By Ed Brubaker (script), Michael Lark (pencils), Stefano Gaudiano (inks), Matt Hollingsworth (colors)

The Story: Lady Bullseye and her buddy, Hiro, scout the New York area looking for superpowered beings and judging their prowess. Meanwhile, the murders they committed in Daredevil’s name (last issue) comes around to bite Matt Murdock in the butt. He’s taken into police custody, but rescued by Dakota North before he can be questioned. From here Matt struggles with the moral decisions he’s recently made regarding his marriage. Little does he know he’s about to be thrust into the middle of a brewing war within The Hand.

Woohoo! Michael Lark gets to do what he does best: action! The scenes involving Black Tarantula and Iron Fist are fast and kinetic and Lark — the genius that he is — always seems to know the perfect spot to place the camera. Ed Brubaker’s story bumps up the intrigue with an evenly paced story and a great cliffhanger to boot.

Not again! Yep, we get a reappearance of whiny Matt Murdock. After the optimistic ending of the last storyarc, I was hoping this persona would be gone (at least for a little while). But Matt can’t stop lamenting on the choice he made to cheat on Mila. Even Dakota tries to snap him out of it but to no avail!

Grow a sack, Murdock!

Conclusion: I was a little weary of this whole Lady Bullseye storyline, but it’s turning out to be quite good. Whiny Matt may not be completely gone, but at least he’s not acting like this for the entire issue.

Grade: B

– J. Montes