Daredevil, Vol. 2: West-Case Scenario by Mark Waid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
6 - In the aftermath of Original Sin, Daredevil goes to find his mother, now a nun, for answers about his father. But why is she in the slammer, due to be extradited to Wakanda?
Crossovers suck. Even Daredevil says so. Looks like he's headed to Wakanda in the next issue. It's good to have Daredevil interacting with the rest of the Marvel Universe but I'm not sure about a trip to Wakanda.
7 - Matt goes to Wakanda to bring his mother home.
I shouldn't have doubted Mark Waid. Daredevil going to Wakanda could have been bad but it turned out very well. Matt and his mother had a heartfelt moment. There was some good super hero action as well, showing why Wakanda is known as the most technologically advanced civilization on the planet.
8 - Matt and Kirsten go sailing with her father and The Purple Man does some parenting of his own.
Wow. Daredevil writing his autobiography? And the Purple Man uniting with his illegitimate children? And I thought the Purple Man was creepy...
9 - The Purple kids are free and San Fransisco is theirs for the taking!
The Purple Man was bad enough but the Purple kids don't even need to speak. The remind me of The Midwich Cuckoos quite a bit. How the hell is Daredevil going to beat them?
Nice touch that Daredevil couldn't tell what color they were.
10 - The Purple Man is gunning for his kids and Daredevil is caught in the middle.
That was pretty chilling, as most stories featuring the Purple Man are. I like that Matt and Kirsten's relationship is progressing.
"Do you figure his parents assumed he'd grow up to be evil when they named him Zebulon Killgrave?"
"Yeah. We call that the Victor Von Doom paradox."
Closing Thoughts: Another great Mark Waid Daredevil volume. I liked the Purple Man issues better than the Original Sin ones but they were all damn good. I'd say I was going to ration the remaining two volumes but you don't tell a drowning man to ration air. 4 out of 5 stars.
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