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Daredevil #16 (Review)


Writer: Chip Zdarsky

Artist: Jorge Fornes

Colorist: Nolan Woodard

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Publisher: Marvel

Rating: 9/10

Zdarsky's run on Daredevil has been fantastic for the last 15 issues and this week's latest release is another solid entry. There are times when I do feel like the overall narrative is dragging on a bit but just when I feel like it may be an issue, Zdarsky adds another variable (Elektra) or dishes out an action packed issue that brings right back in. 

I particularly enjoy how well this run fits in with the previous legendary runs by Miller, Bendis and the rest as I do appreciate how well Zdarsky manages to capture the tone of the on and off again relationship Matt has with Elektra. And of course she's not here to help Matt out of the kindness of her heart, she's clearly making moves and using Matt's need for help as a way to manipulate him into actually helping her. It's classic Daredevil and I'm very glad this is the kind of run we're getting. The Stromyn situation keeps moving along and the situation they've put both Matt and Fisk genuinely intrigued me just when I was feeling that the Fisk plot was dragging. It's also great to see Detective North finally choose a direction as I had felt his arc was dragging on a bit as well; I'll be looking forward to seeing how his more proactive attitude plays out.

I've really enjoyed the issues featuring art by Marco Checchetto and generally find myself disappointed with the artists that fill in between. That's definitely not the case this time as Fornes' art paired with colors by Woodard are fantastic and really remind me of  Samnee and Wilson on Waid's run. There not much to say here other than the art was fantastic this issue and hope Fornes and Woodard stick around for a couple of more issues.

Overall this is another solid entry in the series and you're really doing yourself a disservice if you're not caught up. I'm glad the door was left open for Elektra to come back as I find myself being curious as to what she's up to.


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