Daredevil #31 begins with another visit to Foggy Nelson, in the midst of his battle with cancer. Far from cloying, or melodramatic, which is how many comic scribes, past and present, would deal with such a topic, Foggy’s illness has thus far been handled with sensitivity and maturity, making it that much more real.
The centerpiece of this issue concerns a heated trail, plainly reflecting the recent George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case. Unfortunately, the participants are painted in more absolute terms, rendering this element of the story rather irksome, and suffering in contrast to the realistic manner Mark Waid has been dealing with the cancer story.
From there, the prosecuting lawyer is manipulated into an act igniting urban warfare.
This leads Daredevil to once again check in with Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man. And as before, we’re treated to the clever ways Pym uses his size-changing abilities, as well as his army of ants, to conceive all sorts of life-saving gadgets, including a method to quell the rioting.
The villainous identity of the catalyst behind the rioting is revealed and Daredevil races to his location, only to discover — ANOTHER INCREDIBLE CLIFFHANGER!
Till Daredevil #32, which will feature a legion of Marvel’s classic monsters! Just in time for Halloween, too.