Volume six picks up with Matt being approached by one of his childhood bullies with a request that Matt represent him in court in a case against the violent white supremacist group, The Sons of Serpent. Once Matt gets past his anger and traumatic memories, he agrees to act as an advisor. Is the case legit or is a front put forth by the villainous faction as a way of enacting vengeance against a former member?
This was an interesting read that flips Daredevil’s original story on its head. I liked Waid providing a different account of Matt’s childhood than the character may remember. I usually hate being subjected to superhero origins again and again but this bit of flashback work was fine by me. Samnee’s art is exception and he might be my favourite artist working with Marvel at the moment – next to David Aja.
There’s also a storyline from two issues of Indestructible Hulk inserted in the middle of the book. It didn’t really do anything for me but it showcased some impressive art from Matteo Scalera.
The other standalone story involves Daredevil teaming up with Silver Surfer to track down a notoriously deceptive alien. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything memorable either. As far as I know, it was the first time Daredevil and Silver Surfer shared a story, so there’s that.
It’s a good transitional book that bridges the gap between volume five and the forthcoming volume seven, a book which promises to make several big changes for the characters.