Daredevil #612

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The Death of Daredevil Conclusion

Writer:  Charles Soule

Artist:  Phil Noto

Cover Art:  Phil Noto

I have been enjoying the recent run of Daredevil very much.  I have been engaged in the story and every twist that has happened.

And because of that, Daredevil #612 is both one of the best and one of the worst Daredevil stories I have read.

I’m not sure the term “bait and switch” does this justice.

The first two-thirds of this issue was fantastic.  It was a joyous end to the saga of Wilson Fisk, NYC Mayor.  It had an awesome takedown of Kingpin at the hands of not only Daredevil, but a huge cast list of guest stars.

Then, it all changed.

I am not sure how I feel about the end of this comic.  Fact is that it feels like a cop out.  I am not sure if I can describe this without spoiling, but I will try.

The end negated a huge chunk of this story and took some of what I had really connected with and wiped it away.  I must say that I did enjoy the very end of the issue, leading into the new Daredevil series from Chris Zdarsky, titled “Know Fear,” but the way it got to the last scene felt like a cheat.

So, while I would recommend the book, it does have a chance to make you very angry.

Of course, if it makes you angry, perhaps that is a good thing.


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