DAREDEVIL #11

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Get ready for the Omega Effect. It's like a strange version of Star Trekked. Though I have been wrong on occasion. Like Daredevil with an abrasion. When he wore his glasses on his brecht. Well, that's what these guys told me. Writer: Mark Waid; Artist: Marco Checchetto; and Publisher: DC Comics in May 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In this final part of the 'Omega Effect' cross-over event, we see our happy go trio of... err... hmmm... 'reluctant allies', attempt to get themselves out of another nice mess they have gotten themselves into. Stanley.

But is this possible? The Megacrime 'crime syndicate' has overpowered Daredevil in a deluge of henchmen. And even when Spiderman and Punisher dive in to save him from this strange looking stampede, afterwards, they discover that Punishers female 'side-kick', Cole, has run off with the Omega-Drive.

Bugger.

Now it up to Daredevil to rush to the rescue. Tracking her and talking her down before someone bites the bullet.

Bang!

Which is possible. Right kids?

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I hope that most of you got the Spiderman 'Magoo' gibe to Daredevil. It is a reference to the blind bumbling statesman called Mister Magoo, who was a cartoon character devised by 'United Productions of America' in 1949.

Not politically correct, I know. But funny nonetheless.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
My favorite scene in this book was the one in which Daredevil had to talk down Cole because she had the Omega-Drive in her possession. I always find it very pertinent that heroes try to resolve their dilemmas in a less violent manner. Or otherwise it adds precedence to the age old adage of - 'Violence, begets violence'.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
As a conclusion to a story goes, I am afraid to say that this 'event' has not really done much to the 'status quo' of each titles. Spideman is the same. Punisher still has his gun. And Daredevil still has it drive. Small gripe, I know. But needs to be said.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Without wanting to repeat myself again, but the only thing worth mentioning story-wise that was original, was - you guessed it - the Daredevil talk down. I also liked the character interaction too. Very diametric in many different ways. With Spiderman the Marvel 'archetypal' hero. With Punisher the Marvel 'archetypal' anti-hero. And with Daredevil in-between the two.

ART: Marco Checchetto draws a very mean and tight silent sequence of panels. I particularly enjoyed that segment when Daredevil was tracking down Cole, because visually no words were required. Nice one Marco. Poster material for sure.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
COLE: It has been known that actress, Evan Rachel Wood, enjoys hanging out with strange characters. Like Marilyn Manson for example. So why not our gaggle of 'super-chums', huh?

PUNISHER: To me, Russell Crowe always looks like an actor that would rather shoot you in the face than kiss you on the lips. Seems like a perfect match for this gun-wielding hero of the Marvel Universe, right?

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Quit Your Jibber Jabber Off Of My Omega-Drive Sucker. Or Else I Shoot You With Paaaaaaiiiiin. Sarah Palin. 

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
OK, so this story was a fairly nice read that teamed up three characters, and never really went anywhere. 'Spiderman and His Amazing Friends' anyone? Ha!




FINAL thoughts...
I did say last review that it was possible that this 'Omega Effect' cross-over might be a bit of a dud all in all. And I suppose in part I was really. Though on the other hand it wasn't that bad a read, and had some very enjoyable segments throughout.

Better luck next time Marvel. Not Mark Waids fault. It is never Waids fault. HahahAHHAH!!!

MARKS out of 10? 7.5