Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 6

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8.0 Overall Score
Story: 8/10
Art: 9/10

The art is great and story is strong

Indestructible Hulk issues are jarring

 
Comic Info

Comic Name:  Daredevil (Volume 3)/Indestructible Hulk

Publisher:  Marvel Comics

Writer:  Mark Waid

Artist:  Javier Rodriguez/Chris Samnee/Matteo Scalera

# of Issues:  5

Release Date:  2014

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Daredevil (3) #28

Reprints Daredevil (3) #28-30 and Indestructible Hulk #9-10 (July 2013-October 2013).  Matt Murdock finds the bully of his past has come back for help and is dragged into a battle with the Sons of the Serpent.  Daredevil teams-up with the Silver Surfer to track down an alien refugee hiding in New York City and finds an unusual client in Bruce Banner who has a secret plan for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Written by Mark Waid, Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 6 continues Waid’s critically acclaim run on the series.  Following Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 5, this volume contains a two issue story published in Indestructible Hulk #9-10 (July 2013) also written by Waid which were also collected in Indestructible Hulk 2:  Gods and Monster.

I’ve always said that Mark Waid is a solid writer but not a very distinguished writer.  He writes comic books and he writes them well.  This is how I feel about his run on Daredevil.  I really enjoy it, he gets the character, and it is a good comic book story, but it also isn’t flash or experimental…but it is some of Waid’s best work.

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Daredevil (3) #30

I don’t think that this volume is the best representation of the run however.  The story is a bit more disjointed and the second half being the rather blasé Indestructible Hulk issues doesn’t help improve the reading.  I like the throwback to Matt’s childhood and like him teamed with strange characters like the Silver Surfer, but I wish that they had just stuck to reprinting the Daredevil issues of Waid’s run.

The art for the core Daredevil series is good.  I like Javier Rodriguez and Chris Samnee.  They have a very basic throwback style of art that works with Daredevil costume and abilities.  Matteo Scalera’s art for Indestructible Hulk isn’t bad, but I prefer Rodriguez and Samnee…it feels like quite a jolt, especially in this collection.

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 6 is a good buy but not as good as some of his other volumes.  The cancer of Foggy gets sidelined by the crossovers and Foggy and Matt’s relationship (and Matt’s relationships with everyone else) has always been one of the core aspects of Daredevil that is different than some of the other series.  I hope the next volume gets back to that.

Related Links:

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 1

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 2

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 3

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 4

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 5

Daredevil by Mark Waid—Volume 7

Indestructible Hulk 2:  Gods and Monster

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