Reviews: Daredevil, Darth Vader & Nova

Quick reviews of Darth Vader #3, Daredevil #14 & Nova #28!

Writing his own life story has inadvertently forced Matt Murdock to face his darkest demons, and it’s changing him. Kirsten and Foggy don’t like the man Daredevil is becoming, and neither do the San Francisco police!

 

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Daredevil is changing, he’s becoming more carefree. And we know that things do not go well for DD! He’s embraced the fact that people know who he is, and has an interesting change of costume. This issue still splits the Matt Murdock and the Daredevil aspects well. With the first half dealing with Matt and his ‘lawyer mode’. People’s reactions around him show the problems that he doesn’t notice. The second half also deals with something he doesn’t notice – introducing a new legacy character (hero or villain?) and a point at the end we all suspected, but Daredevil couldn’t see!

When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra, the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry! Plus, could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for?

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Vader looks for a team to aid him in his quest, and after last issues seemingly off the cuff remark about droid, we understand why. As well as two ‘special’ droids we also are introduced to Aphra, who is an entertaining character, but seems to be a little too much for Vader – I can see a change of attitude coming. This was a fast paced and interesting issue, and also could serve well as a point for newer readers!

Black Vortex tie-in! Nova joins the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men for a huge adventure. With the Black Vortex itself in his possession, Sam goes on the run for his life. Good thing they call him the human rocket!

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I’m not reading the Black Vortex tie-ins, luckily for me though there is enough to go on to read this single issue without being too involved with the crossover (something Marvel does well – See: Fear Itself, Age of Ultron, Original Sin and aXis) Sam is still inexperienced with the ways of superheroing and this issue adds to that well, he’s still got a lot to learn. There is some of the current traditional Nova tropes we are used to here – humour, family and space! I especially liked the reference to Richard Rider…..

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