Review by: dix

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Story by Mark Waid
Art by Chris Samnee
Colors by Javier Rodriguez
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Paolo Rivera

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

This is a case of excellent writing dragged down a bit (though, to be honest, not that much – it’s that good) by really really uneven art.

I’ll start to sound like a broken record if I continue to mention how superb the writing on DAREDEVIL is, so let me talk about the art for a minute: I’ve really liked it in past issues. There are times, here, that I still really like it. But there are some pages where, for little reason I can find, the art abruptly gets very…sketchy? No, that’s not quite right. Incomplete at the very least.

I tried to figure, as I was reading, if there was a reason for what appeared to be a style shift. If it was supposed to represent a different point of view or time period or something. But no: it just feels very very rough. I can’t quite say the art is bad, because at times it’s quite good, but taken as a whole I really can’t give the book high marks in the art department.

But you know what? I don’t care that much. Because it’s DAREDEVIL. And it’s just so good.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 2 - Average


  1. I completely agree with your assessment of the art as “sketchy” and “incomplete.” Those are the exact words that popped into my head when reading it. Waid’s scripts are great, but they need Rivera quality work on the interiors. They’re experimenting a bit much with DD, but I”m buying it anyway.

  2. tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    Taste is subjective so I’m not going to argue with your opinion of the art on this one. But I will say that I think it looks awesome and would give it a 5 out of 5. I love Rivera too and he does different things better than Samnee for sure. But there’s a lot to Samnee that’s not in Rivera. Each have their strengths and I think the art on Waid’s run has been top notch first issue to last.

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