REVIEW: DAREDEVIL #6
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Pencils: Lalit Kumar Sharma
Inks: Jay Leisten
Colours: Java Tartaglia
In this issue:
Daredevil is dead. Matt Murdock isn’t mayor anymore, that title belongs to Fisk, and the Mayor wants his police to start tracking down vigilantes. Things are dicey on the mean streets. The cops are dirty. And someone called The Owl is shaking down local shops. And beating up cops.
I really love Daredevil and am excited to be reviewing this title. This is a perfect entry point. You don’t need to read the previous run. The exposition is great, woven into the story seamlessly. Reading this, I wasn’t even lost. And that’s impressive because I have no sense of direction. I’m a long-time Zdarsky fan, and his take on the Man Without Fear is something I’ve been excited about for quite a while. The set-up is immediate, and I’m already looking forward to the payoff. Legitimately, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, because I haven’t been keeping up as religiously (pardon the pun) as I normally do with Daredevil.
It’s exciting to know that everyone I love is back in the book. Or, at least that everyone is mentioned by name. Foggy didn’t actually make an appearance, but he’s alive so that’s a bonus. The idea that Daredevil is “dead” intrigues me. Obviously, he’s not, but Matt hasn’t put on the suit in 8 months. That plot point alone is enough to put me on the edge of my seat and bring me back next month. I’m excited to see where this goes.