I have a few copies of [H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu: The Festival], but it is not anything I necessarily recommend.
It just has a charm for me because of that early project of Brian and I working on something and getting one of our first page rates for it back in '93.
A lot of early work is just getting a lot of mistakes and problematic pages out of your system.
A learning experience, but fun because Brian and I were learning together on it.
Daredevil: Wake Up also holds a great charm for me because it is Brian and I on our early Marvel project actually working on a project that we had complete collaborative creative input on, and we had developed our craft more so it seems like a project where the parameters of the collaboration were worthy of our long friendship and creative shorthand.
That will also always be a special DD story for us.
I think, to a certain degree, it is both of us working out some childhood angst with our parents and how we saw the world as a kid and how comics became a vehicle for us to communicate with others and the world, and for us to learn from and use the expression of comics as a launch pad and access point to be able to better express ourselves in other ways as well.
If you read it again, I think you will see this in the trifecta of the kid Timmy, Ben Urich as a writer, and Daredevil.
Each of them are changed and haunted by some traumatic childhood experience, but each of them finds a way around their blind spots or frozen aspects of development to see things in a unique way and interact with the world in a unique way.