(This review may contain spoilers).
As I’m reading more and more about the Marvel superheroes, I’ve found the fact that most of them have flaws to be really interesting. But Daredevil’s always been fascinating, since he’s been the first one I’ve met with an actual physical disability that still doesn’t stop him from doing the right thing.
I found it good to see the two different comics, both with slightly different versions of Daredevil’s origin story. I had a lot of sympathy for him as a character, considering he lost his sight and then his dad… not to mention the bullying he suffered that I can relate to really easily.
The first comic was a bit lighter than the second set, I noticed. Even though they both dealt with some quite awful things, I felt that the first comic was a little more juvenile compared to the second… which was much darker and contained a lot more violence. I cringed at the hints of what was done to Matt’s father in the second set.
I found Elektra to look and seem really creepy in the second set of comics. Although I was intrigued by her history and the hints that she was a more developed character, her interactions with Matt seemed to be a little unhealthy. Of course, his history indicates that he’s unlucky in love… possibly even more so than many of the other superheroes.
It was interesting to see the differences in the costumes Daredevil used, with the first one being yellow; while the second was the much more familiar red.
I think Matt’s character came across as much more darker in the second set of comics. He seemed to have more emotional wounds than in the first one… and his father seemed to have a better relationship with him, too. It wasn’t very nice to read about his history with his mother.
I liked Foggy in both of the sets of comics and it was good to see that the two of them had a close friendship, as well as being partners in law. I would have liked to know a bit more about Stick… though I felt his character made a lot of sense in the second set of comics. Matt developing his abilities made more sense there, too.
I’d be interested in reading some of the later comics and seeing Daredevil interact with some of the other superheroes. It would be good to see him in other environments and how he handles different situations.