Daredevil #28 Synopsis: Matt Murdock is a killer – but while he’s serving his time as the masked vigilante called Daredevil, Hell’s Kitchen has suddenly been left without a guardian devil. Or it was, until ELEKTRA NATCHIOS took it upon herself to protect Murdock’s neighborhood and his legacy as the NEW DAREDEVIL! But she’s already got her work cut out for her: WILSON FISK remains seated as New York’s mayor, with TYPHOID MARY, THE OWL, HAMMERHEAD and other lethal – and FAMILIAR – foes at his beck and call…
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Marco Checchetto
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: March 10th, 2021
A NEW DAREDEVIL RISES TO PROTECT HELL’S KITCHEN!
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After two issues of King in Black tie-ins, we’re back to our regular monthly best ongoing book put out by Marvel! We’ve got Daredevil (Elektra), Matt Murdock, Wilson Fisk, and Typhoid Mary! What more could we want! Let’s head to Hell’s Kitchen!
After the phrase “are you”… was uttered three times in the first two pages, I knew we would be in for a treat this month. Our title page nicely finishes the sentence
After the events of the last several issues, this question is certainly justified. And in our three separate storylines, we’ll have the question of “are you okay?” answered.
Chip Zdarsky uses each character’s past, both recent and distant, to fashion how they respond both verbally and physically to the question “are you ok?” I’ve got to admit, I kind of wished Heroes in Crisis were more like this Daredevil book in how it approached heroes dealing with trauma.
Marco Checchetto continues to be at the top of the class in penciling for Marvel. The way he pencils Mary’s hair is very different from the 80’s JRJR version, but she’s still unmistakably “Mary”. He also has a style that captures perfectly the grittiness of Hell’s Kitchen. The art is greatly enhanced by the somewhat muted colors of Marcia Menyz. The art doesn’t support the story in this book. It’s on par, and very much equal to the story.
Chip Zdarsky takes what I considered to be a so-called cooldown issue to reset after the King in Black tie-ins, and uses it as an opportunity to create a very “human” story, albeit with superheroes. The results are that it makes me care even more for the characters and the “world” they live in. Can’t wait for the next issue!
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