Daredevil

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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Daredevil #9

by Alan Rapp on July 19, 2016

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Daredevil #9The follow-up to last month’s issue of Matt Murdock‘s gambling adventures in Macau features a Far East team-up between Daredevil and Spider-Man. Given his trust of Daredevil (because of the unexplained memory wipe Daredevil performed on everyone who knew his secret identity which Spider-Man can sense but not explain), Spidey does have some concerns about what his fellow vigilante is after in Macau and Hong Kong. However, that doesn’t stop the fun the two have together performing a heist and then chasing the plunder Daredevil has spent a considerable amount of effort to retrieve.

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Daredevil #7

by Alan Rapp on June 1, 2016

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Daredevil #7Someone is screwing with Elektra and Daredevil. Learning the fact that Elektra is searching for a missing daughter that might be his leads Matt Murdock to question everything. When the entire affair turns out to be a web of lies meant only to hurt Daredevil through Elektra it’s obvious we have a new (or perhaps old) villain in play.

Given everything we learn in this issue turns out to be lies, Daredevil #7 feels a bit empty by the time the last page is turned. What we do learn has to be read between the lines. Someone with a knowledge of Elektra’s relationship with Matt Murdock, and knowing the blind lawyer in Hell’s Kitchen enjoys wearing red tights in his spare time (something not even Elektra remembers), is taking one hell of a suicidal risk by toying with the emotions of the world’s most deadly assassin.

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Daredevil #6

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2016

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Daredevil #6For the first time since Matt Murdock reset reality to hide his dual identity, both the lawyer and Daredevil have run-ins with Elektra. Murdock’s evening with his ex in a dive bar goes far better than the vigilante’s as Elektra proceeds to hold nothing back while beating Daredevil bloody (unaware who is under the mask).

Daredevil #6 showcases the positives and negatives of allowing Marvel Comics to reset Matt Murdock’s past. On one hand the issue provides the kind of throwdown between Daredevil and Elektra we wouldn’t have gotten before such a change. On the other hand such a move messes the waters of Daredevil’s past with one of key characters in it (he’s not even sure just what version of events Elektra remembers of her time with what she now believes are two separate individuals).

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