Writer: Lee Weeks
Pencils: Lee Weeks
Art: Lee Weeks, Sergio Cariello and Tom Palmer
Color: Lee Loughridge
Published by: Marvel Comics
Daredevil Dark Nights is an extraordinary journey of hope and a hero’s race against time.
In a tragic accident that claimed the life of a small boy, the parents made a split decision to give his heart to a little girl on the brink of death. The task of delivering the heart fell to Daredevil, who for a brief moment didn’t remember whom he was, knew that against all the odds he had to get this little girl her heart. Manhattan was having one of the worst snowstorms in years, and through the bitter cold Daredevil trudged.
Lee Weeks really makes you feel not just for the little girl, but for Daredevil. This is his first time writing Daredevil, and he does and amazing job. You feel him hurting, but carrying on through the snow. You feel his desperation, and his weariness. The pages are dark and you can almost feel your breath ice from the cold in the comic.
This issue wraps up the 3-issue arc. I highly recommend getting them all. And SPOILER…Daredevil gets the heart to Hannah and when everyone thinks he bolted, you see him sitting there, waiting, and listening. He won’t leave until he hears it, the sound of a heart beat. It’s what he risked his life for, and after all that, he would do it over again given the chance.
There are 5 more issues to Daredevil Dark Nights, and although this story had a much needed happy ending, we don’t know what is in the works for the other 2 stories. Eisner Award Winner David Lapham will do issue 4. The second story will be called “What a Day, What a Night” and you can check that out in September. I advocate the reading of as many Daredevil Comics you can possibly handle. They are good for the comic soul.
4 out of 5 nerds