As most of us probably figured, Fisk was in federal prison after the entire "Clean up or get out" ordeal. The only problem is that the government can't find much to charge him with. He covered his tracks too well, and they're running out of time. Fisk offers them a deal: his freedom, along with money and a flight out of the United States in exchange for uncontestable proof that Matt Murdoch is Daredevil. Our story opens with Bugle reporter Ben Urich going to interview Fisk, wherein the fat one reveals his plans to Urich. By the end of the issue, Foggy Nelson sees the shocking newspaper headline that follows, and a character we haven't seen for several issues returns to Murdoch's life.
I'm sad to see Bendis leave DAREDEVIL. He's a popular target these days in Internet forums, but this title has rarely faltered. Here, those complaints don't apply. Some feel the book spends too much time with talking heads and not enough with ass kicking. I've always enjoyed the book's measured, careful pace, as it always leads to outbreaks of brutal, meaningful violence. Bendis's sharp dialogue combined with Alex Maleev's harsh, dark pencils makes DAREDEVIL one of the best superhero titles in print. Even better, Bendis has more or less told a single, unified story, rather than jumping from arc to arc. He diverted a couple of times, but it never destroyed the book's pace. I hope that Bendis's run on this title is compared to Frank Miller's from the 1980s, because it deserves as much.