Thursday, January 24, 2013

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Daredevil #22

Daredevil #22
writer: Mark Waid
artist: Chris Samnee

I love a good, fun, entertaining comic and Daredevil #22 is just that.

The all-new Superior Spider-Man has gone after Daredevil. He has very little tact as he shows no problem in calling out Daredevil while he is dressed as Matt Murdock.

He's going after Daredevil all because of Kirsten McDuffie, of course; all to do with the time Foggy drunkenly told her Daredevil was basically unstable, and we later found out it wasn't true, but a plot to make Matt look that way. Daredevil has gotta think fast. Hilariously enough, the person to save his day is none other than the Stilt-Man, one of his lamest super-villains. Daredevil and Spidey have to team up together in order to take the Stilt-Man down. The dialogue between the two of them is great. Matt can tell that something is up with Spidey. Something doesn't seem normal. Of course he isn't! He's Peter Parker with Doc Ock's brain! Spidey isn't making all the wise-cracks he normally makes. His vernacular is different. He sounds like a posh curmudgeon. Using his senses, Daredevil "sees" that it's still the same voice, same posture, same Spider-Man he's ever been when it comes to his physical attributes. In the end, Spidey gets in one good wise-crack, so maybe there's nothing to worry about for him. They take down Stilt-Man, even with his up-graded armor.

It was a great story. It played well on building up who this Superior Spider-Man is, giving the character even more intrigue. I, also, like how Daredevil plays down the reason for McDuffie going after him, alluding to some kind of personal lover's spat... well, something more complicated than everyone else can see. Oh! And I can't forget to mention that obscene moment Foggy has with a bacon cheesecake. *shudder* It was nasty, but funny.

There are lots of little gems in this comic just like that. Great story. Great art. Great storytelling. Check it out for yourself if you haven't already.

-O.Pelaez

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