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Daredevil #36 - I Am Daredevil Review

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You've often heard "this issue changes everything." Well, this issue DOES change everything for Daredevil.

The Good

Matt Murdock dropped quite a bombshell in court in the last issue. It was a crazy move and we find out his reasoning here. To say this will change things for Matt Murdock is an understatement. The Sons of the Serpent put Matt in a tough situation and now there will be repercussions to deal with.

As the final issue to this volume, it does a great job wrapping things up. We get to see Matt Murdock in court as well as plenty of Daredevil action. We may know where Matt's going after this due to the way comic book solicitations work but the big question is why? There's also the question of whether or not those close to Matt will actually survive this issue. Mark Waid continues to show he has a great understanding for Matt Murdock and Daredevil. It may be the end of this volume but it also marks the beginning of a new chapter.

How great is it to have Chris Samnee perform the art duties for this farewell? Javier Rodriguez's colors amplify the action and makes each panel jump off the page. You'll definitely want to go back and look over each page after you read the issue. During your first reading, you'll be on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next. Taking time to appreciate each panel is like getting an extra helping of dessert after you've read it all.

The Bad

There isn't really anything to complain about. It still feels unnecessary for this series to "end" only to get relaunched shortly. We have an idea where Matt is going next because of the solicits for the next volume. But this is still a fun and great issue.

The Verdict

This is the end of DAREDEVIL. Or at least it's the end of this volume. Things are about to change in big ways for Matt Murdock. You will definitely want to see what happens before the new series lands in March. Mark Waid continues his magnificent run. While this may be the end of the volume, we know there's plenty more coming from Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez. The art, colors, and action are top notch here. We can always expect DAREDEVIL to provide plenty of fun and action. What more could you ask for?

31 Comments
Edited by PunyParker
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by daredevil21134
Edited by longbowhunter

Fantastic end to this volume. Cant wait to see what happens to Matt in San Fransico. Loved Samnee's shadows in the hospital scenes with Foggy.

Posted by Manwhohaseverything

Haven't read it yet, and am sure I'll like the story..but IMHO Samnee is not a very good artist. Draws maybe the worst Elektra ever.

Edited by ScrappyDont27

This is one of those times I really wish I didn't get this series in the mail, I really need to switch to digital

Posted by mcgregorp

best issue ever

Posted by PunyParker
Posted by Lazz33

Great ending to a great arc. Can't wait for the next chapter. I could look at Samnee's art all day and never get sick of it.

Posted by ZbvmX

Can't wait for the weekend! This is probably the hottest book in my stack this week (aside from the Zero TPB that will mark my debut as a dirty trade waiter. lol). :D

Posted by Spideyfan3160

I didn't feel like much changed besides Matt moving out of hell's kitchen

Posted by jdp180

I kinda got choked up with Foggy and Matt in the hospital. I usually dont feel that way reading a comic book. Matt moving to Cali doesnt seem like much of a change to me. First the Punisher and now Daredevil? I guess California could use some heroes after all.

Edited by Tombola237

This has been my favourite series since this title started and I really cannot wait to read this book. Like Tony I sort of wish this wasn't get re-numbered but I can understand why Marvel has done it. Even so looking forward to the new issue #1.

Posted by Maddpanda531

Really looking forward to reading Matt's adventures in SFC

Edited by kilomac29

Everything about this issue was perfect. The interaction between Matt & Foggy, The pacing was phenomenal, and the art was stellar as always.

Just a heads up to @the_poet this book will be in nearly every category for Best of the Month this go round.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

I thought the run overall was way up and down but it finished well.

I hope they get a different artist for the relaunch though. I really do not care for the art.

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Posted by The Poet

Everything about this issue was perfect. The interaction between Matt & Foggy, The pacing was phenomenal, and the art was stellar as always.

Just a heads up to @the_poet this book will be in nearly every category for Best of the Month this go round.

I look forward to seeing it...especially in the Best DC category :P

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Posted by TheAcidSkull
Posted by Owie

Nice ending. Although I do tend to like secret identities as opposed to public ones. I was glad to see, in a latter from a lawyer in the letters page, that the legal justification for the move was not completely made up.

Edited by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134 said:

Yup.Pm and i'll tell you why if you want to know but I despised this issue

I really want to hear your thoughts on this. PM me pleae! :D

ok but you might not like my reasoning and you probably already heard it before lol

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Yup.Pm and i'll tell you why if you want to know but I despised this issue

I really want to hear your thoughts on this. PM me pleae! :D

ok but you might not like my reasoning and you probably already heard it before lol

Eh, You've been reading DD far longer than I have, I respect your opinion.:)

Posted by PunyParker

@daredevil21134 said:

@theacidskull said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Yup.Pm and i'll tell you why if you want to know but I despised this issue

I really want to hear your thoughts on this. PM me pleae! :D

ok but you might not like my reasoning and you probably already heard it before lol

Eh, You've been reading DD far longer than I have, I respect your opinion.:)

Shall respect the experts.
He's DD,you're Hulk,and i am Spider-Man(in my humble opinion)

Edited by daredevil21134

@theacidskull said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@theacidskull said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Yup.Pm and i'll tell you why if you want to know but I despised this issue

I really want to hear your thoughts on this. PM me pleae! :D

ok but you might not like my reasoning and you probably already heard it before lol

Eh, You've been reading DD far longer than I have, I respect your opinion.:)

Shall respect the experts.

He's DD,you're Hulk,and i am Spider-Man(in my humble opinion)

We should call ourselves the Defenders

Posted by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

@theacidskull said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@theacidskull said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Yup.Pm and i'll tell you why if you want to know but I despised this issue

I really want to hear your thoughts on this. PM me pleae! :D

ok but you might not like my reasoning and you probably already heard it before lol

Eh, You've been reading DD far longer than I have, I respect your opinion.:)

Shall respect the experts.

He's DD,you're Hulk,and i am Spider-Man(in my humble opinion)

We should call ourselves the Defenders

The Outlaws! :P

Posted by daredevil21134
Edited by PunyParker

@punyparker: Freaking AWSOME!!!!!

Spider-Sense,human radar,extra-super strength........COME AT ME BRO!!!....ANYONE! :D

Posted by daredevil21134
Edited by TheAcidSkull
Posted by Alak

I really enjoyed this issue. It's understandable that not everybody is a fan of Waid's DD, but for me it's been a blast.

Edited by JakeN7

I loved Matt's speech. Also Foggy's. I loved the speeches. Sweet as peaches.