Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Daredevil #18

Continuing to fill-in the events between the previous series set in San Fransisco and Matt Murdock's return to New York City as an Assistant District Attorney, Daredevil #18 brings back a classic villain with the return of the Purple Man. As told in flashbacks during Murdock's confession, the Purple Man's escape from prison and the arrival of two of the Purple Children on his door with a mind-controlled mob behind them springs Daredevil into action to seek out the remaining children and discover just what the Purple Man has in store for them.

The introduction of the Purple Man into a story about how Matt Murdock forced the world to forget about his secret identity as Daredevil makes one wonder if Daredevil wasn't able to use the villain's power to his own advantage. If true, did Daredevil actually mind-control the entire world? And, if so, what would the unintended ramifications of that be? Will have to wait to see how events unfold in the rest of this arc for Daredevil's secret to be revealed. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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