Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Ron Garney
Color Artist: Matt Milla
Now like I mentioned it has been many moons since I have read a substantial run of Daredevil, so my knowledge is somewhat limited as to his recent goings on. In this here first issue Daredevil is up against a guy named Tenfingers . . . apparently some kind of typical Asian inspired cult leader type guy. First thought of Tenfingers was meh, but the more I stared at his 10 fingered hands the more I wanted to know about this chap.
The other thing that’s probably worth mentioning is DD has a side kick of sorts named Blindspot. Blindspot has some type of badass super suit that allows him to turn invisible. I like sidekicks, I can’t help it. I’s pretty sure he’s playin’ both sides though. The last page of the book is this Asian guy standing behind Tenfingers, and he says something to the effect of, “You got it bossman”, directed at Tenfingers. After DD and Blindside bust some skulls earlier in the issue Blindside says the exact same thing to Daredevil. So either this first arc is planning on highlighting sidekicks, or that’s the same guy playing both sides. Blindside never revealed his face but he most definitely had an Asian vibe about him.
All in all I really liked this book and will continue to read it. The story has me hooked already, and the art is fantastic. I am a big fan of darker art, and Matt Milla delivers big time on the use of color and at times ‘textures” to represent how Murdock “sees” the world. I’d buy the next issue just to look at the fancy drawings even if the writing sucked . . . but it doesn’t. Daredevil gets a passing grade.