It was told in a roundabout way that I didn't quite get at first. The confusion soon lifted: this issue was devoted to what loving Murdock can do, and Matt's guilt about his ex-girlfriends who tend to be either dead now or mad.
It was actually more enjoyable than the first issue on that level, but maddening because I really don't think the art fits this series. The storyline also has issues - like confusing the reader to show Matt's own confusion.
I do like how he comes clean to Blindspot, making this not only about Matt's broken love life. I think it would be too brutal on one level and too sappy on another if it was only about his romances.
Blindspot was Daredevil's protege, and after the scenes in this comic, I wonder if he'll take over in the new series, even though Murdock told him not to, or he'd end up as beaten down and broken as Murdock is now.
Daredevil is, after all, Catholic, while the Punisher is all about murdering those who hurt the innocent. Boy, do they clash since they have polar opposite takes on how to deal with villains and supervillains.
And the lengths Daredevil will go to take down Punisher? I didn't see those sneaky, sneaky tactics. I'm impressed.
I wasn't sure exactly what the storyline would be, but I'm pleased with it: after being run over by a truck, Matt Murdock's body is feeling all his old, badly healed injuries coming back to haunt him. It was only a matter of time before being Daredevil and not having proper medical treatment all of the time was going to come back to haunt him, and now is that time.
It's how Matt and Foggy deal with this, and it's beautifully done. Heartbreaking and gorgeous.
Unfortunately, I feel the art isn't up to the job, so much so that I knocked off one and a half stars. I'd drop this, but I want to see it through, I'm a Daredevil fanatic, and this is only five issues. I'm also super eager for the regular series, written by a favorite author, coming in February, and I think this will end up tying into that storyline.
Loved Rocket; he was all sass, especially about what a hellhole all of Earth is and that's always amusing. I wasn't really into the whole plot, about the infinity stones and where they should go and blah, blah, blah...
But Avengers: Infinity War kinda killed all things Infinity in Marvel for me because of how that turned out. I also don't really see the need to retread old storylines over and over and over again. I prefer something new in general.
So this wasn't the worst, but it didn't do it for me. Nothing really happened that just wowed me or anything, so two stars.
Let's add that it was technically very good art, but I didn't find it very emotive so I couldn't even fall back on that, thus why I don't feel like adding more stars.