|starwolf_oakley (starwolf_oakley) wrote in scans_daily,
@ 2009-08-25 19:09:00
|char: daredevil/matt murdock, char: punisher/frank castle, creator: ann nocenti, creator: john romita jr., publisher: marvel comics, series: martial arts week, title: daredevil
Martial Arts Week: Daredevil vs. the Punisher
Martial Arts Week continues with a fierce fight between Daredevil and the Punisher in DAREDEVIL #257. It is narrated by a criminal named Coppersmith both men are after for different reasons. The Punisher found Coppersmith first. As Ann Nocenti wrote the issue, there is a fair amount of narration.
The other "half" of this fight was in THE PUNISHER #10 from 1987.
So, what do we know about the respective fighting styles of these men? Daredevil was taught ancient fighting styles by Stick, but doesn't go for fatal blows. The Punisher learned Black Ops, will only go for fatal blows if he can't use a gun.
Coppersmith, who poisoned random people with cyanide to spite the company that fired him, is being oddly poetic about the two men fighting over who decides his fate.
I'm not sure who the top fighter in the Marvel Universe is, but Daredevil and the Punisher have to be up there somewhere.
Coppersmith grabs the Punisher's gun, but Daredevil throws his billy club and knocks him out. The last page shows Coppersmith in an interview room, and Matt telling him even if he goes to prison for life, he can do something besides die.