Blind lawyer Matt Murdock, a.k.a. crime-fighting superhero Daredevil, faces villains while trying to protect the innocent, including ex-fianc e Heather and girlfriend Glorianna O'Brien....
|Title||:||Daredevil: Love's Labors Lost|
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Daredevil: Love's Labors Lost Reviews
Daredevil's travels take him to Arizona and Venice, he crosses paths with the Black Widow, and he becomes progressively more self-involved as events turn against him. This begins a downward spiral that is kicked into high gear by the Kingpin in Born Again which immediately follows this volume.I wasn't sure whether to give this three or four stars, finally settling on four. It was a good volume, especially for setting the stage for Born Again, but it was fairly disjointed and almost every issue featured a different tone and a different level of realism. I found Frank Miller's single-issue story to be interesting and unique in terms of the way it was told but ultimately it felt like Matt was acting out of character a bit. Some reviewers cite Matt acting like a jerk to be a major negative. He does, though not as much as I was expecting, and it seemed at least somewhat natural based on the events he goes through. If anything, I empathized with him more and recognized my own reactions in him. That was probably the factor that bumped it up to a four. I think considering Matt's state of mind around this period, his erratic behavior taken collectively in all of these issues makes a lot of sense.In the end, it was an interesting collection of stories and a good lead-in to probably the best Daredevil story I've read.
Quello di Danny O'Neil é un gran bel ciclo classico di Daredevil, impreziosito dai disegni stupendi di David Mazzucchelli, che ebbe la sfortuna di collocarsi tra quello precedente ed il successivo "Rinascita", entrambi di Frank Miller, che restano ancora oggi i migliori del personaggio. A parte questo resta comunque una gran bella run di storie(view spoiler)[ che raggiunge l'apice con lo shockante suicidio di Heater: un vero pugno nello stomaco del lettore. (hide spoiler)].Il volume contiene poi una vera perla: Daredevil #219 di Frank Miller e "Big" John Buscema, una brutale storia hard boiled che, se lasciata in bianco e nero, avrebbe benissimo poter essere incluso nella serie "Sin City" dello stesso Miller.[image error]La cover del #217 poi, ad opera di un magistrale Barry Windsor Smith, è secondo me una delle più belle di sempre nella storia del personaggio Marvel.Una saga da recuperare assolutamente per tutti i fan del diavolo rosso.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
The stories in this collection are not good, but it's the only place I've been able to find the suicide of Heather Glenn. Miller did such a maniacal job building up the story in which Daredevil systematically drove his fiance crazy and ruined her life, then the story's climax happened basically off panel in this otherwise unremarkable collection of stories. That's a little disappointing, and it's no wonder that no one really remembers poor Heather anymore.
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I enjoyed this mid 80s set of Daredevil stories by Denny O'Neil, who's writing here is way darker than I imagined for the era...other than the need to constantly remind us of Daredevil's powers/origins. This DD/MM is kind of a self-absorbed asshole; the law practice is falling apart and he can't be bothered to help Foggy, he ignores people needing help as not his problem, only to come back after and see they're dead because he neglected them; he seems to blame everyone else for his problems, like he's either totally clueless, or having some sort of mental breakdown.This collection includes the suicide of Heather Glenn, Matt's former girlfriend, and how she reached out to him for help and he left her alone and refused to do anything. When she's found dead, and he sees it, he finally gets hit by the guilt of his inaction.This volume also includes teamups with Black Widow, another former flame, as well as fighting the Vulture.In addition to the O'Neil stuff, there's one Frank Miller story; 'Badlands' which focuses on a nasty little town in New Jersey, and a dirty little secret about what goes on there. This doesn't feature Daredevil at all, but is still a very cool story, vintage Miller.I found myself really enjoying a lot of this mid-80s stuff, the art was cool, the stories were still fairly sophisticated, and when I think about some of the extremely shallow/lazy stories and poor art that makes it into major titles today, I wonder, why did things regress so badly on some books?This is a solid collection of Daredevil; not essential, but definitely good if you're a DD fan, or a fan of mid-80s Marvel, and based on this, I'm going to be checking out more Marvel of that era...
The early issues (which are generally one-and-done stories involving stupid villains with even stupider plots) aren't very good, but toward the end we start seeing the transition that eventually leads to Frank Miller's Born Again, which is awesome.There are some depressing moments for Daredevil here, and that's a good thing: the whole reason for reading Daredevil is to see him get kicked while he's down. (Not because I dislike Matt Murdock and wish him ill, but because his terrible luck and crippling guilt are just the stuff of good drama.)Unfortunately, the book's also got plenty of moments where Daredevil fights some stupid villain who's doing a stupid thing for some stupid ransom money, and throughout the entire issue we never get any sense of character at all (either from the hero or the villains). Those are the bad issues. We don't like those issues.But overall, we sure like Daredevil.
I am hard pressed to understand the high ratings. I've read some of the reviews including one guy who claims oneill to be superior to frank Miller. Really? perhaps because this is an 80's comic the stories seem dated. I give tremendous credit to Oniell as a visionary, but I am sorry the stories viewed from a modern perspective are just not that good. Take for example the 1st one from the book about the Indians...it's just not good. It's cheesy in fact. The art is all right, not sure why some people are carried away in paroxysms of praise. I grew up in the 80's and read many comics, but now in 2015 the some of the stories just seem dated. The villains are just downright cheesy. If you are a big daredevil fan-go for it. Myself I like Daredevil as done by Miller, Bendis, Waid, etc...Oniel just didn't do it for me (though I did like his Azrael comic)
This book proves once and for all that Dennis O'Neil knows more about writing comics than Frank Miller can ever hope to learn! Read it as a prequel to "Born Again", or as a sequel to Miller's original run. Love it for David Mazzuchelli's gloriously cinematic artwork. But above all, read every panel, every dialogue, every caption O'Neil writes and see a master at the top of his game.
Pretty weird mish-mash of stories, and denny o'neill is not a must read writer for me. I think i got it out of respect for comics history and i've paid my respects...