Daredevil #28 (Vol. 3)
Date: September 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 21 color pages plus ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna and Chris Samnee
Notable Notes: A bully from Matt’s past shows up!
A Haunted Past?
Have you ever had someone from your childhood show up in your adult life? I have a few times, but it has never been someone that I really disliked or hated. I think that would be kind of hard to handle. In this issue we get to see Matt deal with that very thing as a bully from his childhood comes looking for his help. How would you react? Well, there is a reason Matt is a superhero – and it doesn’t always have to do with his physical abilities either!
Daredevil #27 wrapped up a long running story line, and so this issue begins a new arc. The first scene shows Matt visiting Foggy in the hospital right after chemotherapy. On one hand Foggy doesn’t feel so well because of the drugs, but on the other Matt doesn’t feel so well because he can smell what is happening in Foggy’s body! Wow – neither of those options sound so good. But they both suck it up and deal with their problems. Afterwards Matt rushes back to the office (the best scene in the book is of Daredevil high above the city with his work clothes in his arms!) only to find a strange client waiting for him. It turns out this rough-around-the-edges guy is someone who used to bully Matt back when he was a child. Anyway, he has a legitimate case and Matt reluctantly agrees to help him. As they go to court, though, Matt’s client discovers that the judge isn’t as impartial as he claims to be! Gah – will things never go Matt’s way?!
How I Rate This Issue:
- Story: – Excellent! Using someone from Matt’s distant past to create a moral dilemma was brilliant! A very unique idea that was well told!
- Art: – Yet again we see very strong, bold art in this issue of Daredevil! I thought all the panels were good, but a handful of them were actually iconic – and made me wish for a poster of those scenes!
- Fun Factor: – This issue was a blast to read! From Matt’s reaction to Foggy to his reaction to (and eventual acceptance of) a childhood peer – I found myself immersed in the book and wishing it hadn’t ended so soon!
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