Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Blame "Bennifer" for this site

Almost three years ago, I was home for spring break and, with nothing better to do one afternoon, I went to the movies alone. Turned out I was the only one in the theater that day, so you'll have to take me on my word for the monumental life-change that occurred at that screening. You see on that day I watched "Daredevil."

Wait! Please keep reading, I'm only slightly insane.

I realize now that the film adaptation was less than spectacular when compared to the Miller and Bendis stories that defined who Matt Murdock is, but at the time I had no idea who or what Daredevil was. But what Mark Steven Johnson did pull off in that movie was the spirit of DD -- like ignoring the cries for help that only he can hear and leaving with Elektra. C'mon, you'd never catch Superman doing that. That's what I'd do, or at least what I'd want to do. This is what hooked me -- a hero who didn't always do the right thing, a guy that screws up or thinks of himself once in a while. I didn't know sophisticated characters like that existed in comics.

A few months after seeing the movie I wandered into my first comic store, picked up some Daredevil trades and haven't looked back. I've added a slew of other titles to my stack since then and comics have become a source of great enjoyment for me.

I'm realatively new to comics, so I'm probably going to write something stupid in a review here and there, which I'll blame myself for not having read Action Comics #628, Wolverine #57 and The Adventures of Peter Porker #3. But that's what Mike's for -- he's the expert, I'm the novice. I think the combo will give our site a little something different than what you'll find out there in the comic-reviewing community.

So, welcome to LowBrowMedia, courtesy of Ben and Jen, part deux.