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    Reviews - Daredevil - HC vol. 03

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Another great HC - Thai
This story has been going on for a while now (Why back in Underboss) and with this volume there is finally closure to the whole saga. This is a good thing as at points there seemed no end in sight, as normal the dialogue is the highpoint of this book and really does make you turn the pages in desperation as to what happens next.
The courtroom scene for instance is extremly well written and had me captivated although the whole premise of the White Tiger's guilt was a bit flimsy, no CCTV in an electrical store? No fingerprints from the robbers on the gun?

The art is varied and Manuel Gutierrez has a very different style to the reguler artist Alex Maleev and while it's to a good standard it hurts at times, some characters who appear early in the book look unrecognisable when they appear later (Luke cage especially).
I've said it before and Maleev isn't the greatest artist when it comes to drawing fight scenes and it's hard to work out what's going on sometimes but his dark grittty style does suit the style of writing although it is very dark at times.
The scene where old Daredevil artist's return to each draw a half page panel during the kingpin/Daredevil battle was a nice touch and shows you just how long there fued has lasted.

There are a few new characters introduced in this book and one where they may be a regular vistor within the pages of DD for the distant future, a number of villians also make a return in this book and Bendis isn't scared to show them in a more valnurable state which is welcome.
I also like the Bendis intrepretation of the kingpin, he's brutal and will go to any lengths to regain his empire.
The scene where he goes to visit an old associate for payback was one of the best i've seen in a while.

Overall this is great Daredevil HC that is recommended to any Daredevil fan, comic fan or fan's of any type of crime fiction in general as this truly is one of the best in any medium.

9.1 out of ten

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