After a romance that’s blossomed over the last two years in DAREDEVIL, MAYOR WILSON FISK and TYPHOID MARY are prepared to tie the knot! But in a fashion truly befitting The House of Ideas, calamity is right around the corner for the happy couple! But what sort of terrible discovery could be so monumental as to derail the most powerful man in New York’s special day? The answer lies in this oversized special issue—if you get no other DAREDEVIL issue this year, YOU MUST GET THIS ONE!
“Lockdown” has been quite a whirlwind adventure, but it comes to a close in this issue of Daredevil. In many ways, Daredevil #36 felt very removed from the rest of the “Lockdown” arc for me. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as I quite enjoyed this issue.
What I really loved about this particular issue is the growth in Daredevil. He’s a changed man – prison tends to do that. He knows the criminal justice system is flawed and attempts to show compassion to armed goons. It’s as if he ripped a page out of Wonder Woman’s book and I’m not mad about it.
This change spurs Daredevil to confront Kingpin. As I was reading, I thought… oh great, another Daredevil vs. Kingpin fight. But it wasn’t that at all. Matt takes a completely different approach to dealing with Wilson in a way that feels very genuine. I really enjoyed each scene with Matt in this issue. And who doesn’t love a good Daredevil/Elektra sex scene?
As for Kingpin and Typhoid Mary, they do indeed marry in this issue. It’s a quiet moment that I wish packed a little more punch. I’m also not really getting a feel for Mary’s perspective on the whole marriage. She feels very much like “Kingpin’s wife” and not a character in her own right which does her legacy a bit of a disservice. I’m confident that Zdarsky will bring out more Mary in future issues.
I enjoyed the art by Manuel Garcia, though I wish there was a bit more consistency with the art over this story arc. I loved Garcia’s art for the titular hero, but I wasn’t too fond of his Kingpin. There’s a very beautiful shot of Mary in her wedding gown that was a real highlight for me, too.
Prison has changed Matt, and seemingly for the better. Love is the way forward, or at least contentment as Daredevil hopes he can get Kingpin out of his unkempt hair for a while. Chances are slim, but I'm really enjoying Matt's growth throughout this series.
Daredevil #36: What’s Right
- Writing - 8/108/10
- Storyline - 7.5/107.5/10
- Art - 7.5/107.5/10
- Color - 8/108/10
- Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10
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