3344E048-A925-45A0-8510-291E26DA1427Daredevil #597

Marvel Comics

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Stefano Landini

Colors by Matt Milla

Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin of Crime is now the duly elected Mayor of New York. At a press conference in City Hall, Mayor Fisk decides to announce his new Deputy Mayor: Matt Murdock. As the conference is being televised, there are some great reaction shots from people like The Punisher and Spider-Man who are questioning what Matt is doing. As Matt takes to his new position, he is assigned a handler who needs to be schooled in how to provide assistance to a blind man. It’s an amusing scene that puts into context a real world issue for many people.

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Matt gets a visit from Foggy while his assistant is reading him policy books. The visit is welcome for the most part, but Foggy asks Matt the question that is on everyone’s mind; Why is he working for Fisk? The answer becomes apparent when Matt explains that he’s trying to gather information and evidence at the same time Fisk and Wesley are discussing keeping Matt busy so he doesn’t look too closely at the rest of their business. Something Matt picks up using his enhanced hearing.

The exchange prompts Matt to take a big risk and go out that night as Daredevil. As he has to get used to his dynamic as a wanted man, Daredevil is interrupted in the course of stopping a robbery by another problem. A problem that involves an escaped Inhuman serial killer, a reluctant ally and Daredevil being put on the defensive in more ways than one.

One of the things that I like about this story so far is that there is a clear distinction between the two worlds of Matt Murdock. Even as things are getting tense for Daredevil, Matt seems to be more effective. It will be fun to see how much Fisk piles onto Matt to keep him distracted and what the confrontations between the two men, masks aside, looks like. I liked the scene between Matt and Foggy. Both characters seemed to have a firm grasp on the situation and it felt more like they were backing each other up rather than being at odds. The art is really well done and I like how clean in looked in the Matt scenes vs the deep shadows of the Daredevil moments.

Pics courtesy of Comixology

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