Daredevil

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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Daredevil – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2016

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  • Title: Daredevil – Season One
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Daredevil - The Complete First SeasonThe First Season of Netflix’s Daredevil is collected here. Perhaps preferring views to keep watching the show on Netflix rather than shell out money for hard Blu-ray copies, the collection is noticeably light when compared to other television series. Only available on Blu-ray (no DVD), the collection includes no digital copies (as Netflix wants you to keep paying to stream the series) or any extras.

The first show in Marvel’s line of Netflix originals, Daredevil introduces us to defense attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) who, despite being blind, spends his free time fighting crime in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. We also get Matt’s best bud Foggy (Elden Henson), their leggy secretary (Deborah Ann Woll), and the season’s big bad in the villainous Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio). As with the other shows which have followed the same format, the season does have its ups and downs, but it’s certainly more consistent that Marvel’s ABC properties (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter).

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Daredevil #12

by Alan Rapp on October 17, 2016

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Daredevil #12Daredevil #12 continues the “Dark Art” story arc bringing the Man Without Fear face-to-face with the artistic serial killer whose name writer Charles Soule can’t decide on. Known as either Vincent van Gore or the Muse, the killer escapes Daredevil with a little sleight-of-hand forcing the hero to go searching for help to catch the killer.

Because apparently everything in Marvel Comics has to be tied to Inhumans now (thanks Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), the storyline gets a bit off-track with Daredevil going hat-in-hand to New Attilan to ask Medusa for her help in tracking down the killer. When denied their assistance (admittedly for no reason), Daredevil picks a fight with Karnak which (not surprisingly) does absolutely nothing to help his case.

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Daredevil #11

by Alan Rapp on September 15, 2016

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Daredevil #11“Dark Arts” continues as both Daredevil and Matt Murdock begin investigating the demonic painting made from the blood of hundreds of victims. In trouble at work for abandoning his post to help Blindspot, Murdock finds himself with a new assignment from the District Attorney – shut down the publicity of the painting which a greedy douche is using to line his own pockets. Although Murdock agrees with the concept of stopping the spread of the evil art, he is concerned with where his orders are coming from and begins to second guess his choice to join the D.A.’s office.

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Daredevil #10

by Alan Rapp on August 17, 2016

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Daredevil #10Daredevil #10 kicks off a new arc with Daredevil‘s protege Blindspot being lured in to an unusual murder scene which contains a wall-sized painting done in blood. Someone is obviously playing with the two heroes, but why? And what’s the broader significance of the painting itself, purposefully left for Daredevil and Blindspot to find?

Along with setting up a new mystery for the vigilante to solve, the latest issue also shows us that everything is not so peachy with Matt Murdock’s day job. His sudden appointment to the District Attorney’s office has earned the ire of several co-workers who were passed over for promotion and still hold grudges against loosing to the former defense attorney in court. That plus loosing the flexibility to control his own schedule foreshadows trouble for Murdock.

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