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Review Group #650 - Daredevil #606

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:24 pm

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Daredevil #606

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Spinning out of the events of THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: WEAPON LOST, a nightmare Matt Murdock never knew he’d have has come true — MIKE MURDOCK IS FLESH AND BLOOD IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! Now, there’s someone running around with Matt Murdock’s face, which can only spell trouble for the Mayor Without Fear!


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Postby GLX » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 pm

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:17 pm

Next week's pick is...?

https://www.midtowncomics.com/store/wee ... asp?pl=534
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm



Edge of Spider-Geddon #1?

It doesn't look like a particularly good week. :smt102
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Postby Stephen Day » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:42 pm

The Mayor Fisk story is on the back burner. I'm happy because the period where that story was the focus of Charles Soule's run with Daredevil was the point I was least interested in his period steering that character's story. In the beginning of this new story a mysterious man calling himself Mike Murdock and claiming to be Matt Murdock's brother shows up in Hell's Kitchen. Mike Murdock seems to have the ability to manipulate people to a degree that could mean he has super powers. On top of that Daredevil himself has to deal with a bank robbery attempt by Hammerhead and his gang.

The overall tone of this issue was very light hearted. I enjoyed reading it for two reasons. The first, as anyone reading this could probably tell, is the sense of relief that a story I wasn't enjoying is over with and now it feels like I can enjoy a series I was liking previously again. The second is that this issue was very fun.

I'm happy that I have a series I was enjoying back.

8 out of 10
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Postby jephd » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 am

This issue works best with a little old-school DD knowledge. Mike Murdock is Matt's twin brother, hes also completely fictional. Matt made him up in a desperate attempt to protect his other secret identity leading to farcical shenanigans with matt needing to juggle identities all over the place. At one point he was Matt pretending to be Mike being Daredevil pretending to be Thor. What can I say? It was the sixties.
With that knowledge this issue is deceptive. Everything, including the narration from DD points to the 2 storylines being at different points in DDs day so that when they finally converge and Matt and Mike meet its that much more surprising.

Pulling a trick like this off and still having it work as a story even without the prior knowledge is peak comicbooking. Charles Soule has done himself proud. 8/10

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