Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review of the Week: Daredevil Vol 3 #30

So in this issue a mysterious alien shows up in Matt Murdock's office. It claims that it had caught a broadcast of a speech Matt gave on the need for the law to recognize extraterrestrial rights years ago and that, combined with his alter ego being an Avenger, is why he sought him out. He claims a powerful being is chasing him and he needs the aid of the Avengers. Just then the Silver Surfer shows up in Matt's office and Matt quickly changes to DD and attempts to protect the alien from the Surfer. The Surfer then explains to Daredevil that the alien was of a race called the Achians, which are "Sentient lies who exist on the edge of perception, visible only when it suits their ends to be so" and that it only wanted "to sow discord and malice". Surfer has a hard time tracking it as he has a hard time seeing it with his cosmic senses, so he has Daredevil help him find him. When they catch up with him and take him down he whispers in DD's ear "She will never love you." refereeing to his current love interest and coworker Kirsten McDuffie. After that DD and the Surfer part ways with DD pondering whether they creature was telling the truth to hurt him, or lying to hurt him.

This issue was just great, as has Waid's whole current run on Daredevil. I don't know if the Achians have been seen or mentioned before, but we should see more of them, that's a really interesting concept. If you're not reading Daredevil then shame on you. Seriously, are you sure you even like super heroes? This is super hero goodness at it's finest.


  1. Totally agree. This is the first time I've been interested in Daredevil. I don't know what to think about the series running it's course with issue...what, 36? On one hand, I hope it's just a Marvel NOW gimmick, with Waid returning to a renumbered series, but on the other hand, I'm REALLY tired of series getting re-numbered...

    1. Yeah the renumbering is getting ridiculous. I mean how many damn number ones has Captain America had at this point? It's especially confusing for new readers who start looking up back issues.