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Daredevil: The Man Without Fear Hardcover – December 24, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (December 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785134786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785134787
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,190,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frank Miller is one of the seminal creative talents who sparked the current gigantic sub-industry of motion pictures featuring comic book- initiated product. A sub-industry which had become a super-industry. This most profitable aspect of this millennium's film production, now producing an annual flow of box office profits in the Billions of dollars, was launched when Frank Miller's graphic novel re-take on the classic comic book hero, Batman, resulted in an entertainment industry-wide reconsideration of the genre in the deeper and darker vision Miller brought to it.

Miller re-defined the presentation of comic book characters and heroic fiction with his grand-daddy of graphic novels, "The Dark Knight." This revolutionary work
not only kicked off the series of Batman films based on his redefinition, but a craze for such material that has thrown dozens of such heroes into multiple film franchise heaven. Certainly chief among these has been Miller's uniquely classical take on superheroic narrative, "300," and his "Sin City" books, each of which entered motion pictures with historic successes, and each now in Miller's creative phase of achieving its highly-anticipated sequel. Miller's co-direction of "Sin City" has made him one of the hottest
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Miller's latest graphic novel, Holy Terror, is his first original graphic novel in ten years. Join The Fixer, a brand new, hard-edged hero as he battles terror in the inaugural release from Legendary Comics.

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There are plenty of new plots and ideas to keep it interesting throughout.
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Very well written by Frank Miller, and look out for any Daredevil stories written by Frank Millar, if it's Daredevil and written by him, it's gotta be good.
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Either way, this book is a masterpiece to any Daredevil collector or just someone interested in his story.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ash1138 on February 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
I bought these original issues that make up this trade paperback back when they first came out. Anyone who knows anything about comic books knows that when Frank Miller writes Daredevil, you don't miss it. Frank Miller carved his niche on Daredevil as an impressive artist, then later we discovered he was even more masterful as a writer when he took over the writing duties as well (see Daredevil Visionaries vol. 1, 2 and 3). Frank Miller's legendary run on Daredevil had long since past, and he had gone on to do works that he would become even more famous for; most notably his work on Batman for DC with Year One and The Dark Knight Returns (both equally fantastic). When it was announced that Miller would be doing a mini series called The Man Without Fear (essentially Daredevil: Year One) everyone interested in the medium knew it would be something special, and it was.
Now Daredevil: The Movie is out after months and months of previews; previews that made me dread the release of this hollywood mucked up movie. Everytime I'd see a preview I'd think back to this definative Daredevil story. Not really knowing what the movie was going to be about, I would think there could be no better story for the film than this. Rather than digging the originals out of their storage, I decided to purchase the TPB not only so I could relive the magic, but so that I could let my girlfriend appreciate the real character and story before the film polluted her. She was interested in the movie (from the previews) and I knew we'd for sure be seing it. But I wanted her to see for herself, rather than have her suffer me trying to explain how the film missed.
Needless to say, she read it (too fast I feel) and loved it, and I didn't have to explain anything.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ron Tothleben (tothleben@hotmail.com) on July 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
What it's about: Every Daredevil-reader knows about the accident that altered Matt Murdocks senses, and every Daredevil-reader knows that Matt later became Daredevil, but what about the time between the accident and Matt's turning superhero ? THAT's exactly what this book is about. We first see a young Matt living in New Yorks 'Hell's Kitchen' area, and how he gains his abilities. Nothing new so far. After that a lot of first meetings with essential characters take place (like Stick and Foggy Nelson) who all turn out to become major influences is Matt's life (especially Stick ). AND we get to see parts of his teenage relationship with Elektra (much referred to in the ongoing Daredevil series as of #168 and up), which I personally think is really the best part of the book. Certainly the most enhancing at least. The book concludes with the first rising of the Kingpin in the Daredevil title, who will once become the most important villain Daredevil ever had. The writing in this Kingpin element brings back memories to good stories like Daredevil "Child's Play" and "Born Again".
I'll start off by saying that I definately think this book can be enjoyed best by people who have already been reading the ongoing Daredevil series, it being really a "Year One" in the Daredevil history. Not saying people who haven't read Daredevil before can't enjoy it, because there isn't much going on that neccesarily requires knowledge of past events, but you'll miss out on the essence of the story. If you're looking for your first Daredevil experience you're better off getting "Frank Miller visionaires vol.1 or "Kevin Smith visionaires vol.1".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bescales@vassar.edu on February 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
Most comic readers ignore Daredevil as a character, and most non-comic fans have never even heard of him. More's the pity, then, that they miss this retelling of Daredevil's origins by Frank Miller. The story is gritty, tough, and Miller knows what to do with it better than probably any writer out there today. If you're looking to get into Daredevil, or just want to check out a first class trade paperback, this one is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
I was very skeptical about this book because I usually don't think of one-shots as being all too good. I wasnt dissapointed with this graphic novel at all. It had amazing art and enough interesting stories before Daredevil became the Man Without Fear; back when he was the boy with plenty of it.
Unfortunately, the origins of how some things went down (like Elektra's introduction) are different than they were in Frank Miller's original comics in 1980 (also featured in Frank Miller Visionaries Vol. 2). I guess it's just filling in the blanks to what we did not know before. Either way, this book is a masterpiece to any Daredevil collector or just someone interested in his story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TheIntruder on June 25, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have always been a DC fan first, but what's good is good and this is really good. They have to put this back in print because it is one of greatest comics Marvel ever published. It has a fast-paced cinematic style similar to the one Frank Miller used in Batman Year One and Ronin. I am not a big fan of John Romita Junior, but his style was perfect for this story. Its obvious that both Miller and Romita Jr worked very hard on this. Daredevil's origin has been told before but when you read this you don't feel like you are reading rehashed material. There are plenty of new plots and ideas to keep it interesting throughout. As usual, the character interplay between Matt Murdock and Electra is excellent and very foreboding since we already know what the future has in store for her.
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