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Matt Murdock is back in his old stomping grounds of New York City, and somehow he has managed to hide his secret identity from the world once again. But there are some parts of his past that Matt can never escape. Ghosts like the first woman he ever loved and lost. Now, Elektra Natchios is back in the Big Apple and she's got a deadly score to settle with the Man Without Fe Matt Murdock is back in his old stomping grounds of New York City, and somehow he has managed to hide his secret identity from the world once again. But there are some parts of his past that Matt can never escape. Ghosts like the first woman he ever loved and lost. Now, Elektra Natchios is back in the Big Apple and she's got a deadly score to settle with the Man Without Fear! This will be far from a happy reunion, as Hell's Kitchen knows no fury like an assassin scorned. Daredevil's dark new direction continues! Collecting: Daredevil 6-9, Annual 1


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Matt Murdock is back in his old stomping grounds of New York City, and somehow he has managed to hide his secret identity from the world once again. But there are some parts of his past that Matt can never escape. Ghosts like the first woman he ever loved and lost. Now, Elektra Natchios is back in the Big Apple and she's got a deadly score to settle with the Man Without Fe Matt Murdock is back in his old stomping grounds of New York City, and somehow he has managed to hide his secret identity from the world once again. But there are some parts of his past that Matt can never escape. Ghosts like the first woman he ever loved and lost. Now, Elektra Natchios is back in the Big Apple and she's got a deadly score to settle with the Man Without Fear! This will be far from a happy reunion, as Hell's Kitchen knows no fury like an assassin scorned. Daredevil's dark new direction continues! Collecting: Daredevil 6-9, Annual 1

30 review for Daredevil: Back in Black, Volume 2: Supersonic

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Charles Soule’s Daredevil has been a bitter disappointment so far. Daredevil has had some brilliant runs in the past and Soule, who seems to do better with the non-super hero stuff, falls way short of the mark. First, Daredevil still has a sidekick. Well, ouch, thanks to Elektra, not for a while anyway. And the memory wipe thing is still in effect. So, then, everyone knew Matt Murdock was Daredevil; now, nobody does. And this causes problems. Someone tries to blackmail Elektra with knowledge of a da Charles Soule’s Daredevil has been a bitter disappointment so far. Daredevil has had some brilliant runs in the past and Soule, who seems to do better with the non-super hero stuff, falls way short of the mark. First, Daredevil still has a sidekick. Well, ouch, thanks to Elektra, not for a while anyway. And the memory wipe thing is still in effect. So, then, everyone knew Matt Murdock was Daredevil; now, nobody does. And this causes problems. Someone tries to blackmail Elektra with knowledge of a daughter and she seeks out Daredevil through Matt Murdock. The old “Is-that-a-billy-club-in-your-pocket-or-are-you-just-happy-to-see-me?” line just doesn’t cut it here. Then there’s Matt Murdock – Cardshark. The name’s Devil. Daredevil. He’s in the Far East for stupid plot reasons (the tux is a rental). He can’t see the cards, but, by using his nifty radar powers, he can tell what kind of hands the other players have been dealt. And he needs help from his old pal Spider-Man. Yep, but the memory wipe thing comes up again. So, a bit of “splaining is in order… Pffft. The Daredevil Annual featuring Echo, the deaf superhero is also included. Someone is turning people into evil sound constructs. Of course, they are. Bottom Line : Soule’s misbegotten run on this title is one of the worst in memory, not Kevin Smith bad, but just head-scratching. Some humor and Spidey barely put this one at three stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Soule's stories are... OK. They just seem to have something missing. Maybe it's because their doesn't seem to be any overarching stories to bring it all together. This is more of the same. We have a two parter with Electra and then one with Spider-Man. They both react a little different to him now that he's made everyone mysteriously forget his identity. The last 2 stories are from the annual and they are garbage. The main story with Echo fighting people Klaw has turned into sound is really dumb Soule's stories are... OK. They just seem to have something missing. Maybe it's because their doesn't seem to be any overarching stories to bring it all together. This is more of the same. We have a two parter with Electra and then one with Spider-Man. They both react a little different to him now that he's made everyone mysteriously forget his identity. The last 2 stories are from the annual and they are garbage. The main story with Echo fighting people Klaw has turned into sound is really dumb with awful art. The last is a little story with Gladiator going back to being evil. Matt Milla has picked a weird coloring style. It looks like he's trying to mimic the old duoshade process some artists used to use to save time shading their work where it fills the area in with these little dots. I didn't like it then and I don't why you'd do it now when you can use digital coloring to much better effect.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    This collection is something of a mixed bag, made up as it is of a pair of two-parters with an annual slapped on the end. I enjoyed the first of the two-parters, featuring Elektra, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that it mainly seemed to exist to tease us about how DD managed to get his secret identity secret again. I know it's just going to end up being a crappy retcon but I wanna KNOW damnit! I loved the second of the two-parters, featuring a great team-up with Spider-Man and a great ca This collection is something of a mixed bag, made up as it is of a pair of two-parters with an annual slapped on the end. I enjoyed the first of the two-parters, featuring Elektra, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that it mainly seemed to exist to tease us about how DD managed to get his secret identity secret again. I know it's just going to end up being a crappy retcon but I wanna KNOW damnit! I loved the second of the two-parters, featuring a great team-up with Spider-Man and a great callback to DD's old deep-cover SHIELD identity, Laurent Levasseur. I'm probably the only person who even remembers that story, though... The annual was a bit... meh. It wasn't terrible or anything but it was a bit wishy-washy. Echo is apparently back from the dead post-Secret Wars with no explanation. Sigh... Also, the Gladiator's back... Well, he's in the Netflix show so it was only a matter of time. DD was wearing his old red costume in this story for no discernible reason. Pfff... Overall, this book averages out as just OK.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amanja

    This is the spoiler free review for volumes 1 and 2, if you would like to see the spoiler full review complete with pictures please visit here: http://amanjareads.com/2020/01/07/dar... Daredevil: Back in Black has 46 issues total in the run. I will be reading all of them and reviewing them in 2 volume batches based on how the trades were published. This run has a very different feel to it from past Daredevil issues. Not only is Daredevil in a new black uniform but he has somehow wiped everyone's This is the spoiler free review for volumes 1 and 2, if you would like to see the spoiler full review complete with pictures please visit here: http://amanjareads.com/2020/01/07/dar... Daredevil: Back in Black has 46 issues total in the run. I will be reading all of them and reviewing them in 2 volume batches based on how the trades were published. This run has a very different feel to it from past Daredevil issues. Not only is Daredevil in a new black uniform but he has somehow wiped everyone's (and I mean everyone's) memories of him being Matt Murdock. The readers will not know how this happened for quite some time but it will keep coming up. Additionally, Murdock is no longer a defense attorney, he is working for the DA as a prosecutor. I hate this. He is no longer able to make his own schedule and he gets paid far less. These are two very big issues for someone who wants to be a successful vigilante. It doesn't make sense and it was a mistake. A lot of the book is Daredevil facing conflicts that come up because of this job that he chose to switch to. It's very frustrating to read because without seeing a grander plan I just feel like yelling at him the whole time, "just quit then!" Another big change is that DD now has a sidekick, Blindspot aka Samuel Chung. Chung invented an invisibility suit and DD is training him on how to fight and actually perform as a superhero. Makes sense, just being invisible doesn't help anything if you can't actually perform the actions. I also don't like DD having a sidekick, especially when him trying to keep his identity a secret is such a big part of the plot of this run. It's ridiculous that he would keep someone so close by and have to hide that he's blind from them so they don't put the pieces together. The story gets kind of complicated through this one and everything is in really long form. Things are mentioned in these first two volumes that I expect to come back at some point in the run but 20 issues later I still haven't seen them. I don't think this author wanted to write Daredevil. He doesn't seem to have a good grasp of the character and he's lost quite a bit of his charm. Parts of these two volumes are better than others and I don't think it's an overall bad book it's just pretty underwhelming. The author does the best job with the side characters. Elektra (because I'm biased) has the best two issues of these volumes and is full of emotion and turmoil. Spiderman shows up for the final issues and has a delightful levity and humor to him. Even The Hand has more personality than Daredevil in this one and they're a faceless organization of zombie ninjas. I think they wanted to take DD in a different direction but don't appreciate how to do that in a way that maintains the integrity of the character. He's lost a lot with these changes and I haven't seen it pay off yet. Hopefully by the end of the run I change my mind.

  5. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    I almost gave this a 4 star. I would have if the second half of this collection was as strong as the first half. First half is all about Elecktra, our favorite sexy assassin ready to kill you in just a moment. Matt dealing with her is nice to see, and watching him torture himself over it because she doesn't remember him is both enjoyable and sad. The end result works well and sets up future events. The second half of this collection is a tad weaker. It has Spider-man in the end so that saved it I almost gave this a 4 star. I would have if the second half of this collection was as strong as the first half. First half is all about Elecktra, our favorite sexy assassin ready to kill you in just a moment. Matt dealing with her is nice to see, and watching him torture himself over it because she doesn't remember him is both enjoyable and sad. The end result works well and sets up future events. The second half of this collection is a tad weaker. It has Spider-man in the end so that saved it from being just okay to good old fun. However after that is the annual story and it's just not that fun or interesting. Gives me vibes of the bad parts of Waid's run. Overall it's a good start, so so ending. I still am enjoying this run though, but that's because I LOVE Daredevil!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    Elektra's two part story is a bad mash-up of netflix tv series with comics continuity, the annual with Klaw and Echo was lame, the short story with Gladiator sucked for good, but luckly the hilarous Spiderman team up was really great. A fill-in volume, let's wait for the next one. Elektra's two part story is a bad mash-up of netflix tv series with comics continuity, the annual with Klaw and Echo was lame, the short story with Gladiator sucked for good, but luckly the hilarous Spiderman team up was really great. A fill-in volume, let's wait for the next one.

  7. 4 out of 5

    kristen ♡

    sooooo much better than the first volume. i liked these three mini arcs don’t drag on. if one lasted the whole issue i would’ve been bored out of my mind. the first two issues are an interesting elektra story. i found it to be interesting and the most engaging part of this series so far. the second is a team up with spider-man, but it has more than just spider-man popping up. in my review for volume one of this series, i said matt’s senses aren’t explained well. in issue 8-9 it explains how he us sooooo much better than the first volume. i liked these three mini arcs don’t drag on. if one lasted the whole issue i would’ve been bored out of my mind. the first two issues are an interesting elektra story. i found it to be interesting and the most engaging part of this series so far. the second is a team up with spider-man, but it has more than just spider-man popping up. in my review for volume one of this series, i said matt’s senses aren’t explained well. in issue 8-9 it explains how he uses his senses to his advantage and i liked that. i think any daredevil comic should include that for people who don’t know. the annual is forgettable and insignificant (though i’m sure they all were). the art is still nice.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Loved the Elektra story, thought the poker issue was just ok, good crossover with Spider-Man, and didn't care for the annual. Loved the Elektra story, thought the poker issue was just ok, good crossover with Spider-Man, and didn't care for the annual.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Malum

    Nothing too in-depth to report about this one. I just found most of the stories here to be kind of boring and pointless.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    This is a C- volume if I ever read one. Instantly forgettable.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    Not good. World: The art is good, that's the best part about this series. For the new tone which is the old tone it's going for it works well. The world building here is still fairly fragmented and trying to slap dash together a cohesive world without having all the pieces. We still don't know how this reboot happened and all the rules it entails and so readers are left scratching their heads when Soule wants to draw on nostalgia and pieces from Matt's past to build this world. Story: The Elektr Not good. World: The art is good, that's the best part about this series. For the new tone which is the old tone it's going for it works well. The world building here is still fairly fragmented and trying to slap dash together a cohesive world without having all the pieces. We still don't know how this reboot happened and all the rules it entails and so readers are left scratching their heads when Soule wants to draw on nostalgia and pieces from Matt's past to build this world. Story: The Elektra story on face value is good, it's a reintroduction of the character which Waid did not use. That being said the end with the wipe and the tears and the status quo realign is pretty much a microcosm of whays wrong with this reboot, a step backwards cause it's safe and done again and again. The Spidey story is okay, it's a team up but readers still don't have all the pieces and Spidey taking it in stride is a bit too much of a stretch for me and a waste of a team up. Echo was also meh, the art was great but also bringing her back and Gladiator is pretty much trying to cram the past and the TV show down readers throats to make this world work. I'm not a fan. Characters: Matt is whiney and brooding again which is same old same old and no forward progression, it's superhero comics what do you expect. Same with the rest of the characters that show up this arc, they are simple caricatures of their more complex selves in their own series. Not the best character work. I know this is the new status quo but it doesn't mean I can't critique it. Even compared to the darker Bendis Miller stuff this is meh. Onward to the next book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Blindzider

    This volume swings to the lower end of three stars. The first couple of issues have a very thin reason for bringing Elektra into the story. The art is fine, but it isn't Garney. The color palette brightens slightly with a few more colors. The next few issues are more "James Bond" like, with Matt having to use his powers to win a poker tournament. It's actually a fun read because the following issue he teams up with Spider-Man (during his Parker Industries phase with him being rich and having a n This volume swings to the lower end of three stars. The first couple of issues have a very thin reason for bringing Elektra into the story. The art is fine, but it isn't Garney. The color palette brightens slightly with a few more colors. The next few issues are more "James Bond" like, with Matt having to use his powers to win a poker tournament. It's actually a fun read because the following issue he teams up with Spider-Man (during his Parker Industries phase with him being rich and having a new costume.) The story explores their relationship a little, despite the fact that Peter no longer remembers DD's real identity. Glad to see Soule still keeping their long friendship, just refocusing it under the new circumstances. This was easily the best issue in this volume. Lastly, is the annual, which has DD teaming up with Echo, going against Klaw. Not a bad premise, just feels rushed and like a filler piece. Art wasn't fantastic either, not really even average. Finally, there's a short story about the current status of Gladiator and his motivations. Nothing really surprising there. Hopefully things pick back up in the next volume.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Judah Radd

    It’s a good comic book! The art had a cool aesthetic (although some of the details were a big distorted for my liking,) and the stories were short, contained and interesting. Soule does a good job of capturing the hard boiled Daredevil bleakness. I hope he further develops some of these threads.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Brent

    Several great comics artists join writer Charles Soule. This is a good version of Daredevil, but an episodic one. I'm curious where Soule goes with this favorite character... Meanwhile, these are above average, overly familiar stories, with a range of art styles. Mildly recommended. Several great comics artists join writer Charles Soule. This is a good version of Daredevil, but an episodic one. I'm curious where Soule goes with this favorite character... Meanwhile, these are above average, overly familiar stories, with a range of art styles. Mildly recommended.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joana Veríssimo

    I'm always so happy to read Daredevil :) It was really interesting to see him interact with Spiderman - I'm never the biggest fan of him - but it was very GOOD to see him here And then of course, I always LOVE having Elektra around :D It was a very fun and enjoyable read!!! I'm always so happy to read Daredevil :) It was really interesting to see him interact with Spiderman - I'm never the biggest fan of him - but it was very GOOD to see him here And then of course, I always LOVE having Elektra around :D It was a very fun and enjoyable read!!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    Review is for the single-issue comics contained in this collection. SPOILERS may follow. 3.5 stars, rounded up for the considerable improvement over the previous volume. First thing’s first: In this installment of Daredevil, everyone has the proper number of fingers. Which is the kind of sentence I never thought I’d write in a review, much less be grateful to write, but here we are. Soule’s first Daredevil arc was almost enough to make me cancel my subscription to the series. I was not a fan of the Review is for the single-issue comics contained in this collection. SPOILERS may follow. 3.5 stars, rounded up for the considerable improvement over the previous volume. First thing’s first: In this installment of Daredevil, everyone has the proper number of fingers. Which is the kind of sentence I never thought I’d write in a review, much less be grateful to write, but here we are. Soule’s first Daredevil arc was almost enough to make me cancel my subscription to the series. I was not a fan of the black suit, of Matt as a DA, of the disappearance of Kirsten McDuffy, or of the weird cult of many-fingered mystics bent on harnessing stolen Hand magic. There are still a lot of mysteries being hinted at in this collection, and given Marvel’s leaning towards shorter and shorter runs before rebooting heroes yet again, I’m not convinced any of them will be answered in a meaningful way, but storytelling here is a bit different from the first arc, and focuses more on the familiar. We see the return of Elektra in a story which hints that whomever Daredevil made his secret bargain with isn’t entirely happy with the situation, or at least not above messing with him. In Macau and Hong Kong, Daredevil teams up with Spider-Man to track down a briefcase whose contents will have a potentially devastating effect on the crimelords and ladies of New York City. Foggy Nelson also makes his first appearance in Soule’s run, though he and Matt are no longer quite as close as they used to be. Perhaps best of all, Daredevil teams up with Echo to stop a sonic-based threat. The return of so many classic characters in one arc feels a bit like overkill, but it’s also a welcome return to the familiar things that made Daredevil great. Seeing Spidey and Echo and Foggy and Elektra again restored a bit of my faith in the series. The shorter storytelling, with each story taking up only 1 or 2 issues, was a nice change of pace as well. Each tale was tightly written, and serves to oh-so-slightly pull back the curtain a bit regarding the mystery bargain Matt Murdock struck to erase the world’s memory that he is Daredevil. And because I don’t thoroughly hate the story this time around, I’ve been able to sit back and appreciate the art a bit more, particularly the coloring, and realize it’s a great fit for the series. I’m glad that I’m able to say this volume was a lot more enjoyable than its predecessor. Being without monthly Daredevil comics in my life was something I really didn’t want to consider.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] The first arc of the new Daredevil blew me away; from the art to the story, it felt like the perfect fit for the creative team. This second collection of stories isn't quite as progressive in terms of story, but it's still a very solid read. We open with an Elektra two-parter that brings back everyone's favourite crimson-clad ninja to beat up Daredevil, with the added twist that she's also one of the people that has forgotten Daredevil's identity. Charles Soule handles this [Read as single issues] The first arc of the new Daredevil blew me away; from the art to the story, it felt like the perfect fit for the creative team. This second collection of stories isn't quite as progressive in terms of story, but it's still a very solid read. We open with an Elektra two-parter that brings back everyone's favourite crimson-clad ninja to beat up Daredevil, with the added twist that she's also one of the people that has forgotten Daredevil's identity. Charles Soule handles this new dynamic well between the two, introducing a memory loss plotline as well that teases a lot for the future, but feels a little unsatisfying when it ends. Matteo Buffagni drops in for these two issues, and he's a good fit for the characters, choreographing some great fight scenes. Oh, and Blindspot meets Elektra in this arc too, which goes about as well as you'd expect. Next is another two-parter that teams Daredevil with Spider-Man; the first issue of this is probably the best of the volume, as Matt sets out to win a poker tournament, despite the fact that he can't tell what his cards are since he's, you know, blind. But of course, his super-senses make things more interesting as he bluffs his opponents out of the game. It's a very innovative use of Daredevil's unique skill-set. The second issue is more straight-up fight scene, but the dialogue between DD and Spidey is worth the price of admission alone. Goran Sudzuka steps up to pencil these issues to great success. Also included here is the titular Supersonic annual, which mysteriously brings back Echo from the dead as she and Daredevil work to stop Klaw from taking over the city, as well as a back-up story featuring Gladiator, although this is a little too short to really have much of an impact on anything. Vanessa Del Ray pencils the lead story, her sketchy style working well with the hectic nature of the proceedings, whilst the back-up is Ben Torres, who, like the story, made little to no impact on me at all. The unsung hero of this volume is easily colourist Matt Milla, who manages to make all the fill-in artists look as similar as possible to Ron Garney's distinctive style that defined the book in its opening arc. Well done Mr. Milla. (He doesn't colour the annual, but that's to be expected) Daredevil's next big story arc is currently underway, but this collection of stories is fun, if not as ground-breaking as the opening one.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anchorpete

    Reading comics for such a long time, at this point, I am used to reading comments from fans who say that the new take on their favorite hero or team is not as good as it was in the old days. There is usually a lot of references to Claremont's X-men run, when talking about new X-men story arcs. personally, I am one of the few who thoroughly enjoyed Grant Morrison's run on new X-men, and can appreciate the Claremont X-men books for what they did for the X-men mythos, and comics in general, but I wo Reading comics for such a long time, at this point, I am used to reading comments from fans who say that the new take on their favorite hero or team is not as good as it was in the old days. There is usually a lot of references to Claremont's X-men run, when talking about new X-men story arcs. personally, I am one of the few who thoroughly enjoyed Grant Morrison's run on new X-men, and can appreciate the Claremont X-men books for what they did for the X-men mythos, and comics in general, but I would not be able to read through the entire run. When it comes to Daredevil, there have been a few major runs, since I got back into comics.... You have the Bendis issues, where Daredevil's secret Identity is exposed. This is followed by Brubaker's run and Diggle's run. Neither of those two runs are as Good as Bendis' stuff. Besides Ultimate Spider-Man, I don't think Bendis has ever written anything as good as his Daredevil run. Wait, Let's throw in Alias and Powers. The guy writes a lot, though, that is actually a small amount of books compared to how much he has put out. Then... we have Mark Waid's run, completely different from the Bendis stuff. The Waid stuff is superb. Waid is like the guy who created the amp to plug the first guitar into, he took Daredevil in an exciting new place, using his powers in incredibly creative ways. I was constantly reading, thinking to myself "I would never have thought of that.", whenever Waid showed Matt using his powers in a different way. That happened in every single issue. Honestly, Daredevil should have died at the end of Waid's run. Everything else is just back pedaling. That is sure what the hell this book is. Back in Black.... More like Back to basics. The Netflix show was such a success, that Marvel had to make the comic book sync up with it. Unfortunately, the show is never going to be as good as the Waid run, and neither is this "Back and Black" series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Four short, non-connected 'DD' stories form an agreeable time-killer (in my case, for part of a two-hour early morning bus ride into NYC) of a collection. Most entertaining - in a 007 meets Ocean's Eleven sort of way - was a team-up with Spider-Man for a covert adventure in China. Four short, non-connected 'DD' stories form an agreeable time-killer (in my case, for part of a two-hour early morning bus ride into NYC) of a collection. Most entertaining - in a 007 meets Ocean's Eleven sort of way - was a team-up with Spider-Man for a covert adventure in China.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alex E

    Daredevil has a run in with Elektra, gambles in China, and prevents a "sound virus" from taking over New York in this one. Soule's run has been a bit hit and miss for me. There's moments that I really enjoy. For example, in this one, I thought the issues with Spidey were awesome. The banter, the action, the characterization, all really well done. Easily my favorite story in the volume, this was a great "Marvel" tale of two buddies who happen to be super heroes. The Elektra story started off real Daredevil has a run in with Elektra, gambles in China, and prevents a "sound virus" from taking over New York in this one. Soule's run has been a bit hit and miss for me. There's moments that I really enjoy. For example, in this one, I thought the issues with Spidey were awesome. The banter, the action, the characterization, all really well done. Easily my favorite story in the volume, this was a great "Marvel" tale of two buddies who happen to be super heroes. The Elektra story started off really interesting, and just... fizzled out. Once the mystery was half solved it was like, ok we're done! It was really a let down. And the Klaw story was ok, but nothing to write home about, except the art by Vanessa Del Ray was unique and interesting. Overall, I think this was just a filler type volume that served as quick stories from DD's world. I would recommend this only for die hard Daredevil fans only.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sonic

    Though Daredevil remains one of my favorite mythologies, I do admit that it is pretty difficult at this point in his history to break into new territory and still stay true to the character, ... but, ... eh, ... meh. please prove me wrong? .

  22. 4 out of 5

    Carla Rodrigues

    Great drawings, awesome coloring and technique but very meh storyline.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marco

    Nice. Not spectacular, but pretty good. This collection contains two two-parters and one Annual, all written by Charles Soule. There is also a ten-page story written by Daredevil veteran Roger McKenzie that I disliked for what it did with (or to?) Melvin Potter. But the rest is solid storytelling accompanied by decent artwork and some rather nice Bill Sienkiewicz covers for the Elektra two-parter. The ending of that story left me a bit hanging, though. I can only assume it is meant to lay the gro Nice. Not spectacular, but pretty good. This collection contains two two-parters and one Annual, all written by Charles Soule. There is also a ten-page story written by Daredevil veteran Roger McKenzie that I disliked for what it did with (or to?) Melvin Potter. But the rest is solid storytelling accompanied by decent artwork and some rather nice Bill Sienkiewicz covers for the Elektra two-parter. The ending of that story left me a bit hanging, though. I can only assume it is meant to lay the groundwork for something that will be picked up later? The second two-parter is a pretty entertaining undercover poker tournament/casino heist story guest-starring Spider-Man, taking place in Macau and Hong Kong. The artist here channels his inner Ross Andru for Spider-Man's mask a lot! The story also deals Sith some of the fall-out of what Matt Murdock did to restore his secret identity, as Spider-Man realizes he used to know who Daredevil was. The Annual guest-stars Echo, who for a change does not get on my nerves, and has Daredevil once again going up against Klaw. A deaf woman and a man with super-hearing against a villain made of sound. Not a bad idea and not a bad story.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Will Robinson Jr.

    Heard a lot of good things about Charles Soule writing on Daredevil. I remember reading the first volume a while back and thought is was an incredible start to Soule's run on the series. The book I feel does suffer a bit not because of the writing but the artist choices. Some of the artwork in this volume is just not very good. I really just did not like the artwork in the annual issue. So this volume just din't wow me as much as volume 1. What is great in this volume is the story and the implic Heard a lot of good things about Charles Soule writing on Daredevil. I remember reading the first volume a while back and thought is was an incredible start to Soule's run on the series. The book I feel does suffer a bit not because of the writing but the artist choices. Some of the artwork in this volume is just not very good. I really just did not like the artwork in the annual issue. So this volume just din't wow me as much as volume 1. What is great in this volume is the story and the implications Soule is raising with Matt Murdock doing everything he can to keep the secret of how he obtain his secret identity in the Marvel universe intact. My personal favorite issue was his team up with Spider-man. The duo have a very important team up history. I mean most fans know Spidey's and The Devil's long standing mission to take down Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin. The humor and the noir feel to the story is just well down. I just wished I enjoyed the art more. I am looking forward to reading the next volume.

  25. 4 out of 5

    B

    Like the Spider-Man 2099, I just read Elektra shows up, seemingly to pitch people on the idea that Elektra is unstoppable and mysterious. Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 6: Apocalypse Soon (Spider-Man 2099 And then vanishes, presumably back to her own book, which Marvel wants you to buy by highlighting her in Daredevil and Spider-Man 2099 apparently. Also, there's a two-parter with Spider-Man that suggests that the pre-Secret Wars story is still going on. Secret Wars sure did make everything confusing insofa Like the Spider-Man 2099, I just read Elektra shows up, seemingly to pitch people on the idea that Elektra is unstoppable and mysterious. Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 6: Apocalypse Soon (Spider-Man 2099 And then vanishes, presumably back to her own book, which Marvel wants you to buy by highlighting her in Daredevil and Spider-Man 2099 apparently. Also, there's a two-parter with Spider-Man that suggests that the pre-Secret Wars story is still going on. Secret Wars sure did make everything confusing insofar as we don't know what is and isn't true. It was a pretty wild and indiscriminate retcon. Anyway, parts of this are good.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    After the previous volume, Chinatown, set up Matt Murdock for a new life at the bottom of the attorney totem pole, Supersonic abruptly shifts directions to a random Elektra story and a random (but amusing) team-up with Spider-Man. Plus, an even more random annual issue featuring a sound-based villain for good measure. Chinatown seemed to be leading somewhere - Daredevil's back in NYC, no one knows Matt Murdock is Daredevil, he's got a new sidekick and a new job. There's plenty to unpack! Superson After the previous volume, Chinatown, set up Matt Murdock for a new life at the bottom of the attorney totem pole, Supersonic abruptly shifts directions to a random Elektra story and a random (but amusing) team-up with Spider-Man. Plus, an even more random annual issue featuring a sound-based villain for good measure. Chinatown seemed to be leading somewhere - Daredevil's back in NYC, no one knows Matt Murdock is Daredevil, he's got a new sidekick and a new job. There's plenty to unpack! Supersonic answers no questions, creates a few more, and is mostly mediocre fluff.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bex

    3 Stars! Okay, so this one was a bit of a mixed bag. We pretty much get two completely different stories, going at such a hard pace that I'm pretty sure you could get whiplash from reading it. Of the two 'stories', I'd say that I preferred the second one. The first one just seemed a bit odd to me, and didn't really pack the emotional punch that it should have. The second was much better suited to the pacing, and the cameo that we get was very much appreciated and gave me a wider sense of inter-h 3 Stars! Okay, so this one was a bit of a mixed bag. We pretty much get two completely different stories, going at such a hard pace that I'm pretty sure you could get whiplash from reading it. Of the two 'stories', I'd say that I preferred the second one. The first one just seemed a bit odd to me, and didn't really pack the emotional punch that it should have. The second was much better suited to the pacing, and the cameo that we get was very much appreciated and gave me a wider sense of inter-hero relationships in the Marvel universe, as I don't know it as well as I know the DC universe. Overall: A decent, if slightly confusing volume that needed more cohesion to make it work.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Luis

    Daredevil Volume 2: Supersonic is not a complete story arc but rather a collection of several stories which feel a bit disjointed, not the least of which is the last one versus the sonic menace Klaw where Daredevil himself has very little to do. The main focus of this volume is the aftermath of Daredevil having erased his secret identity from everyone, including Elektra and Spider-Man. As individual stories they're enjoyable enough with appearances fro Elektra, Spider-Man and Echo (whom I had nev Daredevil Volume 2: Supersonic is not a complete story arc but rather a collection of several stories which feel a bit disjointed, not the least of which is the last one versus the sonic menace Klaw where Daredevil himself has very little to do. The main focus of this volume is the aftermath of Daredevil having erased his secret identity from everyone, including Elektra and Spider-Man. As individual stories they're enjoyable enough with appearances fro Elektra, Spider-Man and Echo (whom I had never heard of before, small pun intended). The artwork is very good, dynamic and clean, though the last story switches radically to a rather messy inking style.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Juan

    Some folks are knocking this volume but I enjoyed it more than volume one. This volume pretty much breaks down into 2 separate arcs at two issues a piece plus with the annual special. The annual isnt really much of a story shaker. I could have done without it. The first arc brings back Elektra to the fold and tells a bit of a sad tale. The second arc features Spider-Man and acts as more of a comedic relief tale in the over all mysterious story line on how Dare Devil managed to erase his identity Some folks are knocking this volume but I enjoyed it more than volume one. This volume pretty much breaks down into 2 separate arcs at two issues a piece plus with the annual special. The annual isnt really much of a story shaker. I could have done without it. The first arc brings back Elektra to the fold and tells a bit of a sad tale. The second arc features Spider-Man and acts as more of a comedic relief tale in the over all mysterious story line on how Dare Devil managed to erase his identity to the whole Marvel Universe. Small clues to a hopefully soon revelation.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Colin Feely

    Slightly less than okay. Just weird and disjointed. What happened to the story with Electra in the first two issues? Then we are in China with Spider-Man looking for a briefcase? The earlier story is never mentioned. Then we end up with this horrible annual with the most mundane story ever. Again, not connected to either of the two arcs found on earlier in the book. Just nothing going on. I tried to give Soule a chance with this character but he can’t handle it. The only redeeming quality here is Slightly less than okay. Just weird and disjointed. What happened to the story with Electra in the first two issues? Then we are in China with Spider-Man looking for a briefcase? The earlier story is never mentioned. Then we end up with this horrible annual with the most mundane story ever. Again, not connected to either of the two arcs found on earlier in the book. Just nothing going on. I tried to give Soule a chance with this character but he can’t handle it. The only redeeming quality here is that the card playing bit is sorta fun.

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