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MARVEL COMICS => MARVEL HEROES SOLO BOOKS => Topic started by: Perry on February 18, 2011, 09:49:00 PM

Post by: Perry on February 18, 2011, 09:49:00 PM
Yes, didn't take long, but come July we will see

Yeah, I'm going to get it ... so what?

Title: Re: DAREDEVIL #1 July
Post by: Gay Titan on February 18, 2011, 10:07:35 PM
What is the premise this time?

Title: Re: DAREDEVIL #1 July
Post by: Jeff on February 19, 2011, 02:27:28 AM
Yep.  Makes sense.  That's right about the time Daredevil Reborn wraps up.

Title: Re: DAREDEVIL #1 July
Post by: Perry on February 19, 2011, 01:28:10 PM
What is the premise this time?

Certainly that is not a snark remark about how often characters are re-formatted  :D

As I am not a fan of the Demon-Daredevil story lines they push at us every 10 years or so, hopefully the premise will be a street level vigilante that just happens to wear a red costume.  ;D

As I don't know who the creative talent will be yet, the tone is still up in the air, sadly

Post by: Perry on September 24, 2011, 03:05:58 PM

Yes, I am still at least a month behind on this title, but I just read issue 2 and as soon as I hit the "post" button, I am off to read issue 3. Glenn had asked me about this title, and I originally, after only reading the first issue, told him it was okay but not stellar (or something to that effect).

I now change my opinion. The ending of this issue was like traveling back in time and reliving the Marvel glory years of my youth. That is not to say that the issue is dated, as it is very much not, but only that it left me with the classic "oh, I can't wait to see how this turns out" feeling.

Waid really knocked it out of the park with this issue.

The art by Rivera is also not as "archie'esque" as I made claim to on issue 1, but his style with the radar effects and the villain shown towards the end of this issue are still extremely well done.

Was starting to get really down on my 'super-hero' books again (happens to me about once a year), started to think about leaning more towards Marvel and DC's non-hero books more, but this issue alone has reinvigorated my love for the genre. That sucks, because I was looking for an easy way to save some money ... dropping a lot of hero books.

I still have to read issue 3, but I can wholeheartedly vouch for this issue as being a "Perry must read". Even if you can't find issue 1, pick up this issue.

Post by: Perry on September 28, 2011, 02:49:45 PM
Just read issue #3 and all I can say is ... Fantastic story. This is like reading an 70's DD, but with up to date writing.  ;D

Yep. fantastic story. What is also great with this issue, it wrapped up a three issue arc. You heard me, a 3 issue and done storyline. Yay.

I strongly suggest tracking down these 3 issues and reading them ... of course, I guess the 'reading them' aspect is redundant ... why else would you track them down, if not to read them?

I really like this Matt. More jovial, yet still determined.

Great start to a great new/old series

Post by: Perry on December 14, 2011, 10:05:57 PM
This is so good a cover in so many ways it is not funny ...

CBR Preview DD 10 cover by Rivera (

Post by: Jeff on December 14, 2011, 10:37:45 PM
Wow!  That is really cool.

Post by: Perry on December 14, 2011, 10:46:20 PM
Yeah I was so disappointed he wasn't the artist for more than the first three issues, but so glad he is coming back.

Post by: Perry on January 06, 2012, 03:34:27 AM
DD issue #7

Damn it. Even the snow can't take away my favorite part about this new DAREDEVIL title. Paolo Rivera's art. I mean, true he has a more 'cartoon' style, but this guy can draw with the best of them. Just look at the line work in those trees. I just laid the book out on my table, to the page right after the staple, and just looked at it for a few minutes and it is not even a splash page. The wind swirls, the snow ... this guy is fantastic.

The story was ... eh ... a little too holiday festive  :D, but as long as Rivera is here, it's all grand.

Post by: Perry on June 30, 2012, 11:48:55 PM

Wow, it's been over 6 months since I have posted here to sing the praises of this book? That is a travesty as this book is just incredible.

This issue we find the recently teleported Matt still standing after hour in his glass box awaiting ... well ... a gassing. Of course he has no clue why the gas did nothing, and neither do we, at first, but sadly for Matt we find out more information than he does. He just feels the outcome. Still waiting for Doom to make an appearance, but love any story revolving around Latveria.

Love the last panel by the way. Something sad but humorous in its delivery.

9 outta 10 Surgical Nanites

Post by: Perry on September 15, 2012, 01:28:43 PM
Well I finally decided to hit that stack of comics that has been eluding my attention over the past month or so, and to start it off I chose to honor my pledge to Jeff, in regards to our Daredevil agreement  ;), to write a little something about the recent issues. This is course means DD is secure on his pull list once again.

I read the last two issue's (16 & 17) back to back and while both are very well constructed, I can see why my boy Jeff was thinking of dropping this title. For while the deli mustard overflows on this two issue sandwich, there is very little meat to be had. In other words ... the spice, the flavor, is there, but it lacks the protein to make you feel satisfied and full. More condiment fueled, introspective story-telling than powerful pastrami, advancement of title.

To break down by issue ... just a tad ... and yes, as always, when I list and underline the title, there is a good chance I WILL BE SPOILING SOME THINGS. Maybe not, as most things I type may just confuse you, the reader (what else is new?) ... but just be warned. I relay thoughts as if you have also read the issue.


This one I enjoyed. More of a look inside a character (literally in this case), but I enjoyed the Hank Pym/Matt Murdock blending of personal history. Never been a huge Pym fan (no underlying pun intended) but he is presented well here.

Plus there is just something about Chris Samnee's art that I enjoy. I also appreciate that so far, all artist on this title have continued the look of Matt's radar imagery brought to light by Rivera. Thought it looked cool when he did it, and I enjoy that it is still being used. 

Foggy's meltdown at the end (while showing Matt what he found in the drawer) kinda bugged me, as Foggy has always been one to ask first and then decide the course of action, but after so many years of dealing with all of Matt's shit, I can excuse this explosive, mental collapse.

Issue #17

Allred. Quite possibly the only artist that could pull off Stilt-Man in this day and age. Not sure I would like him as a regular artist, but man can I dig him as an occasional fill-in.

As far as the story goes, eh, another "look inside" issue, but this time more of a "remember when". Enjoyable, but not what I have been expecting of DD lately. A done in one story that is more of a reflection of the past.

Really nothing more to say. At least for me ... as shocking as that is ;D

Post by: Jeff on September 15, 2012, 06:43:49 PM
Yep.  You just reminded me why I was losing interest.  I didnt buy the Foggy meltdown either.  Seemed forced and out of character.

But a deals a deal and plus, Mark Waid is normally really good so I don't mind giving him a couple of extra chances to pull me back in.  I'd say I'm safe to stick with this title through the next two arcs.

Post by: Perry on October 18, 2012, 02:45:25 PM
Issue #18

Okay, now we have something ... again.
Death by very mysterious ways and means. A man falling to his death through the floor of an elevator? A man, locked in a room with only his nurse, drained of all blood with-in seconds?

I was thinking this could be the return of Mysterio, but then I remembered seeing the solicits for next month, with a new character on the cover and was kinda saddened. Oh well, as long as he keeps taking people out like this, he could be a good substitute for said Mysterio, even if it is only the bad guys he is targeting.

Post by: Perry on December 20, 2012, 04:50:44 PM
DAREDEVIL #19 and #20


Now THIS is what I'm talking 'bout. Fantastic two issues of ole horn-head. After a few slow burn issues, Waid brings the "pow" back into the title by having this new villain, "Coyote", show his vile plan. And who is that hanging from the ceiling? Is that The Spot? But if Coyote is using the same power as The Spot, is he not The Spot? Either way, this new use of the 'spot' power is pretty damn cool (as you can see from the cover of issue #19 above).

Art wise, Samnee once again nails it. I do miss Rivera, but Samnee's style is so close overall, it is not a drastic change. In fact, my two favorite solo books (DAREDEVIL and HAWKEYE) could easily use an artists rotation as they are all similar. Sort of a simple, story-board type of style. Usually I prefer a more robust, realistic form, but it really works here.

If you want a book that brings the fun back into the your Marvel comics, this is it.

A solid 8 outta 10 transport portals

Post by: Perry on December 31, 2012, 02:14:04 PM

I gotta say, as much as I enjoy what Waid is doing with Daredevil ... the costumed hero himself, not the title ... I am just not a fan of how he is handling Matt and Foggy's relationship. Waid writes Daredevil, Matt in costume, very well and he makes DD fun to read about as he goes swinging around the city. Or oddly enough, spending most of his time on this title, underground. But the way he writes Foggy and Matt in conversation, or just dealing with each other, to me, is just off. Way off.

It is really starting to get under my skin. So much so, that when I see Foggy in the book, I just instantly know that my enjoyment I had on the previous page, will soon decline as I read his dialog.

Sad, really.

5 outta 10 bickering buddies that suddenly don't know each other at all.

Post by: Jeff on December 31, 2012, 04:00:36 PM
Yeah - my enjoyment has dropped on this title quite a bit.  I'm afraid it's close to being on the chopping block.

Post by: Perry on December 31, 2012, 04:56:51 PM
Understandable. I'm hanging on for the character (in costume) scenes now more than anything. Really a fan of DD, but my overall enjoyment is waning thanks to Matt/Foggy stuff. May be putting this lot up on Ebay before too much longer.

Post by: Perry on April 13, 2013, 02:04:54 PM
Looks like I got out of DAREDEVIL just in time. Marvel seems to have moved this into the $3.99 price range. As I suspected they would with their "extra sized" issue that jumped started it.

Look for HAWKEYE to join the $3.99 ranks soon. Probably starting with an "extra sized" issue.  ;)

Post by: Perry on April 22, 2013, 12:24:19 PM
Looks like I got out of DAREDEVIL just in time. Marvel seems to have moved this into the $3.99 price range. As I suspected they would with their "extra sized" issue that jumped started it.

Look for HAWKEYE to join the $3.99 ranks soon. Probably starting with an "extra sized" issue.  ;)

Damn it. Recent solits have DD back to its $2.99 price. My apologize to Marvel for jumpin' to the greedy conclusion (unless they received so much hate mail for the attempt, they changed there mind)