Nostalgically revisiting the comics of the 1980s since 2008.
Wow! Great to see Ann in action at the start of her fabulous career.
She's so cute!
She has been there for some of the best Marvel stories I have read.And I see a Star Wars ship on her desk. How cool is that?
Tie-fighter, a dolphin mug & a Sentinel pin-up! Awesome & cute! Ann as an editor just before she took up writing on Daredevil.
Today I finally started reading Ann Nocenti's run on Daredevil. I only read about the first five, but I am not disappointed so far. Looking forward to the rest.
Hey Michael, let us know what you think when you're done!
@Jason: Will do. :)
@jason: Last week I finally finished Nocenti's run on Daredevil. I loved this series of stories. I liked how Nocenti uses the superhero genre to address some injustices in society. She's a very socially conscious and political writer. Addressing topics like social inequality, the role of women in modern society and how the female body is sexualised. Number 9 was a fun character to read (and a nice nod at one of the worst Beatle-songs ever made). I also found her examination of how superheroes are represented in the media of the fictional world of Marvel Comics, very interesting. I also liked how she made Matt Murdock drift through small town USA, just like Banner did in the Incredible Hulk television series. At the end of the run I kind of lost my appetite, though. When Daredevil finally gets back to NY he seems to have lost his mind. I thought that storyline was a bit of stretch to be honest. Not the Bulls Eye playing Daredevil part, but Murdock thinking he's his father and boxing... I thought it was a bit too much. But on the whole: great stories and great art!
Hi Michael, thanks for following up. Glad you enjoyed it. It's a great run from the 1980s and often overlooked for the Miller DD run.
@Jason: You're welcome. I know comments is one of the things that keep a blogger blogging :) I loved Miller's run as well, but yeah, it's a shame that Nocenti's run is not that well known.