Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #7

Daredevil #7
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Matteo Buffagni
Colored by Matt Milla

So ends the two parter with Electra. Or is it? Uhm, not most likely. Elektra is still here going, "Blah, blah, blah" about her daughter that's been kidnapped and she thought Daredevil had something to do with it. Man, I can see why she'd think that. Remember that time the DD went all bad guy on us as well as took over the Hand and Shadow Land? No? Well, shit neither do the editorial team over at Marvel.

Elektra has a phone that shows her daughter being taken. (No word on if Liam Neeson is set to make a cameo.) Daredevil clearly can't see what the hell is going on her phone and asks to take it for further inspection. You know, because if you've never heard of the Daredevil, his deal is he can't see. Just wanted to clear that up for you.

Daredevil in his civilian identity of Matt Murdock goes to see Foggy Nelson. Foggy sure comes in handy when it's time to see shit. Matt better pray Foggy ever gets a really bad case of Glaucoma. That would be the end of Daredevil running to someone to sort the visuals out. Huh. If that ever happens I wonder if Foggy smokes some radioactive weed, what powers would it give him. I'm gonna go out on a ledge and say Super Munchies. Then be promptly pushed off said ledge.

Foggy gives Matt the details that go, "Hey, Matt there isn't anything in this phone. It's blank. Also, you're blind, hahaha." Okay he didn't say all that. I'm lying about the part where he said haha but everything else is true. More or less. Matt switches to Daredevil to break the news to Elektra that  there ain't nothing on her phone and that her data plan is crap. All very valuable information, I might add.

DD and Elektra fight. I mean, it's all they know when they see each other, well, that and maybe one other thing. When Elektra realizes that Daredevil is telling her the truth, she seeks out the bald guy who has no name that gives her the phone with the message that her daughter was taken. To quote Biggie, "It was all a dream." Elektra has no daughter. She was hypnotized to believing she was a mother with a kidnapped daughter.

I really like how artist Matteo Buffagni used a double splash page to show how Elektra was "pregnant" during her time with Stick when she joined him for training and then gave the child up to keep it safe. Very nice work. Too bad it's a dream that didn't really happen. So you can imagine that Elektra is pissed and is going to kill whoever did this to her. The issue ends with Daredevil saying he didn't do this but it's his fault. How, pal? I think Hornhead is taking the catholic guilt thing way too far. It was a primer few issues. Nothing major happened and they used Elektra for something so minor, which didn't sit well with me. When she shows up it should be a big event, not something so small that she's just a bad plot device to make Matt feel like crap.

-Tash Moore

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