Daredevil: Black Armor #1 Review: Back In Black

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Daredevil: Black Armor #1 throws it back in time to a forgotten era of Daredevil continuity, from writer D. G. Chichester, and artist Netho Diaz.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Daredevil: Black Armor #1 Review:

Way back in the day, Matt Murdock was “dead,” Elektra was bald with a white costume, and Kingpin was a… Mechanic or something? Anyway, this book takes place then.

Host Pete LePage kicked things off, saying that this book “brought me back to when I was a kid.” Specifically the idea of battle armor-style action figures getting released, which would just flip to show a battle scar. “That sounds so dumb, but I love it. And that’s what this is… It’s battle armor Daredevil where he’s a little bit darker. It’s a little grittier. It feels like it’s from the ’90s and you’re like, ‘This is going to be dumb.’ But then when you start reading it, you’re like, man, that’s cool.”

Alex Zalben agreed, adding that this is “100%” what the team is going for. “I don’t usually like extreme violent ’90s stuff, but this is fun,” Zalben said. “It knows what it is. It’s being a little winky about it… It’s a ludicrous premise, but it leans into that and has fun with that. And so subsequently, as a reader, I also had fun.”

Daredevil: Black Armor #1 Official Synopsis:

D.G. Chichester returns to Hell’s Kitchen to spin an all-new DAREDEVIL story set during his landmark run with the character! Joined now by rising star NETHO DIAZ with covers by industry legend MARK BAGLEY, this is one DAREDEVIL series you can’t afford to miss!

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