As with most comic superheroes, there are tragic elements in Matt Murdock’s life. Poor fellow is unlucky at life, unlucky at love. This panel examines some of the most iconic art representing the low points.
John Romita, Jr. gives us the scene of Matt in the hospital after the accident with Jack Murdock. Matt literally finds himself on a ledge in David Mazzucchelli’s work during the Frank Miller period. Matt holds the shredded costume in the classic “Born Again” storyline after the Kingpin destroys his brownstone, and his entire world. Joe Quesada gives us the beaten and bloodied Daredevil clinging to the steeple of a church, and the horror of Daredevil holding a murdered Karen Page. I took the artistic license to remove the protruding billy club from her as I intended to be able to use these in settings where that might be a bit much for younger children.
This panel also has an audio as well as a visual and tactile element. The fringe at the bottom uses plastic “leaf” beads that make a sound much like that of a rain stick. I thought that appropriate for Daredevil.