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Daredevil: Redemption (Daredevil, Volume II: Marvel Knights #13)

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In the small, God-fearing town of Redemption Valley, a young boy's body is found dead and mutilated. Is it a ritualistic killing? The local bad boy, Joel Flood, is arrested and put in jail. A black-garbed, "devil-worshipping" metalhead, he must be guilty... or is he? Enter attorney and super-hero Matt Murdock, brought in to save the troubled teen from what looks like a wit ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 2nd 2005 by Marvel Comics (first published 2005)
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Eric
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In 1995, due to the constant harassment and hostility thrown her and her family's way from their outraged community, a desperate mother named Emily Flood flew all the way from Alabama to New York to personally plead to highly acclaimed lawyer Matt Murdock to defend her son, local misfit Joel Flood, who's been accused (along with his girlfriend Adrienne Bowen and her brother Saul Bowen) of brutally murdering nine-year-old Bradley Gideon. Foggy insists to Matt to not accept the case. Every parent
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StoryTellerShannon
Matt Murdock is called out to a podunk town named Redemption in order to see whether a teenager accused of murder really did it and like a lot of these small towns they hide secrets of their own. Unlike most Daredevil pieces this focuses more on the case and very little on Daredevil in action. Some have expressed their wish that this be a 100% Murdock the lawyer story but that didn't happen.

Artwork is somewhat good to good with a lot of shadow play. Lots of focuses on the character heads as they
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Aaron
Dec 05, 2010 Aaron rated it really liked it
Wow. I am very surprised by how much I enjoyed this. David Hine has written some Grade A Stinkers in the past, so I was kind of dreading how he would approach my favorite character in all of comic books. Turns out, he did an almost-perfect job!

While this isn't strictly a "Daredevil" story as much as it is a "Matt Murdock" story, Daredevil's direct influence is felt throughout. Hine does terrific work here with Murdock's character, showing him to be the troubled, almost bipolar hero he is both in
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Katee Scarlett Knittle
Feb 12, 2015 Katee Scarlett Knittle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Loosely based on the case of the West Memphis Three, Daredevil: Redemption is a perfect example of what make Daredevil one of the most interesting superhero/vigilantes around.

This story arc focuses more on Matt Murdock's career as a lawyer and his trouble navigating the justice system as a licensed lawyer as well as the masked vigilante, Daredevil. Murdock experienced the conflict of knowing that his client was innocent, yet having to perform within the law in order to prove it. It is one of th
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Jeff Lanter
Oct 13, 2009 Jeff Lanter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
When I review a book or graphic novel, I try to pick something that is underrepresented or is deserving of attention. When I saw the rating and complete lack of reviews, I knew duty called.

Inspired by a true true story, this book is absolutely incredible and is my favorite Daredevil story. While Matt dons the suit a few times, this story is as much a legal procedural as anything else. In Daredevil: Redemption he travels to the deep south to represent three kids accused of a gruesome murder of a
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Dan
Aug 13, 2016 Dan rated it really liked it
This wasn't really too much Daredevil action but it was mostly a court case and investigation. This was very good, and worth checking out even if you are not a fan of the series.
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M
Oct 18, 2013 M rated it liked it
Superheroics take a back seat to courtroom drama in this Marvel Knights look at Daredevil. The southern town of Redemption Valley has been hit with a tragedy; the murder of a young boy has rocked the community to its core. Blame is placed on local outcast Joel Flood, and railroad tactics place the young man behind bars. After seven years of appeals, Flood's mother enlists the help of Matt Murdock in proving her child's innocence, drawing the blind vigilante Daredevil into the search for justice. ...more
Drian Nash
Mar 27, 2012 Drian Nash rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Possibly should be billed as Matt Murdock: Redemption as Daredevil is hardly present in it. A pretty good book however some parts elements are slightly lost to the main story. Possibly could have used one more issue to tighten up the little side storys. Did'nt really feel like a Daredevil story felt a little bit more like a Batman story.

Some of the characters are fairly ethicly ambigous which isn't always a bad thing.
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Chino
Jan 08, 2017 Chino rated it it was amazing
Although not putting too much focus on Daredevil, this is perhaps one of the most important Daredevil stories, because it truly has something significant to say about religion. Mostly focusing on Matt Murdock as a lawyer, this book highlights how blind faith can cause hate; how religion can be used to fuel hate and how easy it can be to dismiss other religions without even trying to understand them. I liked how the puns and Daredevil references were used. For example when Matt walked into church ...more
Arqui Himself
Jun 26, 2014 Arqui Himself rated it it was amazing
Basado en un hecho real (el caso de los West Memphis Three), David Hine nos sumerge en una cruda historia evidentemente apuntada al público adulto sobre el asesinato de un pequeño niño y el juicio de los tres adolescentes que aparecen como culpables del hecho.
Ambientada en el sur profundo de los Estados Unidos zona marcada constantemente por el fanatismo religioso, la ignorancia y todo tipo de abusos, es protagonizada por el abogado por sobre el héroe, cuyas apariciones no hacen mas que complica
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Kurt
Jul 26, 2011 Kurt rated it really liked it
The costumed superhero side of Daredevil is definitely out of place in the Southern Gothic setting of this story, but that's why the story wisely focuses on Matt Murdock's courtroom scenes. The art is muddy but beautiful, and the pacing works well. Although the book seems to be billed as a murder mystery, the identity of the real killer is never in doubt, and the story is more of an indictment of witch-hunt mentalities. Not a classic Daredevil story by any means, this is still a fine addition to ...more
Martin
Sep 28, 2011 Martin rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, mystery, reviewed
I liked David Hine's story in the sense that he took Daredevil/Matt Murdock out of his familiar NYC. In fact, this is primarily a Matt Murdock story, him being out of costume for most of it. What I don't get is why he (Matt) felt the need to dress up as Daredevil to investigate the case - won't people put two and two together? Oh wait - I forgot: this is a comic book. Silly me.

Kudos to Michael Gaydos for the art.
Roman Colombo
Jul 17, 2016 Roman Colombo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel
This was one of the most interesting Daredevil stories I've ever read (which, at this point, is saying a lot). It's a true crime story blended with a superhero story, and it works...because it's Daredevil. A lot is fictionalized, obviously, but the case was real. And David Hine weaves a really good story using Matt Murdock as the lawyer.

The art was strong too, fitting the story well, thought the three suspects looked too similar.
DaViD´82
Feb 10, 2013 DaViD´82 rated it really liked it
Velice volně na základě skutečných událostí založený příběh o obhajobě (ne)vinného tria teenegerů z amerického zapadákova, kde je křesťanský zaslepený fanatismus stále aktuální. V celé knize není žádná akční scéna a Daredevil se objeví na několika málo stránkách a spíše z povinnosti než-li z dějové opodstatněnosti. Jde o klasické právní drama se vším všudy. Co ho ve výsledku (a to i navzdory nezajímavé až tuctové kresbě) odlišuje a dojmy výrazně umocňuje je finální pasáž ze současnosti.
Xavier
Mar 19, 2016 Xavier rated it liked it
The fifth issue really messed with the flow of narrative and the ending was messy and unnecessary.

This is more of a 3.5 because the first four issues were great, honestly but then this weird Daredevil justice ruined something that could've been more poignant if they didn't feel the need to get better closure.
Giddy Girlie
Based loosely on the case of the West Memphis Three (www.wm3.org), Hine brings a twisted story of injustice that is unbelievable (truth is stranger than fiction!) and engaging -- and Daredevil is there to help!
Michael Giuliano
May 11, 2016 Michael Giuliano rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Very good, but very messed-up. Torn between really wanting to see this appear as an episode in the Netflix series or not. Maybe a little clichéd at bits, but definitely felt original and genuine. A DD story that definitely stands out.
Bill Williams
Aug 08, 2013 Bill Williams rated it it was amazing
One of my all-time favorite Daredevil stories. Inspired by the West Memphis 3 case that happened in Arkansas, this is definitely a Matt Murdock story, more than a Daredevil story. If you followed the West Memphis 3, or want to read a Matt Murdock story, check this out.
zackxdig
Jun 26, 2012 zackxdig rated it it was amazing
Shelves: daredevil
Second time reading this story. And wow, that was a downer. I guess you can't win them all.
Dylan
Apr 20, 2016 Dylan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: daredevil
A great Daredevil book. Would recommend this to anyone. Pretty Violent though.
sixthreezy
May 08, 2012 sixthreezy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel
What a great story. Wouldn't even have to be Daredevil, this was outstanding. Maybe one of my favorite comics now... Will be reading more Daredevil.
J
Jul 09, 2013 J rated it it was amazing
Great story
Christopher
Jun 19, 2011 Christopher rated it really liked it
Daredevil in the south!
Terra
Apr 24, 2016 Terra rated it really liked it
I didn't care for the art work but the story was good.
Ashley Kempkes
Apr 13, 2015 Ashley Kempkes rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
4.5

I just finished watching Daredevil on Netflix and needed more Matt in my life. The story line is amazing, and heart wrenching, though at least there is justice in the end.
Randa Myers
Apr 29, 2015 Randa Myers rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, 2015
This is just really bad. Even if you've never heard of the case, I find it hard to believe anyone could take this seriously.
VAle
Jan 06, 2013 VAle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
preso in biblioteca

Storia un po' sottotono, esterna al filone principale "Devilistico" e disegni in uno stile che non riesce a piacermi.
Ch
More of a Matt-centric storyline, love seeing the investigations and the justice being brought, better late than never. Bored me at first but definitely picked up as it went on.
Nick
Nick rated it liked it
Jun 09, 2012
Rodrigo Rocco
Rodrigo Rocco rated it really liked it
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