[Hulk: Gray #2]
I don’t know, I just wanted to post this because it’s… a really good scene.
Something about Betty’s face there, after her father is clearly more interested in getting the Hulk than her own safety, is really haunting.
Just taking some time to admire Karen Page under Tim Sale’s pen. So stunning. She looked like an old movie star! And I should take a minute to mention that upon rereading Daredevil Yellow I realized just how much I loved Karen in that story. She was so fun and bright and spunky. And you see why both Matt and Foggy took such a liking to her— she was just so damned likable. Look at her faaaaaace.
So of course terrible things happened to her down the line. Ugh, crying about Matt Murdock’s love interests. Which means I’m just going to drown in tears.
Ok no but I’m reading Hulk: Grey (will post on that soon) but I need to feel explode about Karen in Yellow for a second before I talk about Betty.
Like, ok. First look at her face, which is basically what I talked about however many months ago I posted it. Like, tell me that isn’t a really insanely lovely face? I mean, that top one along oh god. She has these stunning, perfect, classical Hollywood features.
But you know, just from the few issues here, that Karen is more than that. She’s this warm, kind, loving, vivacious, person that just seems so… real. I don’t know, I love Matt and I love all of Matt’s ~supporting cast~ if you will, but all I left the Yellow caring about was Karen.
And, you know, that’s the point. When Matt realizes he’s in love with Karen, you’ve already fallen in love with her too. This book, as much as it’s about Matt Murdock and his ish, is about Karen. It’s about establishing and making you love a character that you know you’ll lose.
Loeb took this character, one that under a number of people was flat and under others was just… well, a mess (looking @ u Frank Miller) and MADE her lovable. You KNOW why Matt loves her and why he misses her, because putting down the book you miss her too.