Sympathy for the Devil

a blog devoted to comic books in general and Daredevil in particular

Volume 1, issue 106 "Life Be Not Proud!"

"Life Be Not Proud!" December 1973
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciler: Don Heck
Inker: Sal Trapani
Colors: George Roussos
Lettering: S. Lefferman
Cover: John Romita

Okay. I'll give credit where credit is due.

Last recap, I stated that this storyline by Steve Gerber was a little too weird for my taste. I still stand by that. Last issue was certainly very odd. It also required too much non-Daredevil back story and exposition. This issue I am changing my tune a bit: Gerber turned last month's weird episode of Babylon 5 into a very moving and emotional saga about the line between heroics and villainy.

I am utterly compelled by this character of Moon Dragon. I had never heard of her before reading last issue and felt pretty strongly that her obvious science-fiction genesis didn't belong here. However, after reading where Mr. Gerber takes this saga, I will admit that I was wrong. In fact, I find the character fascinating.

Check out her Wikipedia page. Affiliated over time with both The Avengers and The Defenders, Moon Dragon has a rich history that extends throughout the Marvel Universe.

Is she a villain? Is she a hero?Collapse )


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