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First Look: DAREDEVIL #17 Plus Mike Allred's Return to Marvel

The current Daredevil comic is about to get a whole lot ginchier.

DAREDEVIL has been a great series since the relaunch. That isn't to say it wasn't great before. We've been seeing some pretty stellar runs in the past few years. With Mark Waid taking over the title, he's been treated to a slew of great artists including Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin and Chris Samnee. Now Eisner winning artist, Mike Allred steps up to the plate to knock another great issue out of the park in issue #17.

If you know me at all, you know I couldn't be more excited to see Allred's return to Marvel, even if for just one issue. Not only do we get Mike Allred back, we also get the amazing colors by his lovely wife Laura Allred.

“It’s the issue Mike Allred was born to draw” – Marvel Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker

Prepare for non-stop action as not one, not two, but THREE, Eisner Award winning creators present your first look at Daredevil #17! Courtesy of Mark Waid and special guest artist Michael Allred & colorist Laura Allred, this pulse-pounding adventure pits the Man Without Fear against an old foe…Stilt-Man! Can Daredevil make it out of this grudge match in one piece? Find out in Daredevil #17, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.

DAREDEVIL #17 (JUN120656)

Written by MARK WAID

Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

Colors by LAURA ALLRED

On Sale – 8/15/2012

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Posted by Teerack

the art isn't good anymore.

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Posted by Mad_Wolverine

@Teerack said:

the art isn't good anymore.

I quite like it. It's the colours I'm not keen on. A bit too bright and bouncy if you catch my drift.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Go away Waid

Posted by Blizaga101

im so exited for this, Alred is just amazing :P

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Mike Alred :)

Posted by zackattack529

awesome book! :)

Posted by VyseCarma

Personally I've always seen Daredevil as one of Marvels darker heroes, then again I usually catch things after relaunches like Miller's Man Without Fear so the coloring is a little odd and how he took down Stilt-man, I'm assuming thats who that is, is reminiscent of Adam West's Batman, which was crap to me. I'm sorry the art is fine but the coloring really kills it for me and this story looks to lack the appeal Daredevil always held for me and we really only get a 3 page glimpse.

Posted by VioletPhoenix

while good, it seems a little dated, somewhat silver age-y

Posted by Funrush

@Mad_Wolverine said:

@Teerack said:

the art isn't good anymore.

I quite like it. It's the colours I'm not keen on. A bit too bright and bouncy if you catch my drift.

Really? The colors have been one of the best things about the series IMO.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I cannot wait to buy this. it looks awesome.

And Dan Slott says (on facebook) it is one of the best comics and has "one of the GREATEST Daredevil sequences in it of ALL TIME!" Can't wait.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Pretty.

Posted by mikeclark1982

i love the allred's work. it is AMAZING!

Posted by VyseCarma

@VioletPhoenix: I think you're thinking Golden Age-y (When comics started) Silver age is 70-90's we're currently in the bronze age which they tried to rename The Age of Heroes 'cause bronze age means it sucks

Posted by Duke_Nasty

@VyseCarma: Thats not right Silver age was in the 60's and Bronze age ended in the mid 80's.

Posted by Decept-O

I think it looks great. I mean, Mark Waid + Mike Allred = fun times.

Why does Daredevil always have to be "dark" all the time? He can be gritty and street but doesn't necessarily have to be visually grim nor do the stories have to be in the same vein all the time.

Posted by VyseCarma

Really? Hmm I always heard that the campy style was the golden age

Posted by VyseCarma

@Decept-O: Why reinvent a character if you're going to change change them? It just doesn't fit with today's style of comics, which almost all have darker feels to them.

Posted by xAnimosity

Really miss Paolo Rivera's art on this. Thats what really attracted me to the book other than Mark Waid writing it.

Edited by RedOwl_1

Mmm.... it's the first time I see Mike Allreds job..... and I'm not sure if I dig it...... looks a bit forced, you know it's a comic book, this it's all about motion, action and all that kind of stuff , this just feel too stuck too still you see the image and say "Mmm... this doesn't looks like there's movement"

@Decept-O said:

I think it looks great. I mean, Mark Waid + Mike Allred = fun times.

Why does Daredevil always have to be "dark" all the time? He can be gritty and street but doesn't necessarily have to be visually grim nor do the stories have to be in the same vein all the time.

That's what I've always thought

Posted by jinxuandi

Wow this looks amazing. Love the Silver Age feel.

Posted by Meteorite

Wait, wasn't Stilt-Man killed by Punisher? Or is there some new Stilt-Man who I missed debuting?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@RedOwl_1 said:

Mmm.... it's the first time I see Mike Allreds job..... and I'm not sure if I dig it...... looks a bit forced, you know it's a comic book, this it's all about motion, action and all that kind of stuff , this just feel too stuck too still you see the image and say "Mmm... this doesn't looks like there's movement"

@Decept-O said:

I think it looks great. I mean, Mark Waid + Mike Allred = fun times.

Why does Daredevil always have to be "dark" all the time? He can be gritty and street but doesn't necessarily have to be visually grim nor do the stories have to be in the same vein all the time.

That's what I've always thought

The same reason Batman, Moon Knight, Punisher and Ghost Rider are dark. To take that away from the character is to takeaway what separates the character from all the other generic superheros. 
Posted by Donovan Montgomery

I like the "classic" look I see here. 

Posted by daredevil21134

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Go away Waid

QFT

Posted by Zeeguy91

@Duke_Nasty: Actually, I think the Silver Age was even before that. I've always operated under the assumption that it started when DC reintroduced the Flash (Barry Allen) back in 1956.

Posted by StretchPants

Cover doesn't look great (why is his right thigh half the size of his left thigh?) but the pages look pretty cool.

Looking forward to it!

Posted by shawn87

Not feeling the art

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I really wanna get this issue too, especially since from what I'm hearing that it is a stand alone issue. Then again, anything Michael Allred I shall get.

Posted by Violens

awesome! mike allred is rad

Posted by Mandrewgora

Man I love Mike's art so much!

Posted by Green ankh

DD you are pack on my pull list !

Posted by mettlekm

@VioletPhoenix said:

while good, it seems a little dated, somewhat silver age-y

retro!

Posted by the_fallen11

I love Daredevil, but Waid's verison of him is not my DD...I miss my dark DD. he's been dark since Miller established him that way...to me this is the same as turning Batman to this fun-loving happy hero...no.

Posted by daredevil21134

@the_fallen11 said:

I love Daredevil, but Waid's verison of him is not my DD...I miss my dark DD. he's been dark since Miller established him that way...to me this is the same as turning Batman to this fun-loving happy hero...no.

You are my new best friend

Posted by broo1232

Looks good :D

Posted by Decept-O

I hope he isn't being "reinvented", it just looks like a bit of a "lighter" take on Daredevil. I DO appreciate Daredevil being street but to me, his stories have been too dark and dramatic. I like the dramatic stories, but to me, taking an approach that isn't so heavy handed is welcome to me, at least. We aren't even certain if that will be the case, actually, but I am really commenting how much I like the art style of Allred and the approach here. Even if it is temporary, it is simply, that, a welcome "break" so to speak.

@Jonny_Anonymous: I understand and agree about those characters. However, Daredevil, to me, doesn't always need to be so dark and gritty all the time. Pretty much what I said to VyseCarma is my response to you. Believe me, I don't like it when Moonie and Batman are written and illustrated in a "lighter" vein. Punisher is a bit of and oddball to a degree, being a bit out of place because he kills so often but having said that, I do agree with you 100%, he also shouldn't be portrayed any less gritty nor dark.

It is just Daredevil, I think, writing his stories and art in a manner that isn't so heavy handed is a nice change. Let's just assume this will be temporary, and that DD will probably return to his "dark roots". For now, I like this "new" look and am interested in it.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@daredevil21134 said:

@the_fallen11 said:

I love Daredevil, but Waid's verison of him is not my DD...I miss my dark DD. he's been dark since Miller established him that way...to me this is the same as turning Batman to this fun-loving happy hero...no.

You are my new best friend

and mine 
Posted by Novemberx2

terrible art, look at some of those poses, they look wrong, they feet are bending inwards

and Stilt Man! come on fraction is only writer allowed to talk about that character!

Posted by Romulus9000

@jinxuandi said:

Wow this looks amazing. Love the Silver Age feel.

EXACTLY. It makes the book so much happier and fun. I LOVE the art and the color.

Posted by daredevil21134

Damn this series

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Looks like fun.