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Essential Daredevil - Volume 1: Reissue Paperback – May 9 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; Reissue edition (May 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785164200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785164203
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,190,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 16 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I got this for my father for father's day some time back Aug. 4 2016
By Terry G. - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this for my father for father's day some time back. Daredevil was always one of his favorite comic book heroes. He always appreciated that he overcame the obstacles of being blind and becoming a great athelete and super hero. for nostalgia he loved it. id recommend this also to anyone that likes the Daredevil TV show as it gives insight to Matt Murdoch's origin.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So So Stories May 26 2008
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After reading this collection I find it unremarkable and possibly forgettable. Yet, there were a couple of memorable stories--mainly memorable because of some humorous angle, not due to great plots or character development. I will easily remember the "super"-villain with springs on his shoes--The Leap Frog; simply goofy, but taken quite seriously by DD. And then there's Stilt Man--an interesting image, but still not an interesting character.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man Without Fear Sept. 24 2009
By Draven - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'll admit that there is no use in denying that this review will be permeated with complete bias; though what can I say it was Daredevil that brought me into the wonderful world of comic books. Daredevil (though not so much in the early days) mixed some pretty gripping court room bouts with all the wild action of a superhero. How freaking sweet is that? The Essential itself is pretty much the establishment of Daredevil and the series trying to find it's footing but overall it's filled with some fun stories. Buy it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With the first appearance of Gene COLAN July 4 2006
By JBG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Another excellent item from Essential Series. Even if it is in black and white only, it is wonderful to read again these first issues of Daredevil. What a difference with stories of the present day ! In a Stan Lee story, we find action, caracter's personnality development, intelligent and super-powered vilain. It is not the case in the news stories, developped in more trouble situation, dark and where the hero is not the hero sometimes, with a lot of violence not justified.

Drawings are simple, but dynamic, in the first part. But with Gene Colan as penciler, what a pleasure! Daredevil is really born with Gene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Look for entertainment---not inspiration April 14 2007
By Yumyum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It's a given that the early FF and Spiderman hold up well, but I was surprised to see that Daredevil fares well. Having only read one of these early issues(number 8 with Stiltman), I didn't have the highest expectations. Maybe it was just because I've been so comic deprived these past couple months in college, but it didn't take long for me to see things through Matt Murdock's...eyes.

The early issues with Joe Orlando hold their own, but when Wally Wood comes around with Sub-mariner it gets even better. John Romita's first appearance in issue 12 with Ka-zar also improves upon his predecessor. There is nothing here that is going to take your breath away, but if villains such as the Owl, Gladiator, Electro, and the Fixer give you a warm fuzzy feeling, or at least some sort of memory, you need to have this. If you haven't really experienced the silver age of comics yet, you're probably better off starting with ol' Spidey and the FF first.

The major problem I have with these early issues is not so much the lack of originality or redundancy, it's the cliche love triangle and occasional inconsistencies. The first 3 issues show promise, with Matt aloof and uninterested in Karen's feelings towards him. But in the next issue, Stan Lee decides to make him into an old softie, something that really clashes with DD and Matt. The inconsistencies are more forgivable, sloppy mistakes, such as when Foggy later mentions his proposal to Karen that was turned down, when in fact he never went through with asking her in the first place. Ah well, the meat of what's here is still great, and will go great between Captain America and Defenders Essentials on your shelf.