DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #2

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Story by Brian Michael Bendis & David Mack
Art by Klaus Janson & Bill Sienkiewicz

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

It takes a lot of work to make such a potentially interesting story so dull, but Bendis is down to the task.

His run on Daredevil is one of my favorite runs of any comics because he appeared to really care about the character of Matt Murdock. In this book, he appears to know almost nothing about him. It’s as though he was given a Wikipedia article on the history of Daredevil, and asked to write a concluding storyline in the vain of the Frontline stories from…right…all the giant Bendis crossovers.

1997 me might be excited by the meta-level of a writer appearing not to know a character very well writing a comic about a writer who is trying to better understand the character of a story. It’s an interesting early stroytelling technique. Bendis has a little too much experience under his belt to make this work. It comes off as uninformed instead of intriguing.

In case you were worried it wouldn’t look gritty enough, Klaus Janson has drawn a whole mess of extra lines on people’s faces, and in their shadows,and on their soccer balls and…in their teeth? GRITTY TEETH!

I will not be picking up issues three through eight. But I might go back and read through my old DD trades to try and remember a time when seeing Bendis’s name on a book brought me joy. Back when he appeared to have something to say, and was having fun saying it.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average

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