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A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books

Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel)
Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson
Progress: 206/261 pages

Daredevil: Collection 1 by Brian Michael Bendis

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Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection Book 1 - Alex Maleev, Brian Michael Bendis

My favorite comic of all time, and the comic that made Daredevil my favorite superhero. What impresses most is how deftly Bendis handles character, and the balance of the inherent darkness of the story (and the darkness that has been a staple of the comic since Frank Miller) and the simple goodness of the character Matt Murdock as he struggles to deal with the reveal of his secret identity (again.)

 

The art is, frankly, mind blowing, both from David Mack and Alex Maleev, though that last story, dear God, does the art for the last story let the whole thing down and illustrates that Maleev had just as much to do with setting the tone for this run as Bendis did.

 

Just beautifully done. Holds up over time, especially with the Netflix show now running; you realize how much of it they took from this era/run of the comic.