Comic Vine Review


Daredevil #5


In the last issue, Daredevil arrived just in time to meet up with Austin Cao; but will he be able to save him?

The Good

Matt Murdock has the habit of getting himself into some sticky situations; and this one is no different. In the last issue, Murdock met up with Austin Cao who originally sought out Murdock's help. Being a blind attorney, and seeing a potential client with a similar disability, Murdock took it upon himself to help out Cao who may have simply been the victim of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The final page of the last issue left us at the edge of our seats, with sniper rifles pointed at the two blind men who were both gazing out a window -- but this isn't Matt's first go around. Rather than picking up directly from that scene, Waid shifts the mood of the story to focus on the people who are after Austin Cao and why. This is an important scene because it not only gives the reader some perspective on who these characters are, but also on why they are after Cao. The mood shift back to Austin and Murdock who are easy targets standing in front of Cao's window; giving the snipers an easy shot at both of them.

Once again Waid does a fantastic job setting up the story; reminding the reader where we last left off, and picking up in a place that delves into the reasons why these characters are in danger. The story moves at a decent pace, and is complimented by Marcos Martin's absolutely breathtaking art. Each of Martin's panels are stunning in their fluidity, and they will absolutely blow the reader away.

The Bad

This series is becoming one of my favorite Marvel books, and I really have no complaints about this issue.

The Verdict

This issue, like the ones before it, is fantastic. Everything from the panel layouts to Marcos Martin's artwork is breathtaking. Waid is slowly crafting a story that is slowly being revealed. It feels as though he is gradually peeling layer by layer of the story away to reveal a much bigger issue below the surface of what we already know. It's this manner of storytelling that not only keeps readers on the edge of their seats, but also keeps them intrigued. I definitely recommend this series for new readers who are unfamiliar with Daredevil, but I recommend that they begin reading at the very least with issue four. Also, it will be interesting to see the relationship between Murdock and Kirsten McDuffie develop.