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review 2018-07-26 17:02
DD on a horse
Daredevil (2015-) #605 - Charles Soule,Mike Henderson,Chris Sprouse

The cover pretty much says it all.   Great addition to the storyline with both The Hand and Wilson Fisk being mayor, which I suspect will be a much longer storyline. 


Still loving what Soule is doing with everything right now.

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review 2018-07-25 15:37
Too long but worthwhile (maybe)
The Twelve-Mile Straight - Eleanor Hende... The Twelve-Mile Straight - Eleanor Henderson
THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT by Eleanor Henderson 
Oh my, incest, moonshine, sharecropping, KKK, lynching, twins (one white, one black), chain gangs and everything else bad about 1920’s Georgia. It is all here along with a meandering timeline, numerous plots and sub-plots and the “N” word. If this sounds exhausting – it is. There is just soooo much going on in this 540 page tome that it is WORK to read it.
There is an interesting and valuable story here. The characters include a moonshining sharecropper with a problematic background, a teenaged daughter and a teenaged live-in black “maid.” Juke (the sharecropper/moonshiner) hires a black male farmhand. The farmhand has a relationship with both daughter and maid. Daughter has a relationship with the farm owner’s son that ends badly. Both teens are pregnant. The farmhand is lynched and dragged down the twelve-mile straight roadway to the delight (for a time) of the entire town. The son is accused of the murder and disappears – and that is just the beginning section of the book.
The characters are clearly drawn. The time and place are well defined. The situations are believable. But the whole thing is sooo long and the time meanders from before to after and back again with no clear delineation. The final resolutions are clear and satisfying. Dates at the start of each event would be helpful. A little (a lot?) of editing would help.
3 stars for length and confusing timeline


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review 2018-07-06 22:20
This gets weirder
Daredevil (2015-) #604 - Charles Soule,Mike Henderson,Chris Sprouse

FML, warrior-priests.   And they're gonna end up coming back, I just know it.   It didn't get weird enough for me to dislike this or give up on this series, but ugh.  


Shit is gonna get weirder by the time we're done, too, I just know it...


Marvel and christian mythology as part of it's narratives/superhero elements always, always gets weirder.

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review 2018-07-06 22:15
So this gets weird...
Daredevil (2015-) #603 - Charles Soule,Mike Henderson,Chris Sprouse

Look, I hate when Marvel introduces religion too heavily into its comics.   They can explore bigotry against a religion, have religious characters, but when they start getting into heaven/hell and incorporate it into their storylines?   It gets weird.   Not in a 'way to go, that's freaky and mind-blowing way.'


In a 'welp, that was awkward, Marvel' way.   Not enough to get me as mad as the gas lighting about Hydra, but...


Oh, right, so Matt's priest gets weird.   See, him being Catholic and going to a priest causes narrative tension because he was raised Catholic and is a superhero and that shit gets dirty real quick. 


Having Matt's priest do exorcisms gets weird.  I know because I've read the next issue.   Which makes me wonder: why, Marvel, why?

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review 2018-07-06 22:07
More fallout
Daredevil (2015-) #602 - Charles Soule,Mike Henderson,Chris Sprouse

Blindspot has to deal with his own demons, even as Matt is thrust into a role of power just in time to stem some of the damage from the Hand.  


Once again, a taut entry into this series: it will take a long time for the fallout to end, and that's after the Hand finishes their work in NYC. 


Eager to see where this goes, past issue 604.

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