Thursday, July 28, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #8

Daredevil #8
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Goran Sudzuka
Colored by Matt Milla

The Man Without Fear is playing poker. Shit, I mean, it's about time that Matt got down and dirty and decided to make some extra money playing poker with his powers. Dude ain't a high powered attorney anymore so he needs to get paid. At first Matt is using a fake French name (stupid French) and is cleaning up house. He's running roughshod over the house. Matt has been and is still tracking down something that the Black Cat has stashed away in the hotel.

Matt then plays against a telepath in the employ
of the casino that Matt has been winning millions from. You know that they ain't taking this too damn well. So, you know, they plan to get even the only way they know how, KILLING!! Hey, it's all they know. Well, that and cheating.


Did I mention that Goran Sudzuka is drawing the title this month? I didn't? Well, I just did. I remember him from his days of filling in on Wonder Woman. It wasn't Cliff Chang but it was close enough. Here Goran isn't trying to emulate anyone so he gets to stretch himself creativity. Nice interspersed fight scenes of Daredevil beating up Black Cat's goons and panels of Matt Murdock doing the whole playing poker thing.

Matt plays poker vs the telepath. Normally, anyone would be in over their heads but Matt has been trained by Stick to protect his mind as well as his body and kicks the telepath's ass. Now Matt wins a million bucks! But he can't cash it because he used a fake name. Plus he's a good guy so he totally wouldn't take the cash anymore. That Matt. He's such a nice guy, you know, when he isn't allowing his girlfriend to be killed or his ex wife to be put in a mental institution. So, yeah, nice guy.

Matt goes back to his hotel room, comped no less, to meet up with a friend. That friend you ask? Why it's the Amazing Spider-Man! Didn't think I'd see a DD/Spidey team up at all, seeing how everything in the Marvel U feels like it exists in various pocket universes. I guess they still do, but it's alway fun to get a fun team up that's lighthearted. Good story, good art. My thumb is up.

-Tash Moore

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