What do you do when you're presented with bad news? Do you sulk off and listen to the blues? Or do you say 'Shazam'? Then something like 'A-Wham-Bam-Bam'. Before booking yourself a very expensive cruise. Well, that's what the Writer: Mark Waid; and the Artist: Chris Samnee; did! Just after telling the Publisher: Marvel Comics, to 'go and suck an egg' in April 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'The Revealer'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: In a single day Matt (Daredevil) Murdock pays a visit of his sick-pal, Foggy, attempts to break up with his girl-pal, Kirsten, before touching base with his heroic-pal, Hank, with the intention of figuring out who's f*cking about with his life.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Yeah. More or less. Kind of.
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Matt is attacked by a pack mutated Dogs in his office.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With an unknown man showing turning up and telling Matt 'I know who is doing this to you'.

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Now there were three pieces of dialogue I really did like reading in this issue. The first piece was when Matt mussed to himself...

'I hate hospitals. I hate the smell of meds, I hate the smell of the air, and I hate the sound of the bustle. Four am. And it's like trying to concentrate in Grand Central Station during morning rush'

...because it's true. The second piece was when he then said...

'Kirsten McDuffie is an Assistant District Attorney. We've been dating. Then she had me arrested. Seems like a good time to break it off'

... because it was funny. And the third piece was when a passenger on a bus saw Daredevil swinging through New York City, and shouted out...

'Look! It's red Batman!'

No comment. Ha! Now out of these three, what would you say was the best, dear reader? Yeah. Me too.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) The art was 'on point'. The story was amazing. And the overall package was out of this f*cking world. Damn you Mark Waid and Chris Samnee! Your stuff is so good; I'm starting to get tongue tied now!!!! Blu-blu-blub.
(+) Not only was this yarn a great balance between pathos, drama, and adventure, but it blended these three elements together so well, that it was hard to see where one element ended and another element begun.
(+) I do like seeing Hank Pym in this book. I sincerely hope that he becomes a series regular pretty damn soon.
(+) I couldn't help but chuckle to myself when I saw that Kirsten's next 'male friend' was some sort of walking 'man-mountain'. Now who wants a bet that he's really a villain in disguise, huh?

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) My only slight gripe with this issue would be that scene where those super-charged dogs turned up at Matt's office housed in a crate. Personally speaking, this section felt a lot less personal to follow than the rest of this yarn. And in my eyes did come across like an obligatory 'action scene' within the confines of this more 'jovial adventure'.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two REAL LIFE PEOPLE.
RAY CHARLES AS DAREDEVIL: Admittedly, on the surface, Ray and Matt don't appear the same, yet, underneath it all, I can't think of a better visually impaired person to compare this marvelous hero to.

BILL GATES AS HANK PYM: Well, to be honest with you, folk's, Bill was the only innovator that sprung to mind whilst I was thinking of someone to compare to this complete and utter scientist.

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds' -- Jesse Jackson

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'SOUL MAN' BY THE BLUES BROTHERS: If you think about it for a moment or two, Matt's character in this tale was really hip, really cool, and really soulful. In fact, you could call him...

OK, so who's that nutter in a box? Any guesses, people? Could it be 'The Kingpin'? Could it be 'Bullseye'? Or could it be someone completely new?

From my own perspective, I hope Bullseye's come back from the dead and is ready to cause havoc in that crazy way of his. Furthermore, with his re-emergence, could old Matt come back as well? The bleak looking self-centred version who's vanished since Mark and co have taken over this title!

Food for thought, huh?

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Drink, It Would Be a Chocolate And Coffee Milkshake Doused In Brandy. One part Sweet. One Part Stimulating. And One Part Drunk.  

DAREDEVIL #24 DAREDEVIL #24 Reviewed by David Andrews on April 17, 2013 Rating: 5
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