Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Jason Omnibus (New Printing)
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Frank Miller's spellbinding scripts and pulse-pounding pencils mark one of Daredevil's greatest eras - but will the Kingpin and Bullseye's efforts rob the Man Without Fear of everything he holds dear? As for the omnibus itself, well, look: if you've read more than 1 comic by now, you've probably heard of this run. And the reason you have is because it's as great as everyone makes it out to be.
What exactly is the Frank Miller run? : r/Daredevil - Reddit What exactly is the Frank Miller run? : r/Daredevil - Reddit
This issue starts with young Miller experimenting with one of his future tropes: narration by tv screens! El estilo de dibujo de Miller, fue comiéndose al propio guionista y no porque Miller sea (o fuera) un grandísimo dibujante propiamente mismo, sino por la forma de narrar visualmente, lo que empujó poco a poco a que las historias fueran también mas cinematográficas en todos los aspectos. Poco después el bueno de Frank agarró al demonio por los cuernos y se puso al mando de la colección con la total libertad que da saber que estas en una colección que ya tiene los días contados. Y haciendo lo que le daba la gana, no solo salvó a Daredevil, sino que marcó un punto y aparte que ha influenciado y ha sido respetado durante casi 40 años por los autores que llegaron a la cocina del infierno después él. Este tochazo rompeespaldas es, para aquellos interesados en el personaje, el punto donde el Daredevil que todos conocemos toma forma. Frank Miller toma las riendas de una serie a punto de ser cancelada y la enriquece con un tono de cine negro y una miríada de conceptos nuevos (Elektra, la Mano) o renovados (Bullseye, Kingpin) para insuflarle nueva vida. Esta etapa es también importante porque marca un antes y un después ya no solo para el personaje, sino también para el autor y para el género de superhéroes en general. Este tomo, pues, es un trozo de historia que conviene leer, al menos, una vez en la vida.
Could've done wihtout the abhorrent art at times (on GOD, Klaus Janson can't draw female heroes for shit) and the constant patronizing attitude from Matt's (*cough* definitely not a Frank Miller self-insert *cough*) towards most people who seem out of their depth in hard situations, ie that whole catastrophe with Heather Glenn. Then Miller sets up Bullseye and makes him a extremely evil threat. While doing so he also gets to showcase Matt's limits and how close he is to letting Bullseye finally die. It's a great issue and only helps set up the big showdown later in the omnibus. Then Miller introduces the man, the legend, Fisk, into the big picture and things get even more crazy. I don't think I've ever seen Matt so grim...so cold-blooded. He's changed. He's not the same man I used to know."
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This issue is a cornerstone of American comics. The first relevant comic book completely conceived by Frank Miller. The first appearance of an icon of the medium, the tormented character of Elektra Natchios, ninja assassin by training and by vocation. A plot directly and unapologetically inspired by an issue of Will Eisner's The Spirit. The beginning of the complicated relation between Frank Miller and his female characters, destined to go down the drain over the years, after the death (spoiler?) of his 'daughter' Elektra. Ok, so I liked this, I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would. Miller's Daredevil run is one of the most lauded, most hyped runs of any character, at least in my experience anyway. To say I was going into this expecting something special would have been an understatement. I'd had the book for months and was holding onto it for a special occasion. Waiting for that moment when I needed a guaranteed winner to wash the taste of mediocrity out of my mouth. Did this book suffer from my ungodly level of expectation... maybe... probably... almost certainly. It's still pretty bloody good though. So this big ass book, they call those Omnibus, starts off with Frank Miller as actually just a artist. But a couple of issues in he becomes a plotter too. And by about 7 or 8 issues in he becomes the actual writer of this series while Klaus Janson continues the excellent art with Miller's penciling. What really worked well here with the two is both are artist and Frank Miller, when he was on the top of his game, was a hell of a writer/plotter.This is the best presentation of Miller’s and Janson’s creative output on Daredevil. It leaves out the extras provided in the earlier collections, so the transitions from story to story are smooth to start with and improve. It’s a concise(if large) exhibition of their work that shows both the gradual development of genre defining Miller and Janson partnership, and the evolution of Daredevil from second string hero to pop culture icon. Characterization is also a bit mixed for me with some characters being rather one dimensional (Foggy, Bullseye) while others are more well rounded or intriguing. Interpersonal relationships were well explored and less lionizing than the typical superhero fare which I appreciated as well.