The artwork from this year's Daredevil Annual is my first exposure to Marcio Takara... but I immediately liked his depiction of Misty Knight. Definitely gonna drop in on the comic shop this week to lay hands on this flashback issue. Peep the preview below...
Marcio didn't draw this cover, but the rest is all him...
The sales pitch:
MISTY, MEET THE DEVIL! You know Daredevil as the Man Without Fear, the protector of Hell’s Kitchen. But once upon a time, Daredevil was just the newest super-suit on the block – and NYPD Detective Mercedes “Misty” Knight was just a cop on the job. So when she places Daredevil at the scene of a crime, sparks will fly – and not the good kind. Award-winning crime writer Erica Schultz teams with fan-favorite artist Marcio Takara to bring you a story of street-level heroism in the early days of the Marvel Universe!
A quick search reveals that Marcio Takara is no rookie. He has done art on Green Arrow, various Batman books, All-New Wolverine, Armor Wars and more. The experience shows in his work, but I thought it might be a young cat because of the freshness in his depiction of one of my favorite characters, Misty Knight. I would love to see this dude doing a whole Year One-style Misty Knight graphic novel. This would be the right time to do it. The performance of Simone Missick on Luke Cage and the other Netflix shows has done plenty to bring shine to the character, and I for one believe Knight deserves to get the elite treatment of a flashback miniseries or GN. Takara would kill it.
If he doesn't want the job, I could to see MYSELF drawing a Misty Knight: Year One story. Everyone knows how I love Misty Knight.
But enough about me! Misty Kni… er, Daredevil Annual #1 (lol... oh Marvel, you little scamp!) arrives in stores Wednesday August 29th.
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