Man, DD has gotten hardcore. It's too bad that Siege is sweeping through the rest of the Marvel U, the slow-burning showdown between DD and Norman Osborn is sort of about to be overtaken by events in other titles. In DD: The List, Osborn sort of declared war on Hells Kitchen, and in this issue DD fires back and basically claims the neighborhood in the name of the Hand. (The perks of being a ninja-clan leader, I guess.) I just don't see how this can draw out a whole lot longer because I do think Osborn's fall is imminent from other factors. Maybe I can hope that Bullseye can refocus his attention on DD after his stint in the Dark Avengers.
I do love what the Hand is doing with all those corrupt cops and HAMMER agents though. That is a level of vigilantism I can get behind. DC did it 20 years ago in Chain Gang War, but I loved it then and I love it now. How'd you like to be a normal resident of Hell's Kitchen and have to deal with this gang war.
Roberto De La Torre abandons his photo-referencing style for this issue. This is almost into David Mack-surreal territory. To be honest, I prefer the photo-realistic style if I had to choose. I can appreciate the mood setting and such saturated colors, but I like my DD to have a more realistic (if gritty) style of art.