Daredevil: Back in Black Vol 5 and 6, Comic Book Review

Author Charles Soule, Illustrations Goran Sudzuka and Ron Garney

This is the spoiler free review of Daredevil: Back in Black volumes 5 and 6. To read the review of volumes 1 and 2 go here. Volumes 3 and 4 go here. and if you’d like to instead read the spoiler full review and see all the awesome pictures please go here.

Volume 5 contains issues 21-28 and volume 6 switches to the original numbering and contains issues 595-600 with 600 being a double issue.

In my review of the first two volumes of this Daredevil run I expressed my concerns that Soule wasn’t having fun writing Daredevil and didn’t understand the character. I was wrong and I take it back. I shouldn’t have jumped to conclusions, just because it was slightly out of my familiarity I didn’t trust it. Never again.

These two volumes really show the payoff for all the previous ones. All of the little pieces, all of the weird little changes and plot points that I was hesitant about have come back around to become a great story and one that’s actually original for Daredevil! I still am a little weary that it took so dang long to get to where it was going but now I’m wondering if it could have worked in a shorter format.

Soule did make some dramatic changes when he took up the helm but it’s finally been proven that he knew what he was doing all along. I’m seriously impressed. I still am a little weary that it took so dang long to get to where it was going but now I’m wondering if it could have worked in a shorter format.

Volume 5 brings Murdock to the Supreme Court in a case that would change everything for masked heroes everywhere. This triggers our old friend King Pin into needing to take dramatic measures against this so Volume 6 brings us Mayor Fisk. King Pin is an elected official! (It’s not a spoiler if it’s on a cover)

Mayor Fisk elected to New York City
not the cover but look how happy!

We finally get a good balance between Daredevil the vigilante and Murdock the lawyer. Daredevil books are best when they manage to find a use for both and an antagonist who can also play both sides. A crime boss turned politician is absolutely perfect for that.

We also get treated to some fun little cameos and the return of Muse! Blindspot also gets put to use and every complaint I had at the beginning of the run has completely vanished.

This is one of those books that the more I think about it the better it gets and I’m certain that it would be even better upon a re-read. I rarely re-read books but I’m adding this one to my short list!

5/5 devils 😈😈😈😈😈

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Start from the beginning with this one, buy them all here:

Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 1: Chinatown

Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 2: Supersonic

Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 3: Dark Art (Daredevil (Paperback))

Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 4: Identity

Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 5: Supreme

Daredevil: Back in Black Vol. 6: Mayor Fisk

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