Hey all, I am a longtime Daredevil fan. And while I dropped out of comics for a long stretch (missing BMB's and Ed Brubaker's runs), I jumped back in during Mark Waid's stint as writer. It seemed like I was hearing around my local comic shop, and online, that Waid's run was considered by many to be "awesome" and noteable. But after several reads, I was was left scratching my head wondering, "why?". It seemed like a monumental misstep to move the character to the west coast (it had been done before in the 70's), and there seemed like there was a long stretch of unremarkable story arcs and character development.
But...still there was this universal applause for Waid's work. Can someone please enlighten me? Seriously. I want to know why it seemed like so many people enjoyed his time running the book.
I appreciate your upcoming insight - and sorry if this sounds back-handedly negative (which is not my motivation).
I only read the first two (Waid) collected editions, but I really enjoyed them and plan on reading the rest (Marvel Unlimited!) I did read and do own the Bendis and Brubaker run(s) and they felt much more similar in tone to eachother and to Miller's run than Waid's. I think one of the big draws to Waid's run is it's so much less moody and depressing than the rest. I get it Daredevil is the Catholic Batman, with all the obiligation, guilt and self loathing that it brings. Well as a Catholic myself I'm happy to tell you it's not all that bad and I don't always want to see Matt depressed, pineing, and on the verge of suicide. I feel like Waid's run, in addition to being well written, is a breath of fresh air! Waid's Daredevil reminds us there is more to Matt than depression. Matt had always had a subervisive sense of humor, and an infinity for the night life.
Like I mentioned I only read a bit of Waid's run but that is my take.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2016 22:09:53 GMT -5 by palaba