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'Daredevil' #501 Reviewed!

Babs reviews the latest issue!

Babs reviews the latest issue!


 
  
'Daredevil' #501: The Devil's Hand
Written by: Andy Diggle
Pencils by: Robert De La Torre
Colors by: Matt Hollingsworth
 

This may just be one of the best Marvel issues I have read in a very long time. The first part of "The Devil's Hand" is our introduction to a new era of 'Daredevil,' one which he has the opportunity to become the leader of the most infamous assassins guild in the Marvel universe, 'The Hand.' In order to become their leader, Daredevil must kill an innocent man (their choice). Once the task is completed, 'The Hand' will be under Matt Murdock's control. So the question arises, when a decent person utilizes an evil organization to do good deeds, is it possible that the inherently evil tool has the ability to corrupt the hero? Additionally, can Matt Murdock really justify sacrificing the life of an "innocent" human being, in order to gain the respect of 'The Hand' as their leader? More importantly, will he go through with it?
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Edited by Dreadmaster
Posted by Tyler Starke

Also one of my favorite issues out right now, great review Babs!

Edited by spartanmusashi

I love reading Daredevil. Mature because of the story not because of gore.

Posted by sunshinethewerewolf

YEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Great review!
Now I can feel safe about getting that Daredevil.

Posted by Thespirit

Diggle honestly has to be one of my favorite writers, he does a fantastic job on all of these more "mature" stories.

Posted by Dr. Detfink

Daredevil has to be one of the best wrtten titles over the last 6-7 years starting with Bendis and Brubaker run. Both of those writers reveled in their indie comic roots that involved crime noir. The hand off from one writer to the next has been flawless thus far.  #501 is a benchmark because like Babs said Matt's guilt is weighed against the greater good. I agree with the dreadmaster, I believe the story was a little too conventional and a little predictable but its a great jumping on point for those who didn't collect Brubaker's Return of the King. 

Posted by FoxxFireArt

It's been a while since your last video review. I think at least one or two hair style ago.
 
I think there is an issue with the audio of this review. Your dialog was so soft. I had to crank up by speakers to hear. That made the opening very loud.
 
I wonder when they start changing the ideals of a character. They did that with Iron Man and it didn't work out so well. Normally, when a group tells you that you can join or lead, but you have to kill to join. That's normally your first idea that you might not want to join, but Matt is in a really bad place. If he doesn't take the role it could go to someone like Kingpin. Though does Matt think he can change them from within? will they tolerate a "soft" leader

Posted by Blindside002

"The path to hell is paved with good intentions." Thats all I have to say about that.
Posted by Vance Astro
@Dr. Detfink said:
" Daredevil has to be one of the best wrtten titles over the last 6-7 years starting with Bendis and Brubaker run. Both of those writers reveled in their indie comic roots that involved crime noir. The hand off from one writer to the next has been flawless thus far.  #501 is a benchmark because like Babs said Matt's guilt is weighed against the greater good. I agree with the dreadmaster, I believe the story was a little too conventional and a little predictable but its a great jumping on point for those who didn't collect Brubaker's Return of the King.  "
This guy knows what he's talking about.
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Posted by Media_Master

Can't go wrong with reading Daredevil these days!

Posted by UnsolvedParadox
Come on Marvel, stop making us wait so long for the oversized hardcover collections... 
 
@FoxxFireArt
said:
"I think there is an issue with the audio of this review. Your dialog was so soft. I had to crank up by speakers to hear. That made the opening very loud."
Indeed, I had to turn it way up as well.
Posted by Kurrent

I think this is the first time I completely agree with one of your reviews Babs..lol..well done DD is a great book!