Written by Mark Waid
Daredevil Volume One contains issues one to six of the newest iteration of the Man Without Fear that whilst not a reboot, does it’s best to escape from the somewhat sombre clouds that floated over Hell’s Kitchen for over a decade. It makes sense for Marvel and the creators involved to take this route, particularly as after the last Daredevil story, Shadowland, there seemed to be only two avenues available for Matt to take; death or start over. Thankfully for fans of Ol’ Hornhead, start over was what they did.
The creative team also take great lengths to give the character new enemies that at first glance make the reader question whether they have made the right choice yet in the same breath feel incredibly inspired. Case in point Klaw, the master of sound and a villain more used to going up against the Fantastic Four and the Avengers. Hideously outmatched yet making complete sense. Who better to cast than a man who can manipulate sound to make solid objects to go toe to toe with a character that relies on his senses (or lack of) more than anyone else in comics? Another great example of this is part time Spider-Man villain and full time teleporting loser The Spot. The way Rivera has Daredevil “see” The Spot through his own vision is nothing short of amazing and really gives the character (if you’ll excuse the pun) an entirely new dimension.