This volume is nothing more or less than a master at work on the character that he made famous. Frank Miller is known these days more for his work on Sin City, but once he revolutionized Matt Murdock, making him not only a relevant comic character again, but a fan favorite. Man Without Fear has Miller returning to Matt Murdock with a bone crushing, teeth gnashing, hard hitting origin story, detailing Matt's journey from childhood, to his first adventure as a masked crime fighter.
Of course, no origin of Matt would be complete without the inclusion of Miller's greatest creation for Marvel, the mysterious Elektra. Though she's only in part of the story, her sway over Matt greatly shapes his character. Their relationship is beautiful, complicated and destined for tragedy.
Kingpin, Foggy Nelson, Jack Murdock, Fixer, and many other Daredevil staple characters are included.
This is the best Daredevil origin out there, and every comic collection should have a copy. It's brilliant. `Nuff said.
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(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.