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With new enemies, new friends…and that same old “grinnin’ in the face of hell” attitude, The Man Without Fear is back in a double-sized first issue and leading with his face!

Mark Waid (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Irredeemable, RUSE) joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside over the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes that justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on. If Matt Murdock could see what he was doing…he’d be terrified.

Story by Mark Waid
Art by Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Colors by Javier Rodriguez
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Paolo Rivera, John Romita Sr., Neal Adams & Marcos Martin

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.9%
Avg Rating: 4.7
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  1. It’s kinda a heavy week and I’ve never been that into Daredevil.  What do y’all think?  

    BTW, this cover is genius.

  2. Super jazzed for this. I love incredibly dour, depressed Matt as much as the next guy, but a return to happy-go-lucky hornhead with Wait, Rivera and Martin at the helm? Sign me the eff up!

  3. how could anyone pass on this creative team?

  4. instant pull …

  5. The preview with the “Daredevil Vision” was fantastic.  I can’t wait to read this.  

  6. im waiting to hear the feedback on this issue before i decide to grab this…

  7. I still hope Matt is a troubled dude but I’m down for a bit less melodrama and a bit more Foggy comic relief. But I want Waid to sprinkle in at least a little of his Irredeemable flavor into Matt’s persona (just a little!)

  8. I dropped Daredevil somewhere just pre-Shadowland. Will give this new reboot a look.

  9. More then likely going to get this, but my LCS has sold out on #1 issues before so not gonna be too excited for it yet.

    The preview definitely made me go from ‘trade wait’ to ‘give this a try’ type of attitude. 

  10. Loved the preview of this, and loved the recent run of RUSE, so I am gonna purchase this.

  11. Hope thy name is Mark Waid. After Diggle’s atrocious run I am ready for Daredevil to be good at story again. The art has always been awesome and I look forward to that continuing with this awesome team.

  12. Gunning for the Martin cover…

  13. DD is one of my favorite characters, and I’ve been jonesing for this since it was announced.

  14. @mikeandzod21  Same here! DD will always have a very special place in my nerdy heart. I was lucky to get a chance to talk with Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera about this in Orlando at a shop and at MegaCon and I couldn’t be more excited about this.

  15. The creative team is nice, but the only Daredevil I’ve read was the Bendis/Maleev run.  I’m torn. It is a light week, so I might as well pick this up.

  16. Hells to the yes.

  17. @skeets  I can easily pass on $3.99 Marvel books.  I used to loved Daredevil when Bendis and Brubaker wrote it, but those days are long in the past.

  18. @BCDX97 only the first issue is $3.99. Subsequent issues are $2.99.

  19. Holy crap, 500 pulls?!?!?!? AWESOME

  20. Mark Waid on Daredevil sounds great, Bendis and Maleev’s run on DD was great and so was Brubakers, then Andy Diggles run going into Shadowland was good too, Shadowland was a pretty good mini but didn’t care for DD Reborn mini after that, from what I’ve read this will be a nice change of pace for DD after being so dark and gloomy for the past few years but will still have consequences to deal with and issues to resolve in the aftermath of Matt Murdock’s actions in Shadowland. Art and writing duties are in good hands, if you haven’t been a DD fan, this a good time to start.

  21. @JSAkid  Thats what im hoping for, at first i was going to wait to hear how this issue went but im going to pick this up as well being that hes always been a character ive been intrested in.  Hopefully this really does turn out to be a good time to start

  22. I’ve never really been into Daredevil, but with Mark Waid writing it I’ll likely give it a shot!

  23. I’m hoping this will be similar in tone to Daredevil:Yellow

  24. Looks like Daredevil might finally lose that stick up his ass. Hopefully. I liked many of those dark stories but that aspect of Daredevil has been done to death. The smiling DD on the cover is a good sign. 

  25. Never really been into DD, but I’m thinking about it…

  26. 70O PULLS!!!!!!!!!!!! is that a record or something?!??!?!

  27. This is going to be great, simple as that.

  28. I hope he’s still gonna have that gritty feeling

  29. Keeping a close eye on this one.  I’m currently in the middle of the Miller run and plan to read through Bendis and Brubaker.  Wasn’t all that thrilled with the art in this one from the previews, but will see how the story plays out.

  30. Thank you Mark Waid. Thank you very much. Also the art was amazing.

  31. Oh this was fantastic! GORGEOUS too. Seriously, some of the best art I’ve seen in a comic in a long time. Also, Mark Waid actually stood his ground and has made Daredevil a ‘FUN’ character again. Definitely on board for this series.

    5/5 (POTW) 

  32. Whoa!  I went to the comic shop prepared to pick this up but after leafing through it on the shelf, I couldn’t do it.  After years of reading the Bendis and Brubaker run on DD, to see a more carefree Daredevil and a cartoonish villain was just plain creepy.  I’ll keep myself content with my memeories and back issues of DD.

  33. Yeah, surprised to see so many folks eager for a happy DD. I’m of the mind that having a messed up social life and being a borderline psycho is part of what makes DD DD. Yes, there is nothing wrong with a more upbeat tone to the book, but DD has a proven record of working best as a rather dark character.
    That being said, this issue was INCREDIBLE!!! What a fantastic read, and the art was truly fantastic. Also, I’m not going put it past Waid to inject just a tad of his Irredeemable stylings into this run, just a tad… 

  34. I really liked how Waid dealt with Matt’s put-through-the-ringer past. Matt has reached the point where he realizes, that all the shitty stuff that has happened to him has only made him stronger. A person can only brood about their troubles for so long before they either move on, or drown in self pity. This book is a new chapter in the Daredevil story,but it is also a new lease on life for Matt Murdock. I agree too that the artwork was great. They chose a really cool way to display Matt’s senses. Next month looks to be a real treat too! Bravo Waid/Rivera/Martin!

  35. Damn… I really can’t afford it, but I’m gonna have to pick this up. Thank you iFanboy community for getting the word out!

  36. A clear winner for pick of the week if I ever saw one!

  37. @misterckent  If you want to see Daredevil in a completely different light other than the Miller wannabe stories definitely get this.

  38. I think I would call this as perfect a first issue as you could ever hope to get. I LOVED the way Rivera portrayed The Spot through Matt’s radar sense. I will definitely be back for #2!

  39. Mark Waid writes great comics. Rivera and Martin draw great comics.

    This was a great comic. I love when things work out like that.

  40. This was downright perfect. It still feels like the DD we’ve been reading for the last ten years but also feels like they’ve advanced his character along. And my hopes were confirmed, this felt like DD: Yellow. Loved this thoroughly.

  41. I wasn’t looking when I picked this up and ended up with one of the blank variant covers…Half the reason I wanted to buy was that awesome cover and now I get a white piece of paper.  Who at Marvel thinks those things are a good idea?  Why would anyone want a coverless book?!

  42. how refreshing to have the grinning, swashbuckling dd back who kisses the girl in the middle of a smackdown.  that was pimp!  very reminscent of stan lee’s original concept for the character.  the art reminded of david mazzuccheli’s style.  dont get me wrong, i love the dark, brooding theme that frank miller brought to the table, but i dont want it run into the ground.  im sure in a few years another girl he loves will die and the “batman-like”  dd will return, and im sure everyone will think “how refreshing!”

  43. Great issue, im new to reading Daredevil minus a couple of the miller issues and am looking forward to continuing to pick this title up on a regular basis for only 2.99

  44. This was so good. It was a close run for my POTW choice, but Waid is spinning gold fresh out of the gate,Paolo draws DD like he was always meant to, and (as if that weren’t enough) a Marcos Martin backup story?!
    There’s no way comic fans can’t love this book. 

  45. Easily my POTW, I’d been looking forward to this coming out ever since I saw the preview stuff weeks ago. I’ve been on a real hot-streak with Daredevil over the last few months, making my way through ‘Born Again’, ‘Daredevil: Yellow’ and now I finally have ‘Man Without Fear’ to read. Loving Daredevil right now.

  46. Definite POTW contender, but I have a lot more to read. Nice that things have lightened up somewhat. I don’t want it too Silver Age/fluffy, but DD has been so oppressive over the last few years. Loved the stuff with the Spot and how Matt saw him, good action. But the thing that sold it was the back-up story, how Matt experiences things.

  47. I absolutely loved this comic! Such a great take on the character by Wade, and the art was fantastic. POTW for sure!

  48. I picked up the poster, as well.

  49. This was like a breath of fresh air.

  50. Guess I’m the minority here. I thought this issue was… okay. The art was pretty great, but the story… just didn’t grab me. Like there wasn’t a real central drive or something. I’d have liked some sort of tension to carry us into next issue. Instead we get Cap showing up, which – & maybe this is my own baggage here – just feels like same old, same old Marvel fare.

    I personally like a darker DD – I do think Brubaker & Diggle took it too far for serialised entertainment/enjoyment – but I was also kinda excited to see where Waid took us, with a lighter DD. I was left just feeling very underwhelmed.

  51. I really liked this! Especially the back-up feature. I had low expectations for this after the fail known as Shadowland, but it was great. I don’t usually like Marcos Martin’s art, but it fit nicely here. My favorite panel of the whole book has to be when Matt Murdock jumps off the building while talking on the phone. Beautiful.

  52. I’ve never been a big Daredevil fan, but after reading this comic, I think I’m on the way to becoming one. Even though it didn’t make all the sense in the world, I loved the moment of DD kissing the mafia princess at her wedding. It was giddy and fun, which I’ve never equated with Daredevil, but it absolutely worked. With this writing and this art, I’ll stick around as long as they do. All the hoopla is totally justified.

  53. WOW! I hope Waid gets to write this for a while.

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