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Title: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on March 06, 2009, 10:18:15 PM
Great issue.

Great.

Sometimes that word is used hastily to show or express a mere temporary feeling of elation or awe. Hell, I use it all of the time without respect for its true meaning. Great. Grand. Immense. Striking. Impressive. Amazing. This was DARDEVIL #116.

When I can read a comic and feel the character … I mean actually feel what the character must be feeling, it is a wonderful comic. When the art from a comic, forces me into a state of mind or a particular mood, that is also a wonderful comic. When both art and words combine to envelop my mind and bring forth emotional connection, that is a great comic. Again, that was DAREDEVIL #116.

The last comic that made me feel this way was the third issue of SILVER SURFER – REQUIEM (though THOR came close with issue 11), but this one truly hit me even harder. I mean, I am suppose to “feel” for a dying hero like the Surfer, but to “feel” for the character contained within these pages … that is something special. That is something great.

Thank you, Brubaker. Thank you, Aja. Thank you, Gaudiano and Villarrubia. I can’t wait for issue #117.

10 out of 10 -


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: rasputin on March 06, 2009, 10:34:20 PM
That good, huh?

Can't wait till I get a chance to run out and get mine.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on March 06, 2009, 10:52:09 PM
That good, huh?

Probably not.
 :D

It hit me nice and hard, but ... Will it others? I'd like to think so, but as it is not an original idea (hardly) and is very lacking in action, I don't think it will raise the pulse of most readers. Sadly.

For me ... Yes, it was that good. But I tend to like very subdued, less action involved comics that leave me looking forward to the future.
 ;D


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Herr Mike on March 07, 2009, 01:18:21 AM
Is this the Kingpin one? I skipped the Lady Bullseye arc but I had to come back for the big man.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on March 07, 2009, 11:34:13 AM
Is this the Kingpin one?

Oh yeah.


I skipped the Lady Bullseye arc...

I am a thinking you may want to change that. It was very good and it plays into current events.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Brindrod on March 07, 2009, 01:35:19 PM
I'm still waiting for Amazon to ship my copy of the Daredevil Brubaker Omnibus. I keep reading that it is on par with the Bendis/Maleev run.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Herr Mike on March 08, 2009, 01:24:51 AM
I hate that they released the Brubaker Omnibus before the second Bendis one. It makes no sense, since Bendis' last arc leads directly into Brubaker's first.

I would say it's not as good as the Bendis/Maleev run, but still very good.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Brindrod on March 09, 2009, 03:00:54 AM
I hate that they released the Brubaker Omnibus before the second Bendis one. It makes no sense, since Bendis' last arc leads directly into Brubaker's first.

I would say it's not as good as the Bendis/Maleev run, but still very good.

Probably because Brubaker is still on the book. I figure that those who buy the Omnibus will immediately jump in on the ongoing monthly.

A bit of a far stretch I suppose but it's the only reason I can think of.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 05, 2009, 04:09:18 PM
Issue 117 was another good one.  This issue brings the players together.  Do you think Dakota's really gone for good?  Me neither.   ;)


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: rasputin on April 05, 2009, 10:49:27 PM
Nah, Dakota'll be back.

Hopefully....

After dropping the book before Lady Bullseye, realizing it was getting awesome, and jumping back in last issue, I can honestly say it's great to be back. Brubaker's Kingpin is the freaking man. Can't wait to see how them working together will work.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: troyfreund on August 28, 2009, 01:23:34 PM
#500
So, what'd you all think?  I admit I haven't been following this book, but still managed to pick up the story alright.  I'm real interested to see where the go now with  SPOILER...
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Matt taking over the Hand.  Could make some neat years of DD.  I really hope Marvel gives Diggle and Tan some years to slowly develop this direction.  It COULD be cool and I'd like to see Murdock in a different direction for a while.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 29, 2009, 01:27:44 PM
I liked it.  Definately sends Matt in an interesting new direction if done right.



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Brindrod on August 31, 2009, 12:03:06 AM
#500
So, what'd you all think?  I admit I haven't been following this book, but still managed to pick up the story alright.  I'm real interested to see where the go now with  SPOILER...

What do you mean #500????

Man, I just finished reading the Brubaker/Lark Daredevil Omnibus (which kicks mucho ass by the way) and it only prints up till issue #105 !!!!

And I thought those Ex Machina editions were running absurdly late behind the monthlies.  ;)






Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: rasputin on August 31, 2009, 09:00:54 PM
Brian, after issue 11something, the total number of Daredevil ongoing issues ever hit 500,and so Marvel renumbered the series to recognize this.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on August 31, 2009, 09:54:46 PM
Yeah HULK, AMAZING, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL ... all went back to original numbering ... for now.
 :D

And yes, I am very excited to see where Matt goes now as leader of the one organization he really despised. Hope Diggle is up to the task.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 08, 2009, 08:59:14 PM
Come's out this week - What does everyone think of the new direction??


(http://www.herorealm.com/images/Previews/MarvelPreviews/Oct_2009/thumbs/mvlheroes/15_DAREDEVIL_501.jpg)

DAREDEVIL #501
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by TIM SALE
Meet Daredevil as you’ve NEVER seen him before!
The cataclysmic events of issue 500 left Matt in the toughest place of his life – and forced him to make the hardest decision he’s ever made. Now’s the start of a radically different chapter in Daredevil’s adventures, and the perfect jumping-on point as the new creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Roberto De La Torre (IRON MAN) take DD to entirely new highs…and lows!




Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2009, 10:46:49 AM
Wow, not sure I am liking this Daredevil.

Spoilers of course  -----

Now I know Izo is not dead, not by Matts hand ... wouldn't happen, but I still see this as a story written for conveniece rather than progression. Still on board, for a few, but this is not gellin' yet. I mean Matt whinning again, already, really?



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 07, 2010, 06:39:51 AM
Ha!

Finally finished out the entire Return of the King arc....and was mighty impressed with how the unholy alliance between Wilson and Matt played out! Brubaker went out with style and Matt gunning for leadership of the Hand was truly unexpected.  Neither was Tarantula's ability to negate the Hand's control! Loved how Daredevil paralyzed Owlsley!  One less power-monger to worry about in Hell's Kitchen!

Off to read Diggle's attempt at picking up where this left off!


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 08, 2010, 06:30:42 AM
Wow, not sure I am liking this Daredevil.

Spoilers of course  -----

Now I know Izo is not dead, not by Matts hand ... wouldn't happen, but I still see this as a story written for conveniece rather than progression. Still on board, for a few, but this is not gellin' yet. I mean Matt whinning again, already, really?


Just read 501 & 502....

Didn't quite get the impression you did Perry...and I suppose all the whining was over the top on purpose and for show in case the Hand was watchin.  Definitely on board for the foreseeable future.

I'm a big fan of Jock from years back when he did the Losers for DC Vertigo, so I know that the book is in more than capable hands.....plus the artwork by De La Torre is freakin' sweet and compliments this book nicely, and I prefer it more than Lark's actually.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on January 08, 2010, 12:50:47 PM
Definitely on board for the foreseeable future.

Me as well. Just depends on how far into the future I "foresee"   ;D I do love my Daredevil, but I am just missing the voice here. Not bad, just ... I don't know ... missing. Diggle's THUNDERBOLTS has also left me wanting, so perhaps it is a case of just one of those writers, that while good, enjoyable and efficient, does little to make me desire reading his work.

But it is early
 :) 

I'm a big fan of Jock from years back when he did the Losers for DC Vertigo, so I know that the book is in more than capable hands.

Missing the Jock reference. What is he doing on this book?
 ???


....plus the artwork by De La Torre is freakin' sweet and compliments this book nicely, and I prefer it more than Lark's actually.

I do not mind the art, for sure (whoah, Valley Girl moment ... fer sure, fer sure), but I am still more a fan of Lark on the moody Daredevil. Roberto De La Torre is a very nice artist however, and I do enjoy his work. Great choice for this title.
 :)


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 08, 2010, 02:43:11 PM
 :D

I meant Diggle.....Jock was the artist on that Vertigo series.....Losers....that's me!


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on January 08, 2010, 02:55:37 PM
:D

I meant Diggle.....Jock was the artist on that Vertigo series.....Losers....that's me!

 ;D
Whew, I thought I was losing it. I was all - "What, is Jock inking this? No. Is he doing the layouts? Not that I see. What the hell ...?"

 ;D



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on January 12, 2010, 04:43:52 PM
DAREDEVIL #503

Ummm, Diggle ... really?

White Tiger - "There must be over a million dollars in heroin here. What should we do with it?"
Matt (as DD) - "Put it in the river, White Tiger"

What in the hell, Diggle? Having Matt Murdock throw a massive amount of dangerous chemical into a river? Hello, I know NY's waterways are kinda bad, but really? This is what you do?

Secondly, someone needs to tell Diggle that the amount of heroin shown in that panel, is worth a hell of a lot more than "must be over a million". Over a million is an understatement.
 ;)

Other than that, and the small problem I have with Daredevil suddenly living in Gotham City (if you read this issue and thought otherwise I want to know how), it ended pretty strong, with me wanting to get the next issue.

De La Torre and my love for the character may be the only thing saving this title from being yanked form my pull, however.
 :-\


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 12, 2010, 05:54:25 PM
Just let it go bro! :D

You're asking for too much realism in your funny books! ;)
Matt was never the champion for the environment anyway....that guy has too many personal problems on his plate!

Hell, maybe Diggle is setting it up so Namor pays Daredevil a visit and confronts him about dumping all the product into his ocean!  Or maybe the heroin will mix with some toxic sludge in the Hudson, some poor schmuck falls into it, and we have the origin of a new villain! 

White Tiger vs. China White!!! ;D


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on January 12, 2010, 08:04:30 PM
 :D

Yeah, I suppose it could be I am just having a grumpy old man month (trying to convince myself to drop some more titles  ;D) but man, that just stood out to me. I am not saying he is a save the Earth kinda devil, but to just say 'eh, throw that in there with that aquatic life' seems kinda off for a guy that was blinded by circumstance of similar eco-carelessness.

You know, contaminated fluid in drums being hauled in a pick-up can blind.
 ;D
 


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on February 07, 2010, 06:26:14 PM
DAREDEVIL #504

Just finished this. Mucho mo better than the last couple of issues even though I still feel as though I am reading about a different character. This is not Matt. Diggle's voice for Matt is just wrong and I can't pin-point why. Not bad. Just not Matt.

I did enjoy this issue, not saying I didn't. Diggle did a good job with the story and has a good sense of Foggy and Dakota (which I really like her character) and the art is just fantastic for this title.

I look forward to Hell's Kitchen being a Hell for criminals and I still like the new "horned Hand" costumes.
 ;D

 


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on March 12, 2010, 10:45:45 PM
DAREDEVIL #505

Ha-Yah !

Starting to enjoy Diggles DD more and more. Love the twist that is soon to be happening to Matt ... or does he expect it? Love the Hand, almost as much as I love evil Nazi's.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2010, 08:17:43 PM
Current run:  I picked up starting with Brubaker's run and went digital with the start of Diggle's.

While I'm waiting for Diggle's run to get uploaded I started browsing through the Kevin Smith and Bendis runs.

Would you guys reccomend I go back and read the whole series starting with issue 1?



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on April 03, 2010, 12:47:55 AM
Kevin Smiths run was very good ... for the time. It pissed a lot of people off, but made Daredevil a character to be discussed. I still enjoy it, and Quesada art is top notch in the series.

However, it is very different from when Mack and then Mack/Bendis jumps on. the art changes dramatically (very brooding, but very fucking good and matches the tone with perfection) and is about the best DD that has ever been written.

My suggestion is to read the Kevin Smith arc ... issues 1-8 I believe with the "feeling" that it is a separate, but equally deserving book, and then jump on with the David Mack stuff. From there the Bendis transition is less glaring but about the best comics to ever grace the world. Honestly.

If you just want to read the Bendis run ... it is understandable, as they are (as I have said) some of the best stories ever, but I feel that the Smith run, while completely different in look and "feel", is also a deserving read.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on June 20, 2010, 10:16:43 PM
Issue 507

White Tiger is now one of my top ten Marvel characters. I loved her in this issue. and this artist draws her incredible. Her on page 5, nice look and that great costume shines through. The last panel of page 16 (talking to matt) ... wow ... 'sproing'
 ;D

Can't wait for Shadowland. Cant freaking wait.


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 04, 2010, 04:36:04 PM
I'm thinking about grabbing the back issues I've missed since Brubaker left and adding this back to the pull list.

What's the current state of the book?  As good as when Bru was doing it?



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: G:The Last Man on August 04, 2010, 05:12:04 PM
To me, the book still retains much of the same spirit as when Bru was handling the book.  Of course the overall storyline and approach is different, but if you were to tell me that Brubaker was still writing the book, I would believe you!  ;D



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on August 04, 2010, 07:50:47 PM
As good for me? No, but certainly not far off and certainly worth a grab. The first issue (with the new writer) I had problems with ... basically nit-picky stuff, but they were there, but since then, yes, strong book with art (over the last 2 or 3 issues) that I REALLY enjoy. 


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 10, 2010, 10:38:40 PM
Are you reading the Shadowland stories?



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on November 11, 2010, 02:42:08 AM
Are you reading the Shadowland stories?



Me?

Yeah, it's okay. Putting aside the insane idea that the major superheroes would allow a terrorist act such as what Matt and his Hand are doing (taking over a good portion of the city and tormenting local authority), it has been a fun read. Bordering on deserving an "eye roll" from eliminating feasibility (Matt under any such power to take down most of the Avengers), but I can push those aside in the interest of a "different take".

I liked the story leading up to this "event" much more, however. In fact, much, much more.
 :-\

But loving the White Tiger character.



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jimmy T on December 06, 2010, 05:06:38 AM
From having read DD, like most of you, near to continuously in monthly/trade/back issue picks since Bendis' first issue, Matt Murdock's life has been one solidly written tale that has been constructed from the remains of the previous writer, always keeping that tone and earnestly following a believable route from what has been done to DD's life.

That said, DD has reached a conclusion. That's how I feel about the character. The sad note of the Daredevil book is that they always do what Frank Miller established. Break the character down, break him break him BREAK HIM-and watch him snap, or take it all and come back to new heights. That's his story, and that's what this 10 year story has been as well.

I've watched Matt be broken and brought low to the ranks of the Fallen for the last time. For me, this character is simply "done." They've told all the tales of the character and about the character that I care to read. He's really at end for me. Like Spider-man, he now is regulated to the "yeah, I read that once."

But no more.


(and yes, I've not bought an issue of ASM since #544.) Still going strong!


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2010, 05:10:05 PM
Now he really is done.  Latest issue wrapped up Shadowland and the next issue renamed Black Panther Man Without Fear.



Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on December 20, 2010, 08:41:14 PM
Eh.

I will start again upon his return ... maybe, but I am in one of my moods now where the big two's hero books are just wearing on me.

Starting to get bland.

Hope I don't feel like that for long.

 :-\

Really more excited about other books now, like SIXTH GUN, ECHO, ETC ... I really miss liking Daredevil  :-\


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jimmy T on December 22, 2010, 05:21:38 PM
Yeah, but even though its BP: Man without Fear, Matt's tale is starting the next month anyway as Reborn.

*yawn*


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Perry on December 22, 2010, 07:56:32 PM

*yawn*


Exactly  :-\


Title: Re: DAREDEVIL Thread
Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2011, 03:26:19 PM
Daredevil Reborn #1

Matt starts his journey back to being a hero here.  This issue has the feel of the old Hulk TV show with David Banner roaming from town to town and getting into adventures.

Formulaic so far but enough little things to make me come back for issue 2.