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So here we are with the penultimate arc to Brubaker's run, notable for introducing the character of Lady Bullseye.

First up however is Brubaker's DD annual, which reintroduces the character of Black Tarantula (who briefly appeared in his first arc) and sets up his new status quo for the future. Again, you know the drill...it's double-sized, so 13 pages. Artist is Leandro Fernandez.

So Carlos Lamuerta, the Black Tarantula, is out on parole. His parole officer is crooked and demands a grand from him a month for his cooperation.





Carlos has been set up to live in his old town, a place that he once ran. There he runs into an old "friend".







Carlos decides Murdock's way isn't working, so he looks for information his way.



Later, Carlos helps Matt out with some thugs, and Matt enlists his help in costume.





Daredevil later finds out who may have been responsible for a murder he was tracking.



The Black Tarantula tracks down 'Little Loco', who confesses to the murder and offers his old friend a deal.



Daredevil later arrives to find everyone dead. Carlos says he did what Matt couldn't do.









#111...

So this is the big introduction of Lady Bullseye, a character who Marvel really hyped up...it was like its own event with variant covers and even a little 'recap' book of Brubaker's run so far to get people ready for her arrival. Personally, I don't see what's so special about her.

Anyway, we get a flashback of her origin and why she's styling herself after Bullseye.





Lady Bullseye later goes out for a kill.



Matt's been helping Dakota train (with the help of Iron Fist) and something happens.





The two targets are none other than Iron Fist and Black Tarantula...





#112...

Dakota North wakes up to find the newspaper and realizes Matt has been framed for murder.

We later flashback to the events of 'Secret Invasion' and how Elektra was outed as being a Skrull. This of course impacts the Hand and causes it to fracture.











Matt's called in for questioning, but he's released when Dakota delivers an alibi for him.



Danny Rand is later attacked by members of the Hand, but Lady Bullseye interrupts the test from afar by killing the ninjas. Hiro asks why she did it, and she says its better if he doesn't know what he is facing.

Later, Matt and Dakota argue about the previous last night, with Matt saying he had committed a serious grievance against Milla. On the way back to Matt's apartment, they see the lock is forced.



#113...







Am I the only one annoyed by Izo's puns and quips?
Later, Lady Bullseye tracks down and faces Daredevil.







Master Izo arrives and helps Matt, but Lady Bullseye manages to escape. Thinking that Milla is in danger, Matt goes to see her, only to discover that her parents have taken her.

Carlos and Master Izo manage to find one of the Hand's hideouts, and discover the photographs of their targets. One of them is none other than Angela Del Toro, the new White Tiger.



#114...









Black Tarantula later comes upon the White Tiger fighting off some members of the Hand, and comes to offer his assistance.







#115...









Daedevil's senses tell him that Lady Bullseye was the woman who was with Milla's parents. He's furious, but Lady Bullseye says that he's misread the Hand's intentions, and that they're not targeting his loved ones or Matt for death.





Daredevil is knocked out. Also, Master Izo has, during the melee, sliced off Lord Hiroshi's hand:



Matt's not sure what to think, because part of him was relieved that about being freed from his problems.

Meanwhile, Lady Bullseye has left for Spain...for Plan B.

Date: 2011-08-26 11:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
While I like the Lady Bullseye arc, what I hated was the fall of Matt/Milla and hence hated the hooking up of Matt and Dakota, who I do like but come on.

Date: 2011-08-27 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hybrid2
this is good but what he did to Black Tarentula still stop me from buying anything from Brubaker.

It should have been revealed that this one is another son and not the leader of his own part of The Hand.

Date: 2011-08-27 01:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
I don't quite understand. BT isn't willingly leading the hand, nor is he in these scans. That comes much, much later.

Personally, I like BT here. I love how he has his own way of doing things, even if the whole route is a bit cliche. I love him talking to Dakota about computers though, that was awesome. Possibly my favorite exchange in this run.

Date: 2011-08-27 08:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
I think Hybrid2 is referring to the fact that Black Tarantula led the True Believers, a divergent sect of the Hand.

I have to admit that the changes in the character are a bit jarring to me also. It's hard to see how the BT from Spider-Man can be the same that's in this DD story.

Date: 2011-11-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
Your loss then, since Brubaker is an excellent writer ad his books are laways great.

Besides, he didn't change Black Tarantula. Don't be so nitpicky.

Date: 2011-08-27 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Ironic that this entry pops in the day that her designer bitched about his time doing it at what sounded like the most awkward con panel in history.

And I really liked the idea of DD running the Hand--I just wish it wasn't handled by Diggle so poorly.

Date: 2011-08-27 01:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Agreed, it was really a great idea for the plot until possession got involved and became a sub-par crossover. It could have gone in so many more, better, directions.

Date: 2011-08-27 05:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
Ugh, Lady Bullseye's design. I've always wanted Hawkeye to shoot an arrow right in Lester's forehead, and I want the same for her body markings. It's almost an interesting idea with the concentric circles, but then I think, "wait, they are literally painting targets on their bodies. That's stupid."

And I find Master Izo pretty damn amusing, though his being so old helps. I'm a sucker for the Old Master trope, and one day hope to embody it myself.

Date: 2011-08-27 11:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Given how skilled she and Bullseye are meant to be, it'd be interesting if it were presented as them taunting people into trying to hit them in those spots when they know most people will have no chance.

Date: 2011-08-28 12:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Even if the design is relatively 'stupid' as you say, I like the aesthetic aspect--you have to admit, it's gorgeous, plus practical in terms of material (no flappy extra whatever).

The targets... as mrstatham said, just a taunt?

Date: 2011-08-28 06:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Very much a taunt.

Lester and the lady have daring the world since day one.

Date: 2011-11-08 09:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
Especially Bullseye, he even said so himself it was a taunt.

Date: 2011-08-27 09:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kusonaga
The only thing that impeded my enjoyment of these has been Brubaker's handling of Black Tarantula. There's absolutely no correlation with the character as when he was shown in Spider-Man's comics.

Date: 2011-08-27 09:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] inthefuturethereisnofuture.blogspot.com
I'm loving this series of posts, and it's made me go and buy Bendis' Daredevil omnibuses out of sheer wanting, so thanks a lot for that!

I have to admit though, I may not like how they shuffled Milla off the board, but that panel of post-coital Dakota North? The side shot? Michael Lark just out did himself there, it's sheer beauty.

Date: 2011-08-28 06:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Good, good stuff.

Man, that panel of Dakota on the bed. Wowzers.

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