Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Daredevil #1

Resurrected and brought back from Hell to live life in New York as a preacher leading a youth home of troubled kids, Father Matthew still has the skills acquired but is only dimly aware of a former life that's about to crash down upon him when Elektra (who has been keeping tabs on him and secretly funding the orphanage) is possessed by a demon and sent after him.

Daredevil #1 is a weird first issue that gets Matt eventually back in costume (both the Netflix version and later his classic red duds) but also creates a different alter ego for him in a local preacher rather than lawyer. The comic is loudly unspecific about how and why Murdock was brought back, but the guilt in him seems enough to keep him away from resuming his life with Elektra (at least for now). Lots of questions here such as what did the demon want and how long will she continue to play Daredevil without him? At $7, its oddness isn't quite enough to sell me on the new chapter of Matt Murdock's life.

[Marvel, $6.99]

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