DAREDEVIL: YELOW #1-6 (2001-2002)

With this series, Marvel informally launched Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s “color” miniserieses. How interesting that Daredevil, rather than Spider-Man or Hulk, came first.

Like the ones that followed, D:Y is a retelling of the title character’s origin story–with modern techniques and sensibilities.

It covers the major beats of the early issues of Daredevil–including some of the sillier and stranger ones, like his fight against Matador.

But it does so using Karen Page’s tragic death as a framing sequence, and focuses on the places her life was intertwined with Matt Murdock’s, balancing the comedic, light elements against the much more serious place where it all ends up.

This is one of the best origin retellings ever, and is an example of how high the watermark can be for comic books.

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