Daredevil: What tpb/book to read

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Last update: July 4th 2018

Daredevil's comics origins

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Daredevil by Stan Lee:

  • The Man Without Fear (1964-1966) - Daredevil #1-21
  • Mike Murdock Must Die! (1966-1968) - Daredevil #22-41 + annual #1 + Not Brand Echh #4
  • Brother, Take My Hand (1968-1970) - Daredevil #42-63

Battlin’ Jack Murdock (2007) - Battlin’ Jack Murdock #1-4 - Multiple Flashbacks.

For the devinitive origin, see Frank Miller's Man Without Fear.

Frank Miller and Klaus Jensen's run

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Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen (1979-1983) - 1 oversized omnibus - Daredevil #158-161, 163-191 + What if #28

Note: Miller starts out just doing art. He doesn't start writing until Daredevil #168, which is where it really picks up. This includes the Electra Saga, Child's Play, The Hand, and most of his famous stories.

Some of the run exist in smaller books for those in needs of lighter books:

  • Marked for Death - Daredevil #159-161, 163-164 - The issues where Daredevil really becomes that dark hero
  • Gang War - Daredevil #169-172, 180 - A match between Kingpin, Bullseye and Daredevil
  • Daredevil/Punisher: Child's play - Daredevil #182-184 - First encounter of the Punisher

or

  • Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen vol.1 - Daredevil vol.1 #158-161, 163-172
  • Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen vol.2 - Daredevil vol.1 #173-184
  • Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen vol.3 - Daredevil vol.1 #185-191, 219 + Love and War

Frank Miller's Elektra - optional

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Daredevil/Elektra - Love and War by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz (1986-1987) - Elektra Assassin #1-8 + Love and War.

Elektra lives again by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley (1990) - One Shot

or

Elektra by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz Omnibus - Elektra Assassin #1-8 + Elektra Lives Again + Bizarre Adventures #28 + What If ? #35

but also

The Elektra Saga by Miller and Jansen - Elektra Saga #1-4

Daredevil by Denis O'Neil

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Love's Labor Lost (1985-1986) - Daredevil #215-217, 219-222, 225-226 - Prelude to "Born Again"

The Returns of Frank Miller

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Born Again by Fank Miller and David Mazzucchelli (1986) - Daredevil #226-233 - Miller's come back as writter of the Daredevil Title.

The Man Without Fear by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr (1993) - One shot and Origin Story

Daredevil by Ann Nocenti

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A Touch of Typhoid by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr (1988-1989) - Daredevil #253-270 + Punisher #10

Note: Introduces Daredevil vilain Typhoid Mary

Heart of Darkness by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr (1989-1990) - Daredevil #271-282, Annual #5-6 + Punisher Annual #3 + Incredible Hulk Annual #16 + Silver Surfer Annual #3

Note: Ann Nocenti's run is Daredevil #236, #238–245, #247–257, #259-291, #500 (1986–1991, 2009)

Daredevil by G. Chichester

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The Fall of the Kingpin (1991-1992) - Daredevil #297-300 - follow-up to Born Again

Fall from Grace (1993-1994) - Daredevil #319-332 + Annual #10

Daredevil by Gregory Wright, Daniel G. Chichester and Various

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Root of Evil (1994-1995) - Fathoms Of Humanity (Daredevil #333-337) + Daredevil #338-344 + Elektra: Root of Evil #1-4

Daredevil by Joe Kelly

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Widow's Kiss (1997-1998) - Daredevil #365-380 + Daredevil/Deadpool Annual ’97

Daredevil by Joe Quesada & (Kevin Smith / David Mack)

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Marvel Knights by Joe Quesada (1998-1999) - Daredevil vol.2 #1-15 + 1/2

or for smaller trades:

  • Marvel Knights Daredevil by Smith & Quesada: Guardian Devil - Daredevil vol.2 #1-8 + 1/2
  • Marvel Knights Daredevil by Mack & Quesada: Part of a Hole - Daredevil vol.2 #9-15

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Daredevil: Father (2004-2006) - Daredevil: Father #1-6

Daredevil by Jeph Loeb

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Yellow (2001-2002) - Daredevil: Yellow #1-6

Note: Retelling of Daredevil's early years by the team (Jeph Loab/Time Sale) who also brought:

  • Batman: Haunted Knight
    • Batman: Halloween
    • Batman: Dark Victory
    • Catwoman: When in Rome
    • Hulk: Grey
    • Spider-Man: Blue

Spider-Man meets Daredevil

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The Greatest Spider-Man and Daredevil Team-Ups:

  • 1964 - The Amazing Spider-Man #16 - “Duel with the Daredevil”
  • 1977 - Marvel Team-Up #56 - “Double Danger at the Daily Bugle”
  • 1978 - Marvel Team-Up #73 - “A Fluttering of Wings Most Foul!”
  • 1979 - The Spectacular Spider-Man #26 - “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory”
  • 1979 - The Spectacular Spider-Man #27 - “The Blind Leading The Blind”
  • 1979 - The Spectacular Spider-Man #28 - “Ashes To Ashes”
  • 1989 - Daredevil #270 - “Blackheart”
  • 1994 - The Amazing Spider-Man #396 - “Back From The Edge”
  • 1994 - The Spectacular Spider-Man #219 - “Two of a Kind”

Spider-Man/Daredevil (2002) - One Shot

Daredevil / Echo by David Mack

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Daredevil/Echo: Parts of a Hole (1999-2001) - Daredevil vol.2 #9-15

Daredevil/Echo: Vision Quest (2003-2004) - Daredevil vol.2 #51-55

Both titles available in the new Marvel Knights collection:

  • Daredevil by Joe Quesada - see above
  • Daredevil by Bendis - see bellow

Bendis and Maleev's run

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Daredevil by Bendis and Maleev Ultimate collection (2002-2006) - 3 volumes - Daredevil vol.2 #16-19, 26-50, 56-60, 66-81 + What If Karen Page Had Lived? #1

Some of the stories exists in smaller books:

  • Wake Up - Daredevil vol.2 #16-19
  • Underboss - Daredevil vol.2 #26-31
  • Out - Daredevil vol.2 #32-40
  • Lowlife - Daredevil vol.2 #41-45
  • Hardcore - Daredevil vol.2 #46-50
  • The Kink of Hell's Kitchen - Daredevil vol.2 #56-60
  • The Widow - Daredevil vol.2 #61-65 + Daredevil vol.1 #81
  • Golden Age - Daredevil vol.2 #66-70
  • Decalogue - Daredevil vol.2 #71-75
  • The Murdock Papers - Daredevil vol.2 #76-81

or from the new Marvel Knights collection:

  • Marvel Knights Daredevil by Bendis, Jenkins, Gale & Mack: Unusual Suspects - Daredvil: Ninja #1-3 + Daredevil/Spider-man #1-4 + Daredevil vol.2 #20-25, 51-55 + Spider-man/Daredevil #1
  • Marvel Knights Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev: Underboss - Daredevil vol.2 #26-31

Elektra

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Elektra By Greg Rucka Ultimate Collection (2001-2004) - Elektra #1-22

Note: to read around Daredevil vol.2 #30 (Bendis' run)

Elektra: The Hand (2004-2005) - Elektra: The Hand #1-5

Kingpin mini-serie

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Kingpin (2003) - Kingpin #1-7 (uncollected)

Daredevil of the future by Robert Kirkman

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Daredevil 2099 (2004) - One shot

Note: Written by the Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman!

Bullseye: Greatest Hits

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Bullseye: Greatest Hits (2004-2005) - Bullseye: Greatest Hits #1-5

Daredevil and The Punisher

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Daredevil Vs. Punisher: Means and Ends (2005-2006) - #1-6

Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle (2016) - #1-4

Note: To read alongside Charles Soule's run

Daredevil by David Hine

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Daredevil: Redemption (2005) - Daredevil: Redemption #1-5

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker

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Daredevil By Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection (2006-2009) - 3 books - Daredevil vol.2 #82-119, 500

or

Daredevil by Ed Brubake Omnibus (2006-2009) - 2 books - Daredevil vol.2 #82-119, 500 + Annual #1 + Blood of the Tarantul

Note: Civil War takes place during this run.

The run is also devided into smaller trades:

  • The Devil Inside and Out vol.1 - Daredevil vol.2 #82-87
  • The Devil Inside and Out vol.2 - Daredevil vol.2 #88-93
  • Hell To Pay vol.1 - Daredevil vol.2 #94-99
  • Hell To Pay vol.2 - Daredevil vol.2 #100-105
  • Cruel and Unusual - Daredevil vol.2 #106-110
  • Lady Bullseye - Daredevil vol.2 #111-115
  • Return of the King - Daredevil vol.2 #116-119, 500

Marvel: Civil War

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Civil War by Mark Millar (2006-2007) - Civil War #1-7

Civil War: Marvel Universe (2007) :

  • Winter Soldier: Winter Kills
  • Civil War: Choosing Sides
  • Civil War: The Return
  • She-Hulk (2005) #8

Daredevil and Captain America

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Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival (2008) - One Shot

Daredevil vs. Tarantula

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Blood of The Tarantula (2008) - One Shot

Note: also in the Daredevil by Ed Brubake Omnibus.

Daredevil by Alexander Irvine

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Daredevil Noir - Daredevil Noir #1-4

Road to Shadowland by Andy Diggle

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Daredevil: The Devil’s Hand (2009-2010) - Daredevil: Dark Days + Daredevil #501-507

Daredevil meets Luke Cage

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Cage Match (2010) - One Shot

Shadowland: all versus one

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Shadowland (2010-2011) - Shadowland #1-5 + X-Men: Curse of the Mutant Spotlight

Shadowland: Daredevil (2010-2011) - Daredevil #508-512 + Shadowland: After the Fall

Black and White

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Black & White (2010) - One Shot

Daredevil: Reborn

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Daredevil: Reborn (2012) - Reborn #1-4

Note: This story is out of continuity

Daredevil by Mark Waid

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Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus vol.1 (2012-2014) - Daredevil vol.3 #1-27, 10.1 + Amazing Spider-Man #677 + Avenging Spider-Man #6 + The Punisher #10

Note: a lot of fans didn't like Waid's run. It has also essentially been retconned out of existence since Secret Wars. This run can be skipped.

Daredevil: Dark Knights

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Daredevil: Dark Knights (2014) - Daredevil: Dark Knights #1-8

Daredevil by Mark Waid again

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Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus vol.2 - Daredevil vol.3 #28-36 +Indestructible Hulk #9-10 + Daredevil vol.4 #0.1, #1-18, #1.50, #15.1.

or

  • Daredevil: Devil at Bay - Daredevil vol.4 #1-5, 1.5, 0.1
  • Daredevil: West-Case Scenerio - Daredevil vol.4 #6-10
  • Daredevil: The Daredevil You Know - Daredevil vol.4 #11-15
  • Daredevil: The Autobiography of Matt Murdock - Daredevil vol.4 #15.1, 16-18

Secret Wars

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Secret Wars - Free Comics Book Day 2015: Secret Wars #0 + Secret Wars #1-8

Daredevil Back in Black by Charles Soule (part of All-New All-Different )

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  • Daredevil Back in Black: Chinatown - Daredevil vol.5 #1-5 + All-different point one
  • Daredevil Back in Black: Supersonic - Daredevil vol.5 #6-9 + annual #1
  • Daredevil Back in Black: Dark Art - Daredevil vol.5 #10-14
  • Daredevil Back in Black: Identity - Daredevil vol.5 #15-20
  • Daredevil Back In Black: Supreme - Daredevil vol.5 #21-25

Note: Daredevil takes on an apprentice for the first time in the name of Blindspot.

Daredevil Legacy by Charles Soule (again)

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  • Mayor Fisk - Daredevil #595–600
  • Mayor Murdock - Daredevil #601-605
  • The Death of Daredevil - Daredevil #607-612

Man Without Fear

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Man Without Fear (2019) - Man Without Fear #1-5

Note: Starting March 2019

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#1 Posted by lxlGiftedlxl (2443 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice Nice!

Thanks for doing this.

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#2 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice Nice!

Thanks for doing this.

Your welcome. I have cleaned and completed the list. But I am not finished

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Nice work mate! Needed this one.

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#4 Posted by Eto (5307 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. I have still a lot to read.
I've read eveything from Bendis-present. I loved Bendis&Maleev's run. I can't believe same Bendis is a crap writer now. Just how.... sigh
Waid's run is indeed skippable, same can be said about Soule's run.

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#5 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice work mate! Needed this one.

I know right

@eto said:

Awesome. I have still a lot to read.

I've read eveything from Bendis-present. I loved Bendis&Maleev's run. I can't believe same Bendis is a crap writer now. Just how.... sigh

Waid's run is indeed skippable, same can be said about Soule's run.

Indeed you do. I haven't read all of that myself. But I do recommend the Frank Miller's stuff.

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#6 Edited by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

bump - big update on the reading list

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#7 Edited by Butt_Man (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool list.

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#8 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool list.

Thanks, happy to do it. It still needs completion. I will keep you posted.

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@jb681131: Again mate, nice work. You should do Batman next.

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@jb681131: You should add End of Days. Its an amazing story by Bendis.

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#17 Posted by Immolation (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty cool.

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#18 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty cool.

Thanks mate, I just added Secret Wars.

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#20 Posted by MsSelene (518 posts) - - Show Bio

I still need to read Fall of the Kingpin. It has been hard to find for me.

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#22 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

bump: mention of the "Elektra saga" and add of the upcomming "Heart of Darkness"

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#23 Posted by Superflash3124 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131 OMG!! I have so much reading to do of Daredevil!! You are amazing!! Thanks for creating this list!!

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#24 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

@superflash3124: Indeed. Start out with The Man Without Fear by Frank Miller. A good origin and first read. Ten you can follow my list. The Miller's run is probably the best there is.

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Bump - add of Marvel Legacy

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Bump - update of Early DD stories

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#29 Posted by Superflash3124 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: Thanks a lot for updating the list and making the corrections. I have been reading Daredevil comics in this order for a while now :D And I am enjoying them a lot.

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#30 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: Thanks a lot for updating the list and making the corrections. I have been reading Daredevil comics in this order for a while now :D And I am enjoying them a lot.

You're welcom, if you see any misssing important story, please do tell.

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#31 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump: Update of the list with the new Marvel Knights Daredevil trades and the upcoming Man Without Fear.

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#32 Posted by adamjh95 (62 posts) - - Show Bio

I have the complete Bendis/Maleev TPB run lying on my shelf unread. Can I start with this or is there any stories I need to read prior to this? I have a a fair amount of knowledge of daredevil and his origins from general knowledge and the Netflix series.

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#33 Posted by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

@adamjh95 said:

I have the complete Bendis/Maleev TPB run lying on my shelf unread. Can I start with this or is there any stories I need to read prior to this? I have a a fair amount of knowledge of daredevil and his origins from general knowledge and the Netflix series.

Honnestly I haven't read Bendis/Maleev 's run so I don't know. What I would say is Miller's run comes before and brings lots of things to the character.

I would say, since you've seen the show, you can start Bendis/Maleev 's run without any problems, but I would still recommand to read Miller's run before.

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