Daredevil #25 | Writer: Mark Waid | Art: Chris Samnee | Colors: Javier Rodriguez | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $2.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com
Many have tried, but the genius that is Mark Waid has finally done it. He has managed to instill fear into the man without fear. The awesome cover drawn by Samnee and Rodriguez tells the whole story.
This is a brutal battle involving a killer specifically trained and designed to not only kill Daredevil but to do it while being better than him at his form of fighting. It’s the ultimate mind %$#@& that Daredevil may not be able to come back from.
That says a lot, considering what Mark Waid has put this man through. From bloody punches to bone-crushing blows, every aspect of this fight is brilliantly illustrated by Chris Samnee. This was not your typical back and forth battle where the bad guy pulls out a fluke victory.
The killer, whose ninja outfit is a combination of Daredevil’s red and yellow costume, was three steps ahead at every turn. He looked pretty badass while handling. This is the type of work that made Mark Waid the Eisner award-winning writer that he is.
Superheroes always triumph in the end. However, Waid manages to put the devil in such peril that it seems inconceivable that he can actually win. Then, out of nowhere, he comes up with a plan that ensures victory.
Like every story arc before this one, I have no idea how he gets out of this one, but I can’t wait to see how he does it.