(excerpt from Wikipedia's Daredevil page) Frank Miller returned to the character and his origins with the 1993 five issue Daredevil: The Man Without Fear mini-series. With artist John Romita Jr, Miller expanded upon the character's beginnings and provided additional detail about the life and death of "Battling Jack" Murdock and Matt's first encounters with the Kingpin and Foggy Nelson. The role of Stick in the genesis of Daredevil was expanded, as was Murdock's doomed love affair with Elektra Natchios, the daughter of a Greek diplomat.
A fire burns deep within Matt Murdock. He was raised by a single father, an over-the-hill prizefighter with one last chance to make it good - a chance that cost him his life! Taunted and tormented by children while growing up, Matt's life was irrevocably altered after he was blinded by radioactive materials while saving the life of an old man. The payoff? An unbreakable will and a keen intelligence, helping focus the super-senses he was blessed with during the accident. His story is one of love, pain, disappointment, and strength. Witness the tour-de-force origin of the Man Without Fear by industry legends Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. Collects Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5.--This text refers to theHardcoveredition.
Most people are familiar with the name Frank Miller. A vast majority would recognize his name with the movie/graphic novel “Sin City”, some would see him as the writer of the graphic novel “300” and most recently he has made his less than impressive directorial debut with “The Spirit”. His recent success with the comic book mini-series “All Star Batman and Robin” have once again caused him to be noticed by comic fandom. Miller’s … more
Frank Miller's lesser known and yet so amazingly gritty re-issue of the origins of everyone's favorite hornhead; this happens before he dons the scarlet costume. It goes into the relationship between Matt and Jack Murdock, his love affair with a young woman named Elektra in college and the very first time he took matters into his own hands. Not for kids, and more violent than your usual Daredevil issues, this goes into the darker side of Manhattan, its crime element … more