Bendis flips on the action switch to provide a refreshingly dynamic issue which returns the series to something approaching a status quo. However, as with many of the team's action issues thus far, there seems to be something missing: whether it's Bendis' more constrained dialogue or Maleev's renderings (which are improving notably, but still lack the requisite fluidity to convey any real urgency or dynamism in a fight scene), this issue doesn't stand up to some of the best of the team's run. It's a good comic and a fun read - it's Bendis and Maleev's Daredevil, after all - but something pulls it down just short of greatness. Read Full Review
There's also the fact that my recent back-issue bin visits are currently geared toward to accumulation of old Power Man and Iron Fist issues (only 31 to go), so I'm delighted by the fact that Brian Michael Bendis looks to have adopted this wayward duo, for use in his series. However, in the end you know there's a bit of a problem when the guest-heroes are of more interest than the main hero, and this issue doesn't exactly do Daredevil any favours by making the final battle against an opponent who clearly stands no chance of making things interesting by actually posing a genuine threat. As much fun as it is to watch Daredevil dismantle an opponent. it doesn't make for the most exciting of reading experiences As for the art, Alex Maleev's style isn't geared toward the delivery of action sequences, but he makes a pretty fair go of it, as there's a lovely visual scene where we see Daredevil's billy-club comes into play in the opening stages of the battle. Read Full Review
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