Daredevil #501

Title :"The Devil's Hand: Part One"
Writer:Andy Diggle
Penciler:Roberto De La Torre
Inker:Roberto De La Torre
Cover:Esad Ribic/Tim Sale
Colours:Matt Hollingsworth
Letters:Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna
Editor:Warren Simons/Stephen Wacker
Assistant Editor:Alejandro Arbona/Tom Brennan
Date:Dec.2009
Cover Price:2.99

Characters

Becky Blake
Black Tarantula
Dakota North
Daredevil
Foggy Nelson
Kingpin
Lady Bullseye
Master Izo
Priest
The Hand
Turk
White Tiger (Angela Del Toro)

Daredevil #500


Daredevil #502

Andy Diggle
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Volume 2 - 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512
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Esad Ribic
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Volume 2 - 501 502 503 504
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Roberto De La Torre
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Volume 2 - 501 502 503 504 508 509 511 512
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Tim Sale
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Volume 5 - 1

Issue Summary

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Continuing from Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1, Daredevil #501 is the first issue by the new team of Andy Diggle and Roberto De Le Torre.

Daredevil sits atop a church, listening to a priest at the memorial service for the 107 people killed by Bullseye in the previously mentioned Dark Reign: The List one shot. Daredevil believes all the deaths were his fault, as he stood by and let it happen when he had an army at his command who could have stopped it. Master Izo drops by, not wanting to really hear all the guilt-talk from DD. When you have lived as long as I have, Izo says, you learn the world keeps on spinning, even after your mistakes. Daredevil asks if one sacrifice could make things right... one life to save many... Izo tells DD throwing himself off the roof won't bring Bullseye's victims back. But Daredevil suddenly reveals that he wasn't talking about himself... The Hand need a sacrifice as part of their initiation... and Izo is that sacrifice. A horde of Hand ninjas, dressed in their new uniforms, attacks Izo. Izo battles valiantly, but is overcome and taken prisoner.

Meanwhile, at the offices of Nelson, Blake and Murdock... Foggy, Becky and Dakota debate whether Matt had anything to do with Judge Walden's death (again, see the Dark Reign: The List one shot). Nobody has seen Matt since he joined The Hand. Foggy feels guilty for not being there for his best friend. He's afraid he's shoved Matt off a cliff... and he's still falling...

Later, at an disclosed office in midtown Manhatten, Turk meets with the Kingpin. The Kingpin tells Turk that he is not needed as lieutenant anymore, and Lady Bullseye sneaks up behind Turk to place a sword on his throat. Kingpin tells Turk he knows about the betrayal when he told Daredevil where the Owl's hostage (Dakota) was in issue #500. Because of Turk, the Kingpin does not have The Hand at his control. Turk tells him to make his death quick. Instead, Kingpin tells Turk he will give him mercy. Lady Bullseye is surprised as well. Turk quickly runs out of the office. Kingpin calms Lady Bullseye down by telling her sometimes a more effective attack is not one that is overt. Let his enemies think he is not worthy of attention. Maybe they can trick his enemies into destroying each other.

Beneath New York, Daredevil and The Hand have Izo chained up. Izo declares how lousy of a judge of character he was... he had told Stick that Matt and someone else were the only two adepts capable of taking down The Hand. They argue back and forth, with DD saying The Hand is a cave where he must stay... because in tha cave he has no friends that can be harmed. Hell's Kitchen answers to me, he says. The Hand initiation demands a sacrifice... and DD punches Izo right in the chest so hard, that Izo goes flying across the room, breaking his shackles in the process. Against a wall, Izo is declared dead by one of The Hand high priests. It is done. The Hand bows before their new leader... Lord Daredevil.

 

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