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Daredevil #21 Review

5

Daredevil gets closer to finding out the truth behind his recent problems.

The Good

Who would have thought a Daredevil story with the Spot could be so compelling. With what Mark Waid has been doing on this series, it shouldn't be a surprise. Last issue we got a bit of a revelation about Spot and craziness continues as we see him in a way we haven't before.

Matt Murdock's been put through a lot lately. As he tries to uncover all the answers, readers will be glued to each page, waiting to find out what happens next. There's also the strain between Matt and Foggy Nelson that has to be dealt with. It's not going to be a pretty scene.

An ongoing factor, aside from Foggy's inexcusable behavior recently, is how this series relates to what happened to Daredevil before Waid took over. We saw mention of his wife, Milla, but what about the other things Matt and Daredevil did? Foggy's recent confession to another is going to have some big repercussions for everyone involved.

Chris Samnee rocks another issue with his brilliant art accompanied by Javier Rodriguez's colors. Waid sets up the story and direction and the art and color knocks it out of the park. Even the subtle differences in a flashback scene make this comic a joy to read. Paolo Rivera also delivers another great and eerie cover.

The Bad

Waid and company gave us another great issue. The only odd moment is when a character talked to a certain hero that will confront Daredevil next issue (the preview has already been released). I'm not sure if I missed how this character would have a connection or way to contact the hero. But the dialogue was epic.

The Verdict

We may be getting hit with a lot of great Marvel NOW! titles but all that is unnecessary when it comes to Daredevil. Mark Waid is owning this series by delivering great issue after great issue. The mystery of Daredevil's recent problems is slowly getting uncovered and we see some interesting revelations here. There's also the repercussions to deal with from Foggy's decision to seek outside help in dealing with Matt. Chris Samnee and Javier Rodriguez make a great story a visual treat. The set up for next issue's big clash was a little odd but based on what we're seeing here, it's going to be another crazy ride.

15 Comments
Edited by HollowPrince665
Posted by secondfallen616

Love this series, catching up has been a highpoint of late, damn DC has had their hooks in me...... My daughter saw the cover of #19 and said, "who's the scary clown guy? he looks mean." shes 6 lol. It would be nice to see Mr. Allred do another issue, that was a treat.

Where is Mr. Fear these days? If they bring in old arcs then then that has to be addressed.

Posted by G-Man

@HollowPrince665: Spoilers, dude!

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Posted by SmashBrawler

"I will find Daredevil... and I will crush him"

That actually made me laugh. Good stuff.

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Posted by HollowPrince665

@secondfallen616: I would love for Mr. Fear.....or my guilty pleasure, The Matador to make a come back. I'd squeal with joy.

Posted by longbowhunter

I really like the Spot. And am still curious about who set the Coyote after Matt.

Posted by thespideyguy

Superior Spider-man can be seen talking to Kristen Mcduffie in the background.

Posted by microwave25

@thespideyguy: I haven't been folllowing any of the Spiderman titles. How do we know that this superior spiderman?

Posted by JMLG

last we saw Mr. Fear being the ''king'' of Rykers and saying when he gets bored off it, he will come back to ruin DDs life again..

Posted by drixaeterna

:D YEY!

Posted by Owie

I liked the previous issues of this arc, but this last one didn't do it for me quite so much.  Still a great series in general though.
 
I'm not totally sure it was Superior Spider-Man, could be there's more characters involved in that storyline than we know yet.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@Owie said:

I liked the previous issues of this arc, but this last one didn't do it for me quite so much. Still a great series in general though. I'm not totally sure it was Superior Spider-Man, could be there's more characters involved in that storyline than we know yet.

If you look at the preview for issue 22 you can see he has the claws and the cloven foot thing which Superior has, not Peter Parker.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=14562

I have never read a Daredevil comic book until I saw him in the previous 2 X-Men issues and now I'm hooked. I have 18-21 of Waid's run and love it and I got 1-3 of Bendis' End of Days. I also bought Volume 1 of Essential Daredevil (I wish it were in color, though. I like how I'm getting a good back-story on Matt and how he became Daredevil, though). I look forward to continuing learning about Matt Murdock and he has suddenly climbed up the list to one of my favorite comic book heroes. I gave it a 5/5.

Posted by AraJirni

to many marvel and dc reviews in my opinion ;)

Posted by thespideyguy

@microwave25 said:

@thespideyguy: I haven't been folllowing any of the Spiderman titles. How do we know that this superior spiderman?

Dan Slott said so on newsarama.

Posted by Frito

In the next issues it seems like Matt is going to find out who Superior Spidey is.