Saturday, 5 November 2016

Daredevil: Dark Nights Review (Lee Weeks, David Lapham)

Daredevil: Dark Nights is a collection of three short stories, none of which are very good. 

In Lee Weeks’ Angels Unaware, Daredevil must retrieve a donor heart for a little girl’s transplant surgery in the middle of a snowstorm while helping others along the way. It’s a slow-moving narrative that’s not very exciting though Weeks’ art is quite good - and this is the best of the three stories! 

I love Stray Bullets but David Lapham cannot write Daredevil comics. His Daredevil/Punisher book was atrocious and his contribution here, A Man Named Buggit, is equally awful. A ten inch gnome wants revenge on some gangster? Pitiful.

Jimmy Palmiotti and Thorny Silas’ In the Name of the King closes out the book with Daredevil teaming up with Misty Knight to protect a witness in a mob trial in Miami. The action is rote and predictable and Daredevil and Misty never feel like they’re in any real danger, getting through the waves of gangsters coming at them with ease. Misty also does it all in a bikini, giving off a strong Foxy Brown vibe - I guess she’s Marvel’s blaxploitation character? 

Three terrible Daredevil stories, all of them uninteresting, forgettable and overlong - Dark Nights is definitely not worth bothering with!

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