The cliffhanger in question is less of a knockout revelation or cheap shock and more of a thought-provoking image that makes me eager to read next issue, and its all the better for it. Bendis doesnt feel like hes artificially manufacturing conflict or drama here, but instead that the drive of the story is arising naturally out of the characters and situations that hes been playing around with ever since his run began. Only now, hes really bringing out the big guns. Case in point: even though he doesnt appear in person, the Kingpins shadow hangs over this issue. I like that Fisk has continued to exert an influence over Matts life despite his apparent dethronement back in issue #50, and its good to see that their latest conflict seems likely to be as much an intellectual battle as that issue was a physical confrontation. Bendis assertion some time ago that Fisk likes to play people chess is validated this issue, as the well-meaning but ultimately misguided FBI director e Read Full Review
But seriously, this is a great issue. The FBI boss gives a good reason why they cant arrest Fisk on anything, and why he hates Daredevil so much. Hes still a jerk, but a jerk with cause. Natasha learns how her former relationship with Matt hurts her credibility with her new boss. Milla says all the things Matt wants to hear about them getting back together. But its nothing out of line, and that sub-plot needs to be wrapped up. And Foggy once again demonstrates his loyalty to and dependence on Matt. Great sidekick. Read Full Review
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