Saturday, December 27, 2014

Best Reads of 2014: Comic Books Written by Mark Waid

Daredevil Vol. 3, issue # 1 cover art by Paolo Rivera.
For once in comics, the art inside marches the
art on the outside, faithful readers.
Anything written by Mark Waid, but particularly Daredevil: The Man Without Fear!
Having read Mark Waid for some time, I must say that his run on Daredevil: The Man Without Fear! is consistently surprising, fun, with punchy dialogue, superb art, and character development in the Matt Murdock department. I also sampled the Indestructible Hulk and found the same. Waid, having cut his teeth on The Flash and Justice League over 10 years ago, and having penned the landmark series, Kingdom Come, has always possessed a solid grasp of the characters he writes. Moreover, he also takes dares (if you will pardon the pun) such as introducing sci-fi elements into Daredevil that ultimately pay off. Without exaggeration, Mark Waid is a master at his craft. The series is damn fun. Matt Murdock dates the assistant district attorney who tries get him to admit he is Daredevil. Horn-head even fights the Stilt Man, The Spot, stands up to four major sinister crime syndicates, and is, well, whimsical. Contributing artists who join in the fun include Paolo Rivera, Chris Samnee, Mike Allred, Khoi Pham, and Marco Checchetto.
Artist Chris Samnee apparently had much fun rendering this depiction
of assistant D.A. Kirsten McDuffie trying to get Matt Murdock
to admit he is Daredevil.
I had fun reading it, too.

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