"This is why I read comics."
DAREDEVIL has just become one of my favorite books to read in the last year. Having read #7-15 first due to this acclaimed series origin stories being sold out everywhere I finally nabbed myself a copy of the original six issues of this awesome run of comics.
I don’t even know where to start with this, it’s just so damn good. Daredevil is suave, badass as he takes on crime and dishes out justice with and even without his mask on. Other books need to take point from this comic as Mark Waid writes fantastic dialogue throughout showcasing just how important Matt Murdock is to this story than just focusing on his superhero alter ego.
Whereas comics like Superman have been boring in the department of real world identities I never feel bored or annoyed when Murdock is being his lawyer self talking to the ladies and being an all around badass person.
And then when he puts on the mask it perfectly encapsulates what the feeling is when a superhero goes out to fight crime—-it becomes really fun.
The slick nature of the storytelling never lets up either with each panel driving the story forward and nothing feeling like it holds anything back. It’s awesome to see Daredevil take in his surroundings in an almost bohemian way as he feels all the sounds and smells around him.
The smell of perfume on the women in the streets, the blood of victims seeping in the pavement and the click of a sniper rifle city blocks away. You just feel like you’re along for the ride with Daredevil as he just does so many cool things while keeping it all fun and relevant with surprise cameos from other superheroes and great fights with villains that really reflect the abilities of The Man Without Fear.
The stories range too with seeing Matt Murdock as a lawyer helping other visually impaired cases, racist crimes and other interesting things and the writing masterfully ties in his superhero endeavours into his real life and career as well.
Fighting villains that are embodiments of sound and human wrecking balls that can shift their centers of gravity is just wicked. Like I don’t know what else I’m suppose to say to praise the book even more than I already have.
It’s won three Eisner awards for Best Writing, Best Single Issue ( Issue #7 ) and Best Continuing Series as well. If you want to get into comics, read this book. Get the trades 1 & 2 then pick up the remaining issues. It’ll probably set you back $60 tops to get into this right now if you do.
And you won’t regret it.
DAREDEVIL is the single best continuing series of comic books in the modern era right now. Perfectly capturing the thrill of the superhero genre while balancing the crazy life of a blind lawyer seeking justice in a world built around injustice. Without a doubt, DAREDEVIL is why I read comic books—-this is about as good as it gets.
OVERALL SCORE: 10 out of 10
BY MILAN JEGENJAN