MUST READ Daredevil Comics

With no recent development on the horizon for new issues of Marvel Comics, it seems like we may be taking a hiatus for a few weeks on some new editions. So, what should we do if we can’t get our weekly fix? I know!!! Let’s read some old Marvel Graphic Novels/ Trades. So, to those of you following along at home, I just created a reading order/list for X-MEN events dating back to 1976! You can find that by clicking HERE. Additionally, I just created another article about MUST READ Incredible Hulk Comics we should all read during our sequestering. You can find that article by clicking HERE. For today’s edition of “trades we should read”, my focus is on old horn head himself, the Man Without Fear, DAREDEVIL! Click HERE for the latest review of the current issue by Chip Zdarsky.

Anyway, Dispatch has come to the rescue once again with a list of some of the BEST Daredevil stories to keep you occupied during your Social Distancing/ Quarantine. I don’t have every Daredevil tale ever told BUT I do have some outstanding stories on this list that I feel we should all take a blind look at! Attached to each excerpt of the Graphic Novel/ Trade is a link showing you how to get your hands on these stories ASAP from the fine folks at Amazon! Better yet, why not give Comixology/ Kindle ago? Click HERE for an Amazon link to Popular DAREDEVIL Comics/ trades for your Kindle and give it the old college try! Scroll through the link and see what you can find.

Either way, maybe it’s time to sit back, relax, and buy some trades while you’re stuck at home? Maybe there are some you missed? Who knows? But I do know that this is as good a time as any while you’re channeling your inner Social Distance Warrior (SDW) to pick up a new graphic novel and READ! Hit me up and let me know if you have any other recommendations. I’d love to hear them. Without any further ado, below is your list in order of year they were released. Enjoy!

Daredevil: Love and War

Writer: Frank Miller

Art: Bill Sienkiewicz

Released: 1986

In the acclaimed Daredevil graphic novel LOVE AND WAR, Miller and Sienkiewicz take a unique look at the bitter rivalry between the Man Without Fear and the Kingpin of Crime- as all that Wilson Fisk holds dear is placed in grave danger!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: Born Again

Writer: Frank Miller

Art: David Mazzuchelli

Issues #227-233

Released: 1986

The definitive Daredevil tale! Karen Page, Matt Murdock’s former lover, has traded away the Man Without Fear’s secret identity for a drug fix. Now, Daredevil must find strength as the Kingpin of Crime wastes no time taking him down as low as a human can get.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

Writer: Frank Miller

Art: John Romita Jr.

Released: 1993

Matt’s life was irrevocably altered after he was blinded by radioactive materials while saving the life of an old man. The payoff ? Though his sight was gone forever, his other four senses had become superhumanly enhanced – and his difficult childhood had instilled in him a keen intelligence and an unbreakable will. Matt Murdock’s story is one of love, pain, disappointment, and strength. Witness the tou de force origin of Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, by industry legends Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

If you love Frank Miller and Daredevil, also try Daredevil: Gang War! Additionally, if Frank Miller and Daredevil are your jam, just grab his omnibus HERE. Or, maybe you just love Frank Miller (who doesn’t)? Click HERE for all Frank Miller related trades/ omnibus

Daredevil: Guardian Devil

Writer: Kevin Smith

Art: Joe Quesada Jimmy Palmiotti

Released: 1998

In famed filmmaker Kevin Smith’s series debut, a scared teenager on the run places her baby in Matt Murdock’s hands. She claims her infant is humanity’s newborn savior, a true miracle child. Yet an elderly stranger soon confronts Murdock with some shockingly different news about this infant. While Daredevil attempts to separate fact from fiction, the deadly assassin Bullseye enters the fray, determined to capture the baby and leave the hero dead in the process!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: Yellow

Writer: Jeph Loeb

Art: Tim Sale

Released: 2002

In this retelling of the early career of The Man Without Fear, the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale have taken an inspiring action-adventure story and blended it with a romantic comedy. The blind superhero known as “the man without fear” reminisces about how he started battling crime to avenge his father’s murder, and about his doomed love for Karen Page, the secretary of his alter-ego, lawyer Matt Murdock

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil vs. The Punisher: Means And Ends

Writer: David Lapham

Art: David Lapham

Released: 2005

Daredevil and the Punisher clash as half the East Coast’s underworld — in chaos since the Kingpin was deposed — scramble for a shot at the big chair. And as the city descends into chaos, as murder and intimidation become the staples of the day, Daredevil and the Punisher each seek to restore order in their own unique way. For Daredevil — who’s anointed himself the city’s new Kingpin — this means dispensing justice at the end of a billy club. But for the Punisher, justice for these animals comes in the shape of a shotgun. Featuring more villains than you can shake a stick at, including Hammerhead and the nefarious Jackal!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: End of Days

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack

Art: Klaus Jenson, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Alex Maleev

Released: 2006

Revealed at last…how it all ends for the Man Without Fear! In the near future, the Kingpin and Daredevil have been murdered – but that’s just the beginning of the story. Investigative reporter Ben Urich has one last story to write…what was Matt Murdock’s final secret? Ben digs deep into the seedy underbelly of the Marvel Universe, tracking down Matt’s buried sins and past loves to discover the secrets behind his death – but who is the new Daredevil that’s tracking Ben? You won’t believe your eyes when the mystery behind Daredevil’s final days stands revealed! It’s a story years in the making, brought to you by some of the greatest creators in Daredevil history!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: Return of the King

Writer: Ed Brubaker

Art: David Aja

Released: 2009

After his family is murdered by the Hand, a ninja secret society now led by Lady Bullseye, Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin teams up with Daredevil to take down the group.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: Shadowland

Writer: Andy Diggle and Anthony Johnston

Art: Zeb Wells, Billy Tan, and Roberto De La Torre

Released: 2010

Daredevil has become the leader of the Hand – but instead of reforming the ninja clan, are they corrupting him? As Daredevil crosses a shocking line in battle with Bullseye and sets up a stronghold in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen, his former friends and allies – including Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Elektra and the Daughters of the Dragon – are determined to stop him. But can they save Daredevil’s soul as New York City crumbles under the weight of his new order?

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: Dark Knights

Contributors: Thony Silas, Lee Weeks, and David Lanham

Released: 2013

First, a blizzard brings New York to a standstill – and a little girl in desperate need of a heart transplant lies on death’s door unless Daredevil can get to her in time! The trouble is, DD is recovering from a severe concussion…but although everything may stand in his way, nothing will stop Daredevil from rescuing a young life! Then, Daredevil’s life gets a voltage of violence from the Shocker! Matt Murdock must track a fugitive and reclaim the stolen evidence Matt needs to protect his innocent client – while the Avengers confront some massive monster mayhem in the streets of NYC! It’s a race against time, but just another day for Daredevil!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.

Daredevil: Back in Black

Writer: Charles Soule

Art: Phil Noto, Ron Garney, Stefano Landini, Vanessa R. Del Rey, Goran Sudzuka, Bill Sienkiewicz, and many more

Released 2016

Daredevil is back in black and back on his home turf as Matt Murdock begins a fresh life once again! He may have returned to New York City, but Matt’s on a different side of the law now, with a job in the District Attorney’s office. And he finds his new career quite the challenge when he locks horns with local crime lord, Tenfingers, duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands. Could this be a job for Daredevil? Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light — it’s a whole new chapter for the Man Without Fear, and it comes with a protégé. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot — you’ll soon find out that life with DD comes with a heaping helping of Hand ninjas out for your blood!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE to find all the volumes! It’s a fantastic run I received the fine pleasure to review.


Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra

Writer: Greg Rucka and David Mack

Art: Salvador Larroca and Joe Quesada

Released: 2002

Wide-eyed Elektra Natchios arrives at Columbia University with a fourth-degree black belt in karate, but her first brush with a campus menace named Trey is nothing compared to the romantic free-fall she plunges into when she meets Matthew Murdock, a blind pre-law student… who is more than he appears.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE.



Writer: Chip Zdarsky

Art: Julian Totino Tedesco, Marco Checchetto, Lalit Kumar Sharma, and Jorge Fornes

Released: 2019

Issues #1-19 (still ongoing)

The next chapter in the ever-surprising saga of Daredevil! After a brush with death, Matt Murdock must piece together his shattered life — and that includes returning to action as Daredevil! But years of trauma have taken their toll and becoming the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen he once was won’t be easy. Mistakes will be made along the way — and this time, one might actually prove to be the end of him. Because when a criminal dies, and Daredevil takes the blame, Matt must go on the run in a desperate bid to clear his name! But even he can’t outrun judgment forever. And with DD’s absence from Hell’s Kitchen, the real devils can come out to play.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE for all the current trades!

Again, thanks for the read and I hope you found some trades and graphic novels to take a blind leap of faith into while you’re social distancing yourself throughout your Coronacation! Additionally, if you’re a floppy guy, or simply someone who has been opposed to digital comics in the past, maybe this is your opportunity to experiment in the more digital realm for the next “rumored” two months? Again, give Comixology/ Kindle a try. Click HERE for an Amazon link to Popular DAREDEVIL Comics/ trades for your Kindle. And finally, please stay safe and stay healthy.

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