Daredevil

Daredevil #9

by Alan Rapp on July 19, 2016

in Comics

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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Daredevil – Regrets Only

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Daredevil – Regrets Only
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Daredevil - Regrets Only

After helping Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) bully Foggy (Elden Henson) into a war with the District Attorney by representing the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) abandons his team to spend the evening with Elektra (Elodie Yung) and help her steal an important ledger from the Roxxon corporation during a party. Can you say spy sequence? By the end of the episode we don’t trust Elektra any more than Matt does, but we also have to admit that the two work well together (both in and out of costume).

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Daredevil – Kinbaku

by Alan Rapp on March 29, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Daredevil – Kinbaku
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“Sweetheart, you don’t break into my place and talk to me about trust.

Daredevil - Kinbaku

“Kinbaku” kicks off the second arc of Daredevil‘s Second Season with the introduction of Matt Murdock‘s (Charlie Cox) college girlfriend Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung) who is in need of a lawyer (or so she claims). From their reunion in Matt’s apartment it’s obvious the pair didn’t part on the best of terms (as the flashbacks will prove). For what Elektra is really after, however, we’ll have to wait a little further into the season because Elektra hasn’t come looking for Matt Murdock, exactly, but for Daredevil.

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