Issue(s): Daredevil #128
Meanwhile, Death-Stalker makes his second appearance (not counting his retroactive first appearance as the Exterminator), and this time he's obsessed with mirrors.
He uses it to build a ray gun and gets into a fight with Daredevil underneath the Sky-Walker guy.
The gun is smashed pretty quickly, and Death-Stalker is bumped into Sky-Walker, who teleports him away...
...and then continues on his journey higher than Daredevil can reach.
I don't know. I kind of think the entire episode was Daredevil having a hallucination. Death-Stalker may have been there, but with his crazy mirror obsession he's not a reliable witness.
Speaking of crazy, here's Heather.
During the taxi ride that Heather invited herself into, she and Matt discuss an idea that we don't hear about this issue. But next issue we'll see it's to open a storefront legal office, and Matt likes the idea. Someone breaks into his apartment and starts kissing him and next issue he's already taking career advice from her.
Foggy is still dealing with unauthorized campaign commercials that are hurting his chances in the upcoming election for District Attorney. You'd think as the District Attorney he'd have some way to investigate the unauthorized broadcasts, but it seems he'd rather just stew in his own rage.
"Sky-Walker" is not named here, but that's how Daredevil refers to him next issue. The character will later show up as one of the prisoners of the Stranger along with many other forgotten characters in Quasar.
This issue also has a schematic of Daredevil's new brownstone apartment.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
"Stairway To the Stars" is also a Blue Oyster Cult song. Maybe Dave Kraft was rubbing off on him?
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 10, 2015 9:11 PM
I don't know. The character's shoulders-to-hips ratio looks kind of feminine to me. Maybe she's sure all that glitters is gold?
Posted by: Andrew | February 24, 2015 1:26 PM
I think Andrew is right that "Sky-Walker" is a female. I haven't read the issue in a while, but I think the narration only refers to "the figure" and other non-gender specific descriptions. Also, picking a feminine-sounding name like "Viela" for the character's love interest could easily be a red herring (yeah, there's the possibility that this could be a lesbian pairing as well, but I think the reveal of Viela as a dude prior to unmasking the Sky-Walker as a woman makes for a bigger surprise... plus, this was the seventies).
Posted by: Dan H. | September 12, 2015 4:28 PM
Marv was certainly a Bob Brown fan, wasn't he?
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | September 20, 2016 6:01 AM
Marv Wolfman commented on the "Sky-Walker" in his interview at the Man Without Fear website...
"The sky walker was going to lead into DDs first real SF story. I felt DD needed something more than I was giving him. I was never very happy with my DD--I never found the thing that made him mine the way Frank Miller did a year or two later. So I was trying to find things to do that interested me and therefore, I hoped, the readers. Ultimately, I couldn't find anything that made DD unique to me and asked off the title. Fortunately, Frank Miller came in after me and rejuvenated the title."
You can read the entire interview at http://www.manwithoutfear.com/daredevil-interviews/Wolfman
Posted by: Ben Herman | September 20, 2016 8:58 AM
What on earth is this doing this far into Daredevil? Feels like something that would belong in the first 20 or so issues.
Posted by: Bigvis497 | July 6, 2017 1:41 AM
Daredevil shouldn't really be able to "see" Sky-Walker's steps of light with his radar sense, should he? It's even a plot point during Mark Waid's run that he can't detect something that's made of solid light.
Posted by: Tuomas | July 7, 2017 3:31 PM
I'm not sure I buy that reasoning- we've seen him use his radar sense to detect Sue's force fields, so what's the difference between that and something made of solid light?
Posted by: Michael | July 7, 2017 4:40 PM
Maybe he was able to identify Sue's force field as an unusual "blank" in the middle of everything else, while Sky-Walker's steps would be in the middle of mostly empty sky?
Posted by: Mark DrummondMark Drummond | July 7, 2017 6:58 PM
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