Getting Back Into The Game With Daredevil #10

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Matt and Mindy have been seeing one another behind her mobster husband’s back for over a week. Matt feels guilty beyond words, but he can’t stop. Meanwhile, Detective Cole North is coping with his friend being put in the hospital without being able to do a thing about the people responsible. He’s at the precinct when Parole Officer Matt Murdock arrives to see one of his parolees who was recently picked up by the police. It’s there that one of the crooked officers gets a call that means Cole North will need to be dealt with in a different way.

Daredevil #10 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
Daredevil #10 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

Daredevil #10 concludes the “No Devils, Only God” storyline that has seen Matt Murdock trying to stay out of the vigilante game. It’s been hard for Matt, as his senses make him privy to every bad thing that happens for miles around him.

Of course, I’ve been saying–and we all knew–Matt’s return to the vigilante game is inevitable. The question was how and why, and we may see what the motivations are in this issue.

Detective Cole North is shaping up to be an interesting character in his own right. What was initially just another anti-vigilante cop has changed into something a bit more compelling, and I look forward to seeing how he continues to develop in issues to come. The story with Mindy is quite intriguing too.

Daredevil #10 art by Jorge Fornés, Jordie Bellaire, and letterer VC's Clayton Cowles
Daredevil #10 art by Jorge Fornés, Jordie Bellaire, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Jorge Fornés joins up as the artist this issue, and his style is downright phenomena. It’s more clean-looking than recent issues of Daredevil, but it still conveys this sense of grit and vulnerable humanity. It’s reminiscent of Chris Samnee’s spectacular work on the title too. Jordie Bellaire is the color artist on this comic, and she, as always, knocks it out of the park with her palette choices.

Daredevil #10 is another emotional and engaging issue for the series. Chip Zdarsky continues to take Matt Murdock to interesting places, and I look forward to finding out how Matt’s rebirth as a vigilante takes place. This comic definitely gets a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

Daredevil #10 comes to us from writer Chip Zdarsky, artist Jorge Fornés, color artist Jordie Bellaire, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, cover artist Julian Totino Tedesco, and variant cover artist Jung-Geun Yoon.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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