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Daredevil #29 Review

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We've seen Matt Murdock fight in the courtroom but now it's Daredevil's turn? Mark Waid gives us another great DD issue.

The Good

Last issue gave us an interesting look at Matt Murdock's childhood when a former bully paid him a visit, asking for help against the Sons of the Serpent. What seemed like a normal court case with Murdock simply consulting turned into a deadly situation when it was revealed that the Society had agents all over the place.

We've seen many Daredevil fights but this one had a great change of pace feel. Rather than being set out in the city, it all takes place within a court building. This means hallways, stairways and other rooms contained the action. We've also seen Daredevil face off against big incredible threats but while the threat here isn't one to take lightly, it's a great way to pull back with a different type of "villain" without cutting corners in terms of the storytelling.

Javier Rodriguez's art and colors is, once again, perfectly fitting for this title. In other words, that means it's top notch. There have been so many great artists on this title and it's so good seeing the vibe and tradition continue.

The Bad

There were some really great aspects to this issue. It was a good change of pace seeing DD up against a different type of enemy but after all epic issues we had, this was almost like a chance to catch our breath. Either the "villains" were very gutsy or they didn't fully think their plan through. There were some extreme actions taken by them out in the open (of the courthouse) and lots of pretty big risks.

The Verdict

Each issue of Mark Waid's DAREDEVIL proves to be fun and entertaining. After all the craziness DD's been going through, we get a slightly calmer scenario in this story. That doesn't mean it's not as exciting, it just feels toned down a little. It's a good way for Daredevil and us to catch our breaths. Javier Rodriguez's art and colors carries on the tradition that we've been used to in this series. If nothing else, Mark Waid and Marvel have been spoiling us with this series. We also get a nice set up for future possible stories, an intriguing cliffhanger and a surprising guest for the next issue.

10 Comments
Posted by G_Money_Christmas

This was the only issue I was able to get today so good to hear it's good.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

the ending was a bit off to me but yeah, overall i loved this issue

Posted by HollowPrince65

This is my favorite series. Mark Waid's DD brought me back into comics along with Brian Michael Bendis' UCSM. I loved the art, the villains werent as smart as we've seen in past issues though. It was a fun issue though. Was that Kirsten at the end? Or Betty? Can it be Kirsten and their relationship start up again? #12 was my favorite issue and still is. I'd love for another love interest in the pages of DD

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

4 stars? c'mon Tony why did you hate this issue so much?

Edited by manwithoutshame

I thought this was a perfect issue. Waid and Rodriguez are knocking it out of the park on this one!

Posted by The Mast

Matt smiled and told a joke, and there wasn't much rain or Maleev. So, I don't like it.

There, now Waid haters won't have to.

It's an early-arc issue. It did what it needed to while immedately making you wanna come back for more.

Edited by TheAcidSkull

@the_mast said:

Matt smiled and told a joke, and there wasn't much rain or Maleev. So, I don't like it.

There, now Waid haters won't have to.

It's an early-arc issue. It did what it needed to while immedately making you wanna come back for more.

so do you like it or not ? LOL

Posted by longbowhunter

I really thought I'd miss Samnee more than I do. Javier Rodriguez is fitting in just fine.

Posted by Owie

The plot didn't make a lot of sense to me though. They try to kill this nobody-guy over a random thing he may remember from years ago, but in order to do so create an enormous spectacle that could easily have gone wrong and clearly made it much easier for them to be found out.