Inker Alvaro Lopez
Colorist Javier Rodriquez
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
Magik being at the site in Original Sin 2 where the Orb drops the Secret Bomb has paid off again!
The secret Daredevil learns? Is that his beloved father, was pretty abusive to his absentee mother. Now it makes sense. One would think that he would remember that but he was just a baby, so that makes sense too.
Daredevil narrates that he was only in New York because he was finishing up some business before heading back to his second home, San Francisco.
I really like how he rationalizes his lack of involvement in these crossovers, if it involves the Hulk and the Thing – then he really has no business being there. His radar sense gets all confused and people find out he’s blind – it is a whole thing.
I like how the Previously page is done as if it was the top fold of the New York City Bulletin. I wonder why it isn’t the Bugle?
Thanks to this page, we (I) learn that Murdock was disbarred for admitting, under oath, that he is Daredevil. I wonder how he got out of it during Bendis’ run and how he didn’t get out of it this second and latest time.
Now that Matt has been forced to relive this moment (and thanks to his powers, he really got a big dose of the reality) he is seeking more truths regarding his father. Now, like the Amazing Spider-Man issue, I thought everyone around got everyone’s secrets but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I guess that’s a good thing.
Matt’s mother became a bride of Christ, or a nun – as they are traditionally called. I like that they have a cool catchy name. As a Catholic, I married into it, I like that Daredevil gets to represent the religion.
Matt goes to the church that Sister Maggie (his mother) is a nun at. The priest and another nun are surprise to see him there. A nun tells Matt that Maggie isn’t there anymore. We see that she’s at Ryker’s Island.
Matt has to call in a slew of favors but gets to speak with his mother. She and two others did break the law but not to the point that everyone says they did. Herself and Sisters Barbara and Leora – five days ago – found out about a military base with chemical weapons. They went there and started spray painting the walls with peace signs.
Because it was a military base’s wall (all your bases belong to us), they were marched to a military tribunal and locked up within 24 hours. The sisters are going to be transported to Wakanda. Matt is surprised by this, as am I!
Wakanda, there was a moment in time when Black Panther was the Man Without Fear in Hell’s Kitchen. Not sure how that came about or how that ended but one would imagine Murdock had to give his blessing for that.
Murdock goes to the warden, he has no answers. The police don’t even know about. His contacts at SHIELD (glad that was written in) say that they can’t do anything, it is municipal. Matt doesn’t even know what the official charge is. Is the Kingpin behind this? Is that an option?
Daredevil makes his way into that military base, for some answers. There is no one there.
He calls the Avengers and his informed that T’Challa is no longer King and his sister, Shuri is the new ruler. (again?)
Daredevil goes to Hawkeye – not in costume and pretty banged up and barbecuing. He reminds ol’ Hornhead that Wakanda has a Manhattan embassy.
We get an awesome double page spread of Daredevil in a closet, listening to everything in the building.
Finally, he hears something. An American general is meeting with a lieutenant. There is an exchange of a flashdrive. Before the general can grab it, Daredevil does and puts it in the tip of his billy club. Which I didn’t know it had compartments like that. Pretty handy!
The lieutenant was expecting Daredevil and has a sonic alarm ready. If everyone knows who you are, why even wear a superhero costume? Also, this must have been the plan the entire time. Or at least, once they figured out who they had in custody. But I imagine Maggie’s real name wasn’t that easy to Google. Or is it?
Daredevil has been awake for 36 hours and his foe has been completely prepared so he quickly loses the fight.
The general takes a chair to Daredevil’s back. E C DUB E C DUB E C DUB
The lieutenant (a rank, I don’t know how to spell on my own and don’t care for typing it everytime) gets his flashdrive back.
They pick up Daredevil’s body. He mutters that they are Americans and this can’t be done on American soil. The lieutenant laughs, they were on Wakandan soil. With that, Daredevil is thrown through a window.
They drop the billy club and keep bragging about their success. Once they heard Daredevil was asking around, they moved up the time table and the sisters have been sent away an hour ago. Daredevil never had a chance and now he’s surrounded by trash.
The lieutenant makes a great observation that the general might as well help out as Daredevil is blind and can’t identify him. Except for his smell and sound of his voice but that’s not really the problem at the moment.
I doubt the next issue has a flashback to Original Sin but I really liked this issue!
Waid and Rodriguez did an amazing job as did the Lopez and Caramagna.
Great job team!