Guys… I haven’t been the biggest fan of Ed Brubaker‘s run on Daredevil. It’s a shame, and I love Brubaker’s work on a number of characters, from Captain America to Iron Fist, but it’s been a questionable run since The Devil In Cell Block D. A lot of this is unfair because Daredevil has been one of Marvel’s most consistently enjoyable arcs of the 2000’s. Ever since Kevin Smith got the ball rolling, and Brian Michael Bendis put together one of the finest ongoing superhero arcs I’ve ever read, Daredevil has been a highlight. So expectations are higher than Method Man at a Bob Marley tribute concert. This is the major reason why a new arc titled “Lady Bullseye” is a little tough to stomach. And possibly also the reason it’s so refreshing to see Brubaker bring Daredevil back to the level of creativity the arc deserves.
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The “Lady Bullseye” arc has a boatload of potential to drop Daredevil clear off the map of quality superhero arcs. Fortunately, in the capable hands of author Ed Brubaker and artist Michael Lark, the series is brought back on track.
Ignore for a minute how insanely lame a villain named “Lady Anything” seems, and give Brubaker and co. a chance to explain. This arc continues the Dakota North romance of issues past and also begins Lady Bullseye’s role as an agent of The Hand as they attempt to manipulate and twist Matt Murdock’s life. It also successfully establishes a villain who has is the female counterpart of an established assassin and wears a catsuit that would make the William’s sisters blush.