When I first read this, I don't think I was as big of a fan of John Romita's art as I have become, but I remember being blown away by the story. I was definitely in high school when I first gave it a look, and I remember thinking how interesting it was that Frank Miller wrote a super hero comic without ever making him a super hero in it. I was used to super hero origin stories that had the character in tights by page 7. This was 4 oversized issues of Matt Murdock never donning the costume once. It was amazing. When you don't have to worry about what a super hero would do in any given situation, you're able to focus more on the man (or woman). Just plain people have faults. Just plain people don't always make the best decisions. And just plain people have to live with the consequences of their actions. Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. were able to tell this story about a super hero-to-be, and somehow, never lose that feeling that he was better than the rest of us, someone you would want to emulate, while making him just as frail and just as broken as the rest of us. This doesn't get as gritty as Miller's Sin City, or some of his other work, but this Matt Murdock definitely doesn't live in a pristine comic book world where the worst part of a swashbuckling hero's day is getting that pesky cat out of the tree again. Matt Murdock grew up hard, he grew up quick, he made mistakes that he can never take back, but somehow, he grew up right, and this is his story. If you'd like to hear a more in depth review of this story, my friend and I have a comic book podcast and Daredevil: Man Without Fear was episode 2 at [...]. He's new to comics and I'm not. That's the dynamic. Also, it's only episode 2, so it was still a little rough as we were finding out exactly what we were doing on there.