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Daredevil #255
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June 6th, 2013 by Rusty

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Daredevil #255 cover

Daredevil #255

Date: June 1988
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 NM Price Range: $5.00
Stats: 31 color pages plus Bullpen Bulletins and ads
Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artists: John Romita Jr, Al Williamson, Joe Rosen, Max Scheele
Notable Notes: Typhoid Mary begins her plan of destruction!

Like Watching Law & Order!

Here’s an issue of Daredevil (one of many, I’m afraid) where the technicalities of a high profile trial and all the legal planning that precedes it kind of gets in the way of the story. But hey – it’s Daredevil and Typhoid Mary so it’s gotta be good… right? Right?!

Synopsis:

Last issue saw Matt Murdock meet a nice girl named Mary – who was secretly a crazy and violent vigilante in Kingpin’s employ! This issue begins with Matt having terrible nightmares… but then waking up to the beautiful Karen Page! Aw – they’re such a cute and loving couple! But after Karen leaves for the day who should show up at Matt’s apartment with his blind pupil? Mary Mary quite contrary that’s who! And while Tyrone stumbles about Matt’s place, an undeniable chemical romance is tugging at Matt’s and Mary’s heartstrings. Don’t do it Matt! What would the obviously-more-beautiful Karen think? Anyway, a good part of the rest of this issue is about Matt helping Tyrone’s lawyer prepare for the trial with Kelco – the company that caused the boy’s blindness. And guess who’s on Kelco’s team of high-paid lawyers? Matt’s old friend, Foggy! Why is he there? I haven’t the foggiest! Ha ha! Anyway, turns out the Kingpin is behind Kelco (surprise!) and as Matt makes his way to the trial he is met by Mary’s psychotic other half: Typhoid Mary. She has a little rumble with Daredevil, and tries to move in for a little smooch-a-roo too, but he refuses so she slinks away. Finally the issue ends with Matt walking into the courtroom, throwing off Foggy’s monologue, and deciding how to tell Karen he is worried for their relationship. Whew – no wonder he is so stressed out!

My 2 Cents:

  • The Story: Whew, a little heavy on the legalese people! How about cutting back on some of the legal jargon and instead showing us more of Daredevil kicking some butt!
  • The Art: very good, except for one weird scene where Typhoid Mary and Matt tumble to the ground… it ends up looking like some sort of freaky, 2-headed monster!
  • The Fun Factor: Hmmm… a decent story, but not one I’d come rushing back to when I wanted to read a totally awesome Daredevil story.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 3 stars
  • Art: 4 stars
  • Fun Factor: 3 stars

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