The Mole Man has Daredevil in his grasp. It's like a button that's easy to fast. Isn't it a bad situation? That is sweeping Matt's nation. When a blind man can't have a simple blast! Or then again why don't you read this comic Written by Mark Waid; Drawn by Paolo Rivera; and Published by Marvel Comics in April 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In this episode of Daredevil, entitled 'Rumour', we are presented with so many actions / reactions, that I feel that I need to have a quick lie down and a cup of tea. To elaborate:

QUESTION: Is Daredevil able to save himself from the belly of the Maw? ANSWER: Yes - just about - with a bit of a tongue lashing, he manages to flip himself free from this flabby fish.

QUESTION: What does Mole Man want with that dead woman named Lorna? ANSWER: Alas, this very frigid-female was the only person in the world who made him feel like a real man. Therefore, when he heard that she had snuffed-it, he got his Moloids to dig up all the graves in the cemetery, and then bring her to him . As a sign of respect of course.

QUESTION: Mole Man verses Daredevil, who win's? ANSWER: Well, if truth be told, no one does really. Granted, 'Matt' does give 'Old Hendry' a bit of a slap to show him what's what. But at the end of the day it's what he find's around Mole Man that gives him a new idea for 'renewal'. Diamonds.

QUESTION: Does Black Widow steal the data-disk from Matt, and give it to Black Spectre? ANSWER: Let's just say what she gives him is something that he needs to think about - good advise.  

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I found the conversation between Daredevil and Mole Man during their battle, to be a very revealing and poignant exploration of both characters.

MOLE MAN: That man, the one who sired your and raised you and loved you? He isn't here. In a wooden box. He's gone. 
DAREDEVIL: I KNOW THAT HARVEY. I just never said it before.

Emotional too, right?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
As ever with this series, this issue was a blast to read. But I found that the stand out thing for me, personally, was the Daredevil / Mole Man fight in itself. For a start, it treated that dumpy looking dwarf with some more respect than usual. Plus on top of that, it also showed a very emotional side to the blind-git with the silly red costume on.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
This is only a slight gripe mind you, but conceptually I found this story to be a 'wrap up all of the stray concepts' type of a tale. It came over as a mite pat by books end. Just a mite though.  

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: The discussion about 'the dead' is always a revealing subject in comic book lore. Well, lets face it, most heroes become heroes because someone close to them is 'pushing up daises'. However, at the moment with Matt, this is not all too apparent, as conveyed with his battle with the fat faced gimp (AKA The Mole Man).

ART: More than usual, the contents of this particular book had a much more noir style to it. It felt a bit 'Sin City' as well. Which isn't I bad thing, sure. Just a tad too contrasting compared to those few 'natural light' scenes in the cemetery and the diamond mine. Still, by in large, the Rivera brothers did a bang up job, and a lot better than many other artists out there in comic book land.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
LORNA: OK, I know that she is dead, but that does not necessarily mean that an A-list Hollywood celebrity shouldn't play her in a film. How about Kathleen Turner? She would look good saying nothing.

FOGGY NELSON: There is only one person alive who could play Matt's 'mucker' (old English expression meaning 'friend') better than anybody else in the world. Sean Murray from NCSI. Case closed 

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Sale Now On At Mole Man's Second-Hand Coffin Exchange. By One, Get The Corpse Free!

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
So this story is a tie up all the loose end's type of a yarn, involving death and diamonds, correct? Therefore, by the God of YouTube, I declare the Band of Skulls rock jingle "Death By Diamonds And Pearls" an appropriate facsimile for this comic book. Shazbot!

FINAL thoughts...
Next month it looks like Daredevil is going to get the 'x.1' treatment, as well as the 'Omega Effect' cross-over by default. Bugger. Not sure - not sure - not sure. I just want Matt and company do deal with their own dilemma's before Marvel dashes him off to 'by-product' ville. However, I am sure that Waid and the Rivera brothers can still do their 'own thing' within the 'Marvel way'.

'The Riviera brothers'? Do you think that name will catch on?

MARKS out of 10? 8.5