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Daredevil #23 (Vol. 3)
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November 12th, 2013 by Rusty

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Daredevil #23 cover

Daredevil #23 (Vol. 3)

Date: April 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna
Notable Notes: Matt and Foggy spend a night on the town – DD style!

Living the Sweepstakes Dream!

When I was younger (um, yeah, younger…) I used to dream about what it would be like to spend time with a super hero. Wouldn’t it be cool to swing along with Spidey, watch Captain America whirl his shield or tag along with Thor as he put the hurt on the villains of the world? Well, in this issue we get a small glimpse of what that would be like as Daredevil takes along a very important passenger. And how cool it is!

Synopsis:

At the end of Daredevil #22 Foggy told Matt that he *may* have cancer. So what does Matt, his old buddy his old pal, do for him in this issue? He takes Foggy along on Daredevil’s night patrol – that’s what! Yeah – they swing from buildings and leap from ledges and sit on the top of water towers and talk about the old days. Foggy even cracks a joke about Stilt-Man! Meanwhile, some psycho is trying to duplicate Daredevil’s powers by using prisoners to re-create Matt’s encounter with the old man, the swerving truck and the radio-active goop. But it isn’t working too hot – mostly just burning the test subjects to death. But while Matt and Foggy are having a good laugh at Stilt-Man’s expense, a group of successful “subjects” crash a nearby party and attract Daredevil’s presence. Matt is appalled when he finds the super-sensitive prisoners, and goes to great lengths to round them all up. He finishes just in time to go with Foggy to his follow-up doctor visit… and the news his friend receives isn’t good.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 5 stars – A couple of very cool and unique ideas make this story extraordinary: the prisoners who have been “Daredevil-ized”, and Matt taking Foggy on his night-time rounds. Excellent ideas both!
  • Art: 5 stars – A couple of iconic scenes, and the overall very high quality of every page combine to make some killer art!
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – New villain tactics, Foggy’s first time out, and the health issues all make this one great read! Bravo!

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