Saturday, 18 August 2012

Review: Daredevil #17 - The Great Divide

Issue 17 continues Mark Waid's fantastic run on Daredevil as Matt Murdock begins to picks up the pieces following the last issue's revelations.

Having been ousted from hispanic practice from angry Foggy Nelson, Matt Murdock takes a moment to vent his anger and understand how things have come to this. This includes remembering a previous event before Foggy knew his secret identity and was keeping secrets from him. These secrets come to a head when Stilt-man attacks.

After the rather over-long Omega drive related story, this done-in-one story is a welcome change of pace to refocus the story. What Waid's created here is a beautiful bromance story, which not only sets up next arc nicely, but also explains rather legitimately why Foggy and Matt are best friends, even after all their years of troubles.

The Art in this issue is provided by Michael Allred and while it is ok and looks suitable for the flashback as a more golden age feel, Rivera's departure from the title and the loss of his fantastic visuals is being felt.

Nonetheless, this issue is beautiful entry to an award winning series which gets me excited for what is to come in the near future for the man without fear which, if this issue is anything to go by, is going to be well worth a months wait.

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