GLX takes a look at Daredevil #509
Writers- Andy Diggle and Antony Johnston
Artist - Roberto De La Torre
Colorist - Matt Hollingsworth
Daredevil #509 is essentially Shadowland #2.5. It exists to provide more content to fans, while being accessible to new readers. Daredevil #509 features some important characters that deserve some space, but weren't able to be in Shadowland. Elektra and Master Izo deal with The Hand in Japan, while Foggy and Dakota are targeted by members of The Hand.
I'm not familiar enough with Antony Johnston's work to notice his nuances. Still, his work with Andy Diggle fits with the tone of the Shadowland miniseries. The writing not only does a great job of continuing the main characters' conflicts, but it also fits nicely with the events of Shadowland. Johnston and Diggle didn't forget to give Daredevil some face time and he has great exchange with a familiar character to Daredevil fans.
The art in this comic is a great match for Johnston and Diggle's script. Though the team of Roberto De La Torre and Matt Hollingsworth may not be one of the best in the business, their work here is solid. De La Torre delivers some rough, yet clear line work; while Hollingsworth makes some great color choices. The two of them provide appropriate, yet eye catching art.
While Shadowland's strength is the plot, Daredevil's strength is in character moments. If you're a fan of Shadowland, then I easily say that it's worth your $3. For those unfamiliar with the events of Shadowland and Daredevil's recent troubles, I think you'll be able to follow the comic without any problems. Plus, the recap page does a nice job of describing the events surrounding Shadowland and Daredevil. I recommend giving this a look.
7.8* out of 10*
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About the Author - GLX
For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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