Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daredevil #23

Mark Waid takes a break from the super-villain action to give us a character-centered piece. Much like best friends Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock, the reader has to spend the issue killing time waiting for Foggy’s diagnosis.

It’s a nice break, seeing these two characters hang out during a rough time. They have so much history on the printed page; it is nice seeing them actually support each other. The mini-swerve on the last page is well-handled too. I think it might be neat if DD ends up needing more help than Foggy does through all of this.

Waid still keeps the overall plot moving too. Someone is trying to re-create the exact situation that created DD and it turns out that’s not too good for all the test subjects. I can’t wait to see who Waid has as the mastermind here. At this point, I don’t even know if we can disregard Stilt-Man…

Raise your hand if you knew Chris Samnee would be this good. This is simply stunning artwork. The storytelling and action is crystal clear, the background is always chock-full of detail, and the acting is moving. Samnee is a perfect fit on this title.


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