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Bashua
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Yellow series... Reply with quote



Is there anyone who can tell me anything about the yellow series.. they seem to have a strange cover artwork and i can't find anything on this site about them?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a miniseries written by Jeph Loeb and penciled by Tim Sale. The duo has already produced such miniseries about various marvel characters in which the charater is associated to a color, like "Hulk: Grey", "Spider-man: Blue" and most recently "Captain America: White" (it has gotten so self-referential that I wouldn't be surprised if in the near future they'll fed us "Luke Cage: Black").

Anyway, it is a retelling of DD's origins and of the character's early days in his yellow costume. Main themes of this miniseries are the impact of Jack Murdock's example on Matt's quest as Daredevil, with emphasis given to "boxing as a philosophy of live", the protagonist's first encounters with supervillains and also, in particular, the infamous love triangle Matt-Foggy-Karen.

I personally think this miniseries to be quite overrated.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And by "overrated" he means "The greatest Daredevil miniseries ever. Possibly the best miniseries period." Seriously, run to the comic store and buy the trade immediately.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian wrote:
And by "overrated" he means "The greatest Daredevil miniseries ever. Possibly the best miniseries period." Seriously, run to the comic store and buy the trade immediately.


Well, maybe don't run to get the trade that quickly. I think a hardcover version is coming out pretty soon. I'd wait for that one.

Well, I would if it was any good. Which it isn't. Imagine Matt's origin story told by the happiest person in the whole, wide, wonderful world. It's a retread of ideas that have been done much, much better elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian wrote:
"The greatest Daredevil miniseries ever.


Probably there aren't many minis around... I mean, I just remember "Yellow" and "Father"... In that case "Yellow" is, beyond any doubt, the best DD mini ever (if I had to choose between jumping to a pool full of Sharks and reading "Father" again, I'd undoubtedly jump to the pool).

Jokes apart, Francesco already knows I personally think "Yellow" is rather nice, but certainly not among my top ten Dd stories (they should have drawn Foggy as the hot li'l potato he is, Razz )

But of course the best DD mini (as it could be considered, being quite a stand-alone story-arch) is "Born Again" (and I think this is beyond any subjective feelings)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian wrote:
Seriously, run to the comic store and buy the trade immediately.


And by that, he means run into the comic store and make sure not to buy it by mistake, because it's a waste of money.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gloria wrote:
Ian wrote:
"The greatest Daredevil miniseries ever.


Probably there aren't many minis around... I mean, I just remember "Yellow" and "Father"... In that case "Yellow" is, beyond any doubt, the best DD mini ever (if I had to choose between jumping to a pool full of Sharks and reading "Father" again, I'd undoubtedly jump to the pool).

Jokes apart, Francesco already knows I personally think "Yellow" is rather nice, but certainly not among my top ten Dd stories (they should have drawn Foggy as the hot li'l potato he is, Razz )

But of course the best DD mini (as it could be considered, being quite a stand-alone story-arch) is "Born Again" (and I think this is beyond any subjective feelings)


Wait, really? First off, Born Again isn't a mini. It just isn't. So it can't be the best mini. I do agree it's the best DD story though.

You know what is a mini? Man Without Fear by Frank Miller. Covers same subject matter as Yellow but in a much better way and is awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

james castle wrote:
Man Without Fear by Frank Miller. Covers same subject matter as Yellow but in a much better way and is awesome.


You're right... It must be because it was published as my place directly as one big volume that I didn't remember it as a mini.

And, yes, a much better option than Yellow and the pool of Sharks.


james castle wrote:

Wait, really? First off, Born Again isn't a mini. It just isn't. So it can't be the best mini.


(Aside in low voice: it was a cunning strategy to recommend Bash a much better read than Yellow)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About a year before Daredevil: Yellow came out, I bought Daredevil Marvel Masterworks Volume 1, which features the first ten or so issues of volume 1.

Then, with much hoopla, Loeb and Sale release Daredevil: Yellow, and everyone is tripping over themselves piling superlative on top of superlative. But come on. Stan Lee wrote exactly six issues with Matt in the yellow costume. Daredevil: Yellow lasts about five and covers much of the same ground that Lee covered, except for the fight with Mr. Fear and the Unholy 3. All Loeb did is rewrite Lee's work and frame it as a letter to Karen.

You want my opinion? Overrated. You'd be better off going to the source and buying the first Masterworks. The merit of those early Daredevil comics is debateable, but they are undoubtedly historically relevant.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not keep piling on but the whole idea of the "colour" mini-series is a bit ridiculous.

"Let's get one writer and one artist to writer a series of mini-series that present a unquie and defining look at the origins and motivations of famous heroes."

"Famous heroes like who?"

"Well, Spider-man, Hulk, Captain America and Daredevil for a start."

"Wow. Those are some heavy hitters. What writer could possibly have something interesting to say about each one?"

"Jeff Loeb."

"errrr....."

At the end of the day it's ridiculous to expect one writer to be able to churn out quality stories about every famous hero. Miller defined Batman and Daredevil but I doubt he'd know what to do with Spider-Man (I've never read his Spider-Man stuff but I gather it wasn't revolutionary). Morrisson did an awesome job on the X-Men but I doubt he could deal with the Avengers.

Maybe that's why Yellow seems so watered down. It's not a new take. It's just a take.
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