Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Review of the Week: Daredevil Vol 3 #22

So by now you've heard that Doc Ock has taken over Spider-man's body. One of the things that's going to be interesting in this new status quo is seeing how this new Superior Spider-man is going to interact with his fellow super heroes. And here he is going toe to toe with Daredevil.

In the last issue of Daredevil, DD's girlfriend, who happens to be an assistant district attorney, was led to believe DD had become unbalanced and was a menace, so she asked Spider-man to go after him. The two fight, all the while Daredevil doesn't know what to make of Spidey's change in personality, and then the fight is cut short to deal with Stilt Man. After that DD explains the misunderstanding to Ock Spidey and that his girlfriend's suspicions are unfounded.

Mark Waid's current run on Daredevil has been a joy for a long time DD fan like myself. Daredevil is one of those characters people have a tendency to write too dark. Everyone wants to recapture the magic of Frank Miller's run so writers tend to make Daredevil's book nothing but one horrible thing after another happening to him. While Waid has had life kick DD in the nuts a few times in this run, he also restores some balance of a little good old fashion, at times even lighthearted, super hero fun to DD. If you haven't been reading this then you should hop over to amazon and order the first trade of this run now.

As for the interactions with the "Superior" Spider-man, they were a blast as well. I love the over the top villainy way Ock Spidey talks and the confusion it causes in Spidey's friends and fellow heroes. All and all this was a great read and you should definitely check it out.

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