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Daredevil #27

August 24, 2014

Daredevil 027Brian Michael Bendis // Alex Maleev
January 2002
*****

The mob action that surrounds the now-blind K’pin mimics the goomba lowlifes of The Sopranos; in another thread, a rookie cop panics & opens fire when he spies DD. The weird intrusion of a masked super-avenger into cop/crook tropes gives the mag a whole new layer of realism & archetypal power.

last issue: Daredevil #26
next issue: Daredevil #28

also indexed for Jan. ’02
Alias #3
Avengers #48
New X-Men #120

Daredevil #26

August 23, 2014

Daredevil 026Brian Michael Bendis // Alex Maleev
late December 2001
*****

Bendis & Maleev start their classic collab on DD by playing up the mag’s crime/justice theme. A supercharged criminal explodes at the NYC courthouse. In-story, it mirrors the Caesar-like assassination of the Kingpin. But the chaos also clearly & vividly echoes the 2001 attack on Lower Manhattan.

last issue: Daredevil #25
next issue: Daredevil #27

also indexed for Dec. ’01
Alias #2
Avengers #47
New X-Men #119