasn't the only one guilty of that. Look at DC's Batman in the late 50's and early 60's. It was littered with aliens until someone got smart and in 1964 came out with the New Look for Batman and vastly improved the Batman titles by dropping all the sci fi silliness that seemed totally inappropriate for the character.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 11, 2016 6:39 PM
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