Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daredevil #17

Rather than continue the highly questionable story arc stared in Daredevil #16, writer Mark Waid, with the help of artist Mike Allred, takes a look back into the past into a case from the early days of the law firm of Nelson & Murdock.

Waid shows his skill once again her by showcasing one of Daredevil's lesser foes, Stilt-Man, by admitting to his ridiculous nature but also pointing out how troublesome and dangerous the super-villain could actually be. Allred is a interesting and fun choice for the art of this issue, but I wasn't quite sold on his design of Stilt-Man.

The rest of the story features a disagreement between Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson and the case of an inventor who is able to give Murdock a moment of true happiness with an invention that allows him to see his father's final fight one more time.

Although the issue doesn't come close to resolving the pieces put into motion last issue, Waid delivers a strong (if somewhat sappy) story that's certainly worth a look.

[Marvel, $2.99]

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