This is part of an irregular series of comic book collection reviews designed to bring Cedar Rapids and corridor readers the best stories they may not have read.
Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale made a name for themselves working on multiple Batman projects focused around Halloween. After three specials, they produced the critically acclaimed limited series Batman: The Long Halloween and its follow-up Batman: Dark Victory. When they both came to Marvel in the early 2000s, it was big news. The result was Daredevil: Yellow.
Yellow retells the tale of Daredevil’s earliest days as a hero, about how his father died and he donned his first costume. But the series is so much more than that.
It also serves as a love letter to the recently (at the time) deceased Karen Page, the young woman that always remained one of Daredevil’s major love interests. Loeb writes the framing narrations of each issue as a letter written to the dead Karen, as Matt “Daredevil” Murdock works to move past the loss of his love.
Combined with Tim Sale’s beautifully rendered art, it creates a unique and spectacular package that is rarely seen in comics today. Daredevil: Yellow is a triumph in comic storytelling and should be in every superhero comic fan’s library.
Daredevil: Yellow is available wherever comic collections are for sale or order, including Alter Ego in Marion and Barnes & Noble on Collins Road in Cedar Rapids, or of course at Amazon.com.