Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication dateOctober 1993 - February 1994
No. of issues5
Main character(s)Daredevil
Creative team
Written byFrank Miller
Artist(s)John Romita Jr.

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear is a 1993 five-issue superhero comic book miniseries starring Daredevil, written by Frank Miller, illustrated by John Romita Jr. and published by Marvel Comics.


The series explores the origins of the hero Daredevil, whose real name is Matthew Murdock. The first issue explores his childhood, the accident that caused his blindness and powers, as well as his father's death. Throughout the series, readers are exposed to many important characters in Murdock's life, from his mentor, Stick, to his college flame, Elektra, his best friend, Foggy Nelson, and even one of his most primary nemeses, Kingpin, also known as Wilson Fisk. Throughout the comic, Matt Murdock develops his abilities, struggles with anger, and becomes Daredevil.


The comic has received mostly positive reviews since publication.[1] In 2014, Comic Book Resources' Mark Ginocchio said the series had a strong reputation, adding that it was "so well-composed and filled with wonderfully nuanced scenes" it was hard to believe it came from the early 1990s,[2] a period regarded by fans as a creative low point for the comic book industry.[3]


In Daredevil/Deadpool Annual 1997, Typhoid Mary (character) was revealed to be the girl that Murdock failed to save during his first night as Daredevil.[4]


  1. ^ "Top 10 Best Frank Miller Comic Books - IGN - Page 2". IGN. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Gimmick or Good? - Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 - CBR". Comic Book Resources. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ McMillan, Graeme (13 November 2013). "How the '90s Shook the Comic Book Industry". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 December 2020. ...everything from the decade is cheesy, badly illustrated or created as a cash-in in some way
  4. ^ "Daredevil/Deadpool Annual (1997) #1 | Comic Issues | Marvel".