Funnybook Babylon

January 24, 2012

FBBP #138 – Daredevil Discourse with David Brothers

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 10:00 am

We’re joined this episode by David Brothers, and he brought with him a classic Marvel run: Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr. on Daredevil!

This isn’t the gritty noir Daredevil modern readers have grown to expect:

It contains a critique of factory farming!

Philosophical (and physical) fights about feminism! (And DD joking!)

The Inhumans! (And philosophical fights about societal ethos!)

Ultron!! (And fights about the notion of free will and perfection!)

And that’s before everyone literally Goes to Hell.

It’s an awesome read, though the issues we dug up to discuss (DD #270-282) are largely out of print. That shouldn’t stop you from seeking them out of the back issue bins, or reading the earlier part of this epic run collected in Typhoid Mary and Lone Stranger. A decent portion of the run is also up on Marvel’s Digital Store.

This is a long one, but chock full of things to discuss: we drifted off into conversations about the heady topics hinted at above, the terrible implications of Inhuman society, why Quicksilver is better as a turbo-dick, Alan Moore’s Supreme, recent issues of Secret Avengers, and Nocenti’s upcoming run on Green Arrow.

Coming up: more podcasts! Got something (or someone) you think we should have on the show? Let us know in the comments.


  1. The way you guys described the tone and structure of these stories it reminded me of Walt Simonson’s run on Fantastic Four that I enjoy greatly. Which coincidentally occurred right around the same time.

    Comment by Rick Vance — January 25, 2012 @ 8:28 am

  2. Lord, Romita JR. can even make a corporate pig farm look awesome.

    Comment by Fearing — January 25, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

  3. I’m curious, but is this Daredevil run a Christian Allegory? It reminds me a lot of sort of a feminist Pilgrim’s Progress.

    btw, I’m glad you guys are back. I’ve missed your podcast.

    Comment by gary ancheta — January 26, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

  4. Love you guys, but thought this was the best episode in the last couPle of years.

    Comment by Asteele — January 27, 2012 @ 7:08 am

  5. man oh man, did I love DD during Inferno. Great stories.

    Comment by JACKULA — January 31, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

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