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starwolf_oakley ([personal profile] starwolf_oakley) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-09-16 04:21 pm

DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #4: The badassery of Ben Urich

For a long time, Marvel's annuals would feature short stories starring "supporting" characters. This one features Ben Urich, tough reporter, going after a drug lord named Lambert who has a HUGE ponytail.

3 and a half pages of a ten page story.

Bushwacker (who was recently killed by Wolverine in X-FORCE) shows up and bushwhacks Ben and his informant, Niedtz. But...

I always liked this story. And Bushwacker really isn't that "deep" a character, even though he *was* once a priest.

[personal profile] hawkwitch 2010-09-17 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
Woot! Ah Ben! XD
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[personal profile] golden_orange 2010-09-17 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know much about Bushwhacker so I could be wrong, but I'm getting a kind of "gritty nineties XTREEEEEME anti-hero" vibe about him from this (what with the ex-priest turned murderous vigilante ranting about 'the system' over and over again thing). Would that be about right?
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2010-09-17 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
He was mostly portrayed as an out and out villain. His 'vigilantism' didn't end with criminals, nor did he shy away from contract work. Plus he was quite chummy with lots of other criminals, taking part of Typhoid Mary's revenge on Matt just prior to Inferno, for one.

[identity profile] 2010-09-17 12:05 pm (UTC)(link)
He was created in the 80s, actually, and targetted mutant artists.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-09-17 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
IIRC it was sort of vague what they meant by that, mutants using their powers to subtly enhance their chosen vocation. We never found out how he knew they were mutants, or what sort of powers they had, though one can theorise that a dancer with a low level flight power might enhance their performance by effectively, flying unaided longer than a non-mutant dancer would, but what sort of power enhances painting? Would Forge and Cypher have been targets since they achieved extraordinary results through mutant power means?

[personal profile] shadur 2010-09-17 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
And this is the same guy we're expected to believe buried evidence about Stark using foreknowledge to massively profit off of CW because it was more important to let people think he was a good guy or somesuch bullshit.
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2010-09-17 11:43 am (UTC)(link)
I have a theory that Sally Floyd has this reverse-event horizon kind of field, which lets no amount of integrity or character ever enter it. So if she happens to associate herself with you you're pretty much forked.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-09-18 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
Just what the hell is up with that... gun-thing on Bushwhacker's arm? Is he a cyborg, or a shapeshifter, or what? It's colored in flesh tones, but it sure doesn't LOOK like flesh - it looks like a big damn gun.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-09-19 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ah - so he's a cyborg with a weird sense of aesthetics. I see.