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Daredevil #2

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Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera have been breathing new life into Matt Murdoch, in the revamped Daredevil series. This book is quickly becoming a must read series both veterans and new readers will love.

The all new Daredevil series written by Mark Waid with pencils by Paolo Rivera is off to an exceptional start, and is quickly becoming a must read series that both long time Daredevil fans and new readers will enjoy.

The Good

Second issue into Mark Waid's all new Daredevil series and it does not feel entirely like a revamp, but it is different enough from the previous series that it feels in a way disconnected from his past. When characters exist for years they acquire baggage -- the kind that goes hand in hand with continuity. While continuity can be what makes a character really interesting, it also happens to be the biggest restriction for comic book writers. The best thing so far about this book is the fresh interpretation of the classic character. When you read Waid's Daredevil series you don't feel like you're reading 40 years of Daredevil, making this one of the most accessible superhero comics in the market right now. Daredevil #2 opens with Matt being attacked by one of his former teammates, Steve Rogers. Daredevil quickly breaks down the interaction, connecting Steve's hard lined reaction to Bucky's death, and the blame put on the former Winter Soldier for crimes he did not commit. The scene is written effortlessly, and the art is completely complimentary. It's almost as though Daredevil moves fluidly from one panel to the next, silently breaking Steve down mentally during the physical altercation. Paolo's art is perfect for Daredevil who is so acrobatic and moves with so much finesse -- he seems to literally swing out of the pages of this book. The scenes intensify by the end, and be sure to save the last page for last -- don't skip ahead.

The Bad

How long do we have to wait for the third issue? Seriously, though, this Daredevil has been brilliant. Looking forward to #3.

The Verdict

This is a series that fans of Daredevil will love, featuring Matt as well as shedding some spotlight on Matt's comrade Foggy Nelson. This started off with a fantastic first issue -- but if you enjoyed that, wait until you get to this second issue. The series is fantastic, not a slow moment here. The end of the book will leave you wanting more. The artistic team is one of the best I have seen on any Marvel book in a long time. Not only are Paolo Rivera's pencils beautiful and fluid; perfect for Daredevil, but Joe Rivera's inks are perfect. His smooth, fine lines help the character leap off the pages. Can't forget to mention Javier Rodriguez's gorgeous colors, reinforcing the classic feel of this book. Gorgeous book, accessible to new readers, highly recommended.

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ImperiousRix

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I picked this one up today, and can't wait to read it. 
Although I'm still a little skeptical of where Waid's taking this new series, Rivera's art is so amazing that I'm willing to go along for the ride for a while.

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@Babs Open this book back up and check out the brilliant way Paolo Rivera handles onomatopoeia. It's not groundbreaking, but it's clever and it's nice to see it "look" like what is happening since that's what Daredevil "sees".

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I like the cover... both heroes switching over their weapons.

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Daredevil Rules. Waid, Rivera, Martin is a creative team dream. They finally mentioned about Daredevil taken over by a demon in Shadowland. Well done Waid. Can't wait for more Klaw and DD.

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This book was top of the stack this week. It feels so good to have a great Daredevil title on the shelves again. Cant wait for next month. DD #3 and #4, plus he becomes an Avenger!!!
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yea seeing the cover makes me want this comic,) 
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@Jordanstine@KEROGA: Get it... you will not be disappointed if you like the cover!!
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Honestly can't wait to read this.

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liked it as well, but i felt like the Cap part was forced in there. still a very good read.

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The neo-Klaw stuff works. 
 
The Cap stuff both dates this post Fear Itself (DD, where were you for those X days?), and is super pointless as anything but a leadup to DD joining New Avengers.  In fact, it makes 0 sense - Captain America takes time out of sleeping or playing NF to... what?  Be a jerk to someone who he assumes is a mass murderer, but quickly changes his mind after some - I hope - marvel trivia? 
 
Also, while I sort of like "Carefree" Matt, I think we have to say that he's in denial about what he did, and his part in it.  I hope this comes back to haunt him at some point.  This reminds me of BND ASM... stupid shit just happened, so they ignore it and tell some halfway decent stories.   But again, Cap being there just feels off to me.

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Read the first issue yesterday, and I loved it! Glad it's on my pull list.

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@labarith: I think the first issue of the relaunch makes it very clear that Matt is in denial since he pretty much says just that in the second story. I'm pretty sure Waid will manage to work that in at some point.

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this series is great its a fresh take on dd but ah donno...dd had made this move from swashbuckler to a more darker tone and it became who dd was and i feel like changing him this much is ignoring that i donno..maybe im the only one but i love  dark dd and he didn become dark over night the character grew into a dark hero...for me its like batman being all happy and cracking jokes...it just feels weird for me.

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 I'm enjoying Daredevil. It's one of my must have books for the month.

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@el33tcapitan said:

@Babs Open this book back up and check out the brilliant way Paolo Rivera handles onomatopoeia. It's not groundbreaking, but it's clever and it's nice to see it "look" like what is happening since that's what Daredevil "sees".

Onomatopoeia is in this issue? awesome I got the first one and LOVED the art but the story left me wanting, will definitely give issue 2 a shot now.