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Daredevil: Redemption

By Gareth Atha
March 27, 2006 - 15:23

Daredevil: Redemption is a six-part miniseries presented here in one volume which tells the story of the murder of a young boy in the Alabama town of Redemption Valley and Daredevil/Matt Murdock’s subsequent attempts to prove that the suspects, a group of local teenagers, are innocent. The series is primarily set seven years ago and is a standalone story in the Daredevil saga.

David Hine’s writing in this series is simply stunning, generating in the reader the tension and frustration that a case like this would generate in those involved. This is by far one of the darker Daredevil stories, focusing as much on society’s views to outsiders as on Daredevil’s battle to defend the apparently undefendable. Micheal Gaydos’ artwork in this series is of the highest caliber, perfectly complemented by Loughridge’s use of colours. Gaydos uses pen and ink to create the images in all six parts of this story. The strong lines are matched by the flat colours employed by Loughridge. The artwork, colouring and effective use of lettering all combine with the writing to generate the overall atmosphere of the series.

This series is a perfect example of a comic book which has matured with its readers. The fact that Daredevil does not really win the battle in the end, and is utterly unable to help those he went to help highlights this character’s humanity. This story would not necessarily be the best introduction to Daredevil, as it has very few supporting characters from Daredevil/Matt Murdock’s life in New York, but is to be highly recommended to the Daredevil aficionado.

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