Artist: Goran Sudzuka
Story Rating: 10
Art Rating: 6
Color Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.3
Marvel Comics creates a whole new direction of vigilante justice. The blind lawyer from Hell’s Kitchen must face his ultimate challenge yet.
Daredevil must face an enemy not in the streets of New York, but in the courtroom.
Matt Murdock poses as his superhero persona to testify against Simon Slugansky, a criminal associated with the infamous CLIP gang.
Daredevil wishes to continue the trial for if Simon is convicted of all crimes it will make waves in the superhero community.
The victory would clear the way for masked heroes to help the justice system beyond having a strong jaw.
Charles Soule takes suspense and dramatic tension to new levels. The issue follows court procedures as both lawyers engage in a battle of wits to best each other.
Murdock plays the game by risking it all as his secret identity hangs in the balance. If called upon by the judge, Daredevil must reveal his identity to be viewed as a credible source on the witness stand.
In the midst of the trial the Clip gang attacks the courtroom and Daredevil must spring into action. Simon seals his own fate in the escape attempt.
Daredevil rains down upon the criminals and saves the jury. In the aftermath Daredevil delivers his detailed testimony to the world.
Goran Sudzuka presents artwork that is bold with simple colors and shapes. The work does not emphasis too much with shading or dramatic color transitions.
Everything on the panel is simple and clear as the art does not over step it means. The comic is straightforward and focused directly on what is happening between the characters until the end of the book.
The solid colors used are predominately red, blue, black, and brown. Therefore, the art does not make a huge impression, pushing the story to the forefront.
In the conclusion Simon is convicted of his crimes. Daredevil has set the bar to going above and beyond the call for superpowers and costumes.
The city’s criminal underbelly gets wind of the trial and sets forth contingency plans to counteract the hero initiative.
Upcoming issues will reveal how some of New York’s most notorious villains will retaliate against Daredevil and other beloved heroes.