The King In Black Is Over, Even Though It Isn't (Daredevil #28)

A month ago, Bleeding Cool reported how The King In Black series finale has been delayed, as have a number of tie-in mini-series and one-shots. But what about the crossover titles who dipped in and then dipped back out? They seem to be motoring on…

Previous issues of Daredevil saw Typhoid Mary and Matt Murdock: Daredevil taken over by Knull, The King In Black, both finding their own very specific ways to resist. And in today's Daredevil #28 by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto, it appears that whatever it is that Captain Universe does over in King In Black… it worked.

The King In Black Is Over, Even Though It Isn't (Daredevil #28)
Daredevil #28

Typhoid Mary is being cared for by the Kingpin in a medical establishment. And there's sunshine through the window. So whatever it is that worked… worked.

The King In Black Is Over, Even Though It Isn't (Daredevil #28)
Daredevil #28

And even Matt Murdock is getting some help over King In Black – and more. At long last.

Just that none of them say something like "wasn't it amazing when Captain Universe, Phoenix, Star-Lord, Silver Surfer, Thor, Galactus, the revived Sentry and… um, Mephisto or something… all teamed up to defeat the King In Black with one big punch?" Because that would give the game away too much and Donny Cates would cry. And that would never do. Chip Zdarsky, keeping Donny Cates free of tears since 2017. Unless, of course, this is all a Knull-inspired illusion… no, they'd never do that. Would they?

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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