Daredevil #19 Review
Marvel Comics has a lot of interesting characters and talented creators at their disposal. One of those is Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who also cleans the streets as the vigilante Daredevil. After recovering from losing his mind while being possessed during Shadowland, he returned to his firm with Foggy Nelson and donned his horned mask again. Once Mark Waid and company took over, Daredevil never looked back.
The other books read from the same week were: The Activity #9, AvX: Consequences #2, Batwoman #13, Birds of Prey #13, Captain Marvel #5, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #183, Hawkeye #3, Justice League #13, New Avengers #31, Nightwing #13, Shinku #5, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #18, Supergirl #13, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16, Uncanny X-Men #20 and Venom #26.
The creative team behind Daredevil #19 consisting of Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and Javier Rodriguez have been amazing. This issue was another homerun. The lead artist has changed at times, but there have always been quality visuals. Just look back at all the industry awards, the Eisner’s and the Harvey’s, this title has taken home in 2012 and you'll see that's a common assessment of their work.
Waid and company have been taking Matt Murdock on a journey like he's never been on before. Waid shows off his strong grasp of who Daredevil is, in and out of costume, with some amazing writing. Readers learn why Matt is seemingly losing his mind. I can't speak for everyone, but I've been extremely curious as to what's been going on with Matt in recent issues. The pacing for it all has been handled expertly. It didn't drag on and it wasn't so quick to make you question it.
Artist Chris Samnee has been progressively making me a fan of his work. The man of the hour looks great with and without the mask. Every character has a distinct look. The panels have a nice flow through the pages. Javier Rodriguez' coloring just makes it better. The colors of DD's costume look great. When Daredevil is out at night, the city sky is lit up beautifully.
Daredevil #19 is a great issue all around. You’ll want to check out the previous issues to get caught up. Thanks for looking.
This comic book was purchased with my own funds.
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