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Marvel promo poster for Daredevil #227 (February 1986) which was the starting point for the acclaimed Born Again story line. As much as I loved Frank Miller’s amazing initial run on Daredevil, his collaboration with David Mazzucchelli on Born Again is to me the most definitive and enduring story ever told about the Man Without Fear. It has truly stood the test of time and is as powerful and relevant today as it was nearly 30 years ago.

Confession #1128

“The Daredevil: Born Again arc is quite easily my favourite. I feel like it is very good literature and I think if it weren’t a comic, people would treat it more like classic literature. The only reason I don’t think some English classes have that in their reading list is just because it’s a comic and all comics are "meaningless entertainment”.“

-Anonymous

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The early issues of the Daredevil: Born Again storyline start with Matt Murdock sleeping, more and more into a fetal position leading to his “death” and “rebirth” as The Kingpin destroys both of Matt’s identities.

Upon his death he’s shown with his mother as a classic pietá and later a laying Christ.

Also, Ben Urich will deny him 3 times, like St Peter denied Christ.

I’m an atheist but the religious paralels in the art and writing in this book are fantastic and in tune with the character’s journey and beliefs