Comic Vine Review


Daredevil #12 - Lawyers in Love


Matt Murdock realizes that as long as he is Daredevil, he'll never get the privacy he wants to go on a date like a normal guy. But that's ok.

The Good

If you've ever wanted to see Matt Murdock reminisce about the days where he and Foggy studied Law together at Columbia University, you're going to absolutely love this issue. The issue opens with Murdock on a date with Kirsten McDuffie, the new Assistant D.A. in New York City. Over the course of the series the two have been very flirtatious with one another, and now they finally get to go out. Yet, with the entire City thinking that Matt is really Daredevil, you can imagine how difficult it would be for the poor guy to go on an actual date with a girl.

I like action in my comics as much as the next person. I think the action can really contribute to making a superhero comic book interesting, but at the same time it's also nice to see a writer divert away from an action packed book and get into the nitty-gritty of the story. That's what really made this a fantastic book; it dug deep into the heart of Matt and Foggy's friendship, and really demonstrated that it isn't just Matt's superhuman reflexes that make him Daredevil; it's his heart.

Mark Waid delivers another issue chock-full of amazing dialogue. There's a tremendous amount of character development and a huge push in this story that I found to be really impressive. Additionally, artist Chris Samnee teams up with Waid on this issue to deliver a superb book. His personal art style really compliments this issue brilliantly.

The Bad

There's nothing bad here. This is a really gorgeous and well written issue.

The Verdict

I really like the tactics Waid utilizes to push the story in a different direction. This issue he uses events in the present (the date as well as the character that appears on the final page of the issue) to move the story forward, as well as looking into the past. By having Matt reminisce about his college days with Foggy he is putting the friendship these two characters share on display ad demonstrating the true character of Daredevil. The pacing in this issue is perfect, and each scene will keep you on your toes. Yet another solid jumping on point for new readers who don't currently read DD but have been wanting to start.