Daredevil

Daredevil #18

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2017

in Comics

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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Daredevil – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • 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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