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Daredevil #16 – 19 (Vol. 2)
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December 22nd, 2012 by Rusty

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Daredevil #16 cover

Daredevil #16 – 19 (Vol. 2)

Date: May – August, 2001
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99 each ($11.96 total)
2012 NM Price: $4 each
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: David Mack (mostly)
Notable Notes: The “Wake Up” story line.

The Art of Daredevil:

I’m a huge fan of Daredevil, and was a little bit disappointed back in 1999 when Marvel decided to start the series over with volume 2 and a new numbering scheme. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed the series even more! Things got even better when David Mack was brought on to the series and I discovered his beautiful talent for the first time. This story was one of my favorite of the whole run – how could I not share it with all of you!

Synopsis:

This very cool story arc, entitled “Wake Up”, was Brian Michael Bendis’s first run on Daredevil. Together with David Mack the two storytellers craft a very different type of Daredevil story which turns out to be excellent – even if we don’t see much of the main superhero. This is the story of Timmy, a small boy who is having some serious mental problems, and Ben Urich – the Daily Bugle reporter who is trying to figure out what happened to Timmy. Ben neglects his regular duties at the Bugle to spend time with Timmy and the people who know him, and subsequently discovers that he witnessed something terrible involving Daredevil and the criminal known as Leap Frog. But is this going to be a story that anybody really wants to read about in the newspapers? J. Jonah Jameson doesn’t think so. But even more importantly will Ben be able to use his special knowledge of Daredevil to help Timmy get better? Hmm… you’ll have to read the story to find out.

My 2 Cents:

  • It would have been nice to see more of the title character in this story – you know, that guy in the devil suit.
  • David Mack’s art is awesome! I found it difficult to turn some of the pages because the pictures were so mind-blowingly cool!
  • The ending of the story arc was great and totally worth the read.
  • I had even more respect for Ben Urich after reading this story – what a cool character, and a nice contrast to the obnoxious J. Jonah Jameson.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 5 stars
  • Art: 5 stars
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars

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  • This story is also collected in the trade paperback Daredevil Vol. 3: Wake Up. Several people have shared their opinion about the story on Amazon.com , where you can order a new or used copy of the TPB.

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