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Daredevil: Vol. 4 (Marvel Comics, 2011; #16-21)

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  • This volume starts out with an issue that both serves as a coda to the last arc and introduces the central conflict to this arc:  Foggy’s fury with Matt for lying to him and instance that Matt has taken leave of his senses.
  • Before Waid digs into who or what has Matt off his game, he teams up with the Allreds to tell the story of another time the pair fought instead of trusting one another.
  • Then reality seems to break down around Matt: after his father’s remains turn up in his desk drawer, his ex-wife Milla shows up in his apartment, and Foggy begrudgingly enlists his help to clear the name of a nurse in a case of spontaneous exsanguination.
  • Samnee, Rodriguez, and the Allreds turn in gorgeous, fluid pages that not only capture the motion of Daredevil’s acrobatics and combat but that do a great job of using the character’s radar-sense to advance narrative.

I didn’t like Daredevil.  Then I read this series and found that, as if by magic, I did like Daredevil.  Read this series.

Collected in

  • Daredevil, Vol. 4 (#16-21)
  • Daredevil by Mark Waid, Vol. 2 (#11-21)

Credits

Writer: Mark Waid | Artists: Chris Samnee (16, 18-21), Michael Allred (17) | Colorists: Javier Rodriguez (16, 18-21), Laura Allred (17) | Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna | Covers: Chris Samnee (16), Michael Allred (17), Paolo Rivera (18-21) | Assistant Editor: Ellie Pyle | Editor: Stephen Wacker

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