These are the Marvel Comics April 2012 solicitations!
AvX: Vs #1 (Of 6)
Cover by Adam Kubert Variant Cover by Stuart Immonen Amazing Spider-Man 50th Anniversary Variant by TBA • The Premier Tie-In To Avengers Vs. X-Men! • All-Out Action Featuring Cover To Cover Battles, Each Issue Expanding On Fights From The Main AvX Book In Ways You Can’t Imagine! • This Issue: Iron Man Vs. Magneto And Thing Vs. Namor! 32 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99
Daredevil was relaunched to critical acclaim this earlier this year by the team of Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera. While Waid steered away from the darker side of Daredevil we’ve been accustomed to reading for many years, he’s managed to stay true to the essence of the character by infusing some levity and fun back into the character.
Along with Waid’s masterful writing, Paolo Rivera has shone on the title. His art is a perfect fit for The Man Without Fear and his covers have been pieces of art that I’d love to have on my walls – especially Daredevil #10.
Writer: Mark Waid Penciler: Paolo Rivera Inker: Joe Rivera Colors: Javier Rodriguez Letterer: Joe Caramagna Editor: Ellie Pyle, Stephen Wacker Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Date: October 2011 Cover Price: $2.99
Title:“Red, White, Black and Blue”
The current incarnation of Daredevil by Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera has something that readers have long missed from the title – it’s fun to read. Gone are the tragedies that befall Matt Murdock at every turn and the deep clawed monkeys that cling to his back. This version of Murdock/Daredevil is not about what happens in his life, but how he can help others.
The story opens with a fight between Daredevil and Captain America, as Cap tries to bring in Daredevil to answer for what he’s done in the past. The fight sequence is classic Daredevil and Paolo Rivera’s artwork, flowing from panel to panel, hearkens back to what I loved about the character.
Writer: Mark Waid Penciller: Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin Inker: Joe Rivera, Marcos Martin Colors: Javier Rodriguez, Muntsa Vicente Letters: Joe Caramagna Editor: Ellie Pyle, Stephen Wacker Cover: Paolo Rivera Publisher:Marvel Comics Cover Date: September 2011 Cover Price: $3.99
Title: “Here Comes… Daredevil” / A Bonus Tale
In this latest Daredevil relaunch, Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera take over as the creative team on the title and, right from the start, they’re taking Matt Murdock in a different direction. There’s a distinct change, both in art style and writing, from recent incarnations of Daredevil.
The tone in “Here Comes… Daredevil” has lost the overwhelming gloom that has been, for the most part, prevalent in a lot of Daredevil stories since Frank Miller first threw grit, death, loss, and despair in Matt Murdock’s face. Mark Waid comes in and lightens up the character and gives him actual hope for the future instead of having life firmly planting it’s boot-heel on his head once again.