Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Daredevil #11

   Just how good is the Mark Waid / Chris Samnee team on Daredevil?

   They can take the most obscure villains and craft excellent stories around them.

   Our example today is The Stunt-Master, who started life in 1969 as a knockoff of legendary stunt cyclist Evel Knievel (I assume). He popped up in a few issues and eventually faded away into obscurity.

   So seeing him on the cover of this issue is a bit of a surprise - but the story inside is the real delight.

   Finding a way to update the character for modern audiences, giving Matt Murdock a reason to get involved and coming up with a reason for a confrontation is all handled with great care and a lot of cleverness.

   The art, as always, is terrific, charged with kinetic energy, smart visuals and stunning layouts.

   This is another comic that has earned its spot in our "Top Ten for 2014" list (as you'll see in tomorrow's post).

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A-



Peter Wallace said...

The cover really reminded me of Gene Colan.

Chuck said...

It does, doesn't it?