For the past 15 years, very few comics can actually state that they have had an unbelievable run that has never failed to disappoint.Sure, sales are not always there for this comic series, but the stellar writing by well established writers has never put out an issue that was even considered subpar. Between Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Brubaker, we were always treated to monthly comics that left us wanting more. Then, about 4 years ago, a well respected writer by the name of Mark Waid took over, and gave us some of the best Daredevil comics in years, that may have even been better then those other writers books. But now, his time in this series is coming to an end, and he has chosen to take Matt Murdock down with him.
Daredevil has known for years that the Kingpin has had the upper hand on him because he knew exactly who the Man without Fear actually was under the mask, so he knew exactly where to strike. Daredevil chose to beat him to the punch by exposing his own identity to the world. Thus, the Kingpins true advantage is taken away. But now, a new strike has occurred and daredevil is forced to make a deal with the devil to ensure the safety of all his friends. But, by the issues end, you can see that both Daredevil and everyone else might be dying sooner rather then later. Mark Waid has again done the impossible and made us wanting more by the issues end. All of the madness introduced in #16 would overwhelm lesser talents, but Samnee and Waid juggle these plots almost with ease. Each significant moment lands, and the impact of some are enough to take your breath away. This is the setup for what looks to be a finale every bit as good as the series preceding it. Based on what we have seen in this book in recent months, we have to expect something outstanding in the next two issues which is called "Finale". But, after what we saw this issue, what will that really mean. I am glad this is one of the only Marvel 616 titles coming out now that has nothing at all to do with "Secret wars". Bring it on. Daredevil #16 is an example of superhero comics at their best with a creative team at the top of their games. I give this issue a 9 out of 10.