|[ PRAISE THE PURPLE POUND ]|
To QUOTE Chuck Palahniuk: 'Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives'.
Now I know what you're thinking, punk. Can he do it? Can Daredevil actually track down and apprehend Killgrave's children? Especially since they've managed to overpower his mind with an overwhelming feeling of depression! Leaving him relatively helpless, by their father's side, and awaiting for a jolly good kicking from old purple chops!
Well, I suppose in all of this excitement DD has to ask himself one simple question. Does he feel lucky, punk? Well, does he? Or would he rather go and play at the local arcade instead? I know what option I'd choose.
Once again Mark and Chris have managed to produce one hell of a great comic book. I mean, let's fact it. Chris' artwork is so noir-like and expressive on the page he doesn't put a single foot wrong. Matt looks depressed when he's supposed to be depressed. Killgrave looks sinister when he's supposed to be sinister. And as for those purple brats! Mary Mother of Joseph and all that's holy! To know these children is to know what it feels like to be one of these children.
(No. I don't know what that's supposed to mean either)
Oh! And let's not forget about Mark's amazing story-line. In many ways he has such a free flowing writing style it doesn't matter very much if his narrative is simple in construction yet convoluted in execution. Jumping around from set-up, mid-way point, to finale, as if it were a real life parable!
You see, what I personally liked about his tale the most was how he showed Matt in such a dire predicament I almost worried that he wouldn't come out of it unscathed. I also have to applaud with how carefully he dealt with the father-children conflict. He added enough suspense to make this segment suspenseful. But he didn't go overboard by making it too suspenseful or too cringe-worthy to follow. For that matter I can say the same thing about Matt's depressive condition. It was believe enough within the confines of this adventure without it being too overtly told.
The one thing about this comic I wasn't too keen on was the fact that the purple children reverted back to normal as soon as it was over. OK. I know this story-line had to be resolved somehow. It's just that I hoped it wouldn't be so pat on the page.
Know what I mean?
Now a large chunk of this story was about depression, right? And in my eyes whenever I think about depressive music only one name springs to mind. So it's over to you 'Coldplay', with this your color-coordinated song.
Something else about this story I cottoned on to was that in essence certain parts of it was about a father wanting to punish his children. So with that in mind, hey, just look at the picture provided, OK? Cause do I need to say more about abusive parents than that?
No. I didn't think so.
If you've been reading the last couple of issues I bet you're really excited about Matt's up and coming book deal. So just for fun -- hypothetically -- can you take a stab at what he might call it? Could it be...
- Confessions Of A Blind Lawyer -- Nah! Nobody would buy a book with a name like that!
- My Life in Darkness -- Where as that does sound like a fairly nice title!
- Billy Clubbing My Way To The Big Time -- Well, this could be seen as Matt's disco version of a memoir!
- A Male In Braille Sets Sail For The Holy Grail -- What? Too rhythmical?
- A Tale Without Fear -- Too cliché?
- I'm Not Blind. I'm Just A Hero Who Likes The Colour Red -- Too obvious?
- I Hope This Doesn't Land Me In Prison Again -- Too judgemental?
Sex Please, We're From
San Francisco-- Too location based?
- Mary Poppins Verses Predator -- I would love to see that made into a movie.
- Don't Grab My Scrotum Without Asking For Permission Beforehand -- I'm just being silly now.