Issue(s): Spider-Woman #47
The result is that he gets really long legs and arms.
He goes on a little rampage at a dance hall...
...and Spider-Woman stops him...
...but he mysteriously teleports away before she can bring him in.
Nocenti's style of writing is very... metaphorical, maybe? Everyone's dialogue is very stilted, like they're spouting philosophy instead of just talking. Some people like it a lot. I can't stand it.
This issue opens with Spider-Woman taking out a killer named Digger, who was a Crypt Keeper-like host in the b&w Tower of Shadows and Chamber of Darkness.
After he's defeated, Digger says that everybody's dead and it's up to him to seal them up. Spider-Woman says that "there can be no why's for such an act". Like a lot of characters that appear in Spider-Woman, Digger will return as a member of Night-Shift. I guess it's this story that establishes that he's in continuity.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showBill Foster, Daddy Longlegs, Digger (Night Shift), Lindsay McCabe, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Ann Nocenti's dialogue would get much worse; everybody she wrote would sound like they were mentally ill or suffering from extreme ADD or had the brain of a 5-year-old.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 18, 2011 4:01 PM
I don't know, I kind of like Daddy Long Legs, in a Steve Gerber-y kind of way.
Posted by: Jay Patrick | July 20, 2013 12:11 AM
He was weird. That was the type of stuff I wanted to see in the Spider Woman comic.
Posted by: ChrisKafka | July 20, 2013 12:35 AM
I loved the Ann Nocenti Daredevils when I was a kid. Reading through this site I'm kinda nervous to see what they're like now.
Posted by: Alex F | July 1, 2014 3:37 PM
I find that sometimes Nocenti's 'metaphorical' writing works and sometimes it doesn't. I 1st thought she was trying too hard in following Frank Miller's Daredevil by trying to be 'profound' but I've since realised that's just her way of writing. I just think it can come across a little bit pretentious sometimes.
Posted by: JSfan | September 5, 2014 6:30 AM
wow, bill foster. you thought losing to stilt man was a low point. How about losing to a five foot tall ballerina?
Posted by: kveto | February 25, 2018 4:58 AM
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