With the recent reboot of Daredevil and his subsequent move to San Francisco I thought it would be a good time to look back at Volume 3 and highlight some of the covers from this run. After the doom and gloom of Bendis, Brubaker, and Diggle’s lengthy tenure’s it was time to take DD back to his swashbuckling roots. Mark Waid was just the man for the job along with artist Paolo Rivera to launch and then eventually Chris Samnee they succeeded in turning the character around and giving the book a artistic facelift on all fronts. Proving that a Daredevil book could look and feel bright but still have a dark under current. In the process they created an array of covers in this volume’s short 36 issues that stand out and confidently rank with any of the classics that came before it.
It’s no secret that Daredevil is one of my favorite comic book characters, I’ve written about him a great deal on for this site. All things considered, though, I’m still a relative new comer to this world only really giving him a chance in the last few years. Doing so made me fall in love with the character. I haven’t read all of it, but the Miller, Bendis and Brubaker stuff are my personal favorites and made for some of the best comic reading I’ve ever experienced. I came to Daredevil because my love for both pulp and film noir, it seemed like a perfect fit. Finishing Brubaker’s run recently (and knowing I was skipping the Diggle’s Shadowland story) meant I was 36 issues or so away from being able to catch up with the book and for first time to read the book of the stands. So, I cut myself off from the outside world, dug my heels in and went to town. The results were not what I expected.