Netflix's Daredevil series is right around the corner, and the perfect way to kick it off is by reading a great Daredevil comic. You could never go wrong with Daredevil. He's always had the best writing teams behind him like Frank Miller, Ann Nocenti, Marv Wolfman, Kevin Smith, Ed Brubaker, and Brian Michael Bendis. Now before I start, all of you should read Frank Miller's work on Daredevil. He was the one who kicked off DD's popularity. Creating the ninja criminal organization known as The Hand. Introducing Daredevil's blind mentor Stick, and of course, making the series darker and more brutal. So go check out his full run, and you should be all set for the Netflix show!
"But Dave, what's left to talk about?" Well I'll tell you! Back in 2011 writer Mark Waid started penning the new [Daredevil](movie:47230) series for Marvel Comics. He sorta went back to basics with the character. Making him a swashbuckler like he was in the 1960s. Matt Murdock finally started winning again...well kind of anyways. Read the book and you'll understand.
So, if you can't stand dark gritty superheroes, or you just want something to read after the show is done. Mark Waid's run on Daredevil is just the thing. It's the perfect blend of light-hearted fun and seriousness. I always liked when a writer has the ability to mix those two together. I never felt like it has to be one or the other all of the time. If you want to emulate real life, as much as possible anyway, you would have to mix in both happy and sad moments. Life is never one or the other. I understand you have to have consistency with your tone in your movie or book, but life is not always dark and dreary. Also, it's not always carefree and silly.
If you love the recent Marvel movies there is no reason why you shouldn't be reading this comic. It has great writing, and it has talented artists working on it like Paolo Rivera and Chris Samnee. There are moments in this series that will make you laugh, cry, shout "Oh, s*&#", and get goosebumps. Yeah, it's that good! Go out to your local comic shop and buy a trade of Mark Waid's run on Daredevil. I will now leave you with this...
Have any of you read this run before? Or is there another great Daredevil comic I might have missed that's better? Excited for the Netflix Show? Tell me in the comments below! I look forward to hearing from you!