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Marvel Knights #1

 
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Dimetre
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Marvel Knights #1 Reply with quote

I don't know what you folks all thought about this issue that came out on Wednesday. I thought it was pretty interesting.

The story, as written by Donny Cates and pencilled by Travel Foreman, makes no use of of current continuity. It marks the twentieth anniversary of the Marvel Knights imprint, even though that imprint disappeared with Ed Brubaker's arrival as Daredevil writer with Volume 2 #82 in April 2006. So, in actuality, Marvel Knights only existed for eight years. Still, it was a hugely influential imprint, and showed Marvel the way out of their 90s creative and financial bankruptcy.

It's an intriguing idea. Matt can't remember that he's Daredevil. Frank Castle can't remember that he's the Punisher. Bullseye doesn't remember who he is. Wilson Fisk doesn't know who Matt Murdock is. But there are some story elements that don't have much to do with what Marvel Knights was. Although I remember that Hulk was a Marvel Knights book for a while, he didn't really pal around with Matt or the Widow very much. And the Villain revealed at this issue's end certainly doesn't seem to belong in a Marvel Knights book, as awesome as he is.

Still, I think I'm going to follow this series. Oddly, Cates and Foreman aren't involved with the next issue, which brings Elektra into the story.

What did the rest of you think?
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Mike Murdock
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a very good mystery box so far, but the mystery has to pay off soon or else it'll be either disappointing or a drag. The memory loss angle makes it easy to set this story relatively in any time. The fact that Matt is at Karen's grave makes me wonder if it's after Daredevil #612 since we see a variant cover with Daredevil and Karen (that, obviously, depends on whether he dies or not). The surprise villain at the end makes me think because I haven't fully caught up with the continuity of the character and what his motivations are currently.

This forum doesn't handle spoilers well. That's probably as much as I can say in a non-spoiler format. I have a theory that I'll save a little bit, but let's just say it incorporates ideas from Charles Soule's run as well as an older story involving the villain that's ambiguously in continuity.
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Daredevil24
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone get a feeling Karen might return to the main canon?
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Dimetre
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daredevil24 wrote:
Anyone get a feeling Karen might return to the main canon?

Me? Not really.
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