Monday, December 28, 2015

Daredevil #2

   It always comes back to Frank Miller.

   Certainly one of the most influential periods in Daredevil's history were the issues written and drawn by Miller, and - like the NetFlix television series - the new version of that hero's adventures also leans heavily on the style and themes of Miller's run.

   As long as it's done well, I have no problem with that.

   And so far, writer Charles Soule and artist Ron Garney have been nailing it.

   They're telling a "street level" story about Daredevil - and Matt Murdock's - efforts to bring down a vicious gang in Chinatown.

   Murdock is now working for the District Attorney, trying to bring down the bad guys within the legal system - while DD takes a more direct approach.

   It's raw, powerful and high-energy, with lots of surprises along the way.

   I also like DD's new "assistant" - Blindspot - a superhero in training.

   The story's just getting started, so it remains to be seen if this story will reach the heights of Miller's run - but it's off to a good start.

Grade: A-


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