Monday, February 20, 2006

Comics I Love: Frank Miller's Daredevil

They say you can't go home again, but Frank Miller has not only "gone home" again, he's done so TWICE, and both times were EXCELLENT!

Miller joined the Daredevil team with #158, as an artist, and he did an awesome job, but when he took over as the artist with #168, the book just took off.

Honestly, I think the book was actually better AFTER Elektra was killed off in #181. He was not on the book much longer after that, but his stories became more and more experimental. It really worked well, I thought.

And when he returned, for Born Again? I think there is a very good case to be made for Born Again being the best comic book storyline in a monthly comic ever. What an amazing comic book story.

And then, six years later, Miller returned AGAIN!

This time to do Man Without Fear, with John Romita Jr., and IT was excellent as well!!!

If I had to pick a particular issue to encapsulate Miller's Daredevil tenure, I would have to pick the issue that put a spotlight on Ben Urich. Nowadays, that type of story is just routine. Not so when Miller wrote it - it was fresh and new.

What a great run.


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