|uadlika (uadlika) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2010-12-09 10:12 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||char: ben urich, char: daredevil/matt murdock, char: demolition man/dennis dunphy, creator: brian bendis, title: pulse|
I've cropped fullbodytransplant's scan to show you what I mean:
Why does this piss me off? Well a couple of months ago all I knew of D-Man was from this scan. He seems very happy there, no? Then about a month ago I read Alias and Pulse by Bendis and during the whole "Jessica goes into labor" arc in Pulse there was a subplot involving Ben Urich and D-Man. And it honestly made me cry.
Scans from Issues 11-13 of Pulse.
We start with Ben Urich, who is investigating jewelry store robberies that were saved by "Daredevil," but in his old yellow suit. And he smelled. I hadn't met Ben until this series but I gather he's an ally of Daredevil. He's understandably confused by the whole description so he does some research, and discovers that who he's actually looking for is D-Man:
Seems like during his robbery "saves" D-Man has been stealing himself. Ben investigates further. He discovers the Dennis Dunphy is the only superhero that has been arrested for vagrancy.
Dear Mr. Urich, I love you for "Every story is important." Sincerely, uadlika. Ben goes back to the jewelry store.
Being a thorough reporter, Ben goes into the sewer, and meets:
This is where my heart started breaking:
But when Ben says that "every story is important" what he really means is "everybody is important." And so he helps D-Man the best way he knows how:
Every story is important.
Perhaps I'm overreacting to the New Avengers page, but using the mentally ill as a joke has always been a sore spot of mine. I was the little girl (and now grown woman) who absolutely hated Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends for their treatment of Eeyore. I loved this story because Ben treated Dennis with dignity, and got him the help that he needed.