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Who is trying the new Daredevil mini? For those not in the know, Daredevil's most recent ongoing ended with him dying (temporarily). This series explores the aftermath of that from different perspectives. This is the Foggy Nelson issue.
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I really enjoyed this. It is a psychological deep-dive into the world of Daredevil. It is clear Jed MacKay has put some thought into the character. Daredevil is famously The Man Without Fear. This is meant to play up his bravery, but here it is examined as a negative trait. Fear is one-half of what drives your self-preservation instinct; Daredevil's rejection of it has caused an overreliance on the other half of that equation: pain. Ultimately his battle against his own survival impulses has resulted in his death. Well at least physically, as his mind lives on in his broken body. And in this state is the only way Matt Murdock is able to live on, because if he regains his mobility he will be driven to become Daredevil again and Daredevil leads to the inevitable (early) death of Matt Murdock. It will be interesting to see what kind of short-term impact this revelation has on the character (this being ongoing superhero comics there is little chance of a long-term impact, as most characters revert towards a certain mean). It is a thought-provoking issue and I am eager to see what other insights MacKay offers in future issues. Each issue will be having different art, this one was Danilo Beyruth and I thought he did a good job, especially with the ghoulish representation of fear.
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