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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Francesco wrote:
Nice stuff, but #10 is debatable.

Actually, I think #10 is one of those things that creators have often missed (sort of like #11, by the way Wink), but I believe that the traditional portrayal of the character is as a south paw. I guess you could argue that, like many left-handed people, he's relatively ambidextrous. Suits me better than blaming sloppy continuity.

Nice list, blacktyphoid!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt's left handed? Since when? I don't doubt it's true but I'm just surprised that I never knew that.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But in fact he isn't. I thought so too, but I saw several examples of him using his right hand to write.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dimetre wrote:
Also in regards to #1, the Hulk debuted in his own comic, but maybe he's not regarded as a superhero?


Hmmm, okay...Let's say Marvel's first COSTUMED superhero.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another factoid: There was a time DD's Billy-club was equipped with high potency mortar projectiles.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Francesco wrote:
Another factoid: There was a time DD's Billy-club was equipped with high potency mortar projectiles.


...and vitamin pills!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Francesco wrote:
But in fact he isn't. I thought so too, but I saw several examples of him using his right hand to write.


But is there ever a point in the book where he's referred to as left handed?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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7) No less than four of DD's girl friends have died: Elektra, Heather Glenn, Glorianna O'Breen and Karen Page. Two others have been tortured: Black Widow and Milla Donovan.


One modification to add to this point, so that it now reads as follows:

7) No less than four of DD's girl friends have died: Elektra, Heather Glenn, Glorianna O'Breen and Karen Page. Two others have been tortured: Black Widow and Milla Donovan. And one girl friend tortured him: Typhoid Mary Walker.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With his super senses, I'm pretty sure he's ambidextrous.


What's Matt Murdock's middle name? I tried looking it up but couldn't find it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. yeah...

whats that from though?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My DD-fu is a little rusty, but I think early Miller's run.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

james castle wrote:
Francesco wrote:
But in fact he isn't. I thought so too, but I saw several examples of him using his right hand to write.


But is there ever a point in the book where he's referred to as left handed?


No. I don't think so. At least I haven't seen it. I base my statement on evidence that is far more circumstantial. Here it is:

In Westerns, right handed gunslingers always drew their weapons from holsters on their right thigh. In a gunfight, it made no sense for a right handed gunslinger to have to reach around his body to grab a gun strapped to his left thigh. By the time he tries, he dies. There's a natural anatomical connection: right hand = right thigh.

On that iconic, first ever Kirby/Everett cover of DD vol. 1, no. 1, it clearly shows Daredevil's left hand reaching into a holster strapped to his left thigh to grab his billy club. To me, that demonstrates that Daredevil, right from the get-go, was intended to be a left handed superhero. Left hand = left thigh - like the gunslinger, that's the quickest, easiest way to grab his billy club. And for a superhero who spends a disproportionate amount of his time travelling across New York on his billly club, he's got to be quick or he dies.

Therefore - and Kuljit take note of this point - Daredevil was unique for TWO physically-related reasons:

1) he has an impairment (blind)
2) he's left handed.

Any rate, that's my theory.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blacktyphoid wrote:
james castle wrote:
Francesco wrote:
But in fact he isn't. I thought so too, but I saw several examples of him using his right hand to write.


But is there ever a point in the book where he's referred to as left handed?


No. I don't think so. At least I haven't seen it. I base my statement on evidence that is far more circumstantial. Here it is:

In Westerns, right handed gunslingers always drew their weapons from holsters on their right thigh. In a gunfight, it made no sense for a right handed gunslinger to have to reach around his body to grab a gun strapped to his left thigh. By the time he tries, he dies. There's a natural anatomical connection: right hand = right thigh.

On that iconic, first ever Kirby/Everett cover of DD vol. 1, no. 1, it clearly shows Daredevil's left hand reaching into a holster strapped to his left thigh to grab his billy club. To me, that demonstrates that Daredevil, right from the get-go, was intended to be a left handed superhero. Left hand = left thigh - like the gunslinger, that's the quickest, easiest way to grab his billy club. And for a superhero who spends a disproportionate amount of his time travelling across New York on his billly club, he's got to be quick or he dies.

Therefore - and Kuljit take note of this point - Daredevil was unique for TWO physically-related reasons:

1) he has an impairment (blind)
2) he's left handed.

Any rate, that's my theory.

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Errr. I thought it was Random Daredevil Facts, not Random Daredevil Theories People Have Based on Very Little Evidence.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

james castle wrote:
blacktyphoid wrote:
james castle wrote:
Francesco wrote:
But in fact he isn't. I thought so too, but I saw several examples of him using his right hand to write.


But is there ever a point in the book where he's referred to as left handed?


No. I don't think so. At least I haven't seen it. I base my statement on evidence that is far more circumstantial. Here it is:

In Westerns, right handed gunslingers always drew their weapons from holsters on their right thigh. In a gunfight, it made no sense for a right handed gunslinger to have to reach around his body to grab a gun strapped to his left thigh. By the time he tries, he dies. There's a natural anatomical connection: right hand = right thigh.

On that iconic, first ever Kirby/Everett cover of DD vol. 1, no. 1, it clearly shows Daredevil's left hand reaching into a holster strapped to his left thigh to grab his billy club. To me, that demonstrates that Daredevil, right from the get-go, was intended to be a left handed superhero. Left hand = left thigh - like the gunslinger, that's the quickest, easiest way to grab his billy club. And for a superhero who spends a disproportionate amount of his time travelling across New York on his billly club, he's got to be quick or he dies.

Therefore - and Kuljit take note of this point - Daredevil was unique for TWO physically-related reasons:

1) he has an impairment (blind)
2) he's left handed.

Any rate, that's my theory.

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