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Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Rockman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Daredevil #1

Daredevil is a character who has gone through the ringer again and again, From Bendis to Bru onto Diggle this character has been crapped on and probably the most consistently dark superhero comic Marvel had put out. I think it is about time we finally get some light hearted stuff from the character and unique look at his powers which we haven't seen. This was a fun book which harkens back to classic Marvel style (the priest yelling "Daredevil!?" when he grabbed the girl felt really old school). Basically I really enjoyed this book and I am elated that they dropped everything from Shadowland, as that event sucked.

9/10

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:44 pm

I am really looking forward to getting this book. I'm happy to read all the positive feedback.

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby chap22 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:06 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I am really looking forward to getting this book. I'm happy to read all the positive feedback.

I'm not gonna do up a full review, but I'll chime in here anyway: after just 1 issue I'm pretty sure this is already my favorite current Marvel book by a wide margin. I've been waiting for a DD book this enjoyable for well over a decade+. and not just the writing, the art's about as gorgeous as a comic can get. Fantastic book.

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:12 pm

chap22 wrote:I'm not gonna do up a full review, but I'll chime in here anyway: after just 1 issue I'm pretty sure this is already my favorite current Marvel book by a wide margin. I've been waiting for a DD book this enjoyable for well over a decade+. and not just the writing, the art's about as gorgeous as a comic can get. Fantastic book.

Hell, yeah!

I read some preview pages and liked what I saw. The art did look amazing.

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Johnny Smith » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:23 am

Excellent issue. Two fun stories. Lovely art! I haven't felt this excited about a comic since Brubaker's first Cap issue back in 2004.

I like the way Waid is using Murdock's problems over the last few years as motivation for his upbeat attitude.

Waid and crew are pretty skillful at depicting DD's radar sense - it plays an important role in both of the stories.

I like Daredevil again. :smt007

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:32 am

SoD updated.

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Comic_Doctor » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:41 pm

Being a Marvel junkie, I always look forward to picking up new #1s. Daredevile #1 was no different. After I read the OH preview I was a little skeptical to read this issue. The preview art was good, but the small sample of writing left me unfullfilled.

Now that I'm done the FULL issue, all my skepticism is gone! I loved the upbeat, positive Matt Murdock. It was a refreshing change from the 'norm' of the past 10-15 years. Over and over, Matt denied being Daredevil, and that made me chuckle :)
I too was happy to see some courtroom action, and I hope we see much more in the future. Reading about a hero's regular life keeps them 'real' to the reader.

Like everyone, I loved the new visual perception of DD's radarsense (very cool idea). Rivera's storytelling (especially the Spot sequence) is dynamite. I wasn't 100% sold as him as the artist, but now that I've read the issue all together, I really enjoyed it.

Plus, I thought the back-up story was a cute look into Matt and Foggy's relationship.

GRADE: 8.5 of 10

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:38 pm

Daredevil #1

I was all prepared to disregard the protestations of the folks who just want their Brudevil back as having judged a book by its cover, but after reading this new first issue of DD I can't really argue with the fact that this is, as advertised, a heel-turn away from the grim and downbeat runs leading up to the whole Shadowland deal. On the other hand, I think Shadowland sort of inartfully took all that as far as it could go without trashing the character, so it does seem like time for a fresh retake on the character. However I have to disagree with the idea those plot threads have been severed, or that this behavior from Matt Murdock isn't compatible with a person overcompensating for the memory of those events. Interviews have made it clear that others in the Marvel Universe would be reacting to this as well, as seen by the faceless but familiar cameo at the end. And I mean, Matt pretty much says that much himself in the beautifully-drawn but sort of clunky back-up story. Although the court scene shows it may be pretty hard to go back to his old life. I think it's safe to say, though, that this is being treated by Waid as a further evolution of Murdock's life story and not the backwards-steps some fans of the Bendis and Brubaker runs were fearing it would be.

But it's true that this read very much like a more-nuanced '80s comic book to me. Which is going to make some people very happy, and other people sad they won't get to see unkind Fate continue to drop Cleveland Steamers on poor old Matt. For me, although this issue is definitely more fun than any DD book I've read in a long time, he's just never been a favorite character of mine and I've never gone out of my way to read the book. That being said, I thought the voice Waid gave him here made the character interesting, it's clear he's a DD fan even if I never have been and he's crafted a good single issue here. The confrontation it sets up next issue is intriguing.

(Although The Spot probably should have just done to DD what he did to the gunman.)

The art in the main story is clean and bright, but the back-up story was more visually stunning to me in part due to the coloring.

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby superfictious » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:58 pm

As one of the, oh, 20 people who actually read and enjoyed Karl Kesel's DD run, I didn't view this book as much of an abrupt change of character. Waid's a great writer who seems to always bring fresh takes to the natural cynicism of Marvel heroics. Daredevil's a man who's been through some shit. 30 years worth. Blindness, ninjas, assassins, psycho ex's, hooker ex's, STD ex's, loss of faith, absent mother, revealed identity...you name it, this guy been smacked by it. He's the ne'er-do-well version of Spiderman. While Peter ultimately whines and cries his way to a happy ending, Matt optimistically gets slapped down over and over. He's the perfect symbol of the justice system for which he believes in.

To his credit, Waid runs away from none of this, yet changes everything.. It's only that Murdoch now wears his optimism on his sleeve. Blindly so. He cockily crashes a mob wedding and stops a kidnapping. He returns to court where his double life gets used against him. He smiles his way through the most hostile city in the world. We know this will all come crashing down and Waid does a great job setting it up in advance. The only way you can be a man without fear is if you refuse to see what's coming for you.

The art was solid. Nothing special, but it appropriately reflected the change of tone for the book.

Story: 8
Art: 7

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Amoebas » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:40 am

Ever since the Joey the Q era began, my interest in Marvel super-heroes have waned to the point where my monthly Marvel shopping consisted of... zero titles.

This brings us to the latest Daredevil #1.

In short, my monthly Marvel shopping list now consists of... one title.

This was good. Really good. Much to Waid's credit he acknowledges all the (imo) crap that DD has gone through since the last Kesel issue and instantly (and smoothly) sets his tone for the book.

The Good:
"I know I've been acting a little... uncharacteristically". "It has been a miserable last few years." Best lines of the book and just like that, the last 14 years are wiped away and I WANT to read a Daredevil comic again!
The return to a smiling Matt
The return to Matt being a "law talking guy"
The return of thought bubbles!!!! (well... thought boxes)

The Bad:
The Spot - really?
It's a gangster wedding but a press photographer was invited?
"The secret is out" junk is a continuing theme.
Matt's violin bit going from newborn to virtuoso was just... corny
It just feels wrong to not see "The Man Without Fear" on the cover.

I have no doubt that Waid 'gets' Matt Murdoch and by extension, Daredevil. Couple with some impressive art that shows us what Matt 'senses' and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

Story - 7
Art - 7
Overall - 7

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:55 am

Why would you want to wipe away the best 14 years of Daredevil comics?

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby chap22 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:03 am

Punchy wrote:Why would you want to wipe away the best 14 years of Daredevil comics?

"best"? When did I miss a run by Frank Miller in the last 14 years?

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:05 am

chap22 wrote:"best"? When did I miss a run by Frank Miller in the last 14 years?


"Best" for Punchy means "the only runs he's ever read".

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Re: Review Group Week #284: Daredevil #1

Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:10 am

Asmodeus Jones wrote:
"Best" for Punchy means "the only runs he's ever read".


I've read Miller's stories, and Bendis is better. But not by much. It goes Bendis, Miller, then Brubaker for me.

The consistency Bendis and Bru gave the series was just phenomenal. I don't see why a dark Daredevil is such a bad thing, if he's light and happy, he's just a less-good Spider-Man.

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