Story by Mark Waid
Art by Kano
Commentary by Glenn Matchett
Ah Daredevil, how I miss reading you. Many moons ago when reading Ultimate Spider-Man, and loving that book at its peak, I thought about trying other books written by Bendis. At that time, one of them was Daredevil. Of course, I didn’t want to dive right in at the team, nor did I want to start wayyyyy at the beginning, so instead I went with what I refer to as “a reasonable jumping-on point”, with the first hardcover collecting Kevin Smith and David Mack’s runs on the character, and going from there.
I became a Daredevil fan, and after enjoying those stories, and those of Bendis and Brubaker, I would pick up classic runs by the likes of Frank Miller in Marvel’s lovely Omnibus format. You see, for cost and space reasons, I like hardcovers and collections, the bigger the better. I understand the need to support comics monthly, and I do for those I can’t wait for (like Amazing and Batman), but with Daredevil I’ve learned to be patient. I waited nearly 2 years for Marvel to solicit Brubaker’s first Omnibus, so I waited on finishing the Bendis run until then. Now that Brubaker’s run is over, I wait on my hands for Marvel to bring out their next decent sized/priced collection. Since then, Daredevil has had another relaunch written by legendary comic writer Mark Waid, and illustrated by past Spider-Man artists Marcos Martin and Paolo Rivera. I haven’t read the run yet, but it seems to be a bit of a hit, making many “Best Of 2011” lists. After so many years of bleak stories by Bendis and Brubaker, it seems that Waid is taking Daredevil back to his core superhero roots, and making the title fun again. I eagerly wait to read what he’s done up to now, but right now I’ve been lured into making a pit stop at Daredevil for a tie-in with Amazing, so let’s get going.