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Daredevil #9 (LGY #671)
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‘Daredevil’ #9 (LGY #671) review

Daredevil is going to be facing off with one of his greatest rogues, but before he does that, he needs to mend some fences.

As we pick up from the last issue, our preview hints at an epic clash between Bullseye and Daredevil. These confrontations are always the stuff of legends, and with Elektra in the mix, the stakes are higher than ever. But before we delve into this thrilling possibility, let’s not forget that Daredevil is waging a war on two fronts. There’s the battle to quell the Heat, a menacing gang wreaking havoc in Hell’s Kitchen, and a second skirmish against the Seven Deadly Sins. How will creators Saladin Ahmed and Juann Cabal keep us on the edge of our seats in this issue? 

Daredevil #9 (LGY #671)

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If it slipped your mind, the Daredevils tracked Bullseye down to a Heat rally, where Bullseye revealed that Kingpin is back and part of Heat’s leadership last issue. Writer Saladin Ahmed takes advantage of that information drop to get inside Matt Murdock’s head. Reading those thoughts, I wonder what potential seeds Ahmed could be planting for future issues; what exactly does Ahmed have planned for Kingpin? With this issue, we won’t find out much, but it does remind us to look at the upcoming Giant-Size Daredevil coming in June. 

The first portion of the comic deals with the fight, and artist Juann Cabal graces the panels with some dynamic figures in motion. The panel with Bullseye hitting Matt Murdock with the microphone is excellent, as Cabal captures how that is secretly two hits: one physically to the face and the second a blast of sound on the radar. Wait until you see the revenge hit Murdock delivers to Bullseye, upping the pain thresholds. The three keep pressing on each other, and I enjoy how Cabal shows that Murdock and Elektra can still sync up and become their own unstoppable duo. As the comic progresses, Bullseye’s face is destroyed as a tribute to the Daredevils in action. 

Daredevil #9 (LGY #671)

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There are some great ways that Elektra and Bullseye play in this battle that don’t require them to throw physical punches, and I don’t want to spoil those as they are some great character moments. Bullseye’s actions in this issue did have me go back an issue and see that he is doing things a little differently, and I can’t wait to see if Saladin Ahmed has a purpose for Bullseye’s new tactics of outside forces and video recording. After the fight, the Daredevils escape and have an interesting conversation, leading to the reunion page as Murdock finally returns to people from his previous life. Cabal draws a beautiful page showcasing what we’ve been missing, but the reaction goes in several directions. Could there be some outside interference? 

Excellent fight choreography carries the issue as Bullseye squares up to the Daredevils. Punishment awaits as fists, feet, and faces all meet. The Sins take a breather in this issue as we get a reunion that long-time fans will enjoy. The issue is enjoyable overall, but it does feel a bit like a filler issue with how long this story arc has been. It is still worth picking up, but it does keep the wait lingering as answers and confrontations await.

Daredevil #9 (LGY #671)
‘Daredevil’ #9 (LGY #671) review
Daredevil #9 (LGY #671)
Excellent fight choreography carries the issue as Bullseye squares up to the Daredevils. Punishment awaits as fists, feet, and faces all meet. The Sins take a breather in this issue as we get a reunion that long-time fans will enjoy. The issue is enjoyable overall, but it does feel a bit like a filler issue with how long this story arc has been. It is still worth picking up, but it does keep the wait lingering as answers and confrontations await.
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Awesome fight scenes that highlight the character abilities, collaboration, and punishment they can take
The reunion was something we knew would happen and it was done in a great way that brings a smile and keeps you interested for what is next
The overall length of the story arc is too much of a problem to bear, but the overall vibe of the issue felt stretched out in order to lengthen pace for issues
Kingpin was a big reveal last issue and then just vanishes, kind of weakens his involvement in the story
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