Daredevil 86 – Soule and Garney on DD #600 and the end of the Iron Fist! | Review


Published on Nov 20, 2018


Daredevil has always been atypical, far from the limelight and from events on a large scale. Its size is typically that of his neighborhood, Hell's Kitchen, or in any case of the metropolis in which he lives, whether in New York or San Francisco...

Matt Murdock feels much attachment to his city and the lives in a profound way, making often the load of the problems that afflict it, such as poverty and crime. Even if one has extraordinary gifts, Matt has always been a man of the street, not standing on a pedestal, but shares the joys and sorrows of the common people.

As all the heroes created by the great ( and late ) Stan Lee, Daredevil is profoundly human, but not only that, he is also the bearer of a handicap. This, however, is not a limit for him, but a point of strength, which makes it “different” from all others, and for this special. His blindness, in fact, is largely compensated by all the other senses, ipersviluppati following contact with radioactive substances, to which is added also a sort of “radar sense” that allows him to perceive the surrounding environment.

The idea of a hero so special he was certainly a gamble, especially in ’64, when it was created, and, in fact, Daredevil was never a character in the “mainstream” as Spider-Man, Thor or Captain America, but still managed to earn immediately a hard core of fans, have grown over time, thanks to the contribution of great authors such as Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, and Brian M. Bendis, who have hijacked the franchise to tones more pulp and noir.

By the arrival of Miller and then Daredevil has become one of the cylinder heads the most mature of the Marvel, often raw and violent, and very anchored to the urban reality, in all its aspects. Matt Murdock has found himself on several occasions on the brink of the abyss, by touching with the hand the misery and the rot that lurks in the darkest alleyways and disreputable of the metropolis, where there is gangs and criminals of various kinds, and the rule of law, struggling to establish itself.

The main responsible for all his misfortune, however, is always the same: the tsar the undisputed crime of New York city, Wilson Fisk, alias the Kingpin. With his power and influence, the Kingpin manages to bend to his will, anyone, and put in serious trouble even superheroes like Daredevil.

Their duel has always been carried out on several levels: the purely physical and the psychological. Fisk, in fact, a mountain of muscle, capable of drawing a bison, but it is also a fine strategist and manipulator, able to get to hit where it is most vulnerable, perhaps by targeting the dearest affections, or by prying on the fears and weaknesses of the opponent.

Every time the Red Devil, and the Kingpin, find themselves face-to-face, the tension is palpable, because you know that in some way the life of the hero will once again be shocked and there will be consequences, more or less serious. Shows the last cycle of writer Charles Soule, who managed to further raise the bar, empowering virtually limitless nemesis of the Croissant.

Wilson Fisk, in fact, has become the new mayor of New York, and now all the vigilantes masked are banned and hunted by the police. In practice, the worst nightmare of Matt Murdock has come true, seen that his number one enemy is the most powerful man of the city, also at the institutional level, and not only for organized crime.

Having studied law, Soule proves to extricate themselves well even in the most bureaucratic and legislative, that characterize his management of the Red Devil. An example of this is the story-arc in which Matt manages to win a dispute presented to the Supreme Court to consider it valid also to the testimonies of superheroes masked in the trials of gangsters and criminals, so you can nail down and stop.

Even with Fisk initially, the comparison is only verbal, and within his offices, but to celebrate the seventeenth outputs of the head dedicated to the Croissant could not miss even a physical battle, short but equally brutal and intense, with outcomes and impact far from obvious.

Soule is able to create a good tension and celebrates this remarkable milestone for our Devil with a compelling story and action-packed, where they will appear as a guest-star in many of the urban heroes of the Marvel universe, and it will also resolve the outstanding issue between Blindspot, the young man's shoulder, Daredevil, and the serial killer Muse.

The pencils are for the last time, Ron Garney, advocate along with Soule of the recent re-launch of the magazine. Give a connotation most of the pulp and hard-boiled to the series, Garney has decided to adopt a stretch of very rough and sketchy, which makes it look like its tables, sketches or test layout is still not final. This style is so rough, it definitely has its own charm and is well suited to the cut noir of the series, even if, at times, be too hasty and poorly cared for. It is appreciable, however, the search for a visual effect different from the usual comics, mainstream superhero comics.

In the following, a short story written by Christos Gage and drawn by Mike Perkins, who in a few tables, and retraces some of the crucial stages in the life of Matt Murdock next to his trusted friend Foggy Nelson, emphasizing how much has been fundamental to its presence in all these years. Foggy has helped Matt on several occasions, even exposing themselves in the first person, and despite some ups and downs, their friendship is something authentic and indissoluble.

Closes the register of the ending of the series of Iron Fist written by Ed Brisson, with the tie-in of Damnation, the event born on the pages of Doctor Strange, where it was unleashed literally hell on Earth in Las Vegas. Danny Rand finds his half-sister Miranda, and the previous Iron Fist, Orson Randall, both deceased, but to free their souls from the yoke of hell will have to fight a lot of demons, a challenge is without exclusion of blows !

The story in question is fun and lively, but overall Brisson has not added much to the mythology of the character, if not a name strange to the moves of kung-fu used by him... because this is probably his management that only lasted a few numbers, thanks to a television series that has drawn as much as hoped to the counterparty in the paper. Of course Iron Fist will need a new re-launch, with a creative team that knows how to exploit really.

From the next issue this tested will be affected by the change of the editorial policy of the Buns, becoming the solo. Only the stories of the Red Devil, therefore, and the price – alas – rose, considering that it will also decrease the foliation.


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