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Review – Daredevil #117 (2009)

A slow burner of an issue, but the return of the Kingpin to New York, in an underground bar called Josie’s, was priceless. You could have heard a pin drop in there. The art was amazing (as usual), whether it was portraying tension in a dimly lit bar or the confusion and stealth of an attack of The Hand ninjas in the half light with snow swirling around them, Lark and Gaudiano nailed it. There was plenty of focus on Matt Murdock and his travails, not least over the custody of his child and his relationship with Dakota, which slowed the pace down a little in the middle of the book. However, the real meat of the issue was near the end – it was a generally well paced issue, leading up to this climatic moment – when Daredevil and Kingpin call a truce, and more than that, forge an alliance.

Verdict – It took a while to get there, but this was a dark and moody as Daredevil gets. The possibilities of a Kingpin and Daredevil team-up in Hells Kitchen are tantalising. Ed Brubaker will deliver, and that is something to really anticipate. ‘Return of the King’ promises to be special, and this issue was really all about setting the scene, putting the pieces in place. A storm is brewing……

Dardevil ~117 is out now, published by Marvel.

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (25/03/09)


Some goodies this week. It’s an Ed Brubaker double whammy, with his amazing run on Captain America continuing as the new Captain America (Bucky) faces up to his crimes as the Winter Soldier. This title is solid entertainment – great writing, amazing art – a real highlight of any week. Then, in Brubakers other title of the week, Daredevil, the Kingpin returns to Hells Kitchen and forges an alliance with Daredevil. This could prove to be a monumental clash as the team-up goes up against Lady Bullseye and the Hand. Could turn out to be a classic storyline for Daredevil……..

Finally, the brilliant Unknown Soldier returns with issue 6, as Moses confronts the Lords Resistance Army, the militia comprised of mainly child soldiers. Promises to be a tense and fraught encounter.

Captain America #48 details;

Captain America #48 preview (courtesy of IGN) here

Daredevil #117 details;

Daredevil #117 preview (again at IGN) here

Unknown Soldier #6 details;