Mark Waid and Marvel Present Daredevil #1 Audio Edition

From our discussion with writer Mark Waid in San Diego, we know he takes it very seriously that Matt Murdock is a blind character, and is writing Daredevil keeping that mind. At the convention, he’d even gotten a braille stamp with which to “sign” issues for visually impaired fans. Now he’s gone one step further.

Waid has released an audio edition of Daredevil #1 (our Pick of the Week) for those very same readers who can’t read the comics as easily as many of us. The way it works is, Waid reads the panel descriptions directly from his script, and several Marvel staffers performed character voices, and lent production expertise.

If you want to give it a listen, here it is:

Or you can download the MP3 Directly

If you dug the first issue, the second issue is out today.


  1. I honestly LOVE this idea and I applaud marvel for this initiative! I hope they continue it

  2. What a great idea – execution’s not bad at all either.

  3. Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Haha, awesome! Tom Brennan is Daredevil! I went to college with Tom. He’s a great writer and it’s so surreal to hear him as Matt Murdoch. I love it!

  4. Wow, that was a fantastic listen. It sort of reminds me of Smash Tales (Marvel Noise podcast). Listening to Waid’s panel descriptions was educational.

  5. This was mentioned in the letters column of issue#2. This is one of the coolest ideas. Bravo to Waid and Co. for doing this, very classy.

  6. What a cool idea.

  7. awesome, it’s such a great comic. i hope it’s an indication to remaking the movie. oh please oh please oh please. saw it again today, best part of that movie was the 6 pk of bottled dr.B i killed

  8. I’d love to see this idea becoming a bit more refined and perhaps becoming a regular thing.

  9. Jeff Reid JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

    I just got done reading Daredevil #1 for the first time. Luckily, I waited until after this audio was already out so I listened as I read. It was really interesting to hear Waid’s original script notes while pouring over Paolo Rivera’s art. It was great to see the touches that Rivera added (like DD attaching his rope to a pillar before jumping into Spot’s other dimension) and to see how Waid approached the characters. It really added to my appreciation of the work that went into this issue. I kinda doubt that this will become a regular thing (because who’s got the time for that?), but if it does then I’m all for it.

  10. I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be for Marvel to make Daredevil stories more readily available to thise who were visually impaired and here we are. Kudos to Waid and the rest.

  11. Cool idea.

  12. I saw this on the Marvel site yesterday and thought this was a terrific idea do for comics, especially for Daredevil. As soon as I get back to my higher speed internet this weekend, I’m definitely going to listen to this to see how they do. I haven’t gone to the comic shop yet and if I don’t get issue #2, I’ll listen if they do it again for the second issue to see how it holds up.

  13. Wow, this is a really great idea! I’m looking forward to listening to this later. Kudos to Waid and Marvel for this!

  14. So so so much love for this!

  15. I’d like to think not only are they doing something incredibly nice for the blind community, but perhaps giving a blind child somewhere a little more inspiration to shatter all boundaries. Bravo to everyone involved in this!