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The Collection Without Fear Part 4 – Mark Waid’s Daredevil Volume 3
May 27, 2020, 8:37 am

Welcome back! I hope your week was good. In this part, we continue into Mark Waid’s run on Daredevil. So let’s begin.

The Omega Effect:
And so the massive crossover begins. The six organisations are looking for the Omega Drive, which is in the hands of Daredevil. Daredevil teams up with The Punisher and Spider-man to make sure they keep the drive out of evil’s grasp. Each story so far and been leading to this and was it worth it? Yeah I think so. This story is enjoyable is a decent crossover, but I’ll be honest, I’m not really the biggest crossover fan. Crossovers are very hit or miss with me. Marco Checchetto’s artwork will always a pleasure to my eyes. I don’t know what else to add, it didn’t really contain the style that I love from this series.

How Long Since He Last Did This?:
Ah, finally. Lo and behold, Chris Samnee has entered the series. Through Paolo Rivera was great as the penciler, I love Samnee’s artwork a bit more. Matt Murdock is finally able to take Kirsten McDuffie on a date and… we are finally back to the joyful tone of Waid’s series. I enjoy how Waid spends this whole issue developing Murdock’s relationships to Foggy and Kirsten, allowing the dialogue to just fill the air and carry the story. I realise now that my favourite stories are the ones where Waid gets to do his lighter and fun stories, and when it comes to the crossovers, I don’t like them as much. This story is great and the cliff-hanger at the end was amazing.

One Hell of A Night:
I was so excited to read this, what I was expecting went right out the window and it left me cracking up laughing. There is a twist, yes, but I won’t spoil. This issue continues on the lighter tone and focusing less on the heaviness, and it’s why I love this series. The Omega Effect properly comes to an end in this issue, and I feel mixed about the whole thing. I liked everything but the main crossover itself. Anyways, let’s move onto the next story just as quick as the comic does itself.

Senses of Doom:
What happens if Daredevil loses his other senses? To wrap up this volume comes this really interesting and fun breakdown of Matt Murdock and Daredevil. Chris Samnee becomes a proper regular in this story, no words can describe how pleasing his art is to me. The monologing throughout the story is played to its upmost potential, you can feel the terror Murdock feels. Essentially Murdock has to MacGyver his way out of Latveria before he gets dissected by Doom’s scientists. Seeing his senses heal themselves even though they’ve been dampened is really cool, Samnee’s art really complements Murdock’s radar sense. I think this story is pretty cool, but the ending does feel kind of rushed, but it’s not a proper bother.

If you were in a position to choose one singular book from a store, I believe this is stronger than the previous volume but still quite strong.

Next time! Again, we continue into Volume 4 of Mark Waid’s series. See you then!


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