Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Marco Checchetto, Mike Hawthorne, Adriano DI Benedetto, and Marcio Menyz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 19th, 2021
As we enter part two of the “Doing Time” arc, what does Chip Zdarsky and company have in store for us? Can the most consistent book in the Marvel line deliver yet again? Let’s take a look at Daredevil #30 and find out!!
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Our issue this month briefly touches base with all the ongoing plot lines. Many pages are set up for things most assuredly coming in upcoming issues. I was most looking forward to seeing where the Typhoid Mary storyline was headed but was honestly a bit disappointed in the fact that we got not much at all. Just some rehashing of past issues between Mary and Fisk, as well as some setup.
Zdarsky does however give quite a bit more in-depth story as far as Elektra is concerned. That being in her training of Alice, and just how far Elektra may want to go in that aforementioned training.
In both the preceding picture as well as the upcoming one, one thing is clear. While Elektra is trying very hard to live up to Matt’s moral code, she remains a highly skilled and confident person. She is many things in one. A teacher as well as a killer who would rather endure physical harm to her own self rather than betray the mantle of “Daredevil” and what that stands for. It’s quite noble. She also has an ego and wants to win at all costs. All the inner conflict surely presents many different possibilities as far as storylines go.
We end the issue with a somewhat expected cliffhanger that while wasn’t particularly shocking still has me pumped for what’s to come!
The art remains its steady self. I fear that people may be growing “used” to high-quality art and colors. I for one, am not! The details in Elektra’s hair or the grittiness of Hell’s Kitchen penciled by Marco Checchetto greatly help keep this book consistently on a top-tier level!
Those waiting for this run to take a dip in quality can just stop now. Zdarsky’s Daredevil run continues to be the best ongoing Marvel book and has been for quite some time.