Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Daredevil #17

When the latest volume of Daredevil launched you couldn't help but notice some disconnect with the previous series where Matt Murdock was living in San Francisco with Kristen McDuffie and the entire world knew his identity as Daredevil. Daredevil #17 begins to explain what changed, how Matt Murdock returned to New York, and why no one seems to remember he likes to get horny, put on tights, swing from rooftops, and beat up criminals with billy clubs.

Presented in the form of a Murdock unburdening himself in a confessional, the flashbacks slowly begin to fill in the missing time between the two series. While the action Murdock took hasn't been revealed just yet, we do see him searching for a way to reset the balance in his life when is outed identity ruins his legal career and put Kristen in danger from super-villains showing up in their home. There's even a clever jab at a certain Web-Crawler and his choice to fix a similar problem.

Knowing it wasn't a deal with Mephisto or some mystical quick-fix from Doctor Strange narrows the list of possibilities. The reveal of the arc's villain may also be a major clue. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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