My book of analytical essays about Daredevil is now officially available on Amazon in all its mammoth glory. It’s $16 and contains 16 essays, so that’s pretty cool. It takes a variety of approaches at looking into the world of Matt Murdock. Some of these essays are intense and some are pretty hilarious. All are must read experiences.
Here is a roll call of the essays to be found therein:
‘Daredevil’s Origin’ by Will Murray discusses how Marvel came to publish a character named Daredevil.
‘Daredevil: Not Ready for Primetime?’ by M.S. Wilson discusses how Daredevil works better as a character on his own rather than integrated with others.
‘Daredevil and the Missing Father’ by Forrest Helvie delves into the concept of fatherhood in Daredevil’s creation.
‘Grabbing the Devil by the Horns’ by Matt Duarte looks at the early rogues of Daredevil’s crime fighting days.
‘Being Mike Murdock’ by Tim Callahan is an interesting take on the imaginary brother Mike Murdock.
‘The Life and Times of Foggy Nelson’ by Christine Hanefalk deconstructs the life of Matt Murdock’s best friend.
‘When Things Fall Apart in Hell’s Kitchen: Postcolonialism in Bendis’s Daredevil’ by Jon Cormier is an educational look at the role the location plays in the book.
‘There Will be Blood: Daredevil’s Violent Tendencies’ by Henry Northmore considers the effects of Daredevil’s violent adversaries.
‘Science Fact!’ by Stéphane Guéret, Manuella Hyvard, Nicolas Labarre, and Marie-Laure Saulnier considers the realistic possibilities of Matt Murdock’s unique medical situation.
‘Blind Dates and Broken Hearts’ by Ryan K Lindsay investigates the deep and treacherous love lives of Matt Murdock.
‘Daredevil: Intermediate Superhero Film Making’ by Geoff Klock is a discussion about the 2003 movie adaptation.
‘Daredevil and Spider-Man: Dark Alleys and Bright Lights’ by Vinny Murphy is an analysis of the relationship between Daredevil and Spider-Man.
‘What Fall From Grace? Reappraising the Chichester Years’ by Julian Darius looks over the much maligned Chichester run from the 90s.
‘Daredevil and Punisher: Polar Opposites? ‘ by M.S. Wilson investigates the themes connecting Daredevil and the Punisher.
‘.22 Caliber, A Girl’s Gun: Vanessa Fisk & Freedom of Action’ by Kevin Thurman discusses the role of Vanessa Fisk in the Bendis/Maleev run of the 2000s.
‘The Only Way Is Down: Brubaker’s Saga as 70s Cinematic Noir’ by Ryan K Lindsay analyses the Brubaker/Lark/Gaudiano run against the cinematic noir cornerstones of the 70s.
I could not be more proud of the book as its editor but also could not be more excited by its existence as a Daredevil fan.