“Guilty Pleasure” is a Daredevil story I wrote, drew, and colored for Secret Wars: Secret Love #1.
Daredevil & Karen Page created by Stan Lee & Bill Everett.
Typhoid Mary created by Ann Nocenti & John Romita Jr.
Mephisto created by Stan Lee & John Buscema (redesigned by JRJR).
Punisher created by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru & John Romita Sr.
Daredevil was the first Marvel comic I collected with regularity, feverishly hunting for back issues and anxiously awaiting next month’s episode. I’ve drawn Daredevil several times since, sometimes even for try-out pages.
Typhoid Mary’s another story. She’s only graced my drawing board a couple of times.
Rogues’ gallery sketch, 2010: Wild Boys, Typhoid Mary, Bushwacker, Bullet, Ammo.
Daredevil #1 sketch variant for Bergen Street Comics, 2011.
Regardless, I was more than ready to make my very own love letter to the series that briefly had a stoic DD running around in bandages.
Which speaks to my story’s backdrop: INFERNO aka that time when demons took over Manhattan and Matt Murdock was caught up in its insanity while dealing with his own drama (issues 262, 263 & 265 are hands down the best. Cap it off with 266). Nocenti wrote funny, insightful and exciting stories here, and JRJR matched her intensity with a visual flair that has remained strong since the days of its publication. This is classic stuff, electrifying material that has clearly stayed with me. Of course I was going to tap into this brief but potent corner of Hell’s Kitchen. Getting to work on these characters has been a thrill of a lifetime (as some could probably tell when I started shooting my mouth off) so go out and get this here issue. Secret Wars: Secret Love #1!
“Michel Fiffe is finally unleashed on the Marvel Universe.” – Comicosity
“An absorbing and clever narrative of persistent, romantic angst.” – PopMatters
“Fiffe brings his kinetic vibe that he’s perfected.” – Graphic Policy
“Reminds us how fun comics can be.” – Pop Culture Uncovered
“Overwhelming and intoxicating.” – Wait, What?
“Fiffe never loses his own voice, filling the pages with his own idiosyncratic manner.” – Nothing But Comics
“Daredevil has a little more character than he’s usually drawn with.” – Women Write About Comics
“Captures the insanity of the demonically-possessed New York City.” – Deadshirt
“Tightly told story, most remarkable for Fiffe’s art.” – Comic Book Resources / Robot 6
“The art for this story is vivid and loose… it fits the narrative perfectly.” – Comixology
“Fiffe’s artwork evokes a ‘70s-style noir comic, providing a great background for a Daredevil story.” – Newsarama
“This one in particular stood out.” – Smash Pages
“A delight to read.” – Bleeding Cool
“An excellent exploration of the relationship between Matt Murdock & Karen Page.” – Sound On Sight