Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Chris Samnee
Cover by: Chris Samnee
Released: May 21, 2014
I think a slow clap is in order for Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and the rest of the team working on this volume of Daredevil. Daredevil has long been a series that is shrouded in darkness, constantly putting Matt Murdock through the wringer. But now Daredevil is fun again. Under the guidance of Mark Waid and company, Daredevil has some light back in his life and damn if it doesn’t make for good reading. Let this be a lesson to aspiring writers: not everything has to be doom and gloom to be engaging and enjoyable.
Daredevil #3 picks up with Matt stuck in that crazy sound contraption that he found himself in the last issue. The beginning of this book is a perfect showcase of Paolo Rivera’s attention to detail when handling the art of this series. The first page alone is filled with a number of panels featuring intricate wires wrapped around Matt. It’s miracle that Rivera’s detail isn’t lost in the shuffle of so many panels stacked on top of each other. But to Rivera’s credit, he handles the entire sequence flawlessly.
Daredevil #3 is actually the end of the first story arc for this new series, which Waid ends on an interesting and damn funny note that should have readers excited for next month’s issue to see where this all goes. As an added note, a tip of the hat is in order to Mark Waid for making a goofy villain such as Klaw interesting and menacing as a Daredevil foe. He was dealt with pretty quickly here, so let’s hope he shows up again down the road, you know, just so Paolo Rivera has a chance to draw him again. If you’ve been enjoying this series thus far, Daredevil #3 will not derail the train. And if you haven’t yet dabbled into Waid and Rivera’s Daredevil, for shame, as it’s arguably the best book Marvel is currently putting out. In all I would rate this issue a 7.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling.
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