This a special single issue comic that celebrates the 50 Anniversary of my favourite superhero, Daredevil.
The first story takes us to the future. Matt Murdoch is 50 years old and he has a nine year old son. His son has heightened senses as well but they pretty much over-whelm him. He is skittish and prefers to stay in his room and read. It draws a parallel to Matt’s youth when his dad wanted him to hit the books.
The story is very well done and a great way to celebrate 50 years of this comic book icon.
The next story reunites Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, one of the best creative teams to ever work on the Daredevil title. It’s a letter written by a woman who fell in love with the superhero only to meet a untimely end. It’s bitter-sweet but shows the power of love.
Next, we get the old school, swashbuckling hero we saw in the very first few issues of Daredevil back in 1964.
The issue concludes with the letter page that often gets left out in this day and age of comics. Hard-core fans write it about their experiences and love for Daredevil.
I’m glad to see Daredevil continuing in comic form. I was surprised when the third volume of the title came to an end with issue #36. I look forward to reading this fourth volume and adding more hardcover editions to my collection.
Happy Birthday Daredevil!
My 2014 Reading Log (continually updated all year long)