Author Charles Soule, Illustrations Mike Henderson and Phil Noto
This is the spoiler free review of Daredevil: Back in Black volumes 7 and 8. For the previous reviews click the following: volumes 1 and 2, volumes 3 and 4, volumes 5 and 6. For the spoiler full review with all the pictures please click here.
Volume 7 contains issues 601-605 and volume 8 contains issues 606-612.
This is it. We made it to the epic conclusion of this substantial run. And holy hell was it a ride!
I was so skeptical at the beginning of this one. It just felt off. It felt wrong. But I am so glad I kept reading! It gets so good and it just stayed at this high level through the end!
Volumes 7 and 8 take us through Murdock as Mayor and then into the Death of Daredevil. Both plots are unpredictable and satisfying. Which is atypical for a conclusion of anything, let alone a nearly 50 issue run.
All of the groundwork that is laid in the 6 previous volumes pays off in a way that is far better than I could have anticipated. This run is what happens when an author has a full vision and is given the freedom to act on it completely.
Both old fans of Daredevil as well as new readers will be able to appreciate this fantastically well thought out story.
Daredevil books are best when we get to see the dichotomy of vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matt Murdock work together despite their conflicting views. Seeing Murdock put into a political office and watching his mind at work is a delight. While seeing Daredevil face off against his greatest villains keeps you on the edge of your seat.
There are many returning characters that are fun to see in action, like Spiderman and Luke Cage, but we also get some new faces like mysterious bad guy Vigil who is honestly a perfect villain for pious Murdock.
I also typically have issues with twist endings but this one worked so well that I wouldn’t change a thing. I didn’t even know to expect a twist! It was written so well!
Soule truly does understand Daredevil and Murdock as a character. He was made for this book and I’m excited to seek out some of his other works to see if he maintains this level of quality throughout his career.
Please give this whole run a chance. Stick with it past the iffy start, there’s a reason for everything that’s put on these pages. It’s worth the commitment.
5/5 devils 😈😈😈😈😈
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