DAREDEVIL #10.1

-
[ SALE?
Its Daredevil Verses the Secret Societies. And he does not have any anxieties. Maybe Matt is doped up? Or else he is a schlup? Just like that man who has no proprieties. Unlike Writer: Mark Waid; Artist: Khoi Pham; and Publisher: Marvel Comics in May 2012. But I could be wrong you know?

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
This special 'point one' issue of Daredevil is like a magical pixie high on drugs, whilst flying through a sea of buttercups and marshmallows. I don't know what I mean either! So just read this God damn it!!!!

THE VISIT:  Matt Murdock goes to prison because one of the inmates, Mr Nolan, is moaning about his rather strained living conditions that suppress his flame bases powers.

Ironic really, as these 'conditions' affects Matt as well. Moreover, what is also additionally ironic; is that Mr Nolan was put inside in the first place, because he was trying to kill Matt.

And why did he want to kill Matt? For his omega-disk of course. Something which he tries to do again during his time with him. Not that it does him any good. POW!

THE CONFRONTATION:  To stop the underworld crime bosses from hounding him anymore, Daredevil decides to set up an 'end game' that will conclude this sordid business once and for all.

So what does he do? Beat them all up? No. He exposes one segment of the underworlds clan to the media, just as a warning to any other member of this faction who might attempt to do anything to him again.

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
This is a very hard question to answer, because the majority of this issue was very memorable indeed. But if I had to only pick one, I would have to choose the prison guards greeting to Matt of 'Hey, look out, here comes Daredevil'. For obvious reasons really.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
This story has a very nice and relaxed manner of telling a pretty straightforward tale. It was enveloping. It was pithy. And all in all, the whole thing was a blast of a read.

OK, I know that this may sound like a cop-out of an answer. But this issue was just so well presented that if this story was a work of art, I would frame it and hang it upon my wall.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
My only small gripe with this tale - only a small-small one mind you - is that the 'kingpins' all looked like gay boiler men. It's just that each of them were draped in different colors, as if they were Dad's going to a power-rangers convention in very ill fitting costumes.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Creatively, I did like how Mr Nolan's story contradicted from what actually happened to Matt's / Daredevil. This shows many different things were a tale is concerned, such as character, pathos, and humor in abundance.  

ART: If regular artist, Paolo Rivera, ever decided to leave this book, I would love to see Khoi Pham on these pages again. Well, not only does he have a similar style and tone to Paolo's. But he also synchronizes very well with Mark Waid's writing - especially the character based scenes.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
MR NOLAN: Actor, Will Arnett, can play a part like this in his sleep. The low down lying scumbag is his speciality on film. Plus they do have a similar smile.

RAT FACED SECURITY GUARD: As soon as I clapped my eyes on this prison based prick, he reminded me of James Buckley from the kid-com 'The Inbetweeners'. Visually of course.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
He May Be Blind. He May Be A Red-Head. But that Does Not Mean You Can Shaft This Daredevil For Very Long. Omega-Drive Beware.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
The style of this story had a sixties rifts that was bold, brassy, and marches with a steady beat. Just like Henry Mancini's 'Peter Gunn' theme.



FINAL thoughts...
It is very hard for me to review this title at times, because it is so viscerally good, that I find it difficult to quantity in worlds. Mark Waid is a great writer, and he has stamped him mark on this book just as he did with Wally back on his time with the Flash. Part of me is still on tender-hooks though, as I also remember his last couple of issues on that particular title. I hope he does not mirror that here. 

MARKS out of 10? 9