Monday, February 04, 2008

Daredevil and The Flash

You know what? I don't think I have ever read a single Daredevil comic. Ever.

I mean, I'm sure I did at some point because I know the score on the character but I can't recall any single comic that I read. Perhaps I only read guest appearances.

Also, I can't recall ever reading a Flash comic. I think I've only ever read him in team books.



Jason said...

The Flash's solo stuff is a bit of a sticky wicket, as part of its charm runs off of the character's deep history and Rogue's gallery. I would recommend reading Geoff John's run, starting with "Blood Will Run" (you can probably get it through the library), it was a good run that made a lot of use of his history, without being too mired in continuity. I wold love to read Waid's original run, but it's not out in trade and I hate tracking down back issues.

Siskoid said...

And those happen to be two of my favorite characters. Obviously, everybody'll try to sell you the Frank Miller issues, but I have a great love of Ann Nocenti's oddball run. The art by John Romita Jr. is a big bonus of course.

As for the Flash, Waid's run is what made him a favorite, and it has yet to be beat in my opinion.

If you're actually looking to start reading about these guys in red, that is.

plok said...

Nonsense, fellows -- the Wally West Flash to read is Messner-Loebs and Laroque, the Barry Allen is everything up until Cary Bates left the title.

And me, I'm a fan of the Sixties and Seventies DD. Oh, a fan of the Miller stuff too, absolutely! But my DD's the guy who represented the Sub-Mariner in court.