With the newest She-Hulk series recently ending I thought it would be a perfect time to highlight the beautiful Kevin Wada artwork that graced all 12 of its covers. His style was a perfect fit and went a long way to humanize Jennifer Walters but still making her appear larger than life. We can only hope Marvel reassigns Wada to a new project in the not too distant future. Perhaps one with interiors? Hell, I’d settle for a fashion guide to the Marvel Universe. With Secret Wars and Battleworld on the horizon nothing is truly out of the realm of possibility.
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Like some of my associates here at the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks, I love me some Daredevil. But I know full well that there are plenty of piss-poor Daredevil stories out there, and it would be a shame to see Netflix’s inaugural Marvel series go the way of the Daredevil movie. Now, like an expecting parent I really only want to show to be healthy, but just like those same moms-and- dads-to-be, I naturally have some unspoken desires about what’s to come. Let them be spoken!
A couple days ago Biff Tannen posted an awesome cover of Black Window by superstar artist Phil Noto. I’ve always been a fan of Noto’s and really like long and lean features that he gives to his characters, it kind of reminds me of high-fashion illustrations. Anyway, it got me remembering that Marvel announced at NYCC this year that Noto would be providing a slew of retro-looking variant covers designed by Noto himself for February and this week we’ve been privy to a whole bunch of them. Check these babies out and sound off in the comments with your thoughts!
During New York Comic Con I stumbled upon artist Paolo Rivera’s booth, I didn’t know he was attending the event. Having loved what he did on both Daredevil and Spider-Man I knew I had to peruse the art he was selling. While I did come away with a print or two, I saw him working on a headshot of Nightcrawler. I was dazzled by how realistic it looked and how beautiful it was. After doing some research I found out that he takes a few comissions per convention for these headshots. He’s done a lot and they are all pretty fantastic.
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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.