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DAREDEVIL #601 Preview, Reviews and Discussion

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Kuljit Mithra

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: DAREDEVIL #601 Preview, Reviews and Discussion Reply with quote

DAREDEVIL #601 by Soule, Henderson and Milla ships April 18th and here's a preview


Please use this thread for all discussion when the issue ships!
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Tree of Knowledge

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This issue was pretty fun. I really like when Matt takes control. Firing Wesley was hardcore and hilarious! I still found it odd wit Spider Man and the rest not knowing Matt is Daredevil. Poor Echo who I love just seems out of place. I hope they fix that. All in all I enjoyed this issue. I kinda like comissionor Karnik for some reason.
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Child's Play

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the landmark 600th issue (as much as that underwhelmed me), this one seems to be more about moving the chess pieces around in preparation for the next big battle. Consequently, it's not that exciting.

The first thing I noticed was the the weak cover. The last several were done by Dan Mora, and his art made me excited to dig into the comic inside. Now we have Chris Sprouse, Karl Story and Jordie Bellaire. It took three people to turn in this rather boring cover that doesn't even reflect anything happening in this issue. The red of Daredevil's costume is muted, and doesn't leap off the page. This cover can't excite anybody.

Ron Garney is gone again, and is, this time, replaced by Mike Henderson. For the most part, I thought Henderson did okay. He draws Daredevil's costume less form-fitting than other artists do, and there is one panel of Daredevil yelling where his mouth looked like something the animator on Sailor Moon would draw, but Henderson is okay.

I think my biggest gripe about the art comes on the page of six panels showing a Hand ninja and the back of the police van. Matt is inside and we see a sai fly out of the back into the chest of the ninja. The trajectory of the throw and the angle of the blade don't go together in my brain. Surely Henderson could have altered one of those two things to make the panel better and less confusing. If I was an editor on this book, I wouldn't have accepted that panel.

Also, in my reading experience, Daredevil doesn't usually go for killing blows when fighting the hand. He usually just sends them to the ground, knowing they'll dissolve when he does that. I do have a problem with Daredevil being shown as a killer, so I didn't love the sai toss to the chest, however, it's a Hand ninja, and no matter how Matt defeats him, he's going to dissolve, so I can accept it.

I wish Matt wasn't so flippant when he walked into the mayor's office. I would have preferred if he was all business and taking the events seriously. Instead, the scene came off as a pissing contest between him and Wesley. Matt came off as a bit of a jerk to me, but at least he ended up carrying out so positive acts.

The cliffhanger was weak, because all it means is that there are going to be even more Hand ninja in New York than before. It's nothing new.

My favourite thing about this issue was Matt escaping from his chains, and using the Hand ninja to do it. That was good. I felt the issue kind of petered out after that. I don't think this is a bad issue, but it's just sort of average. I gave it a three.
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Mike Murdock

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the first half of the isuse, the art is the star. Garney's art has been great, but I like Mike Henderson. There are a few dynamic panels and the layout is good. I love that six panel grid with the ninja trying to jump into the police van.

I don't exactly love Matt's swagger, though, when he walks into the mayor's office. Sure he doesn't like Fisk, but he probably should put on a more somber tone with the city being attacked by ninjas. That being said, it is interesting to see him having to defend the city as Matt Murdock. It doesn't look like he can become Daredevil any time soon. Also, I'm glad he fired Wesley. That was a no-brainer.

I'm going Four Stars. It's briskly paced and fun, but still a little light. It's an intriguing arc overall. Matt Murdock having to save the day against the Hand as mayor is an interesting concept.
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