Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continue to excel on Daredevil, this is simply put, one of the best comics in the known (and probably unknown) universe. It’s actually quite annoying to have nothing to say except unmitigated praise. This issue wrapped up the conflict between Bullseye and Daredevil, and in doing so, the storyline that Waid has been running ever since his run began.
I think the best thing about this particular issue was how it built up your fear and trepidation that all of Matt’s supporting cast were about to be killed… and then undercut it. The shadowy figures shown all throughout the first half of the issue weren’t Hand-Ninjas hired by Bullseye, no, they were fellow superheroes lending Daredevil a hand, Giant-Man, Iron Fist, Black Widow, even the Superior Spider-Man! It was very cool to see Daredevil, who throughout Waid’s entire run has thrown caution to the wind and done everything without really thinking, learn from his mistakes and plan ahead.
The final fight between Daredevil, Ikari and Lady Bullseye was fantastic, I think the way Samnee structures his fight sequences is among the best in the business. Not only are they exciting and fast-paced, but they take into account the unique nature of Daredevil’s powers. In the end, Bullseye is left with a fate worse than death, as now he’s lost his sight as well as everything else. What next for him? I can only really foresee a return to his full, mobile state by some fantastical means, but for now I think it’s best we move on.
This story has been building for a long time and now it’s over, I just hope that Waid can keep up the momentum, that what’s next is even better.