Friday, September 4, 2015

Daredevil #18

   The issue is wonderfully depressing.

   Oh, not the story itself - it's just wonderful.

   What's depressing is the fact that we're at the end of the terrific run on Daredevil by co-creators Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.

   Waid has, I'm surprised to read, just completed the longest run on this series by any author. Samnee is already one of the best artists in the business, and he just. keeps. getting. better!

   So this issue manages to wrap up just about every single loose end. It features Matt Murdock facing his greatest opponent, the Kingpin, who has trapped DD in an inescapable corner.

   Either Daredevil dies - or his loved ones do.

   It's a smart, dynamic and often touching story, with stunning art. In other words, just another issue for this team.

   If you haven't been following this series, you've been missing something very special.

   Here's hoping the next creative team can maintain this level - we Daredevil fans are spoiled!

Grade: A



Mr. Brooks said...

My summation of the entire Mark Waid DAREDEVIL is this:
"To seek and find true justice in a world of darkness a man must be either blind or fearless...

...or both".

Anonymous said...

Right on target, Chuck. A great book.