Review by: TheNextChampion

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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: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Amazing! A cover for a comic book actually references to something inside said book! That’s one thing I like about this new run on Daredevil. The book doesn’t hide what you’re going to read inside and Paolo Rivera showcases that month after month with his covers. Well that and Rivera is one fucking good artist. Shame he isn’t doing the interiors for this series anymore. He should do more covers thought for Marvel in general cause his stand out more than anyone else’s.

Anyways, this issue in particular got me happy because the quality is starting to go back to where it was before Rivera left. I think I’m starting to get used to Chris Samnee as artist. He’s no Rivera, but his pencils are starting to gel with Mark Waid’s material. The sequence early on where Daredevil is free falling looked really impressive. That and he’s handling the (MILD SPOILER) constant teleporting really well. It feels like you’re watching a man go from setting to setting instead of just bad panel layouts. His pencils are a bit ‘fatter’ then what I like for this series, but the coloring by Javier Rodriguez might have something to do with it. Not dissing Rodriguez’s coloring though cause it is very good as always. But I noticed that both his and Samnee work have a hard time gelling at times.

It is good to know that there’s more to Daredevil than just going crazy. I have no idea who this Coyote guy is but god damn if that last page is any indication he is gonna be scary as fuck. Mark Waid is able to balance so many different tones in one single issue it is mind boggling. One minute this book will be an action movie, the next it can be horror, then it could be sci-fi with the drop of the hat. Because he does this, this book never gets boring. So even if it go in directions I might not like I can definitely say you won’t know what to expect with each issue.

This series has been such a roller coaster ride for the past couple of issues. Some issues have been better than others and this is definitely one of the better issues since Chris Samnee has joined the team. For sure this is one of Samnee’s better issues and Mark Waid has wrote himself yet another gem. Now how to go about reading the next issue without using a Hamlet pun in the review…

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Matt says who the Coyote is in this issue…

  2. Your review sounds just like mine. Samnee’s art is starting to work for me. “Fatter” is a good descriptor of what I don’t like about it. Versus Rivera’s “thinner” lines. I think it’s just Samnee’s preference for fat inking.

    As for story, hell yeah, man. Waid is masterful.

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