July 25, 2018 DAREDEVIL TPB VOL 6. MAYOR FISK
The sixth volume of my Daredevil run (holy crap, six volumes and counting!), entitled "Mayor Fisk," with art from series regular artist and primary artistic architect of the run, Ron Garney, along with amazing work from Stefano Landini, colors by Matt Milla and letters from Clayton Cowles (who have done every single issue of the run since the start - wild!)
The cover here is from Dan Mora, and showcases the idea that this arc isn't just about DD, but all the folks good and bad who make up the ecosystem of his heroic existence. More below the cover:
The "Mayor Fisk" storyline began in the single issues with #595 and built up to a landmark, oversized issue, #600. It's sort of part one of a larger ten issue storyline which I don't want to spoil in case you haven't read it, but these ten issues were really the culmination of everything I'd wanted to do in the book from the beginning. Plots intertwine, you get tons of callbacks, and it all builds to a massive Kingpin storyline, as many Daredevil runs tend to do. This story works as advertised - Wilson Fisk is the mayor of New York, for real, no joke. Matt Murdock has to figure out how to deal with it, and we get a lot of action set at City Hall.
I did a bunch of research into the way NYC mayors work - almost unlimited power within the city, which is pretty useful for a guy like the Kingpin, and pretty scary for a guy like Daredevil. This was about making the worst nightmare situation I could think of for Murdock, and then having him try to find a way out of it. I think it's some of the best work I've done in the run, and if you haven't checked it out, I hope you will. Believe it or not, "Mayor Fisk" is a good jumping-on point even if you haven't read any of my run, despite it being Volume 6.
Next week, more Daredevil antics with Weapon Lost #4!