DAREDEVIL #9

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Why would someone want to steal the dead? It must be like a dyslectic who is well read. Matt thinks that this is strange - plus he needs a new change - of a very-very uncomfortable bed. Now for more details, please don't read this tale Written by Mark Waid; Drawn by Paolo Rivera; and Published by Marvel Comics in March 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
'Sinking Feeling in Cemeteries' is a bold and mysterious tale full of problems, solutions, confrontations, plus the usual two pronged cliff-hanger of the suspenseful variety.

PROBLEMS: Someone is tunnelling their way into cemeteries, and stealing coffins from the other end. Moreover, one of these coffins is that of the deceased father of Matt (Daredevil) Murdock! So what is he going to do about it? Huh? Spelunk - that's what    

SOLUTIONS: Once Daredevil is underground, he quickly realizes that the person behind this snatch and grab, is none other than the Mole-Man himself - aided thusly by his diminutive army of Moloids. Therefore, without any further a do, Daredevil trails these ugly looking gits through dark sewers and musky caves, until he eventually reaches their master.

CONFRONTATIONS: Now Daredevil thought that it would be relatively easy for him to overpower Mole-Man whilst this fat dumpy sod was prising open the coffin in search for someone he wants. But no - Old horn head gets zapped by this creep, and then he is thrown to the sharks.

CLIFF-HANGERS:  (1) As soon as she finds the hidden data-disk in Matt's apartment, will Black Cat give it to the bad-guy whom told her to commit this deed? (2) Who is that dead blond woman that Mole-Man takes from the coffin?

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Just before Daredevil jumps onto the coffin and then rides it down the sewers, I liked his phrase 'This may be indicative of why Luke Cage refers to me as a hero to the judgement-impaired everywhere'.

Simple - refreshingly put - and goes to show that writer, Mark Waid, knows who Matt is.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
I liked the concept of Daredevil going up against an opponent who is very much like him, yet he dismisses this notion because of his take on life. Also, that whole underground segment really did have a nice change of pace compared to what we have been used to on this series so far. Very eerie indeed. 

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
To be honest with you, I cannot really find that much to fault with this issue. It was a very nice tale all in all, though maybe a couple of jokes would have made it for a bit more funnier and enjoyable read? Maybe?

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: As ever, Mark Waid just does his own thing on this book, and makes it into a gala extravaganza of a story. I particularly liked the imagery of Daredevil sailing along the sewers upon a coffin - very Goth. And I also liked Daredevils confrontation with Mole-Man and his Moloids - very slap in the face.

ART: I liked Paolo's rendition of Daredevil's night vision, because it was somewhat reminiscent of what we have seen before, but he had reinterpreted it in a rather more detailed fashion. Plus, I did like that whole scene with Black Cat breaking into Matt's safe - especially the multiple silhouette panel - very sixties. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
MOLE-MAN: I would love to see Philip Seymour Hoffman play this photo-phobic ne'er-do-well who has an army of ugly pug-faced-gimps. Couldn't you just imagine how he could make this laughable rouge into a more threatening rouge?  

BLACK-CAT: To me, this thief with an ass of gold, does give off the same sultry vibe as goggle-eyed vixen, Mila Kunis. Plus wouldn't it be nice to see Mila in a tight fitting cat-suit and a white wig, huh?

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Come One - Come All - Buy Your Second Hand Coffins From Mole-Man Incorporated. Blind Vigilantes Not Allowed.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Mainly because of the moody yet free-flowing aspect of this issue, I feel that it can only be compared to something like the sanguine song 'Boat On A River' by Styx.




FINAL thoughts...
Do you know what? I am having a bit of problem writing a review for Daredevil each month - because all I seem to be doing is praising it all of the time! Maybe if I read it whilst hanging upside down and with pins in my eyes, things might be a bit different? What do you think?

Oh! Whilst I am on the subject of opinions - Black Cat - Matt's friend or foe? 

MARKS out of 10? 8.5