Interesting thing about Daredevil…the character works great in dark and gritty stories AND light and fun superheroic tales. That’s one versatile crimefighter there.
After a long period of dark—perhaps too long and too dark in the end—Mark Waid took over the writing reins and returned a sense of fun to the title (relaunched with a new #1…and then another #1 because I guess that sells better). Daredevil with Waid at the helm is the sort of book that just puts a smile on your face, and I’m finally getting around to catching up on the tail-end of his great run.
In #13 (the second #13), Matt Murdock grapples with an unusual predicament—he might actually be happy with his new girlfriend, Kirsten. But no amount of happiness will ever interfere with his ingrained sense of overprotectiveness, much to Kirsten’s annoyance.
This is a nice little issue that tells a complete story while serving the larger series arc, and I enjoyed how Waid plays around with expectations.
So yep, the fun continues. I’m totally fine with a happy Daredevil for a while.
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Chris Samnee
Publisher: Marvel Comics
How to Read It: back issues; Marvel Unlimited; Comixology; Daredevil vol. 3: The Daredevil You Know (TPB)
Appropriate For: 12 and up