Daredevil #605

Marvel Comics

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Mike Henderson

Colors by Matt Milla

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Hand has Daredevil, Father Jordan and the rest of the Dragons trapped and surrounded as Matt’s fledgling administration is challenged by a returning Wilson Fisk. As Matt looks and finds an unconventional means of escape, Foggy has his hands full dealing with Fisk until a tiny bit of divine intervention helps them both. It comes just in time too as The Beast has descended on City Hall in search of Blindspot, forcing the young hero to reveal his role in the Hand’s invasion of the city.

There is some interesting political intrigue in this issue as well as great action. Daredevil races to City Hall to confront The Beast once and for all and brings some pretty impressive back up with him. It’s an all-out brawl for the city itself in this finale and the end of the battle is just the beginning of the war.

Soule takes Matt in many directions in this issue and all of them work for the most part. The finale of this story is pretty straight forward, but it felt a little rushed. It’s a balancing act to craft an arc and many times there is the feeling that they go on too long, but this one was working issue after issue and I would have liked to have seen a little more in the resolution. Everything about the narrative worked and the twist at the end of the issue does a lot to keep me interested in where the next arc leads. I just wish there was a little more to the resolution with Blindspot. It felt like he was a passenger at the end and his actions are what sparked the attack. It would have been nice to see some kind of reflection from the character about his hand in the conclusion.

Mike Henderson’s art really drew me in this issue. It looks great and there are some amazing action shots and panels that are fluid. I found myself going back over the action multiple times to see new details I might have missed. He does a great job of delivering dynamic angles to many of panels and action shots that almost leap off the page.

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