Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Marco Checchetto, Nolan Woodard, VC’s Clayton Cowles, and Julian Totino Tedesco
Release Date: September 11th, 2019
Matt struggles with his inner demons while a Duty and honor-bound, Detective Cole North continues hunting the vigilantes of New York in this week’s all-new DAREDEVIL #11 by Chip Zdarsky. Let’s dive into the issue to see which vigilante is on the Detective’s radar now.
The first thing any reader would notice about this issue is how fabulous Marco Checchetto and Nolan Woodard‘s illustrations and colors were throughout this masterful piece of fiction. The immense detail to each character’s facial features were truly remarkable while the colors coaxed this reader into the narrative and never let go. The line design was so distinct, stimulating, and rich that this reviewer felt like he was placed right in the action from the opening melee.
The second aspect of the issue this critic fell in love with was the position or approach Chip Zdarsky took in this issue. After the first glance, this fan was confused with the events associated with Detective North. Readers move from one issue where the cops are trying to murder Cole to what appears to be a delightful stakeout from 48 Hours. However, the genius twist that Zdarsky pulls out between the good detective and another popular vigilante, which ultimately ends with a phenomenal rooftop conversation, was sharp, enthusiastic, and spirited.
Additionally, Zdarsky’s description of Mayor Fisk and his shift in behavior, as well as Owlsley’s transformation of character and personality was extremely interesting and excited this reviewer for their relationship in future narratives. Overall, Zdarsky did a fantastic job poking at specific dangling plot threads and pulling at them just enough for readers to prepare for the fallout that’s to come down the line. Will Detective North have a change in stance on vigilantes? Will Owlsley overtake Hell’s Kitchen and New York as the new Kingpin of crime? Will Matt Murdock ever come back as Daredevil? And if so (as many assume he will), will he ever be the same?
Zdarsky and Checchetto organically blend their techniques beautifully together again and mesmerize the audience with their hard-hitting and realistic style that inspires engaging questions for the future of the narrative. If you’ve been appreciating this run to date, you’ll be captivated by this week’s installment and excited for more. Pick this one up and add this series to your pull list. You won’t be disappointed.