Characters Appearing: Becky Blake, Crossbow, Daredevil, Debbie Harris, Foggy Nelson, Glorianna O'Breen, Kingpin, Micah Synn, Vikah
Issue(s): Daredevil #210
Meanwhile, Matt and Glorianna are getting closer. She gives him a scarf.
Later, at the office, Nelson & Murdock have a meeting with Synn and Professor Horatio. Synn takes Matt's scarf, which no one notices but Matt, and he has to pretend he isn't aware of it. At the meeting Debbie suggests that Synn should get a restraining order against Daredevil.
Synn continues to adapt to the civilization he's landed in. He demands that his tribe speak in English: "English is the tongue of this place and we will use it -- and everything else." He's also branching out into organized crime.
Someone's been hijacking the Kingpin's "goods", and the Kingpin looks into it personally. He finds that it is the Kinjorge tribe, as he suspected.
I'm unclear on exactly how many of the Kinjorge there are. The Kingpin just took out five right there, and you know he isn't going to let them live. How many more are there? More than 10? A few dozen? Hundreds? You'd think that in a gang war against the Kingpin it would just be a matter of attrition.
Anyway, as i said, Synn continues to evolve. He sets a trap for Daredevil, temporarily dropping the restraining order to lure Daredevil to his penthouse...
...and using Crossbow as an assassin against Daredevil. Daredevil detects Crossbow, but assumes that Crossbow is after Synn again. Bad mistake.
The police arrive before the battle reaches a conclusion. Daredevil leaves, but he sums up the situation with Synn.
Synn compares a strap of cloth from Daredevil's costume, torn during the fight, to the scarf that he took from Matt. We all understand the implication.
We're past the point where it was possible that Synn simply didn't understand civilization's customs. We know now that Synn is a "bad guy". But Synn is operating at the Kingpin level here, using the law itself as protection against Daredevil. And he's more ruthless and direct than the Kingpin. So he's an interesting adversary, and i like how this plot has been going on for almost a year now (padded by fill-ins) with no sign of a pending conclusion.
Quality Rating: B+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Had anybody pulled a gun on any Kinjorge at this point? It would seem strange if nobody had...
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 24, 2011 12:45 AM
I think the first time anyone uses guns against them is the Kingpin's goons in #211. I've added a screenshot to that entry, but you don't even see the results of them shooting. The next scene is DD jumping in to fight them, and then they drive away with the fake Vanessa.
You're right, it's kind of odd.
Posted by: fnord12 | November 24, 2011 1:17 AM
'Mow' is indeed an impressive deity.
Posted by: Oliver_C | April 5, 2016 6:00 PM
It's really crazy how much better Mazzuchelli got between his first DD run and Born Again.
Posted by: MindlessOne | May 3, 2017 9:03 AM
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