Marvel Premiere Classic #18 - Daredevil: The Man Without Fear [Direct]
(2008)

Marvel, 2006 Series
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Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-0-7851-3656-9 Search at WorldCat
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Issue Notes

2092 copies printed
This issue is a variant of Daredevil: The Man without Fear (Marvel, 2008 series) [Premiere Edition].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil; Battling Jack Murdock
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The Man without Fear Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Daredevil / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Murdock [Daredevil] (as a boy); Battling Jack Murdock (death); Sister Maggie Murdock; Stick; Fixer (villain); McHale (villain); Gillian (villain); Slade (villain); Marcello (villain); Angelo (villain)
Synopsis
Matt is a young troublemaker in Hell's Kitchen before saving a man's life from an oncoming truck takes his sight. Battling Jack Murdock is a down on his luck aging boxer who gets involved with a mobster who makes him part of his protection racket. Stick is a janitor at Jack's gym and begins to teach the sightless Matt the ways of the warrior. Fixer tells Jack to throw a big fight, but when Battling Murdock wins, the Fixer kills him.
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Indexer Notes

This origin update has Stick involved in Matt's training much earlier than supposed. It also has the Fixer himself shooting Jack Murdock (in Daredevil #1, Slade is the trigger man).

The Man without Fear Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Foggy Nelson; Elektra; Battling Jack Murdock (dead); Stick; Stone; Fixer (villain, death); McHale (villain); Gillian (villain); Slade (villain); Marcello (villain); Angelo (villain)
Synopsis
Matt goes after his father's killers. The Fixer has a heart attack as he is pursued. When confronting the last of the Fixer's men, Matt accidentally kicks a prostitute out of a window and she dies. Stick gives up on Matt because of his quest for vengeance. Matt starts college and begins rooming with Foggy. On a late night jaunt through the city, Matt meets Elektra and gives her chase.
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Indexer Notes

In this updated origin, Matt does not don the Daredevil costume to take down the Fixer. It was revealed in the Daredevil/Deadpool Annual that the girl kicked out of the window didn't die but became Typhoid Mary.

The Man without Fear Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 3)

Daredevil / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Elektra; Foggy Nelson; Hugo Natchios (Death); Stick; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk] (villain)
Synopsis
Matt breaks into Elektra's home to find out who she is. Matt and Elektra train together and have a wild love affair. Stick warns Matt away from his lover, telling the boy that she is evil and dangerous. Elektra's father is killed and she leaves Matt behind. The Kingpin becomes ruler of the underworld.
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The Man without Fear Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 4)

Daredevil / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Foggy Nelson; Mickey [Dominique Moran]; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk] (villain); Eric Slaughter (villain); Larks (villain); Battling Jack Murdock (cameo flashback); Sister Maggie Murdock (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Matt returns to New York City and meets a young runaway named Mickey living in his father's old gym. Kingpin has Mickey captured to use her in a pornographic film. Matt begins to track the Kingpin down.
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Indexer Notes

Story includes a 4 page introductory sequence done all in red with art from previous issues and new text by Miller.

The Man without Fear Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 5)

Daredevil / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Foggy Nelson; Mickey [Dominique Moran]; Stick; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk] (villain); Eric Slaughter (villain); Larks (villain, death)
Synopsis
Matt Murdock saves Mickey from a kidnapping by the Kingpin and goes into a law partnership with Foggy.
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Indexer Notes

Daredevil in costume for the last 3 pages in the story.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil
  2. 1. The Man without Fear Chapter 1
    Daredevil
  3. 2. The Man without Fear Chapter 2
    Daredevil
  4. 3. The Man without Fear Chapter 3
    Daredevil
  5. 4. The Man without Fear Chapter 4
    Daredevil
  6. 5. The Man without Fear Chapter 5
    Daredevil
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