Monday, July 25, 2011
Daredevil by Kevin Smith...(Review)
Citizen's Grade: Impressive.
With the relaunch of Daredevil happening soon in Marvel Comics, I thought I'd review the previous body of work from the last relaunch of Daredevil. Going over 100 issues, it spawned a couple movies (Daredevil & Electra) and has created THE mythos of the character. There were 4 main writers for this series' duration, all of them adding their part. I will break the series' down by author......first is Kevin Smith.
Truly set the tone for the duration with the "Guardian Devil" story arc that found The Man without Fear face-to-face with a young woman who believed that her pregnancy & child were divinely brought about. As Daredevil investigates, an old lover returns....Karen Page. She has brought with her some bad news...she's HIV positive!
Meanwhile, a mysterious individual begins pulling strings in the background that will change Matt Murdoch's life forever....He convinces Karen that the child is evil, and must be destroyed to save Matt & herself. He brings Bullseye into his plans....all the while Daredevil is trying to figure out who's behind it and what is happening to him....is the child really divine? Or really Evil?
As the mystery unfolds, Daredevil must face his past...his present...and Bullseye. But it all goes terribly wrong.....Bullseye "misses" Daredevil, but finds Karen instead! The mysterious villain who planned it all finally reveals his true identity, but all Matt Murdoch wants is to save the child.....
Plagued by his usual lateness, Smith's run only lasted 9 issues, but laid the groundwork for Bendis and Brubaker who followed.