Daredevil #10

by Ryan.L on August 10, 2016

Writer: Charles Soule
Art: Ron Garney
Colors: Matt Milla
Publisher: Marvel Comics

We are heading into a brand new story arc with Daredevil, Dark Art starts now. I have to say being a huge Daredevil fan I was excited when I heard the new series would be penned by Charles Soule an actual attorney. Who better to write the blind lawyer from Hell’s Kitchen than an actual lawyer?! Well we are now ten issues and one annual into the series and I was starting to get really bored.

I’m not a fan of Blindspot, and I don’t find him all that interesting. He seems like a rebel without a cause for no reason at all and I fail to see what he adds to the story other than to give Daredevil some grief. The writing in the series has been alright but nothing spectacular. It’s hard coming off of Mark Waids run which was more light hearted and fun and then back to a more dark and gritty story. I remember when we got Waids run it was the opposite I missed the dark and gritty but Waid managed to win me over and really get me engaged in his Daredevil. Well I have tried to have an open mind for Charles Soule’s Daredevil and up until issue ten I was almost ready to check out.

This issue opened and I finally saw the Daredevil I know. He was having fun, you could sense the thrill Daredevil felt being back in New York, and finally I got excited to read this issue. Even when the story started to focus onto Matt Murdock I was still hooked and interested to see what was going to happen. Then in comes Blindspot and my excitement just dissolved. He’s impatient and all over the place, and oh look he’s out getting into trouble yet again. I know it has only been ten issues and one broken arm but you think he might have learned something from Daredevil’s tutelage by now. 

Overall this story does peak my interest and looks like it’s going to be one of the creepiest Daredevil stories we have ever gotten. I have high hopes that Soule will be able to pick up the series and really get us engaged. 

Ron Garney’s art and Matt Milla’s colors are on point in this issue. This is definitely one of the positives about the series. Though Garney’s art may not be my favourite, it’s so unique and different from everything else Marvel is delivering lately I can’t help but like it. It’s dark and edgy but not trying to rehash what we have seen before from prior Daredevil creative teams.

This new arc has promise for a series that is stumbling to win an audience. If you are a Daredevil fan definitely pick this one up. If you are new and looking to jump into Daredevil this is a good place to start. You might be a little lost at first of who everyone is, but it won’t take long to get you up to speed. This dark and gritty Daredevil is about to experience some seriously Dark Art!


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