Comic Book Reviews – Amazing Spider-Man #4 and Daredevil #6
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist/Colors: Javier Rodriguez
Inker: Alvaro Lopez
What did Matt Murdock see when the Orb unleashed the Watcher’s eyeball and everything it had witnessed on the heroes of New York?
His Parents! This is an interesting Original Sin tie in because to me it almost felt like a wild goose chase that Matt is now on. It did not take me in the direction I was expecting. Matt happens upon a conspiracy that leads him to the Wakandan Embassy. I didn’t like that this issue has Matt back in New York, I have been enjoying his adventures in San Francisco, but I understand it story wise. It just makes no sense for him to travel back and forth for an Avengers emergency when there are plenty of capable heroes in NY.
I did enjoy Clint Barton’s tiny cameo, it’s nice to see Matt Murdock reaching out to other heroes for help lately, like Hank Pym and now Clint. It really goes to show how immersed Matt Murdock is in the Marvel Universe and doesn’t just team up with the more street level heroes like Spidey, Elektra, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, or the Punisher.
I was slightly disappointed when I saw Chris Samnee wasn’t on art but was very satisfied with Javier Rodeiguez. He had a fantastic two page spread with Daredevil listening for clues and some other really cool layouts taking advantage of Daredevil’s unique abilities. The artists on Daredevil, coupled with Mark Waid’s writing are what make this one of my favorite books every month.
Rating: 6 (out of 7) – Solid issue but feels a little forced. Matt was written wonderfully and the art is great. I hope this tie in goes somewhere because it has potential !