Jim Shooter co-wrote this issue (the first Secret Wars II crossover I’ve noticed him work on) and it shows. There’s a lot of idiotic nonsense about the Beyonder trying to buy the world legally. Of course, what lawyer to go to for help? Matt Murdock.
This issue might be my first Mazzucchelli Daredevil and, I have to say, I’m disappointed. It’s sort of Marvel style, but it’s also very retro. It looks like an old romance comic at times. The art’s fine and good and all, but I was expecting it to blow me away, it being Mazzucchelli after all.
The story itself is affecting, as Daredevil gets his sight back, but it’s way too short. Mazzucchelli creates some amazing moments, but they only last a page. If they’d stretched this one out to two issues, something, it would have been better.
Still, it’s an excellently produced comic book.
The Price; writers, Denny O’Neil and Jim Shooter; penciller, David Mazzucchelli; inker, Kim DeMulder; colorist, Ken Feduniewicz; letterer, Joe Rosen; editors, Craig Anderson and Ralph Macchio; publisher, Marvel Comics.