Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Daredevil #323, by D.G. Chichester and Scott McDaniel
Ah the black armor days. This was a new armor Matt was able to piece together from laboratories after his costume was torn to shreds during the Fall From Grace story arc, which also saw Elektra come back to the Marvel Universe and Matt faking his death to focus on being Daredevil full-time. On top of his usual billy clubs (which sat on his wrists in nice holders like you see in the third panel), they also combined into a staff and nunchucks, which is so simple I don't know why it wasn't kept around. This costume lasted about two years, until a patented Murdock nervous breakdown happened like it always does to put things back to normal. Quality of the later stories aside, I liked this costume.