Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
Writer: Frank Miller
Artist: John Romita Jr.
Published by Marvel Comics
Daredevil has been in the comics scene since the 1960's and his character has gone several revamps, but nothing truly captured the character's origin like Frank Miller's Daredevil: The Man Without Fear released in 1993.
Collaborating with one of the greatest comic book artists of all time in John Romita Jr., this 5-issue mini series tells the whole story of one young Matt Murdock, of his life in the dungy streets of New York City's Hell's Kitchen, and how he came about to be the man who dresses like a devil spawned from hell - who fights for justice and the oppressed.
A mysterious blind man named Stick shows up and decides to take Matt under his wing and hone his skills in order to take advantage of his new found abilities. But things we're not easy for Matt, and making it harder for him is an unfortunate event that would change his life forever.
Matt and Elektra's first time together
And of course, we get to see Matt in his first adventure in "ninja" kind of suit before donning his iconic costume, thwarting an illegal mob operation but not without getting the attention of one New York crime boss, The Kingpin. Every good hero needs a good adversary and this is what the big bad mafia boss is adding up to the elements of an already good story.
There is nothing you won't like in this definitive work of art and literature by the team of Miller and Romita. Two of the greatest comic book personalities giving a dramatically stylized, well-illustrated, and fantastically written Daredevil origin while maintaining the realism that readers always want to see and feel.
I certainly enjoyed reading every bit of it right from the start. This is one Marvel classic that is definitely worth picking up.