The Best Daredevil Comics To Start With

Daredevil might be the best superhero Marvel has to offer. Matt Murdock, a lawyer-by-day and Daredevil by night, is a blind superhero with heightened senses. As a child, he was subjected to a chemical spill that results in him losing his sight, but not his desire for justice.

Since the first issue of Daredevil hit stands in 1964, the character has dominated the comics industry’s landscape, and provided a source of stories for both young and old fans alike. Like most long-lasting heroes, he is now being adapted into a television series, but I’m here to offer you some suggestions on where to start with the superhero should you so choose.

Daredevil is one of the coolest Marvel superheroes and at the same time he is one of my favorites. I love superheroes but apart from the crime fighting they do, a vast majority of comics has them facing villains that are closer to reality than you might think. Daredevil is no exception and his villains tend to be that little bit more real based and gritty than your average superhero story.

Daredevil Masterworks Vol. 1

The best Daredevil comics are eye-opening, thrilling, and filled with action and personality – qualities that make for an excellent introduction to the man and his work. If you’re looking for an accessible introduction to one of comics’ most enduring heroines, look no further than this Daredevil Masterworks from one of comics’ top talent-catalogues. Learn the origins of one of comics’ most popular heroes as well as some techniques and tips for reading the character’s adventures.

If you want to know how it all started, this is it. Daredevil Masterworks Vol. 1 has collected the first 11 issues from 1964 created by the legend himself Stan Lee. This volume is 255 pages long and actually a must-have for any serious comic reader. Read about The Man Without Fear first encounters with foes like the Fixer, Electro, the Owl and many more!

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Daredevil: Back In Black

If you’re in the market for some new Daredevil comics, here’s a list of where to start. We’ve carefully selected these titles because while they may seem typical of the genre, there are chunks here that are going to blow your socks off and leave you frustrated at how little time and effort went into making these pages. Plus, we promise they’ll help keep your reading further down the road; they’ll keep you hooked from page one! If you find yourself wanting more, be sure to keep reading.

A great intro to Daredevil is Back In Black and you can take that quite literally. His suit is not red like we know it but this it is black. It marks a new Daredevil and new Matt Murdock. Matt has returned to New York City and now works in the District Attorney’s office instead of being a lawyer.

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Daredevil: Born Again

The best superhero comic book series of all time is hard to find, and Daredevil: Born Again is a great place to start your exploration. After all, it featured one of the most intriguing versions of the character ever created. The first few issues are a bit slow due to its mysterious origin, but there’s a payoff that you won’t be disappointed by. Plus, these classic stories are packed with action, plenty of classic mythology, and some of the best art in comics today.

Born Again is an excellent origin story for any superhero comic book, and shows readers how far Matt Murdock will go to protect those he cares about. It also gives us a glimpse into how corrupt the legal system can be, as well as a glimpse into how the lives of ordinary people can be drastically affected by those in power. There are several volumes of Daredevil Born Again available, have a good look which one you buy. Because you can just get the standard version which is around 250 pages but you also have the omnibus which counts 600 pages and requires quite some commitment from your end to read completely.

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Daredevil by Mark Waid

Every so often a comic book comes out that puts the reader in the middle of a world they don’t know. These comics have caught on like wildfire and are frequently among the top sellers in any given store. They are filled with strange characters, kick-ass action and some of the most creative uses of color in fiction. If you’re reading this article you probably have no idea who Mark Waid is, but if you’re a comics fan you’ll get right up to speed on his work here soon enough.

Daredevil by Mark Waid is available in several volumes. In volume 1, Matt makes his return to the Big Apple and restarts his law practice. But like with Spider-Man, with big power comes big responsibility and Matt is still dedicated to make the world as saver place as Daredevil.

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Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky

The best comics come from the minds of master storytellers. As rare as they are, these masterworks are widely regarded as classics and never cease to amaze newcomers to comic books and graphic novels. Anyone can appreciate a masterful plotboard and gorgeous artwork, but to truly appreciate a piece of literature, one needs to delve into the world of Daredevil, by writer Chip Zdarsky.

Although, it is the last one on the list, this is my favorite one. Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky shows a very human side of Daredevil and Matt Murdock. Matt had to recover in physical therapy as he was badly injured and almost died actually. Now, knowing that he is not invincible, will he still be the Man Without Fear? Or will the near death experience force him have another look at his options in live?

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