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Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Vol. 1 (Daredevil (1964-1998)) Kindle & comiXology
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|Length: 326 pages||Age Level: 13 - 99||Grade Level: 8 - 17|
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- Publication Date : November 5, 2008
- File Size : 395284 KB
- Print Length : 326 pages
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- Publisher : Marvel (November 5, 2008)
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00PSN1DOQ
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- Best Sellers Rank: #417,156 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Miller got started with Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #27-28 that featured Daredevil, which are included. The story, penned by Bill Mantlo, is about Spider- Man being blinded by the Masked Marauder who leads the Maggia and threatens New York City with a bomb unless he gets paid a ransom. Daredevil comes to Parker’s aide. That relationship between the two brings a real human element to the comic, but the overall story is overblown and cliché.
As for McKenzie, he has a real nice style. In this iteration of Daredevil he’s always in the shadows stalking people before the big fight. McKenzie adds to that with a bit of a hard boiled edge to his dialogue and commentary.
When Miller took over the franchise he seems to have learned a lot from McKenzie and continued with the hard boiled/neo-noir style in his dialogue boxes. That meant there was more continuity than change when the switch took place.
That’s also shown by the fact that there were several themes and characters that crossed over between the two. First, Matt Murdock was caught up fighting the underworld, which become centered around the Kingpin. At the same time, the mob put out a hit on DD which was taken up by Bullseye who appears in several comics in this collection.
Overall the best comics collected in Volume 1 are #168 when Electra was introduced for the first time as an cutthroat doppelganger of Daredevil. In #169 Bullseye escapes from a mental institution and is so deranged from a tumor in his brain that he sees DD in every person that passes him. Another is #172 when the Kingpin works himself back into being the boss of New York’s underworld while DD has another confrontation with Bullseye.
This is a great introduction to Miller’s work with Marvel. All the comics included are good with the exception of the two Spider-Man issues.
From his first issue, collaborating with a writer he brought that Film Noir to to the art style, so much so that when he and the writer disagreed about story direction the editor let the writer go and gave Miller the writing duties too- and in short order he turned the book into the crime noir comic he wanted to do.