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Friday, May 24, 2013 

Why are the parents of heroes being disrespected?

In this USA Today article about what Mark Waid's been doing now with Daredevil, they reveal a recent act done to Matt Murdock's father:
Over the course of several issues, Daredevil has been the target of sneak attacks by Klaw and Coyote, his father Battlin' Jack Murdock's remains were put in his desk, and the assassin Ikari — wearing Jack Murdock's old boxing robe — beat Daredevil to a bloody mess.
Digging up Jack Murdock's remains strikes me as poor taste from a storytelling point of view, and an unnecessary boomerang back to past elements that should have been left alone. But that's the addiction today's writers suffer from - they can't think of anything inspiring, so they desperately think up ways to bounce back on the hero's past and only succeed in disrespecting it.

Jack Murdock should have been allowed to just rest peacefully in his grave and not be disrespected any more than he was when mobsters wiped him out back in 1964.

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Reminds me of Joe Quesada and the laughable "Sons of Yinsen" story in Iron Man where not only was Yinsen (well, his brain) still alive, but Wong Chu, as well.

Ugh.

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"Ugh is right.

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