Characters Appearing: Becky Blake, Daredevil, Debbie Harris, Foggy Nelson, Glorianna O'Breen, Kingpin, Micah Synn
Issue(s): Daredevil #211
Meanwhile, the newest member of Synn's tribe has been brought to America: the witchdoctor known as the Vikah. I don't believe the Vikah ever speaks on panel (or maybe at all; Foggy suggests in issue #213 that he's a mute). He just grins that creepy old man grin.
Synn also has two women kidnapped: Nelson & Murdock secretary Becky Blake, and the Kingpin's wife Vanessa Fisk.
The injury Daredevil got from Crossbow is partially why Daredevil is unable to stop Becky's kidnapping. The Kingpin, on the other hand, seems to allow the kidnapping of Vanessa.
The women are to be sacrificed to the Kinjorge's god Mow.
I demand that Mow be given his own series. He is awesome.
Daredevil, still weak, is able to break up the sacrifice.
But "Vanessa" is killed dragging Becky out of the room.
I imagine that wouldn't have happened if Daredevil was in top form.
It turns out that "Vanessa" was really an actress-double. The Kingpin tells Daredevil that he regrets her death. Daredevil says he believes him, and based on the Kingpin's regret, Daredevil is willing to form an alliance with him against Synn.
The Kingpin/Daredevil alliance has been foreshadowed in this storyline, so it's nice to see it come to fruition.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
A great issue in this storyline. Ive never read the whole of it but loved what bits I have. I still like that Micah Synn is in no way superhuman, just peak human with cunning and thats enough to give daredevil trouble. Plus the heroism of an ordinary human is great here.
Posted by: kveto | April 22, 2018 4:08 AM
Well, that explains the name of the Kinjorge Tribe, as people who'd originally sailed out under the auspices of King George III.
Doesn't explain where Mow came from though.
Posted by: ChrisW | April 23, 2018 2:40 AM
Given that "Mow" is basically a hungry, gaping mouth, I'd guess "mouth" or "maw."
Posted by: Omar Karindu | April 23, 2018 6:17 AM
Micah (Michael)'s wives were "Sra" and "M'tha", which sound like corruptions of Sarah and Martha.
Trying to think of something for Mow. "Mouth" is a good a guess as any.
Posted by: kveto | April 23, 2018 3:36 PM
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