DareDevil the man without fear

With Frank Miller, it can be hit or miss. His Daredevil: The Man Without Fear comic published by Marvel was right on the money. It tells the origin of Matt Murdock, a troubled child whose dad was murdered by organized crime. Blinded by spilling barrels that fell from a truck, Murdock would never be able to see again. But as the story goes, he would never again need to.

As the Daredevil comic tells its story, Murdock encounters another blind man named Stick. Stick teaches Murdock to feel the air around him, and sense how one wall may be closer than another. With practice, Murdock goes from being helpless to being able to shoot a bow and hit a perfect target… without eye site.

As if Stick’s training weren’t enough, Murdock also gained enhanced perception, due to the radioactive material that spilled out of the barrels that blinded him. From then on he could hear conversations from a distant crowded room, and smell the distinct sweat of an individual. He also encounters Elektra, a reckless young woman hellbent at achieving excitement in any way possible. Her history with Stick made the Daredevil and Elektra a perfect fit for each other.

John Romita Jr is not the best illustrator in the world, but he does a decent job in Daredevil: The Man Without Fear published by Marvel Comics. It is a great read that is tirelessly entertaining. The writing of Frank Miller and Daredevil go together like peas and carrots. You can find this graphic novel (affiliate link) from Amazon pretty cheap, which leaves the lover of graphic novels no reason not to give it a read.

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By Al

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