Sunday, June 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #6

Daredevil #6
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Matteo Buffagni
Colored by Matt Milla

Hey, look! It's a Daredevil comic that has Electra on the cover. I'm pretty sure Frank Miller is sitting around his mailbox for a royalty check. I know Klaus Janson is. But all jokes aside, we have a new issue that doesn't involve Tenfingers and his dumb ass, ten fingered gun. Sadly. I just want you all to imagine just how awesome it must be to have that dude rub your back. Then no doubt use a few fingers to swipe a ten from your wallet when you aren't looking. Hey, he is a bad guy.


Electra goes to see Matt Murdock while he's in court trying to set a high bail for some dude who wants to go out and commit a murder. But the funnier part is that the dude already yelled out to all who can hear that he's ready "to put some bullet holes" in his enemies. Good job there, pal. Tell everyone what you're planning on doing. Shit, that's Bond Villain level bad. Daredevil no doubt snitched that dude also likes to monologue in the bathroom when no one is around. But then he'd have to tell the judge that he has super hearing powers. Which sounds strange when you say it like that.

So Electra meets Matt for a drink when his trial is over and she begs him to let her meet Daredevil. I guess all the shit that happened during the not so "Secret War" has DD and Matt Murdock going back to being different people. Until another writer wants to turn everything on its ear and reveal his secret ID to the whole Marvel U again. By the way, when a comic book writer says he's going to turn the story "on its ear" it means that he's all out of ideas and is just going to do secret identity reveals. If you don't believe me just look at the last twenty five years of ol' hornhead tales.

I'm clearly getting off my rant here. Daredevil goes to meet Electra on a roof for some reason, Electra isn't really in the talking mood. She came to fight. She and DD start to take it to each other only to be interrupted by Blindspot trying to help Daredevil. Big mistake, bro. Blindspot gets his arm broken for his troubles. Serves his ass right. You ain't in the big leagues yet. Dude is like when Moon Knight was just a supporting player over in the pages of "Werewolf by Night." Didn't see that coming did you?

Props to artist Matteo Buffagni for keeping the art in the new style that the creative team is going for. But not as grainy as what Ron Garney is throwing into the pages of DD, lately. The story was good too, until we hit the ending where Electra wants to know what Daredevil did with her daughter. Saywhatthefucknow!?!?!?! Where did that come from? This is the first I'm hearing of this. Now I'm officially hooked for issue #7. This would have been a better lead with the new relaunch but I can see why Marvel didn't want to do an Electra story right out of the gate. Better than what we got before, only one place to go now, up.

-Tash Moore

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