Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daredevil #6 - Review


Daredevil has stumbled onto a meeting between the five biggest terror organizations in the Marvel Universe, including HYDRA and A.I.M. But if Daredevil is going to rescue two hostages, confront multiple terrorist organizations, and recover the biggest amount of digital data the Marvel underworld has ever known, he'll have to go through Bruiser first.

Written by Mark Waid and drawn by Marcos Martin, this issue of Daredevil was just as clever as its five predecessors. Waid tells a great Matt Murdock story and great Daredevil stories all in one. Many villains underestimate Daredevil, but so do readers. He's often refereed to as the "handicapped superhero," but I would love to have Daredevil's powers. This book proves that Daredevil can tangle with the best of them and come out on top. He might not be the strongest, but his agility and intelligence make him just as dangerous as Wolverine's claws.

The art by Martin is very simple but striking. The mixture of image and sound effects really lends itself to Daredevil's sense of hearing, and it makes it a bit more out-of-the-box than regular comic books. The opening panel of Daredevil underwater, a full splash page, sold me as soon as I opened the cover.

This book gets a 4.5/5 for continuing the expansion of an often overlooked character who should be at the forefront of the Marvel Universe and not back in the "B" or "D" list.

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