Saturday, August 18, 2012

Daredevil #17

This issue is a "done-in-one" comic that gives writer Mark Waid the chance to explore a hidden corner of Daredevil's history - and it gives him a chance to work with the talented artist Mike Allred.

Allred's work almost defies description - he seems to channel a Silver Age spirit through his art. It really looks like the kind of kinetic, high-energy style you might have seen in a Marvel comic in the '60s or '70s.

And that's not intended as a slam at all - I really enjoy his work! It's fresh and always in motion, and the storytelling is clear and easy to follow.

His anatomy isn't always spot on, and the layouts are sometimes odd - but you could say the same thing about some of Jack Kirby's work.

Allred manages to impart a real sense of fun to his work, so it fits perfectly with Waid's new and improved "Man Without Fear."

And speaking of Silver Age, this issue feature one of DD's goofiest villain from that era - and makes good use of him.

Works for me!

Grade: B+


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I give it an A. Reminded me artwise of that great early Wally Wood Stiltman issue! Great story, and it revealed that Matt Murdock is not as messed up as last issue implied!