If you haven’t read issue 5 of this series, I strongly recommend you do! This series is turning into one fun ride from issue to issue. It slowed down a bit in issue 3 (which ended up being a downer to an awesome start) but it picked right back up with the next issue. Issue 5 introduces us to Bruiser, one helluva villain for Daredevil to fight. At the end of the last issue, Daredevil is taken out quite easily as he ‘s tossed into the ocean. That brings us right to the first page of this: Issue 6.
Bruiser is very sure of himself. So sure, in fact, that after he’s dispatched Daredevil in the waters of the Atlantic, he just leaves. No waiting to see if he’ll resurface, no nothing. Daredevil was his target, and as far as he’s concerned, it’s mission accomplished. Heading back to some secret base on a pier (Don’t you think someone would figure this stuff out by now?) Bruiser takes his other target: a businessman from the Midas Investments named Randall. Here we are introduced to who is really behind Midas, and that would be the likes of H.Y.D.R.A., the Secret Empire, A.I.M. , and a few other of the major criminal organizations in the Marvel Universe. There is a reason why they’re all gathered together, but right when loose ends are about to be tied up, Daredevil is back, and it’s the fight of his life against Bruiser!
Mark Waid has really taken Daredevil into a really great place. Yeah, the Bendis run was awesome, and it needed to be, but this is something different. For me, it’s fun to read. It’s fun to see Daredevil hop and jump, and kick some major ass all with a smile on his face. He is the man without fear here, and he smiles in the face of danger. Mark Waid really pushes that at you, and leaves this as what it is: a comic book. What are comics supposed to be? They’re supposed to be fun! I”ve never had more fun reading a series as I have this one. Mark’s writing very much delivers in that aspect.
Marcos Martin’s artwork is just what this series needs. It’s not over the top, it’s not dull… it’s great. It’s well rounded and solid. I really enjoy how much attention they are putting into just what Daredevil sees when he’s, well, seeing. Everything has a radar sense to it. It makes it all the more enjoyable to look at and to experience. Couple that with the softness of the colors by Muntsa Vicente and you’ve got what makes one very visually appealing story.
My brother and I read this series with each new issue. Everybody latches on to a character. Mine is Spider-Man, his is Daredevil. It’s great to see him react to this reboot of the Man Without Fear, and it’s even better to see him enjoy the older issues and absorb the history of this iconic character. Him and I both agree: This is what the character needed. He needed to be brought back up from the pits of despair and be allowed to smile a little bit. He does this here, and it truly is a treat to read that. I can’t count how many times I smirk as Daredevil figures out what he needs to do just in the nick of time to save his tail. He does this in the story too, but that just makes it all the better. Well, now, with the ending of this issue and the surprises that it has for you, Matt Murdock is now the most dangerous man alive. Wanna know why? Get this issue! It’s still on the stands, and while Marvel is trying to milk you for every penny you have with $4 issues, Daredevil is a very comfortable $2.99. Check it out, and smile a little bit in the face of danger!
Parental Concern: Yellow to Orange for minor violence.