Friday, June 7, 2019

Daredevil #6

Two things have been true for Matt Murdock for most of the character's comic run. First, he is a lawyer (mostly defense attorney, though he has dabbled as a prosecutor). (He was also mayor and the head of the Hand... the less said about both the better). Second, he enjoys putting on red spandex and jumping off of rooftops. Neither of these things is true in the latest incarnation.

It has been eight weeks since Daredevil has been seen in New York. Murdock has moved on to a new job as a parole officer, using his enhanced senses to scare his clients onto the straight and narrow path. In the meantime, the Kingpin's unfocused rage continues to search for his target and the cop who has been hunting Daredevil for months finds himself under siege from the Kingpin's goons.

With no courtroom, no Foggy, and no Daredevil, there's something off here. Sure, writer Chip Zdarsky and Lalit Kumar Sharma present a readable story to kick off a new arc, but the Devil of Hell's Kitchen isn't the only thing that feels missing. Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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