Comic books in 'Marvel Epic Collection: Daredevil'
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #1-21. Written by Stan Lee and Dennis O'Neil. Art by Bill Everett, Joe Orlando, Vince Colletta, Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., and Gene Colan. Cover by Jack Kirby. Born to a past-his-prime prizefighter, Matt Murdock's luck always ran a step behind his good intentions. When a daring act to save a man's life blinds young Murdock, he finds that the same accident has enhanced his remaining senses to superhuman levels! He becomes Daredevil, a gritty hero born from murder but tempered with the desire to protect the downtrodden. Writer Stan Lee and artists Bill Everett, Joe Orlando, Wallace Wood, John Romita Sr. and Gene Colan lay the foundation of Marvel's Man Without Fear, including the first appearances of core characters Foggy Nelson and Karen Page - and classic villains like the Owl, the Purple Man, Stilt-Man and the Gladiator! Softcover, 472 pages, full color. NOTE: Book 1 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1964-1966. Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #22-41 and ANNUAL #1, Fantastic Four (1961-1996 1st Series) #73, and material from Not Brand Echh (1967-1969) #4.
Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Art by Gene Colan and Jack Kirby. Cover by Gene Colan.
Stan Lee and Gene Colan unleash an identity crisis as Matt Murdock juggles his triple identity as Daredevil - and his own "twin brother," Mike Murdock! You might need your slide rule to track the trigonometry of the Man Without Fear's mixed-up life. And as if that weren't complex enough, Daredevil experiences a body swap with Doctor Doom in one of comics' first crossovers! Other highlights include guest appearances by Spider-Man, Thor and Ka-Zar; the introduction of fan-favorite villain Leap-Frog; and the debut of the Emissaries of Evil! It's a series of action-packed extravaganzas so hazardous that all of our cast won't make it out alive!
Softcover, 520 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 2 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1966-1968. Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #42-63. Written by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Art by Gene Colan and Barry Windsor-Smith. Cover by Gene Colan. Matt Murdock has done battle with Marvel's most maddening villains - but when the Jester enters the fray, the rules change forever! Framing DD for murder, the Jester sets all of New York against the Man Without Fear - and the stakes get even higher when Starr Saxon discovers DD's secret identity! Daredevil also faces off against two of Marvel's greatest heroes, Captain America and the Black Panther - all the while struggling to rebuild his relationship with the lovely Karen Page. Then comes Death's Head, a villain with deep connections to those closest to Daredevil. It's a classic battle that pushes Matt Murdock to reveal his identity to Karen - but will it bring them closer together, or force them apart? Softcover, 472 pages, full color. NOTE: Book 3 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1968-1970. Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #253-270 and Punisher (1987-1995 2nd Series) #10. Written by Ann Nocenti, Fabian Nicieza and Mike Baron. Art by John Romita, Jr., Ron Lim, Steve Ditko, Mike Manley, Whilce Portacio, Al Williamson, Jim Sanders and Scott Williams. Cover by John Romita, Jr. & Al Williamson. Cover by John Romita. How do you solve a problem like Mary? That's Typhoid Mary, the lethally seductive assassin unleashed by the Kingpin in his campaign to break Matt Murdock. She's a "love-maker and a man-hater" with multiple personalities - including one to target Matt, and another with her sights set on Daredevil! Under attack from both sides, the champion of Hell's Kitchen may be powerless to resist! Then, DD dances with demons when INFERNO rages in Manhattan, and his old life will be left in ashes. And everything goes to hell when the 'Devil locks horns with Mephisto! See both sides as Daredevil clashes with the Punisher, and meet the dark soul known as Blackheart! Will the Man Without Fear be left as a Man Without Hope? Softcover, 472 pages, full color. NOTE: Book 13 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1988-1989. Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #271-282 and ANNUAL #4B and 6, and material from Punisher (1987-1994) Annual #3, Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) Annual #16 and Silver Surfer (1987-1998 2nd Series) Annual #3.
Written by Ann Nocenti, Gregory Wright, Gerry Conway, Mike Baron, Peter David, and Jim Starlin. Art by John Romita, Jr., Rick Leonardi, Cam Kennedy, Mark Bagley, Neil Hansen, Angel Medina, and Ron Marz. Cover by John Romita, Jr.
All hell breaks loose! Things really get heated as Daredevil is caught between the diabolical Mephisto and his monstrous son Blackheart! The Man Without Fear and his friends will be forced to face their demons like never before! Are they fated to burn for eternity in the fiery underworld, or can they find their way back home? And what role will the Silver Surfer play? As Atlantis Attacks, Daredevil must face...Spider-Man! And DD, the Surfer, Punisher and the Hulk will be stalked by Lifeform! Meanwhile, Acts of Vengeance puts Daredevil well out of his weight class in a battle against Ultron! Good thing Karnak and Gorgon of the Inhumans are around to lend a hand (and cloven hoof)!
Softcover, 488 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 14 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered:1989-1990. Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #319-332 and ANNUAL #10.
Written by D.G. Chichester. Art and cover by Scott McDaniel.
It's the epic saga that reintroduced Elektra to the Marvel Universe!
The Hand ninja clan unleashes a super-virus on New York, and only Daredevil can stop them - but not without some unexpected help from a long-lost love and a new, armored costume! Can the Man Without Fear come to terms with his past with Elektra in time to halt the Hand's terror plot, even if it means the end of his secret identity? And when Baron Strucker assembles a team of cyber-terrorists to plunge the world's computer systems into global anarchy, will even Captain America's aid be enough to defeat them? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Black Widow and more! Plus: 15 rare, new story pages from the original 1995 FALL FROM GRACE trade paperback!
Softcover, 456 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 18 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: Aug 1993-Sep 1994.
Cover price $44.95.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #333-344 and Elektra: Root of Evil (1995) #1-4.
Written by Gregory Wright, Warren Ellis, J.M. DeMatteis, and D.G. Chichester [a.k.a. Alan Smithee]. Art by Tom Grindberg, Alexander Jubran, Ray Kryssing, Don Hudson, Ande Parks, Bud LaRosa, Rod Ramos, Severin, Keith Pollard, Art Nichols, Tom Palmer, Arvell M. Jones, Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold, Scott McDaniel and Hector Collazo. Cover by Tom Grindberg.
Dark times for Daredevil - and Elektra! When DD heads underground, he gets drawn into an ordeal involving Bushwacker, the Devourer and...Deathlok? But as things get explosive, is the biggest menace the underground King - or the rising Kingpin? Out of costume, it's Matt Murdock no more - now he's Jack Batlin, street hustler! But when a Kruel menace targets Matt's friends, "Jack's" old life quickly comes back to haunt him! It's time for the 'Devil to do a little soul-searching, before his identity crisis pushes him over the edge! Will Nick Fury and the Punisher play a part in the return of the "real" Daredevil? Plus: DD's former flame, the assassin Elektra, stars in her own epic tale of darkness and deception - taking on the Hand and the sinister Snakeroot!
Softcover, 440 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 19 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1994-1995.
Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #365-380 and #-1, and Daredevil/Deadpool 1997 Annual.
Written by Joe Kelly, Ben Raab, Jonathan Barron, Scott Lobdell and D.G. Chichester. Art by Cary Nord, Gene Colan, Ariel Olivetti, Richie Acosta, John Paul Leon, Tom Lyle, Brian Denham, Rick Leonardi, Cully Hamner, Tom Morgan, Lee Weeks, Bernard Chang, Matt Ryan, Al Williamson, Bud LaRosa, Harry Candelario, Pier Brito, Mark Lipka, Robert Jones, Chris Carlson, Scott Hanna, Jason Martin, Robert Campanella and Jon Holdredge. Cover by Gene Colan.
The return of a legend - and the end of an era! Gene "The Dean" Colan draws Daredevil once again as Mister Fear launches his latest campaign of terror! But when Matt comes between his angry ex-love Black Widow and evil mutant Omega Red, he'll feel more than the Widow's bite! What deadly game is the Avenger playing? And DD meets DP when Deadpool comes a-calling, but will Typhoid Mary make it an unholy love triangle? And what does it all mean for Deuce the Devil-Dog? Plus: Flash back to Matt Murdock's college years as he first meets Foggy Nelson! And how - and why - has Matt regained his sight?! Daredevil's first series hurtles to a finish, and it's going to end with a bang!
Softcover, 504 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 21 of the Daredevil Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1997-1998. Cover price $34.99.