Daredevil #253 (1988)

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Another Christmas issue.  First, Ann Nocenti shows us how kids get influenced by O.G.s in the hood.  A boy named Ralf steals Darla’s skateboard.  IMG_4443
But we also see that Kingpin is basically like Donald Trump, who once built a skyscraper that cast a shadow over an entire poor neighborhood and literally killed the trees in the park.
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In the end, though, Ralph does the right thing…
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And Matt Murdock rewards him…


The title of this issue is “Merry Christmas, Kingpin.”

Kingpin’s parallel story that never crosses, where there is a fly in his building and, throughout the issue, he rants about Daredevil/Murdock and tries to kill the fly.  Unsuccessfully.

Yes, the unsmashable fly is sledgehammer symbolism, but it works well in this short, simple story.

Creators: Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr.
Grade: C+

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