by Stephen Hardman
There have been so many incarnations of Daredevil it would be easy to think the character’s story has been told and there’s nothing new to be said. While he may not have been around for as long as Batman or Superman, like all great fictional creations Daredevil has a fascinating history, a complex personality, and a list of enemies almost as long as the aforementioned superhero stalwarts. This makes him a rich source of story, with new writers able to breathe life into the character. Through comics, film (I’m going to go on record here as not hating the much-maligned 2003 film, but that’s a subject for a different article) and latterly TV, Daredevil has proved to be an enduring and popular character, while never quite hitting the heights of Batman, Spiderman, or the X-Men.
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By Derek Flynn
Once upon a time there were two comic companies. One was an imprint of DC Comics, which featured stories of a mature nature written by many of the bright new stars of the comics world. Its name was Vertigo. Vertigo published – amongst other titles – Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Preacher by Garth Ennis, and Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. The other company had been set up by a group of superstar artists, including Todd McFarlane and Jim Lee, who had become fan favourites drawing some of Marvel Comics’ biggest characters. That company was called Image Comics.
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by Stephen Hardman
Writer – Ryan North
Art – Erica Henderson
Colours – Rico Renzi
Squirrel Girl is perhaps one of the more unlikely superheroes to have an on-going monthly comic book published by Marvel. However, it is testament to the desire for alternatives to the mainstream superhero books among today’s comic book readers that a character like Squirrel Girl can reach a big enough audience to warrant an on-going series in an industry where titles fall by the wayside every month as if sales are not high enough.
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