Matt Murdock has finally accepted help and is training with Elektra to be the hero that Hell's Kitchen needs.
Wooooo!!!! Daredevil #14 is a great read!!
Now, I am a huge Daredevil fan. I’ve been reading his adventures since the mid to late ’80s. But, I’ll be honest. The constant restarts over the last decade kind of got me a little worn out and I’m the one guy alive who wasn’t wowed by the Mark Waid run and the Charles Soule stuff kind of turned me off of the character. So when I found out they were relaunching again with author Chip Zdarsky, I thought that maybe it was time for me to sit this one out. Great decision, Hayes!! After reading this issue, I’ll be headed to my local comic shop tomorrow to track down the back issues of this volume of Daredevil, because if the other issues are anything like this one, I’ve really missed some great comics. And can I say how nice it is to see Daredevil back in his costume from his appearance in “The Trail of the Incredible Hulk”? FINALLY, someone wrote that costume into continuity!!
As for this issue, it’s great. There’s a lot of moving parts to this “Through Hell” storyline, the great thing about it is that I didn’t need a scorecard or to go online and try and figure out what was going on. Granted there were new characters that I wasn’t familiar with, but that’s par for the course when you haven’t read a title in a while. It was also a nice change of pace to see a “street-level” book again. I get so used to reading comics that are either set in space or the future of both or dealing with gods and aliens, that you forget how nice it is to read about a guy in a weird costume fight crime. Fantastic story!!
The artistic team of Marco Checchetto & Francesco Mobili is fantastic! They manage to capture both the grittiness of the street and New York City without overdoing it and on the next page, you get the luxuriousness of Wilson Fisk’s high-rise apartment and the extravagance of the houses of other members of the mob. There are some amazing pages this issue from full pages of Matt and Elektra to Hammerhead talking to some gangsters to a couple of cops patrolling Hell’s Kitchen, they manage to make each and every page exciting and it’s obvious that each page gets the same time, attention and love as each other. This is a great looking book and I can’t wait to see more from these guys!!
An excellent book that's easily worth both your time and money! Zdarsky & company take this book to another level.
Daredevil #14: Maybe She's Taking Pity on Me
Writing - 9.5/10
Storyline - 9.5/10
Art - 9.5/10
Color - 10/10
Cover Art - 7/10
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