Issue(s): Daredevil #4
Daredevil beats him by wrapping him up in a sheet, but you know that won't last. Once they unwrap him back at the precinct he'll just tell them to let him go again.
Daredevil's billy club was full of screwy stuff. In this episode he crams a tape recorder and the sheet in there.
Also this issue, Matt realizes that Foggy has feelings for Karen. Frankly, he should've let that happen. Karen's opinion on blind people isn't exactly...enlightened.
Of course, Daredevil's not exactly PC, either. Contemplating the Purple Man's powers, he wonders "What kind of freak can he be?". Oh well, it was the days before Mutant Rights, i guess.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Super Heroes #24
The Purple Man looks far too much like Liberace.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 1, 2011 12:19 AM
Mark Drummond, are you unaware of how irresistible Liberace's powers of persuasion were???
Posted by: RobGranito_InTheHouse! | October 2, 2013 9:33 PM
Why does the Purple Man even need money to begin with? If he wants anything he just has to ask for it. Why bother paying?
Posted by: Gary Himes | October 23, 2014 4:38 PM
He'll want stuff from across the planet! He doesn't want to just fly over to the west coast to get that package from Amazon for free!
Posted by: david banes | October 23, 2014 4:46 PM
This is basically the big difference between the Purple Man and the likes of the Voice: Killgrave can pretty much say and make people do anything with both his voice and his "purple theormones" and has the danger of even allowing Doctor Doom use him to conquer the world. The Voice...he has to be in close range and his greatest accomplishment is to make Cap wank. Thus why the Purple Man is so relevant...and the Voice is just a minor but comedic nuisance.
Posted by: Ataru320 | May 4, 2015 10:44 AM
Oops; meant the Voice needs you to hear him while Killgrave is two-tiered.
Posted by: Ataru320 | May 4, 2015 10:45 AM
I never thought Killgrave was all that but I liked Tenant's portrayal on Jessica Jones.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 30, 2016 3:42 PM
Genuinely don't understand why anyone with the power that Killgrave has would risk being exposed by turning to supervillainy. Money would be unnecessary really but if you were clever you'd just ask for a high paying job, so as to throw off suspicion from the IRS and stuff. Never steal or get anything super cheap, but never pay loads either. You'd want for nothing and nobody would ever expect anything illegal - and I guess technically you wouldn't be breaking the law anyway.
Of course I can only imagine that such powers would only increase any perhaps latent characteristics like greed, megalomania and masochism - ala Tennant'so excellent portrayal in JJ.
Posted by: MK101 | April 19, 2017 11:13 AM
I clearly meant sadism not masochism above, how did I not catch that earlier?!
Posted by: MK101 | April 19, 2017 6:02 PM
Purple Man's facial features scream Liberace, and the hair and eyebrows scream Montgomery Clift, pre-car accident.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | July 3, 2017 9:53 PM
And Killgrave's wardrobe? Straight from Dr. Zachary Smith's (Lost in Space, of course) personal leisure suit collection. Oh, William!
Posted by: Brian Coffey | July 3, 2017 9:56 PM
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