The 25 Best Comic Books Of 2012 (So Far)

9. Daredevil (Marvel Entertainment)

Writer: Mark Waid
Aritst: Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin, Kano, Marco Checchetto, Chris Samnee, and Koi Pham

Our choice for the best comic of 2011 is still going strong as Mark Waid continues to reinvent the wheel on Daredevil with each new issue. We've seen Ol’ Horn Head go up against the Mole Man, Megacrime, and the army of Latveria, with a Punisher/Spider-Man team-up thrown in, as well. Waid's take on Daredevil is much more upbeat than the character's usual dour and depressed veneer, but cracks are beginning to show in his façade.

The second half of 2012 will be big for Daredevil as Waid will firmly establish where exactly he will be taking the character in the future. In the last issue to hit stands, Daredevil #14, the character was left on the run and powerless in Dr. Doom’s home country of Latveria. Waid continues to flog Murdock, but he hasn’t yet fully snapped. We’ll see in the next few months if that can last.

The book really needs a stable artist to come on for the long haul to truly be considered one of the great Marvel runs of all time, but, regardless, Daredevil is still gorgeous. 

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