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Jessica (HDB)

I'm a bookworm of the highest caliber! If you see me, I'll probably be reading. There's nothing I love more than finding a good book, and then sharing it with the world!

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Daredevil: Parts of a Hole

Daredevil: Parts of a Hole (Daredevil 1998: #9-#15) - Joe Quesada, David Mack

Oh Matt Murdock. I believe I'm developing an unhealthy obsession with his character. That thin line between Matt the lawyer and Daredevil the vigilante superhero is something that I can't get enough of! He's such a sweet guy. Such a kind person, that definitely deserves some semblance of a normal life. But he won't ever get that, because he's too good. Oh, Matt. You're just too kind for your own good.

 

In this volume, we meet Echo. Maya is her real name, and she's a prodigy. Being deaf has allowed her the ability to exactly copy anything that she sees. Whether it's a piece played on a piano, a dance routine, or brand new fighting skills, she can learn it all simply by watching it happen. Which means, of course, that she's Daredevil's ultimate match. Because she can watch what he does, and copy him exactly. It's not easy to fight someone who knows your every move.

 

I missed Mack's art like crazy, but Quesada does a pretty amazing job as well. The panels in this volume are a lot more vivid, a lot more crisp. It works well with the story, especially the panels where Maya is talking about her childhood. The incorporation of drawings and the scrawling handwriting of a child, really hit the point of this part of the story home. Maya lost something, just like Matt did. She became Echo. He became Daredevil. The two of them are so alike.

 

There's something deep between these two. I think I have a crush on Echo/Maya too, despite the fact that she and Matt just can't be together. *sigh* I'll just leave you with this panel to coo over. If only.