Review by: Neb

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Story by Andy Diggle
Art by David Gianfelice
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Jock

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

I seriously was not going to buy this book.  I stuck with DD throughout all the mopeyness and I even bought all of Shadowland.  I thought I was ready for a break.  Then, in a moment of weakness (in no small part to the amazing Jock cover), I picked up the first issue.  With this issue, I’m officially on board as Diggle is crafting quite the crime story for Murdock’s return to the world of crime fighting.  This book reminds of a Vertigo Crime mystery, but instead, Matt Murdock is on the case as he looks to repair himself as a hero.  While the book lacks a serious amount of introspection, it is fast paced and filled with action.  Murdock’s actions are true and honorable, and he seems to be a guy just trying to fix the situation without getting involved.  Of course, the best intentions aren’t often good enough, and at this point, he’s fully embroiled in the villainy going on in this town.  I actually don’t mind the lack of introspection because DD has been too introspective of late.  It’s great to see Matt in action, and hopefully, this will lead to some sort of healing for him as he finds his inner hero again.  The art is pretty fantastic, and fits the tone of the story well.  I love the way the images carry movement, and each panel just looks kinetic.  Overall, I’m really enjoying the series so far.  I don’t know if its safe for those that dropped it to return quite yet, but if you’re a DD faithful, you should definitely be checking this out.  Also, those Jock covers…hoo boy are they purty.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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