Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Daredevil #10.1

I dislike zero issues. Even more so I dislike the idea of Marvel's .1 issues, and yet somehow the House of Ideas has gotten me to shell out money for both over seven days. Honestly, other than Moon Knight (a book going away far too soon), I can't imagine I'd have picked up another .1 issue. But this is Mark Waid's Daredevil, and (as I expected) I got my money's worth.

Most of the comic deals with Matt Murdock visiting Pyromania who, much to Murdock's amusement, embellishes the tale of how Daredevil took him down before attempting to use the lawyer as a hostage to get out of prison. By the time the guards arrive Murdock is unharmed and unaware of how the super-villain ended up beaten to a pulp on the floor of the conference room.

The issue also moves forward the Omegadrive storyline (far more so than the last few regularly numbered issues) as Daredevil uses the device to burn Black Spectre for sending the Black Cat to steal it.

Is it necessary to pick this up? The answer, along with all of Marvel's .1 issues, is no (that's how they are designed). However, it's darn good storytelling with some great art by Khoi Pham, so, yeah, it's worth a look.

[Marvel, $2.99]

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