DAREDEVIL #13

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[ BLIND SALE
Crime has to always reach its punishment. It's like stirring sand into some cement. Daredevil can see this mix. Especially when he has something to fix. With a bunch people from the government. Or maybe these chaps! Writer: Mark Waid; Artist: Khoi Pham; and Publisher: Marvel Comics in April 2012. Guilty!!!!

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
A mate of mine once gave me a very chilli hot chilli to eat, and dared me to chug it down without drinking any water afterwards. Now when I quickly did this task as if I were eating a dissolvable marshmallow, the shocked expression on his face was very similar to mine after reading this instalment of Daredevil, called 'Blind Date?'.  

  • You see, at the moment, some of the people in Matt Murdock's life, are starting to feel the pinch due to their association with him.
    • Foggy is concerned for Matt's new up-beat take on things.
    • Assistant District Attorney, Kristen McDuffie, is troubled because Matt and her were both attacked by the terrorist, Black Spectre, at the end of their date together.
    • Daredevil himself is up to his neck in it as soon as he picks a fight with Hydra, Agence Byzanctine, The Secret Empire, and Aim.
    • Plus the Black Spectre is pleased as punch when he swipes the hyper drive from Daredevil.
  • However, the Avengers may have something to say about that. And so too might Doctor Doom!
To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
This is a difficult one to answer really, because a lot of what was said in this issue was a blast to read. Though I suppose Matt's tail end quip after his date with Kristen was the stand out for me...

"Except for the whole 'being threatened by a super villain' thing, I had a great night tonight"

... as this is only something you will ever see in a comic book. A great one.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
By in large the majority of this issue was just outstanding. But without giving too much away, I really got a kick out of the double twist at the end of the book. I just found that Matt's scheme worked so well within the scheme of things, that he managed to fool the readers (including me) but not Doctor Doom. Ha! Well, maybe?

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
Oh! Not this question again. I can't answer this question for this series. It's just so good. But at a touch, I'd have to say that the only thing that did not really float my boat would be the colour pallet. Sorry Javier Rodriguez. Your work does come across as a mite too smudgy at times, murky even.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Apart from the twist at the end, my most favourite scenes in this book were the initial couple of pages with Foggy Nelson in them. I liked the way that it told an associative tale which built up to something else entirely. Moreover, it acted as both a book-mark to his relationship with Matt, plus a precursor to something upon the horizon. Great.

ART: There were quite a few nifty little 'special effects' in this book which took me by surprise. For example: (1) I enjoyed the moody atmosphere in Foggy's office. (2) I liked the vast and cinematic quality to Daredevils battle with Megacrime. And (3) The way in which Daredevil 'teleported away' was very fresh and original too. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
SPIDERMAN: Now if we took Steve Ditko's original visual concept for this wall-crawling hero, he would look exactly like McLovin... err... I mean Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Scrawny. But with an alternate side to him.

IRON FIST: As much as I could not stand him in the Kung-F*ck-tastic film 'Bulletproof Monk', I still fell that the three named wonder, Seann William Scott, would be a nice fit for this not so metal-handed martial artist.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
The Only Way To Dodge A Bullet Is To Fire The Gun At Yourself - Daredevil Style.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
OK, so this story is just a series of double bluffs with an additional one inserted at the end, correct? So add that to some fighting and some emotion, and I would say that this issue was very much like the classic kung-fu epic 'Iron Monkey'.




Except set in recent times of course.

FINAL thoughts...
Wow! This issue was just like being raped by the 'Pussycat Dolls'. Very moving and very enjoyable. I just hope that 'Mister King of the Comic', Mark Waid, can put another jolt into this book, after resolving the current hyper-drive dilemma.

But then again, has he? Is Matt now in more sh*t than he was before? OK, I know that Dr Doom is a bad-ass and everything. However, would a confrontation between him and Daredevil, either dilute the villain, or propel the hero so much, that he'd start to become invincible?

And we would not want Matt to be invincible, huh? We all know how that worked out last time round.

MARKS out of 10? 9