My Name is Murdock (Daredevil Annual #1 Comic Review)

Writer: Chip Zdarsky

Penciller: Manuel Garcia

Inker: Le Beau Underwood

Flashback Artist: Chris Mooneyham

Color Artist: Rachelle Rosenberg

Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles

 

What You Need to Know:

Not a whole lot outside of the events of the last issue, with Matt turning himself in as Daredevil. As well as a general idea of Daredevil’s history, mainly the stuff with his family before he became Daredevil, and that at one point he would pretend to be a twin named Mike.

 

What Happens:

So remember how I mentioned that Matt would pretend to be a twin brother of his named Mike Murdock? Well…. turns out he exists! Kinda. Sorta. Not really. Long story short, an Inhuman named Reader scanned Matt’s mind at one point, and as a result, turned his fake twin brother persona into real flesh and blood person with fake memories of being real. It’s complicated. Anyway, he’s working for the Hood now, who is essentially a magical mobster. And te Hood has in his possession a Norn Stone, which is a Thor thing that can rewrite reality itself because this is comic books and every other thing can rewrite the very fabric of reality itself on a whim. When the Hood isn’t looking, Mike takes the Norn Stone to his apartment and gets to work retconning himself into Daredevil’s history. How does this new history play out? Read the issue to find out, I’m not spoiling here because there’s a lot of good stuff in there especially if you’re a Daredevil fan.

 

Thoughts:

Oh, man. This whole issue is fascinating to me. Its title is “One More DDay”, and if you’re a Spider-Man fan, reading that should have triggered some PTSD I’m sure. And after reading the issue and seeing it retcon Matt’s entire history to now include a twin is so cool to see. It’s like One More Day but actual thought is put into it and it serves a purpose beyond regressing characters. As I said, I won’t be spoiling the changes, because I want anyone reading this review to go buy this issue as soon as possible. It’s just really good. And I love how the flashbacks have a different artist to the present events, gives them a different feel and I love it. I have nothing else to add, this is just a cool issue that changes everything you know about Daredevil.

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Brian Daley

Brian Daley

Full Sail college student. Nerd extraordinaire since 2003. Lover of all things superhero, Star Wars, video game, or cartoon related. Spends WAAAAAY too much money on these books and movies.
Good
  • The flashbacks having a different art style is fun
  • It works as a decent jumping on point as it shows you Daredevil's history, albeit with a new addition to it
  • Mike is an interesting character
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Amazing
Story - 9
Characters - 10
Art - 9
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Full Sail college student. Nerd extraordinaire since 2003. Lover of all things superhero, Star Wars, video game, or cartoon related. Spends WAAAAAY too much money on these books and movies.

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