Daredevil

Daredevil #20

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2017

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Daredevil #20 comic review“Purple” comes to a close by finally revealing the truth of how everyone forgot that Matt Murdock was Daredevil. As expected, given the events of the recent issues, events tie back to the Purple Man and his children. After defeating Kilgrave, the Purple Children decide to make one final use of their father’s machine to undo the damage he did to the city and to Daredevil. And just like that, Daredevil’s true identity was forgotten.

Now the method of Daredevil’s identity being put back under wraps does have some flaws. Kilgrave’s powers are proximity based. Even if the kids and the machine helped amplify his powers across the world, what about characters in space? In another dimension? Or immune to mind control? This would seem to leave individuals out there who still know the truth and could reveal Matt Murdock’s secret at some point in the future.

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Daredevil #18

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2017

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Daredevil #18 comic reviewContinuing to fill-in the events between the previous series set in San Fransisco and Matt Murdock‘s return to New York City as an Assistant District Attorney, Daredevil #18 brings back a classic villain with the return of the Purple Man. As told in flashbacks during Murdock’s confession, the Purple Man’s escape from prison and the arrival of two of the Purple Children on his door with a mind-controlled mob behind them springs Daredevil into action to seek out the remaining children and discover just what the Purple Man has in store for them.

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Daredevil #17

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2017

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Daredevil #17 comic reviewWhen the latest volume of Daredevil launched you couldn’t help but notice some disconnect with the previous series where Matt Murdock was living in San Francisco with Kristen McDuffie and the entire world knew his identity as Daredevil. Daredevil #17 begins to explain what changed, how Matt Murdock returned to New York, and why no one seems to remember he likes to get horny, put on tights, swing from rooftops, and beat up criminals with billy clubs.

Presented in the form of a Murdock unburdening himself in a confessional, the flashbacks slowly begin to fill in the missing time between the two series. While the action Murdock took hasn’t been revealed just yet, we do see him searching for a way to reset the balance in his life when is outed identity ruins his legal career and put Kristen in danger from super-villains showing up in their home. There’s even a clever jab at a certain Web-Crawler and his choice to fix a similar problem.

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Daredevil #14

by Alan Rapp on December 23, 2016

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Daredevil #14 comic reviewWell, it looks like Daredevil is going to have something new to feel guilty about (like he needed something else to brood about). This new volume of Daredevil continues to lead the Man Without Fear down an increasingly hopeless path.

“Dark Art” concludes with Daredevil’s protege in the clutches of the mad artist Muse whose real life art consists of the blood and corpses of his victims. This arc has been brutal and horrific at times and the final issue is no different. Stretching his senses to the limit Daredevil will be able to locate Muse and Blindspot, and save hundreds of intended victims, but not without a cost.

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Daredevil #13

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2016

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Daredevil #13After Muse attacks the courthouse and takes a judge hostage, Blindspot follows the villain into the sewers where Muse adds the judge to his collection of a councilwoman and two police officers (all of whom he blames for “conspiring” to shut down public access to his works of art). With Daredevil far from the action the comic is presented through the young hero’s perspective who does his best left to his own devices. Blindspot does manage to save the hostages and stymie the villain… at least for awhile.

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