While walking down a street one day, Matt noticed a blind man was about to
get hit by a truck. He ran in front of the truck, and pushed the blind man
out of the way. However, the truck was carrying radioactive waste, and some
spilled out directly onto Matt's eyes. Matt couldn't see anymore.
Matt's remaining senses became heightened, and he was able to 'see' using
a 'radar' sense, that showed outlines and shapes. His hearing became so acute
that he could hear heartbeats. He could smell the faintest odor in a room.
He could touch a newspaper to 'read' it.
After the accident, a mysterious blind man named Stick offered to help the
boy develop his new found powers, and train him in martial arts.
During this time, Jack Murdock was enjoying some success in the boxing ring.
However, he soon found out that all his matches were fixed, and he was to
throw his next fight. Jack didn't want to lose his match in front of his
son in the audience, so he went against his orders and won the match.
He was murdered by the Fixer's men that night.
Matt, using his new training and abilities, sought revenge against his father's killers.
After a few years, Matt went to Columbia University and studied law with
friend Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson. It was here that both men received their
degrees, and they started up their law firm 'Nelson and Murdock' in New
York City afterwards. Karen Page was their secretary.
Matt adopted the identity of Daredevil to begin his crusade against all the
injustices he saw in the courtroom. The major villains he has had to contend
with are the Kingpin, Bullseye, the Hand, Mr. Fear, Cobra, Mr. Hyde,
Stilt-Man and others.
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Parts of a Hole" TPB: This TPB reprints Daredevil (Vol.2) #9-15, by David Mack, Joe Quesada, David Ross, Rob Haynes and others. The storyline introduces Echo. #12 is printed at the back of the TPB to not interrupt the flow of the story. David Mack provides some insight into his story and also some sketches.
Follow this link to a unique interview with David Mack, further exploring his writing in 'Parts of a Hole'
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Wake Up" TPB: This TPB reprints Daredevil Vol. 2 #16-19, by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack. Meet Ben Urich, investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle. His current assignment: the media circus that is the murder trial of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime. So why is Urich spending all his time with the catatonic son of the two-bit costumed criminal called Leap Frog? And how is Daredevil connected to a child he doesn't even know?
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Playing to the Camera": 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Underboss" TPB: This TPB reprints Daredevil Vol. 2 #26-31, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.
The mystery man named Mr. Silke has inspired Wilson Fisk's lieutenants to rise up and take down the Kingpin of Crime! What is the connection between the underbosses' uprising and the contract on DD's life? The true-crime creative team of Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, ALIAS) and Alex Maleev (Sam & Twitch) reveal all!
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Out" TPB (reprinting vol.2 "out" #32-37 and "trial of the century" #38-40) (Bendis, Maleev/Gutierrez/Dodson): When Matt Murdock's most guarded secret is sold to a tabloid newspaper, Daredevil's secret identity is exposed to the world! How far will the Man Without Fear go to reclaim his life?
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Lowlife": Musthave (41-43), Musthave (41-43), 44, 45
After his secret identity as Daredevil is publicly exposed, Matt Murdock is forced to reckon with the problems and legal ramifications that emerged as a result of his public outing. But there isn't much time for Matt to dwell on his problems, as a new love appears on the horizon and one of Daredevil's most dangerous foes returns to take over the NYC underworld.
Follow this link to a unique interview with David Mack, further exploring his writing and artwork for the followup on 'Parts of a Hole' named ECHO!!
Daredevil, vol. 2 "ECHO": 51-55
Maya Lopez – a.k.a. Echo – a deaf young woman capable of assimilating an individual’s fighting style by sight and who nearly took down Daredevil – makes her return. Her entire life was once defined by her belief that DAREDEVIL killed her father and that the KINGPIN could help her achieve justice. Now, with her perceptions completely altered, can she make sense of the world? Echo embarks on a Native American vision quest to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
Follow this link to an interview with Brian Bendis, further exploring his writing for the followup on 'Hardcore'!!
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Hell's Kitchen": 56-60
It’s been a year since Daredevil did the unthinkable, beating Wilson Fisk to within an inch of his life and declaring himself the new Kingpin. Now, the Yakuza have come to stake their claim for Hell’s Kitchen, targeting Matt Murdock. Their unforgettable battle royale is just the tip of the iceberg, and Daredevil will never be the same again. Featuring guest-appearances by Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Reed Richards and Dr. Strange!
Daredevil, vol. 2 "The Widow": 61-64
You asked for it; you got it: Daredevil's fiery, redheaded ex-partner returns to Hell's Kitchen to help the new Kingpin keep the streets clean. But why is she really back? One of Marvel's greatest love stories takes an interesting turn, and all in the horrible face of...JIGSAW! Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Avengers!
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Golden Age" TPB 11 (reprinting vol.2 #66-70) (Bendis, Maleev)
Follow Matt Murdock through a story that literally spans the entire history of the Marvel Universe! Who was the Kingpin before the Kingpin, and what was his relationship to Matt?
Daredevil, vol. 2 "Decalogue" TPB 12 (reprinting vol.2 #71-75) (Bendis, Maleev)
Exactly what happened during Daredevil's year-long reign as the new Kingpin? His historic cleaning of Hell's Kitch will finally be revealed in bloody detail. Framed around the Ten Commandments, this epic story is like nothing you've seen before.
Black Widow: Web of Intrigue (George Perez, collecting Marvel Fanfare #10-13)
Black Widow: The Coldest War
Black Widow (1st mini-series; J.G. Jones): 1 , 2 , 3
Black Widow: Breakdown (2nd mini-series): 1 , 2 , 3
In a follow up to the 1999 miniseries that introduced Yelena Belova, the "new" Black Widow, Devin Grayson and Greg Rucka have written something far odder than that miniseries would suggest. The story plays off Yelena's conviction in the original series that she is the rightful heir to the name "Black Widow" following Natasha's defection. Last time round, this idea took the fairly straightforward form of Yelena trying to bump Natasha off to eliminate the competition for the name. This time, Natasha takes the lead in one of the strangest plots of the year. Natasha's scheme, with the full assistance of SHIELD and Daredevil, is to capture Yelena, carry out an operation to swap their minds (or possibly reshape their bodies so that they look like one another; the story's unclear), dump Yelena into Natasha's life, give her a mission to kill "Yelena" (ie, the real Natasha) and set a m asterplan in action...
Black Widow"Pale Little Spider": When her former mentor is found brutally murdered in a Moscow bondage club, Belova must go deep undercover to find the killer. Torn by self-doubt and divided loyalties, she descends into a world of deadly games and deadlier predators! With sensual covers by Greg Horn (ELEKTRA), BLACK WIDOW: PALE LITTLE SPIDER is a smart and sexy adventure that could only be told under the freedom of the MAX imprint!
Black Widow: Homecoming: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Acclaimed science-fiction novelist Richard K. Morgan and comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz bring you old ghosts and new revelations about the original Black Widow — Natasha Romanova — in this hardboiled noir tale. The deadliest agent in the Marvel Universe has finally gotten out of the spy game, and she’s not asking for much, just a life of her own. When a sudden assassination attempt provides a harsh reality check, the former Soviet agent tracks a string of international killings that will lead her back to a Russia she can barely recognize.
Elektra Megazine (reprinting Elektra saga from DD #168,169,174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 187, 188, 189, 190 reprints only Elektra related story parts): 1, 2
Elektra "Root of Evil": 1, 2, 3, 4
Elektra (Deodato/Milligan): 1, 1 , 2, 2, 3 , 4 , 5 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Elektra (2nd Series covers by Greg Horn): 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
"This blade I am holding… I have died at the end of it."
She knows firsthand the chill of the grave. Now, the sexy, enigmatic international assassin called Elektra begins a new life, courtesy of red-hot writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Chuck Austen! In the deadly world of international espionage, Elektra is a hot commodity - and the top-secret organization called SHIELD wants her for a mission so dirty, so difficult, no one else could even think of pulling it off.
But Elektra can't be bought, bribed or threatened. If she takes the job, she'll do it HER way - no matter how many people may die.
What If? Elektra lived: 30
Elektra 'the official movie adaptation'
This official adaptation of the movie is far more than the average comic, as it’s chock-full of all the extras we could muster, including pinups, handbook entries and more. Also included is Frank Miller's black-and-white Elektra short story from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #28.