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Mark Waid on Daredevil

by alphamonkey on November 19, 2011

in Comics!

Mark Waid‘s current run on Daredevil (along with artists Marcos Martin and Paolo Rivera) is one of those quietly awesome books that has consistently knocked it out of the park with each issue to little fanfare.

No more bleak-for-the-sake-of-bleak despair, but rather a hero who has emerged from a dark place with a desire to keep in the light. ComiXology sat down with Waid recently to discuss how he came to the book, and why he’s decided to lighten up our favorite Man Without Fear. This bit particularly stood out for me:

I sometimes still get a bad rap as some “Church of The Silver Age” guy who needs my superheroes frozen in amber, and that’s bullshit. I don’t give a damn about making comics retro! I’ve got a bunch of old comics in the next room, I don’t need to keep recreating them the way I remember them as a child. I can just go into that room and read them, that’s much easier than trying to recreate them.

A great read, and a great perspective on a much-abused character from one of the best in the business. And lest this point be missed: You should be buying this book, no exceptions. It’s absolutely gorgeous to look at, and Waid has done the previously unthinkable: He’s made Daredevil fun again while losing none of the street-level heroics.

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