Daredevil End of Days #1 Review
Arguable the most anticipated Daredevil book of the year, Daredevil End of Days is finally here. All the talk and all the hype has culminated to this very moment, where we may very well witness the death of the man without fear.
This review is very much “spoiler free” buuUUUUuuuut, yes Daredevil does die. He’s dead, the cat ‘s outa the bag, or technically stuck in it floating down the river. Bullseye has finally done it, in actually one of the most grotesque ways possible too. The story is totally and completely about Matt Murdock and his trials as Daredevil, told by an old reporter friend from the Daily Bugle, Ben Urich. In a story that was supposed to honor a hero, soon becomes an investigation into a mystery uttered by Daredevil himself in his last few seconds of life.
Brian Michael Bendis, I get it, you’re a good writer, and rightfully becoming one of my most revered writers. Looking through my favorite books of the last few years I’m quickly seeing a pattern with a lot of them, Bendis is affiliated in some form or another. Daredevil End of Days is no different and honestly lives up to the hype.
Daredevil End of Days is written and lettered as if it comes straight off the desk of a news reporter, or novelist for that matter. It’s rough, honest, and full of self criticism. A comic that’s supposed to be about the man without fear, strangely envelopes Ben Urich, and turns the story into synergy between the two characters. I didn’t care much for Klaus Janson’s art, but I understand it’s rough and gritty demeanor. The story is written almost like a memory, cloudy, without detail, and Janson’s art reflects that. Without looking at it in that perspective, very few frames look impressive and come out looking sloppy. Of course I can almost always let poor art slide when the story is right, and End of Days has an intriguing story you wont want to miss.
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[…] Brian Bendis, Nick Spencer, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Dennis Hopeless, and Matt Fraction all write something in this first book. Like I specified earlier, these are previews for a bunch of different stories with notable artists like Luke Ross, Michael Allred and Ed McGuinness who all take part in these shenanigans also. It’s always hard to review a comic with so much going on with so many things coming from so many different directions. If this was a standard preview issue, I would be less inclined to give a positive review, but Marvel manages to make it into a fun and creative book. […]