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Essential Daredevil, Vol. 4 (Essential Daredevil #4)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Who else but Marvel would set up a robot from the future to play matchmaker for a femme fatale and the Man Without Fear? Mister Kline's android-laden efforts steer Daredevil and the Black Widow together for a trial whose tribulations could mean the end of the fabled Nelson and Murdock partnership!
Paperback, 600 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Marvel
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Adam Graham
Oct 13, 2013 Adam Graham rated it liked it
The Man Without Fear's four black and white reprint volume covers Issues 76-101 with Avengers #111 thrown in for good measure leading us through 1970s Daredevil. The book has many positive points and some negatives.

--The book features the end of what feels like an eternal break up session between Matt Murdoch and Karen Page. The mismatched couple finally break up for good (for now) in Daredevil Issue #85 when realizing the obvious: Karen can't give Matt what he needs (a woman who can
Jason Luna
Mar 21, 2014 Jason Luna rated it liked it
It was tempting to give this book a 2 or even 1 star, because the good part is like 5 issues at the end, and little else good before that.

What was bad?

-The use of internal monologues is ridculous. It's thought bubbles from Matt/Daredevil like "Sure, Matt. Fighting's just what the doctor ordered. It prevents you from realizing that your real illness is love for a woman named Karen." And this is over many pages over like every issue. It's redundant, stupid, and doesn't even motivate big plot twist
Steven Heywood
Sep 29, 2016 Steven Heywood rated it liked it
A fairly readable collection from the days when Marvel's writers filled comic books with more soliloquy than superheroics. Also typical of the time are the overblown plots that build up into fizzling squibs full of non-sequiturs. If you can let those glide by the stories are okay.

Some very nice Gene Colan artwork.
Jan 08, 2012 Adam rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
You know whose work really interfered with my enjoyment of chronologically reading Daredevil? Writer Gerry Conway, who wrote the title during the early '70s.

I was glad when he finally stopped writing the series, but his replacement, Steve Gerber, was just as bad for all the same reasons. Here's a sample, from issue #100:

Low over San Francisco Bay swoops a sleek Avenger's Quinjet--its lone passenger--the sightless adventurer called Daredevil!

His hypersensitive fingertips read the dials and meters
Feb 06, 2009 Trevor rated it really liked it
It's kind of amazing to watch the characters in Marvel grow from a bunch of cookie-cutter bigot assholes in the 60s to more socially responsible adults in the 70s. It's curious to see the order that these changes occur in, too. Late 60s, Marvel starts taking an active approach to combating racism by introducing a handful of black characters, a couple heroes but mostly background characters who interact with the white heroes as though their skin didn't matter. This situation gradually improves. H ...more
Alfredo Chizzoni
Feb 10, 2011 Alfredo Chizzoni rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, daredevil
Questa raccolta copre le pubblicazioni delle fine anni '70, l'ultimo fascicolo della serie originale è il n.101.

Quasi tutti gli albi sono interessanti e rispecchiano bene lo spirito dei tempi (provate a confrontarli con le prime due raccolte e vedrete che differenza).

In generale una piacevole lettura per chi ama le avventure del cornetto, tra l'altro qui compare finalmente la Vedova Nera e Karen Page fa un passo indietro, allentando un po' i toni da commedia sentimentale.

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