Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daredevil #1

Marvel's latest reintroduction of Daredevil features the hero stopping a kidnapping by the Spot at a mobster wedding. Of course, our hero doesn't leave before kissing the bride.

The comic, much like Matt Murdock himself, is less successful at attempting to reintroduce Murdock's life now that everyone knows he's Daredevil even though he still denies it publicly. His response is nothing more than "Am not!" If the choice isn't to have Murdock embrace the public nature of his less-than-secret identity (as Tony Stark has) some form of retcon seems to be in order.

Although this gray area might provide plenty of ammo to help screw up Murdock's personal life and his role as a lawyer, his response being nothing more than a blanket denial isn't going to work for very long (nor should it).

The first issue is a good re-introduction to the character plopping the Murdock right back into his old life (even if it does skirt the consequences of Shadowland). Worth a look.

[Daredevil, $3.99]

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