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Daredevil: Dark Nights #8 (High on your own supply Spoilers)

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Postby Punchy » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:23 pm

Jimmy Palmiotti and Thony Silas wrap up their tale of Daredevil and Misty Knight in Miami in a pretty effective way, but it’s not much more than effective.

The issue begins with a flashback showing what Misty’s relationship to the villainous druglord ‘King’ was like way back in the year 2000 (pretty on-the-nose shot of the Twin Towers on that opening page huh?), they were all lovey-dovey it seems, but Misty had sent Colleen Wing off to investigate him, she found out that he was a lying criminal scumbag, which tipped him off, so he blew up Misty’s apartment, killing her dog. He killed a dog! So yeah, he’s a bad dude.

Back in the present and in Cuba, Matt Murdock meets up with a group of locals who are planning on trying to take on King themselves, Matt wants time to get Misty and Nestor (the witness he came to Miami for in the first place) out safely, so he asks these rebels to give him until midnight before they attack. King drugs Misty and is going to rape and then kill her (dark nights indeed), but after the awesome visual of Daredevil riding a horse, he busts in and saves her.

After this, everything is wrapped up all neat and tidy, Nestor is saved and taken back to the US where he testifies against King’s brother, King is captured and has the crap beat out of him by Misty, and we end with Matt and her making out on the beach. This was probably the least of the three ‘Dark Nights’ stories, but it was still a perfectly enjoyable read, it was fun to see Daredevil out of his New York element (although, given that he’s moving back out West soon, we’ll be seeing more of him out of his element) and the relationship between Matt and Misty is a lot of fun, which is a good thing, Daredevil’s romantic entanglements always get way too dark. Sometimes he needs a break and to get it on with a hot woman with a robot arm.

Thony Silas’ art was good once again, but it did look a bit rushed in some of the fight scenes, but I can’t hate on it given how awesome that visual of DD on horseback was. Overall, this was a pretty good mini-series, it allowed for some different takes on the character of Daredevil, and although I love what Waid is doing, there should always be room for other voices. If you love Daredevil, check out the trade, especially for the Lee Weeks story.

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