r0rschach  asked:

Hey! I've already been interested in starting to read the Daredevil comics because of you but now the new Netflix show makes me want to read them even more! Problem is, I'm not sure where to start or what to read because there seems to be a lot of Daredevil comics! If you could offer some advice/recommendations, that would be very appreciated! Thank you!

Yay!!  I always love hearing that I get people into Daredevil and I am even more glad that the Netflix series is getting people more interested in the comics!

If you liked the Netflix series style and atmosphere, I would recommend starting with Daredevil: Man Without Fear by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.  This comic is a retelling of Matt’s origin so it is a great place to start.  The Netflix series took a lot of influences from this book as well and it is where we see the black ‘ninja’ costume.

From there, I would recommend Daredevil: Yellow.  It is a book about Matt’s early years in the original yellow costume and has some really awesome art by Tim Sale.

I would also recommend Daredevil: Born Again.  It’s another book by Frank Miller and it is considered the best Daredevil book out there.

The Bendis and Maleev run on Daredevil is one of my favorites and would be the next thing to read.  It is collected in these three books.  Their run goes straight into the Brubaker and Lark run which is collected in these three books.

And then after that*, you can read Mark Waid’s run on Daredevil.  His run started out in volume 3 of Daredevil and is collected in these three books.  Then he continued his run into volume 4 of Daredevil which is still going on, but the first two books can be found here and here.

Be sure to also check out my comic rec tag for some more recs and help regarding Daredevil comics as well as some other comics as well.  And always feel free to message me for more info :)

*Just a note that I started really reading Daredevil with Mark Waid’s run and because his run is really easy to get into, it might be easier for you to start there as well.  It just depends on what style you are looking for.  Mark Waid’s run is lighter and Daredevil: Man Without Fear is grittier.


Daredevil Visionaries: 

David Mazzucchelli 

Tearing out of the gate with stunning, artistically mature work under famed Batman scribe Denny O’Neil, believe it or not, his run on Daredevil represents David Mazzucchelli’s very first comic work.

Characterized by a pristine photo realism with generous pepperings of expressionism and film noir, Mazzucchelli is one of the rare breeds of artist who can be credibly described as equal parts technician… and storyteller. His work with Frank Miller on ‘Batman: Year One’ seems to kick up the most dust (Batman simply being a better known comic, after all) but his art on Daredevil boasts the same energy… with a bit more technical precision. 

And then there’s Daredevil: Born Again. 

Tightly wound, lushly illustrated, and only slightly less addictive than candy-coated crack, the graphic novel represents the artistic zenith for both Mazzucchelli… and collaborator Frank Miller. Both men working on the character they love, telling exactly the story they want to tell. 

David Mazzucchelli is a talent of superlative proportions.