Following a shocking discovery by Foggy, Matt Murdock finds himself without a job. With his sanity slowly unraveling, can Matt keep it together and protect the citizens of New York as Daredevil or will a new threat in the form of the dangerous villain Coyote bring down The Man Without Fear?
While not as strong as the previous volume, volume four still has its positives. Waid introduces a dark new villain by the name of Coyote who is in the midst of a pretty heinous crime when discovered by Daredevil. I’d rather not go into too much detail as it would take away from its designed shock value, which when you think of it, is pretty much all it is. Once you’re past the initial exposure, the whole plot starts to unravel.
What I really liked was Mark playing on the questionable mental state of Murdock. Ever since his run began way back in issue one, Matt’s partner Foggy has been skeptical of his psychological well being. He’s convinced that the happy-go-lucky attitude portrayed by Matt Murdock is simply all an act. But how can you blame Foggy? There’s certainly enough history to suggest Matt’s new outlook doesn’t jive well with the aggressive and hard nosed style he used to exude. Sure, it would have been a lot easier for Waid to hit the reset button when he began his run with the character but you wouldn’t have the excellent inner-struggle on the part of Murdock.
I’ve always had an appreciation for Daredevil but I’ve recently become somewhat of a fan. I can’t wait to see what Waid has up his sleeve for Volume Five.