SOMETHING STIRS BENEATH HELL’S KITCHEN!
For months, the bloodthirsty and demonic DEMOGOBLIN has been kidnapping children for reasons unknown. IN THIS SERIES, Daredevil and Echo discover why – as Demogoblin works to wake an ancient and powerful evil deep within the bowels of the city. Reunited at last with Echo, herself fresh from a brief time as the host of the Phoenix force, it falls to DAREDEVIL to stop Demagoblin and save not only the children, but everyone in New York!
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Un Cómic MásThis comic successfully mixes supernatural horror with the detective genre, using urban legends, part of creating the perfect balance between two heroes with similar abilities developed from their resilience. ART It's detailed art, where every panel on every page is a masterpiece filled with action sequences, dynamism, and stunning facial expressions and body language.
Comic WatchDaredevil & Echo #1 is a strong start to a miniseries that plays with the history of Hell’s Kitchen and the mystical side of the neighborhood. While some of the writing stumbles a bit in regards to narration, it isn't enough to detract from the story unfolding, or the stunning level of craft on display from Noto’s art and colors. Fans interested in a quieter, less tortured version of a Daredevil book or those interested in the ongoing story of Echo will want to check out this issue.
AIPTTaboo and B. Earl have been on a roll at Marvel Comics with their latest offering, Daredevil & Echo #1, out this week. Paired with superstar artist Phil Noto, they embark on a story revealing truths about Manhattan in the 1830s, embroiling Daredevil and Echo in a story like no other. (...) Daredevil & Echo #1 comes out swinging with revealing flashbacks of Manhattan’s past, a killer on the loose, and two team-ups worth investing in. If you dig superhero team-ups and past truths revealing themselves, pick this one up!
But Why Tho?Daredevil and Echo #1 plunges the heroes into something totally different. Taboo and Earl’s subseries of mixing the street-level heroes with a magical, horror aspect has proved effective before, and the early signs of brilliance are here as well. Whilst sudden, it’s an instantaneous switch to the weird, telling us that Daredevil and Echo are in over their heads already. And above all, it’s great to see these characters working together again, as it has been a while since they have been side by side.
First Comics NewsWith her upcoming series on Disney+ on the horizon as well as her prior appearance from Jason Aaron’s run on “Avengers” where she was possessed by the Pheonix Force, it’s only natural that Echo returns in her own series but sharing it co-star Daredevil (Marvel’s apparently playing it safe, probably because they don’t want to anger Kevin Feige); Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas fame is once again teaming up with collaborator B. Earl for this whimsical yet frightening tale that features the Demogoblin (One of the most obscure Spider-Man villains from the 90s) kidnapping children in Hell’s Kitchen but he also manages to release an ancient evil that’s been festering in H.K. for some time and yes, that sounds like something from a straight-to-video movie you would see on HBO or Cinemax. Taboo and B. Earl don’t exactly reinvent the wheel here as it looks like they’re taken the premise of “Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man” and stripped it down to make it a DD/Echo story since they’re probably going with Marvel’s directive to use any Goblin character at their disposal (I’m guessing The Hobgoblin was out of the question) but the chemistry between DD and Echo doesn’t feel natural nor fresh but the two of them quickly get thrown into chaos that leads into the next issue and it Marvel really wanted to do a DD/Echo series then this question definitely should’ve been brought up such as “Where’s David Mack when you need him?”
Weird Science Marvel ComicsDaredevil & Echo #1 kicks off a horror mystery about an ancient evil waiting to emerge from the bowels of Hell's Kitchen. Taboo & B. Earl have an interesting concept on their hands, and Phil Noto's art looks good, but this single issue tries to do too much at once, so the plot feels rushed.
ComicBook.comWhile many fans are thrilled to see these two working together again, Daredevil & Echo #1 is a bit of a mixed bag. The main baddie is revealed to be the Demogoblin, and Marvel's array of Goblin-based villains are quickly reaching Symbiotic levels of overexposure. That being said, I'm a sucker for scenes where people from two different time periods are exploring the same area simultaneously, and we get that with Matt & Echo and their ancestors exploring the same church in an attempt to stop similar serial killers.
Major SpoilersDaredevil and Echo #1 feature two of my favorite characters and a robust street-level plotline. But there were creative decisions here that I disagree with. I think the innovative team spent too long trying to introduce the plot that they didn’t include foundational things for the characters.