Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daredevil #5 - Review


Daredevil fights to protect a blind witness who may have stumbled upon an international terror scheme to connect some of the world's most dangerous organizations with loophole shipping to support their causes. As he faces dangers ranging from hit squads to human wrecking balls, Daredevil will have his hands full with agents of HYDRA and A.I.M.

Written by Mark Waid and drawn by Marcos Martin, this issue of Daredevil is proof that this may be one of the best series at Marvel Comics right now. To start, the cover is striking. Bryan Hitch has made an understated cover that says everything with a few colors and simple lines. It's one of those covers I'd love to have as a poster in my house.

Waid and Martin continue to be a perfect match for this title. The way that Waid writes his panels and the way that Martin conveys them feels like the method that Matt Murdock should have been depicted in all along. The subtle placement of a sound here or a panel there really makes a difference for original comic book storytelling.

This book gets a solid 5/5 from me this month. I can't believe how continuously good it's been. If you've ever been on the fence about Daredevil as a character now is the time to hop off and hit the ground running.

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