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I’m pretty sure Ricardo’s just pretending to be angry as an excuse to run away. Or maybe he is really angry. You can never tell with that guy.

I finally got around to watching Daredevil on Netflix, and it’s pretty much my favorite live action Marvel thingy to date. Well, I was pretty disappointed in the second half of the last episode. Let’s just say the ‘final showdown’ felt weak and anticlimactic, and also Matt looks way cooler in his black ninja outfit than his dumb red superhero outfit. But that will not dampen my eagerness for Season 2! And I’m sure I’ll be jumping into that Jessica Jones series right away, which, apparently, is also quite good. Netflix is pretty great, guys!

Also, the greatness of Netflix’s Daredevil got me thinking about their 2014 big budget low fantasy epic. Confession time, I liked Marco Polo quite a bit, even though it was tropey as heck and full of eye-rolling cliches. But it was a lot of my favorite tropes! It had some of the same problems as Game of Thrones, like those rather juvenile sexposition scenes that prioritize objectivity over characterization for female characters, without the positives of a extremely memorable characters. The titular Marco Polo is the epitome of ‘bland white guy’. At least Kublai Kahn is super rad. Also, Hundred Eyes the blind Taoist Wushu master, so great (but I have a bias there). I appreciated that the series actually had a very appropriately mixed race cast for the story, unlike the majority of big budget Hollywood productions. It also had such great fight scenes! Supposedly, Marco Polo was a financial bomb for Netflix and I figured I’d likely never get a season 2. But I’ve also read that Netflix ordered another 10 episode season, although there’s no other information beyond that.

But I got off topic! Netflix’s Daredevil = Great. Everyone already knows it, I’m just adding my thoughts to the masses.

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  • Xinef

    Yay for priests saving Rrrricarrrdo’s life!


    Now they have one world ending waiting for them, so they can’t dawdle.

    • Bram Weinreder

      They best avoid taverns.
      The harbinger of doom has been dumped in the river, although they didn’t touch the gun powder.

  • Flaming Squirrel

    Rrrrrricardo needs a couple of backup singers to harmonize with him whenever he says his name.

    • IDPounder

      They can sing “Ricky’s the Man!” every time he arrives on the scene or does something cool.

      …wait. I think that might’ve been done before.

  • Kid Chaos

    Awww, poor Ricky…not! Now let’s see if the priests–and Genchu–can make it to Senshin territory (without being killed, that is). 😜

  • Sunwu

    Genchu!!!! You better run too!!! Use a splash attack, or a smoke powder bomb to get away

    • ???

      Flying Raijin Jutsu back to the town.

  • David A. Tatum

    Note that there is still one (in Ricardo’s hand) working firearm. And it looks like the people carrying the gunpowder were ignored — just the guns themselves were dumped.

    Oh, but I suspect that now that the foriegners are gone, and the ambassador is dead, the focus of this scene might change. I mean, you’ve got Genchu and Nataku going at it, with plenty of witnesses, which means that no matter what happens the Wataro are going to know that Genchu survived….

    • Xinef

      Nope, if he kills all of the witnesses.

  • Hfar

    “You accidentally ‘tripped’ huh? Well get back here so I can accidentally SHOOT you!”

  • Jake

    “We uh… kinda sorta might have accidentally on purpose pushed those things into the river thus possibly inducing you to tire yourself out on a hypothetical goose chase to try and shoot us with an expended weapon. If this accidentally on purpose saves your life then running in these shoes that aren’t designed for running may have been worth it.” ahhh convoluted sentences, which may or may not actually be complicated.

    • suburban_samurai

      Technically, you can see Ricardo reloading his rifle on the third panel of the previous page! So blasting the priests is not quite an empty threat.

  • Da’Zlein

    Well, looks like that prophecy about the priests walking into a bar won’t happen after all… Unless they escape, or decide to rise from the dead to get a drink…

  • Insane Disciple

    The start of a beautiful group of allies

  • DarthJazzHand

    Why are all the religious folk in this story so awesome? 😂

  • Frank Royce Harr

    Even simpler. I love it when a plan comes together.

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