by Nick Walden, CMRO Contributing Writer
Written by Mark Waid, Art by Kano
Published: March 2012
Crossovers can be good or bad. One thing that annoys me is when I don’t know it is happening and pick up the 2nd half of a two part series; like I did with this month’s Daredevil book. But buying another book it not something I shy away from so I grabbed the Amazing Spider-Man #677 to get on board with the whole story. That was a good move on my part. The crossover is called ‘The Devil and the Details’ and the first part in Spider-man was excellent. I highly recommend picking up that book. But, Waid did a really good job with this Daredevil book that after the first few pages you can start to figure out what is going on. It is not a pure stand-alone but still does well in that aspect.
So for the two-part we switch to Matt’s perspective after being upfront in Spidey’s during his book. Now in this book Spidey is more of DD’s flunky which is pretty appropriate since it is his book. But it was nice to have someone for some good banter moments. I tried to ignore any storyline inconsistencies tied to older books and arcs and just accept this story as a fresh start for these two working together.
The only downside was another new artist on the books with Kano doing the pencils. Honestly Kano’s work is very similar to Rivera and Martin. It keeps a nice level of consistency but at the same time I just like artists to stay put. A pet peeve of mine. But overall this is another great story and having Spider- Man and Black Cat making a strange love triangle offers fun options for the future. Just like the first seven books in this series, this issue is another must by for the comic fan.