Saturday, December 3, 2011

Daredevil #6

I really like this comic book.

Daredevil works for me because writer Mark Waid "gets" it. DD is a hero who is equally at home fighting with his fists and with his quick wits - and he gets to do both here.

Trying to protect a man and a kid who have been caught in the middle of a turf war between some powerful criminal factions, DD finds himself fighting a thug named Bruiser who seems like a common hood, but is actually much more.

And even if Daredevil can figure out a way to beat this fighting machine, he then has to deal with some terror organizations. How can one man do all that?

Well, I'm not giving it away - but it's a clever solution, and as I've mentioned before, I love reading the adventures of smart heroes (they're sadly in short supply these days).

Complementing the sharp story is some outstanding artwork by Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente. Their art has a nice, natural feel to it, but it's expertly crafted and tells the story with great flair and economy.

It's great to read a Daredevil comic that features the character I first enjoyed following in the '60s - a smart, athletic and light-hearted hero. He's what most of us would like to be - a man without fear.

A delight to read!

Grade: A-


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