Daredevil Must-Reads

All-time great writers from Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Kevin Smith and legendary artists including Joe Quesada, Alex Maleev and others take Daredevil to dizzying heights and terrifying lows. This Daredevil series contains major moments in his history - and the biggest are spotlighted here for your reading enjoyment!

Daredevil The Man Without Fear

Marvel Knights - Guardian Devil

in Daredevil (1998) #1

Director/Podcast Host/Fan-Favorite Comic Book Writer Kevin Smith and super-star artist Joe Quesada put Daredevil back on the map with this historic first issue! Daredevil's experienced more pain and anguish than any hero, all in the name of keeping Hell's Kitchen a safer place for all.  However, when an infant is dropped at Matt's door, he's faced with an unholy decision that will throw the horned hero for a loop.

Karen Page's Tragic End

in Daredevil (1998) #5

Matt Murdock has dealt with love, loss and death before. But when Karen Page, his one true love, is murdered with his own billy club by his arch nemesis Bullseye, will this be the moment that pushes Matt off the edge forever? He's always been a hero on the edge, but this tragedy may be simply too much to bear. Can anything pull Daredevil back from the brink?


in Daredevil (1998) #9

After the loss of Karen, Daredevil meets a new femme fatale, Echo.  Daredevil finds that they have more in common than either would realize - but will Echo turn out to be friend or foe?

Bendis and Maleev

in Daredevil (1998) #26

Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and illustrious Alex Maleev put Daredevil in the public spotlight!  Crime in Hell's Kitchen is escalating and Daredevil must deal with new ambitious foes. One of the biggest moments in Daredevil's history starts here!


in Daredevil (1998) #32

When the law decides they doesn't agree with Daredevil's methods, they go to exorbitant lengths to find and attain the vigilante Daredevil.  To do this they must reveal the one secret Matt Murdock keeps from the public...that he is Daredevil!

Daredevil - The Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen

in Daredevil (1998) #50

Daredevil has finally been taken over the edge! Finally going toe-to-toe with Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime, Daredevil savagely takes down his greatest foe. And in a stunning turn, Daredevil declares himself the new Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen!

Daredevil Is Going to Jail

in Daredevil (1998) #81

The dynamic team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev conclude their masterful run of Daredevil!  Matt Murdock knows his way around a courtroom, but now he's the one on trial! This one ends with a bang...Matt Murdock is going to jail!

The Devil in Cell-Block D

in Daredevil (1998) #82

Superstar team Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark put Daredevil behind bars!  With no one watching his back, how will Matt Murdock survive his stay as an inmate of the state when he finds himself locked up with many of his old enemies?

Mr. Fear

in Daredevil (1998) #100

Mr. Fear is revealed to be the one behind recent events that have turned Matt Murdock's life into a living hell. When Daredevil is poisoned, he's forced to relive his greatest past nightmares. Can he shake off the fear in time to save his wife Milla?

Lady Bullseye

in Daredevil (1998) #111

Matt Murdock is trying to gain stability with his life, but with this elusive new foe, Lady Bullseye, can he avoid the harsh cycle of pain and loss? Lady Bullseye - who is she? Where did she come from? What does she want? And will she be a foe to Daredevil...or a friend?

Daredevil - Leader of the Hand

in Daredevil (1998) #500

Writer Ed Brubaker presents the finale of his notorious run of Daredevil. In the past, Matt Murdock has channeled his internal demons to help him keep Hell's Kitchen safe.  But what if the only way to save his beloved city is to become the very thing he's spent his life trying to stop? In a decision that will come to haunt him, Daredevil becomes the leader of The Hand...and Hell's Kitchen will never be the same.


in Daredevil (1998) #508

Daredevil now leads The Hand and declares Hell's Kitchen as the group's new home. Matt Murdock the lawyer is gone and now only Daredevil, leader of The Hand, exists.  But when Matt takes over the role of judge, jury and executioner, the heroes of New York, including Spider-Man and Ghost Rider, realize they must step up and stop their former friend before he goes too far over the edge.