Monday, August 11, 2014

Comics Rant: Daredevil #161

Written by: Roger McKenzie
Art by: Frank Miller

Just when you thought you were safe, the Devil comes back for ya!!! Daredevil has followed the lisping henchmen all the way to the famous amusement park on Coney Island and back to Mr. Slaughter just in time to force the answers he needs. Zero time, and I mean zero, is wasted in kicking the unholy shit out of Slaughters lackeys and all nor head wants to know is! where is Bullseye. Luckily, or not depending on how you look at it, for him Bullseye is there waiting for all of them. He kicks on some switches and one of the rides starts up. Those super cheesy ones that just take you up and drop you down. Normally boring, but this time there are henchmen with guns everywhere waiting to fire upon the elevated Devil. There's not a lot of time to waste devising a plan, so Matt's gotta move quick. Fortunately, that's exactly what he does best.
He takes a massive jump off the attraction and with the hell of the strings on his billy club he's able to swing away from all oncoming fire and danger. Well, at least for a little while. He's finally found Black Widow, but she's strapped onto the tracks of the park's wooden roller coaster. And to make matters worse, the cart is roaring towards her!!!

If you thought there was no time to waste before, you ain't seen nothing yet! In the blink of an eye, Daredevil hops around taking out all the hired muscle he can find. On the tracks, in the cart, everywhere. But for so,e reason he swings right passed Window, completely ignoring her. He's gonna let her get hit! And hit she gets. One of these days, Mary! BAM! ZOOM! Staaaaright to the moon! Ok I'm done, Daredevil is not a book about domestic violence. We learn on the next page that the Widow on the tracks was just a stuffed dummy. He sense it had no heartbeat. That dang smart lawyer type guy! Meanwhile, the REAL Black Widow is being used for target practice with Bullseye himself and so,e knife throwing freaks. They're toying with her, missing on purpose. It looks like everyone in the room has taken her for granted though, because she uses the knifes stuck in the walls to cut the ropes that bind her. Now she's out, and she's pissed.

Elsewhere, a reporter for the Daily Bugle named Ben Urich is letting his investigative side show as he goes to the boxing gym that Matt's father worked out at. He's asking questions of the old janitor who's been there for some time. He's getting a lot of insight on who Jack Murdock was and some insight on Matt. Every night, Ben's getting closer and closer to confirming his suspicion that Daredevil is Matt Murdock. MAN this is exciting! Back at Coney Island, Widow seems to be taking care of herself just fine, eliminating almost all of the henchmen leaving just herself and Bullseye but then Daredevil shows up and the party REALLY gets started. Natasha herself even says she's never seen Matt fight so angrily before. He's being more ruthless, more brutal than normal with this fight. It means a lot to him this time around. He literally I stills the fear of the devil in Bullseye, shown when Bullseye can't bring himself to shoot Matt. Even Mr. Slaughter says that Daredevil has earned his respect, but will one day again come for him. Bullseye is left a crying mess. His mind surely in shambles. Everyone is able to go home, but is anyone truly safe? You'll just have to be back in a week to find that out. Until next time!!!

-Matt Milanes

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