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Something final is building, and building fast, as Daredevil finds himself wrapped up in an adventure that will send his life spiraling out of control — and bring about the end of everything Matt Murdock holds dear! When Daredevil becomes the self-appointed prosecutor of the Sons of the Serpent, the secret clan who owns and operates the city’s justice system, the odds quicSomething final is building, and building fast, as Daredevil finds himself wrapped up in an adventure that will send his life spiraling out of control — and bring about the end of everything Matt Murdock holds dear! When Daredevil becomes the self-appointed prosecutor of the Sons of the Serpent, the secret clan who owns and operates the city’s justice system, the odds quickly turn against him. But that’s just how he likes it! Daredevil pulls his allies together for an all-out assault before the Sons can infest the rest of the nation, but he’s about to find out just how blind justice can be! Plus: The Jester! A monstrous nightmare! And an appearance by Elektra that sets the stage for a huge change in Matt’s life!Collecting: Daredevil 31-36...

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Daredevil, Volume 7 Reviews

  • Dan Schwent
    2019-05-07 04:29

    31 -After a controversial trial, someone hacks the live feed to start a riot and all signs point to The Jester!Matt finds out it was Foggy's idea for Kirsten to take his place. Is it a sign of me getting older that I find the Matt Murdock parts of Mark Waid's run better than the super hero parts most of the time?32 -The Jester and the Sons of the Serpent continue their reign of terror. Meanwhile, Daredevil enlists the help of Doctor Stephen Strange!Daredevil goes to Kentucky to find Jack Russell at Strange's insistence and winds up meeting The Stitchwork Man, The Zombie, The Mummy, and Satanna. While I love how DD bounces from street crime to super hero shenanigans so effortlessly, I find it hard to believe he's never met Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night before.33 -Daredevil gets more than he bargained for down south when he looks for pages from the Darkhold, the book the Sons of the Serpent worship.Daredevil in a rural setting doesn't work all that well, although it nicely demonstrates how ineffective illusions are to a blind man.34 -With the pages of the Darkhold in his clutches, Daredevil riles up the Sons of the Serpent and sets up a showdown...Written by Mark Waid, Daredevil has testicles like a pair of wrecking balls. There were some scary moments in this one but it all worked out in the end. Until it didn't...35 -The Sons of the Serpent are keeping Foggy Nelson alive and have Daredevil by the short and curlies. They want him to clear one of the Sons of the Serpent for a crime he didn't commit...Daredevil is forced into action again, this time with Elektra by his side. As usual, the last panel was a great hook into the next issue. Mark Waid has a great talent to write Daredevil into situations where his lawyer instincts conflict with his super hero ones.36 -Foggy is dying of cancer and Matt tells a full courtroom that he's Daredevil.Things get settled in dramatic fashion. The Sons of the Serpent are out and Matt and Foggy are headed to San Franciso, just in time for a new Daredevil series to start.Closing Thoughts:I fucking love Mark Waid on Daredevil. It's just a notch below Hawkeye as the best super hero comic of the last decade. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

  • Kemper
    2019-05-16 00:18

    If you’re gonna write a comic book that puts Daredevil in Kentucky for part of it then at least do a crossover with Raylan Givens from Justified.Matt Murdock has got a lot on his plate. He’s trying to support his best friend Foggy during his life-threatening fight against cancer as well as keep their law practice going, and as Daredevil he’s battling the insidious infiltration of New York’s judicial system by the Sons of the Serpent, a white supremacist group. So naturally a chunk of this story revolves around Daredevil going to Kentucky and meeting characters like The Mummy and The Wolfman.You could say this collection has a bit of a problem with it’s tone…It’s too bad really because the stuff with Foggy and the Serpents is a great story that sets up major changes in DD’s life going forward as they launch a new volume of the book after this. (Because we have to have #1 issues every 2 to 3 years these days, right?) But the whole diversion to the backwoods for an occult tie-in and monsters just seems weird and out of place. Having Daredevil deal with something out of his area of expertise like magic and consulting Dr. Strange also highlights the problem of using another superhero in a cameo role in a story like this. Why doesn’t Dr. Strange deal with this or at least help DD rather than just provide information? The takeover of critical New York institutions by a racist group using ancient black magic as a tool isn’t a big enough problem to rate the involvement of the Sorcerer Supreme? Still, the others parts are very strong, and it does provide a shake-up that will be critical to the DD stories. At least until the next reboot wipes it all out.

  • Jeff
    2019-05-21 05:22

    Looking at this cover I was dubious about borrowing it from the library, not to mention reading it. It features Daredevil and what looked like the Munster’s extended family with pitchforks pointed at them front and center on the cover, yet it’s penned by Mark Waid, who has done some nice work with Daredevil. What could possibly go wrong?Apparently, the Sons of the Serpent have infiltrated the New York City justice system, bent on taking control and implementing their brand of twisted, racist law and order (Insert Law and Order gong here).They’ve enlisted the help of The Jester, one of the lamer villains in Daredevil’s rogue’s gallery. To make him “relevant”, he’s now some sort of computer whiz. Whatever.After some cool support from Hank Pym and the ants and advice from Dr. Strange, Daredevil heads south. South? Oh right, remember we’re dealing with twisted racists. Possum’s Balls*, Kentucky is the mystical hot bed of the Sons of the Serpent. It’s here Daredevil encounters the Groovy Ghoulies while trying to find Darkhold, a source book of magic that could aid the Sons of the Serpent in their nefarious plot.Waid actually effectively integrates what could be laughable and incongruous elements. Not outstanding stuff, but entertaining.And for you budding Perry Masons, there some nifty court room drama as well.*Okay, I made that up.

  • Anne
    2019-05-20 05:28

    3.5 stars2 for the first half. 4.5 for the last halfYou know, in case you were wondering...Volume 7 wraps up this run of Daredevil, and (I'm assuming) sends him on a whole new set of adventures in the future.Ok, so the story up to this point?Foggy is fighting cancer, the Jester is instigating race riots, and now Matt needs to find some occult document that's really important to the Sons of the Serpent.In case you've forgotten, these guys are white supremacists who've infiltrated the New York legal system.*sigh*I'm so over the evil white dude storyline. I mean it. I have met a few truly racist white people in my life, but I was shocked each time.Why?Because it's so fucking uncommon to actually meet a person who actually doesn't think another person is as good as they are based solely on their skin color.AND I LIVE IN THE HEART OF DIXIE!As a side note, none of the 'whitey is righty' racist people I've encountered were southern. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it, ya damn Yankees.As you can see from the cover, DD meets up with the Monster Squad.In Kentucky.Surrounded by rednecks.*sigh*With torches and pitchforks...Anyhoo, the plot picks up once you get past the first few issues.There are quite a few GASP! moments in this volume, so saying too much about the plot would certainly spoil it for anyone who hasn't read this yet.First half was meh, second half was good.All in all, a nice conclusion to this particular run of Daredevil, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next!

  • Sesana
    2019-05-21 01:28

    I just could not get on board with this Sons of the Serpent storyline. Satana guest stars, for crying out loud. And since this is a story that's nominally about racism, of course Matt has to run off to Kentucky, because Reasons. All bigots are Southern? All Southerners are bigots? There's just no reason for a white supremacist group that's mostly active in NYC to have headquarters in Kentucky, which is all aside from the very simple fact that the rural South doesn't have a monopoly on racism. Anyways. Other than that, it's actually a good way to bring this run of Daredevil to a close. The end will leave Matt in a very different place than where he started, and for reasons that make a lot of sense. I'm glad that Waid addressed that lawsuit Matt filed against the paper who exposed him as Daredevil. Because the more I thought about it, the more I realized just how deeply unethical it actually is to use the law as a weapon against an opponent that you know, for a fact, has done absolutely nothing illegal. Distasteful, sure, and I'll buy morally wrong, too. But it just wasn't libel, and it was long past time that Matt had to confront this one time, at least, he abandoned his normally stellar ethics to make his own life easier.

  • Brandon
    2019-05-13 02:28

    Has Matt Murdock lost his mind by accepting the position of lead prosecutor in a case against the dangerous hate group Sons of Serpent? Many would agree. While Matt seemingly knows what he’s up against, has he picked a fight he can’t possibly win?This is a strange volume. While there are some memorable scenes showing attorney Matt Murdock at his absolute best, you have some weird stuff involving classic movie monsters being chased by angry villagers. I get what Waid is going for here with regard to racism, but it felt too goofy in my opinion. Comics are serious business!Matt’s feeble attempts to persuade the public that he isn’t Daredevil haven’t been working (surprise, surprise) and in a bold move, makes a decision that will change his life forever – as both Matt Murdock and Daredevil. Throughout this and the previous six volumes, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have breathed new life into a character who had been treading water for quite some time.Also posted @ Every Read Thing.

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-04-27 05:18

    The villains from the last book, the Sons of the Serpent, continue to bedevil Matt. Through Jester they incite riots in NYC and, by infiltrating the top levels of the justice system, give themselves carte blanche to cause havoc and get away with it. But Matt gets a clue on how to strike back at them – and the trail leads to the south where a motley crew of monsters awaits! This seventh volume in Mark Waid/Chris Samnee’s celebrated Daredevil run is the arbitrary final book in the series before the title re-launched under the All-New Marvel NOW! banner this year. And if there’s one thing I feel that Waid does poorly, it’s endings. Have you read his Irredeemable series for Boom Studios? It started so fantastically, maintained that brilliance for several books, got steadily worse after the halfway point and was completely unrecognisably bad by the final book. That’s not the case with Daredevil – not least because I don’t think it’s been as amazing a title as the majority of readers do, though it’s had its moments - but Volume 7 is still a weak finale. In particular the Sons of Serpents who popped up in the last book and are suddenly the toughest threat Matt’s faced! Arguably the series should’ve ended after Volume 5 where the arc reached a natural conclusion. By continuing to try and muster up the tension and excitement again just two volumes later feels contrived and doesn’t work. Worse is how Matt deals with the Serpents’ threat. I won’t say exactly how he does it but it’s something we’ve seen Matt do before – and has actually been mentioned several times already in Waid’s arc – so it feels stale and more than a little tiresome to see being trotted out again. Little things like the appearance of Doctor Strange in relation to Foggy’s continued battle with cancer ask uncomfortable questions like: why the hell doesn’t he magically cure his cancer or at least help him with the pain?! And then the ending itself that signals the end of this series and the beginning of another. Chances are you already know this and it’s not much of a spoiler anyway so here it is: Matt and Foggy move from the East Coast… to the West Coast! Uh… so what? They swap one American city for another. Matt’s still Daredevil, Foggy’s still dealing with cancer, they’re both still lawyers… this isn’t much of a final bow. It’s not much of anything. In fact it’s barely an ending and very anti-climactic. Shrug. There’s some monster madness down south where racism is awkwardly touched upon when some southerners – who’re all white supremacists, bar none, right? – do the monster mash with flashing torches and pitchforks. I guess it’s meant to be silly/funny but it fell flat to me. I like Chris Samnee’s art, I think Waid’s cheerful Daredevil is great and definitely the way forward, but this final volume has a very weak and uninteresting story with too many annoying moments for me to say it’s worth recommending. The series as a whole has been strong in places but more or less consistently decent – it’s a shame Waid is such a poor finisher.

  • Gavin
    2019-05-11 01:30

    Thanks Marvel Unlimited.The majority of this book is silly. Monsters in Buttfuck Kentucky? Ok...Dr. Strange? Yes I like that.Sons of Serpent and the Jester? A cheap Riddler ripoff who's also been updated to be a cyber thanks.Corruption infiltrating NYC? Just like the show, which I just finished.However, it's the last bit where Foggy tells Matt his life is worthless unless he keeps Matt as Principled as he always has been, nice speech about the shadow Daredevil casts, and then BOOM!Drop the hammer Mr. Waid, well done. I like it. Time for a new series.

  • Lono
    2019-05-14 06:32

    Good. Not as good as Waid's earlier stuff on the title. The monster squad stuff was just eehhh. Still really like Waid's Murdock. He continues to avoid the depressingly grim version of Daredevil that so many authors since Miller's legendary run have imitated. I greatly enjoyed some of those stories, but it continues to be pleasure to see a hero having fun just being a hero. Interested to see what happens next.

  • Wing Kee
    2019-05-14 03:24

    Odd middle side trip and a rushed ending. World: Fantastic art, great emotion and style. The world building is adequate. There are little bits and pieces that Waid uses that are interesting, otherwise the stage is there only for the story. Story: Interesting ideas, perfect tone and banter marred by an odd side track into Kentucky and an ending that was sudden and rushed. It was a good idea and it was written well but didn't really led me to believe the entire villains group was dealt with. It was a fun read. Characters: Consistent is Matt and that's because of Waid. He has little moments with many that are a joy and everyone had their little moments. Great chemistry with McDuffie. Good but imperfect end of this series. Onward to the next book!

  • Mike
    2019-05-19 22:41

    This whole end of the run focuses on a supervillain group known as the Sons of the Serpent, and I'm mystified why Waid decided to spend all this time on a bunch of hack villains who I've never heard of.Little heavy-handed on the anti-racism touches, aren't we Mark? I get being inspired/pissed off by the recent shootings of unarmed black kids, and seeing the US South regress to its animal/patriarchal urges, but really this reads like it was the lost pages of one of those parody-of-the-South episodes of Family Guy or The Simpsons. Not that I entirely mind, but Waid is usually so even-handed that this stand out pretty sorely. Or maybe not - when Waid springs his trap, even I get caught in its teeth. Back to the first issue for a second though - Waid as much as anyone knows there's a few thousand superheroes in NYC, so when a riot breaks out and they need some help, why is Matt only calling one person? I thought of three other people immediately who would've been just as much help, and would've made that story more believable. I'm just... mystified by this Serpents story. How does this complement a "Foggy has cancer" storyline? Or worse, why was Waid so motivated to spend time on the Koch brothers (my guess who he's really writing about) at all? When did Waid become a political shill? I thought he was far more subtle than this. [And I happen to agree with his every sentiment, and the argument he puts forth is pretty solid. And I *still* felt punked at reading this in a comic, even if it's "Justice Warrior Matt Murdock" comic.]So the only way I can reconcile a secret society of white supremacists in a Waid comic is as a plot device to convincingly force DD to do what he does in the final moments. What a stunt to pull, Mark. This is quite the flourish to end a run and launch another. I'm a big fan of Waid's DD run and I feel like a bitter cynical bastard for doing this, but given my reactions to the details I gotta rate this lower than most of the run. Still looking forward to the next run tho, so don't take it as an indictment so much as my capriciousness getting its due.

  • Shadowdenizen
    2019-05-02 03:17

    Daredevil is one of the Marvel comics that I grew up with, and have been following (admitedly offf-and-on) since childhood. I thrilled to the story of Matt and Elektra, sympathized with Matt in his war against crime and the Kingpin, cried over the loss of Karen Page, and watched him be "Born Again".For the majority of the last decade or so, Daredevil became an unrelentingly grim title. While I appreciate what Brubaker and writers after him brough to the title, it just wasn't -fun- to see Matt be beaten and broken over and over again, culiminating in him taking control of the Hand and bring about the events of Shadowland.But, post-Shadowland, Daredevil experienced a 180-degree turn under the supervision of Mark Waid. Under his auspices, Darevdevil became a vibrant title, both in terms of the writing and the general artistic look of the title.New supporting characters are introduced, there's a few twists-and-turns, and yet everything still feels fresh and invtiting after almost 3 years in.(Note that this is actually the PREVIOUS run under Mark waid; he's begun a NEW run after this volume, complete with new numbering, though, [like the Thor title] it's still a continuation of this run. (The setting changes from NY to LA, but most of the subplots are still in place and waiting to be addressed.)Solid 4 stars for both this volume, and this run of the series.

  • Aaron
    2019-05-17 23:37

    Concluding the arc from volume 6 concerning the Sons of the Serpent and their infiltration of NYC's justice system. Daredevil goes in search of a magical book the Sons value in order to use it as leverage, and then Matt is forced into a desperate showdown to break free of their hold.Matt's monster-y adventure in Kentucky (?) to retrieve the book, the presence of the relentlessly silly villain the Jester, and the limitless questions raised by the Sons' infiltration of NYC's infrastructure should have made this a three-star volume. But Waid's grasp of Matt, Foggy, Kirsten McDuffie, and his ability to make them all fun and realistic regardless of the situation has made me a very solid fan of this run. The volume ends with a bold maneuver that really got to me. (view spoiler)[Matt reveals his identity in court once and for all to remove the Sons' influence over him, causing both Matt and Foggy to be disbarred in New York. An incredible and tense final issue. (hide spoiler)]

  • Gully
    2019-05-05 02:41

    A great ending to the series. I initially struggled to get into Waid’s run on Daredevil. Having read Kevin Smith’s Daredevil run, which Bendis and Brubaker later continued, I had very high expectations. I expected to see a darker, morally-torn Daredevil, much akin to the Dark Knight—but Waid presented a perky and “fun” superhero. There was less tension between the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen’s actions and his religious beliefs; there was less moral conflict... This volume is exceptionally good, however, as it touches on racism, the criminal justice system and magic—and Elektra makes a welcome appearance. Oh, and Daredevil comes out (again), which always spices up things.All things considered, this is a solid run and well worth reading.

  • James DeSantis
    2019-04-25 05:35

    So this is like the first major half coming to a end. Daredevil (Marvel Now!) is coming next which he's heading to SF. So for now, we leave Hell's Kitchen behind. Before we do though, how was this? Well...the first half sucked ass. Like it was silly, over the top, and boring. Basically feels like a huge amount of filler. Yes, the serpents def hold a treat, and it helped the second half, but that's no excuse to make the first half dumb. Having all the different fairy tale monsters like the Werewolf and such here was so silly and stupid. I hated it. On the second half, watching Matt come out and show who he really was hit all the right marks. I also loved his talk with Foggy, and that damn question we all ask made me get water-eyed. What are we worth before we die? UGHHHHH WHY! Overall if you can skip the first half of this volume it's damn solid. But first half drags it down. 2.5.

  • R. Morris
    2019-04-21 02:18

    Holy crap this is good. I don't even care that we get an almost unnecessary trip to Stone Hills, Kentucky and a "team up" with the Legion of Monsters. That's really the only eye-rolling sour note to this volume. Samnee's art is top notch here and even Javier Rodriguez' guest pencils in #34 are dead-on. So much better than his 2-issue stint in Volume 6. Seriously, the art's so good in this volume I could almost care less if the characters were all just talking about last night's episode of American Idol, but thankfully the story isn't lacking anything either.The series "ends" with this volume, but really it's just Daredevil's New York adventures that are done, as the story picks right up in the first volume of Daredevil by the exact same creative team.

  • Sonic
    2019-05-18 00:41

    Not flawless but still fun. Strong artwork continues to keep this return to sunny classic and more light-hearted Daredevil going.

  • Pamela
    2019-05-08 05:44

    So this is the last of the arc written by Waid and with art by Samnee that's set in New York. Waid begins another story arc in San Francisco, which is up on my list to read. Honestly, I was expecting a bit more bang for my buck (figuratively, as I got this from the library) from this, but it was still that new, refreshingly fun flavor of not-so-dark Daredevil.Foggy's still battling cancer, Matt is still trying to figure out how to work with his ex Kristin, and, oh yeah, a group of white supremacists is trying to take over NYC. With the help of a villain named the Jester, they've infiltrated the justice system and have begun inciting race riots. Daredevil learns from Doctor Strange that although the Sons of the Serpent are now straight-up neo-Nazis, their roots are in an arcane society that used a special book for all of its spells. To retrieve this information, Murdock travels down-home to Kentucky where he stumbles into yet another torch-and-pitchfork moment. Only here, the mob isn't tracking black kids--they're hunting monsters. Literally.Daredevil briefly teams up with Frankenstein's monster, the mummy, the wolf-man, a zombie, and a lady who claims to be the devil's daughter to get the pages of this esoteric grimoire back. It's a really, really, really bizarre issue, and it's what dragged down my rating of this volume. It was a lot of filler that didn't have much zing to it. Anyway, back in NYC, Daredevil and Kristin come to an understanding about his identity after the leader of the Sons of the Serpent threatens Foggy's life. There's a really great scene in here where Matt and Foggy are talking about their options, and Foggy tells Matt that his defining characteristic isn't his supersonic hearing or acrobatic prowess, but his integrity. That Daredevil's integrity has made the Avengers marvel. That to give up his integrity to save Foggy's life would invalidated the worth of Foggy's life. It was pretty cool to see a character trait so highly valued instead of super-speed or x-ray vision. The ending was pretty cute, and I'm curious to see what Daredevil will do in the city by the bay ... and what happens to Foggy!

  • Drown Hollum
    2019-04-25 22:36

    tl;dr Satan is a racist, and Daredevil's still pretty cool.Mark Waid is hilariously skilled at balancing fun, popcorn Daredevil with crippling darkness Daredevil. Seriously, in the same volume in which Matt is fighting alongside the cast of Universal's Monster Cinimatic Universe (hehehehe), he's walking in on (view spoiler)[Foggy Nelson's apparent suicide (hide spoiler)]. Oh that Daredevil!This is probably one of the weaker entries of Waid's DD run, focusing on real-life Hot Topics (erherher) such as institutionalized racism and political corruption. You know, scratch that, this book is actually just all about racism and how it's bad. Monsters and racism. Waid plays with some real fire in a scene where a southern lynch mob goes after a couple of 'dark ones', but boy what a lark! So yeah, things are weird, and they get Doctor Stranger (blerherherher). More-so, things wrap up a bit oddly to set Matt up for his status quo shift into California. It's billed as a conclusion, but thinks flow pretty seamlessly into the Marvel NOW! book, from what I understand, so don't expect resolution from the big arcs (read, Foggy's cancer). Oh, right, also, Chris Samnee. I would kiss Chris. He really delivers on DD, and the fill-in artists are just as good. Daredevil struggles not for quality illustration.

  • Anchorpete
    2019-05-18 02:19

    Let me let you in on a little secret..... there have not been a lot of really good stand alone superhero stories in the past two decades. Don't get me wrong, there are many enjoyable superhero stories, that have awesome moments, there is just a shortage or novel quality superhero stories.Batman:The Dark Knight Rises and Year One are good examples. All Star Superman is another. I might stir up some controversy saying Grant Morrison's New X-men fits in there, too. I think that Waid's run on Daredevil can fit into this category. He has revitalized the character for the next generation of writers, and with this volume, closes off his first set of Daredevil stories with a high note. There is a beginning, a middle and an end. I don't know what Waid's Daredevil stories, set in the west coast, will bring, but if they are like Volume's 1-7 of Daredevil by Mark Waid, they will be a cut above the superhero competition.

  • Alex Sarll
    2019-05-07 01:27

    It's the nature of the great shared universes that - even more than the 'real' world - they're filled with elements that can easily feel at tonal odds with each other. Marvel comics have always sought to address real-world issues and personal crises, but they do so in a world where cities blow up and the dead return on a semi-regular basis. Often, this can result in a jarring disconnect - cf the single worst comic I have ever read, the 9/11 Spider-Man issue with Doctor Doom weeping at Ground Zero. But sometimes, just sometimes, it comes off. Case in point: an all-too-topical story about racist infiltration of New York's legal system and police, which also somehow manages to incorporate giant ants, sorcery and a werewolf called Jack Russell without coming across as misjudged and massively offensive.

  • Jacobi
    2019-05-15 01:18

    This is the last trade of this volume of Daredevil, and the last one I think I'll be reading from this Waid era. This run is the epitome of solid comics. The art is very good, the stories are fun, and there are nice moment sprinkled throughout the tales. However, there is just not enough there there for me. I (wrongly) felt like this run was leading to something, but I don't think it ever really did which was a little bit of a letdown. I do like this lighter version of Daredevil, but not enough to read more of his stories than I already have.

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2019-05-05 22:44

    I'd probably have given this 3 stars for the first three issues, despite the fact I love the Legion of Monsters since their appearance here is pretty random and never really feels important enough to the overall Sons of the Serpent plot. But the final 3 issues, especially the last 1, really upends Daredevil's life and actually warrants the relaunching of the title, since it's a huge status quo shift. The artwork is as always superb, and Waid's Matt is a lovely change to the depressing Murdock of the past few years. There's no stopping this creative team, and that's a damn good thing.

  • Logan Aube
    2019-04-29 05:14

    I was confused by the "movie monster" tangent that the story went on for a couple of issues, but the storyline is still great overall. Waid's Daredevil series has been so outrageously fun that even an occasional misstep only means the difference between a four-star rating and a full five. Looking forward to the next volume.

  • Brandon Forsyth
    2019-05-17 04:32

    A real mixed bag here. There's an intriguing subplot based on the Trayvon Martin case that feels truly inspired and even necessary. It's an eloquent cry for belief in the justice system, even when guilty people go free. Then Daredevil meets a bunch of D-list mummies and Frankensteins. So...yeah.

  • Claudio
    2019-05-14 05:41

    Terrific end to the first half of Waid's run

  • Thibault Lemaitre
    2019-05-21 05:38

    The end of a really good run!!!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-12 23:15

    I didn't enjoy the whole fantasy/voodoo/serpent thing, was a little tired of reading about the bigoted serpent group, and the ending felt rushed, but it was good in the end.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-20 22:16

    Parts of this were good and some of it was just ok.. 3.5stars.

  • Wombo Combo
    2019-05-08 04:28

    There are some really cool things in this volume, including several references to the Bendis/Maleev Daredevil run, which is probably my favorite comic ever. There are also some not so great things. This book is basically about DD fighting white supremacists, who are basically evil cartoon characters. I hate racism, but I think that by turning the white supremacists into goofy stereotypes, they are weakened as villains. The best villains are ones that we can relate to and understand. I felt that Mark Waid was questioning my intelligence at a couple points. There a place where one of the racists is talking about "good Americans". There is a box in the corner, pointing out that when he says "good Americans," he's just talking about other white people. I don't need to be told that "good Americans" to racists are just other racists. It's unnecessary to do so because they made it so obvious. Overall, my feelings on the Waid run have been very mixed. I hate the constant team ups and I'm not a fan of the lighthearted tone, though it does make sense that a very depress Matt Murdock would try to push the depression he's dealt with for years away and would try to do anything to keep it away, even if that means faking being happy. I really did enjoy the 4th and 5th volumes, which had DD fighting some really interesting battles, rather than having him fight Mole Man, KLAW, and racists. I love Daredevil because he's one of the few characters who has consistently good comics. I've been told that the end of this run really gets dark, which is what DD comics usually are, so maybe I'll find more enjoyment in those.