4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An enjoyable, albeit, brief read...,
This review is from: Daredevil Noir Premiere HC (Hardcover)
First off, other than a brief take on the character in "Marvel 1602", I have never read a Daredevil story.
I picked this up along with Spiderman Noir, out of curiosity, more than anything else.
I am glad I did. First off the book looks fantastic, the art is dark and grainy, and certainly gives the feeling of the period, with the reds standing out from the blacks and greys.
The story starts with a confrontation between Daredevil and the Kingpin, and as the two converse the story comes to light as to everything which led up to this point.
We get the origin of this Daredevil; We move from here to Eliza, a woman who comes to Foggy Nelson & Matt Murdoch with concerns about Orville Halloran, with whom she is in a dangerous relationship. We then we move on to Daredevil tracking the "bulls eye killer" who may or may not be working for Orville Halloran, who is a competing crime boss, looking to take over the kingpins territories and his empire.
I enjoyed this story, and I am a fan of the kingpin as a character, and he is used well in this. The story closes back to where it started, with the Kingpin and Daredevil conversing, in coming to the conclusion of the tale the two lunge at one another in battle and the book ends.
Although the "Halloran" part of the tale was concluded you do get the feeling that this was part of a bigger story, and I do hope there is a follow up to this; the Bulls Eye Killer was a nice twist, that I honestly didn't see coming (although in hindsight the hints are there!).
Overall an enjoyable book, which has gotten myself interested into the daredevil character. Highly recommended.