DAREDEVIL #36

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[ START SPREADING THE SALES ]  
When Matt Murdock decided to unmask himself last issue, this revelation shocked Mark Waid and Chris Samnee to such an extent, they told Marvel Comics to kick him out of town in March, 2014. But don't worry yourself, dear reader! I'm sure that won't be the last we see of his alter-ego. Hint-Hint!

To QUOTE Lao Tzu: 'Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like'.

THE STORY:
Now it has been brought to our attention that you, Matt Murdock, are in fact the superhero known as Daredevil.

No. You don't have to repeat this declaration once again, good sir. I understand you've done that already when you used this revelation to smoke out those 'The Sons of the Serpent' members hidden within our judicial system. And for that we are forever grateful.

The thing is, though, where do we go from here? You can't practice law in New York anymore due to this association. Plus you still have to wait for your partner Foggy Nelson to recover from his chemotherapy.

So, Matt. Do you have any ideas what you should do next? Reboot perhaps?

THE GOOD:
From my perspective 'Stop the Presses' was a brilliant story by Mark and Chris, because it had to do three things so you could buy into what it was ultimately trying to sell.

Move Matt to San Fransico with a new life and a new series.

Firstly, it had to make you believe that Matt's unmasking was a good idea, despite the confining situation he was presently placed in. Secondly, it had to punch this notion home by allowing Matt himself to justify his viewpoint to all in sundry without it seeming too staged or too forced on the page. And thirdly, once you've bought into the previous two points, it had to set up whatever was going to happen next in a very realistic and encompassing manner.

Mission accomplished chaps. And I can't wait to see what you have in store for us when you return. Good job.  

THE BAD:
I suppose the only aspect about this adventure I wasn't very keen on would be that brief moment where Kirsten was taken hostage in front of Matt, only for her to then free herself by kicking her captor in the foot.

Well, this scene was a bit too staged for my own liking. Maybe a bit too redundant as well.

THE MUSIC:
In many ways this tale reminded me of the 'Queen' tune, 'I Want to Break Free', mainly because that's what it felt like when Matt started talking about his past whilst unraveling his future.




THE COMPARISON:
OK. I know this may seem like a strange idea, paring-up this adventure with the noted author, Oscar Wilde. But for the life of me, he was the first person that popped into my mind when I thought about someone else held in contempt of court, due to the fact that he was keeping a secret from the world.

THE CONCLUSION:
Now if you've been reading my 'Daredevil' reviews over the last couple of years, then I'm sure you know by now that most of my conclusions are just cr*p to read.

Yeah. I'm not kidding. I can never seem to find the words inside myself to elaborate how much I enjoy this series. And sometime this comes out in the form of musical videos or pieces of long winded rhetoric, trying to justify why this is the case.

This time though, well, yeah, it's more of the same I suppose. I love this title. I really love it. And I am thankful that now it's come to an end, it will start up again pretty damn soon with the exact same creative team.

Well, lets fact it. Mark, Chris, and the rest of the guys on this book, have aimed it up so much since its initial inception; I'm always overjoyed whenever I see what it has on offer. Be it the great ideas, the amazing artwork, or the suspenseful story-lines, come what may I am... I am... I am... errr... ohhh... hmmmm... damn. I've run out of steam again. Queue the music Frank.

  


Nuff said.