Well this is a solid, gothic Miller job and ı kinda love it. But ı have to say this is not even close to TDKR or Batman: Year One.
John Romita Jr. is the only representive of Frank Miller's drawing style but his panelling and color griding is not unique or ground breaking like Frank's.
And ı have to say.I starting to think like, Daredevil is a unsuccesfull character. One of the first batman experiments of Marvel. But he has far less background and ambitions contrary to Batman but still Daredevill looks more unrealistic to me. And even ı suprised about that.
His childhood is very common for many other kids (except losing his dead cuz of gangstas) . Bullying by other kids and tough puberty. But somehow Matt is both heavily resentfull and also perfect as kid.
He trained by one guy for so short amount of time but he is immideatly became a monster !! And his feelings not natural or realistic what he did with Stick, how he respond to Elektra or how he turn back to New York.. Not cuz of his own will cuz of a business trip.. But in the end he just decided to stay.
So did you get it ? His character set-up as vigilante not ambitious and full with will power as Batman. He aint has a plan, aint has enough training (cuz stick lefted him) and not enough resources.
Yes actually his world looks more small and humble and thats why you should think like "hey Daredevil more realistic street-level knight than Batman or others" ... Actually ı was thinking like that too. But after reading this and couple of his wiki pages. He sounds so broken and absurd to me.
Miller is the guy who made Modern Solid, Dark, Tough, Realistic Batman. But he aint able to look like acheived similar result with Daredevil at this one (I heard good things about Born Again) . Not even close.. But ı think this is more about Character not the writer.
Dont get me wrong this is really inspiring and memorable Graphic Novel. But it aint has enough impact power. I guess ı should read "Born Again" for similar or even better taste.