Sunday, September 21, 2014

Daredevil #8

     The first issue of Daredevil I ever read was the original issue #4, in which the Man Without Fear faced a villain called the Purple Man.

   The victim of a strange accident, the man named Killgrave found himself able to command others - with the exception of Daredevil, though it's never clear why he isn't compelled to follow those orders.

   Is it because he can't see that purple skin? No idea.

   But I enjoyed that issue a lot. The Purple Man has made a few appearances since - most notably playing a key part in the Alias series years ago.

   But what was kind of a goofy (or very slimy) bad guy has become the springboard for a more disturbing story in the hands of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.

   They've crafted a creepy, unsettling story about victims who use their powers in unexpected ways.

   It's a smart, clever script with amazing artwork - this is a series you should be following.

Grade: A-


No comments: