Frank Miller returned to the character and his origins with the five-issue Daredevil:
Karen told Matt about Dr. Van Eyck , a doctor from Boston who might be able to restore Matt's lost eyesight. But Matt refused, which angered her and she called him a coward. Back in New York City , Karen received a memo from Matt explaining that the surgery wasn't done, leaving Foggy to jealously assume that Matt chickened out at the last moment. He battled such villains as the Organizer  and the Ani-Men. Learning of Karen's kidnapping, Matt went to the location where Karen was being held hostage, and pretended to be a blind Matt pretending to be Daredevil coming to misguidedly save Karen.
Getting captured as part of his plan, Daredevil freed himself when his captors were not looking and easily defeated them. After Karen was freed and Daredevil turned in the crooks, Matt decided not to tell Karen his true secret fearing the danger it may bring her someday.
He soon fought the Jester who was more dangerous then he appeared. Matt had an opportunity to make her stay but he pushed her away not wanting to risk her life because he's really Daredevil. Not wanting to take out his emotions on somebody else, Daredevil went on the trail of the Jester in hopes of capturing the criminal.
However, while out on patrol, he overheard a radio report of a crook who stole a bag full of Radium. Finding the crook and stopping him, the Radium had a weird effect on Daredevil, causing him to go berserk.
Traveling to Madison Square Garden he found that Captain America was having a charity fight with people wanting to step in the ring with him.
Daredevil, in a peaked frenzy then attacked the Star-Spangled Avenger, however during the fight the effect of the Radium wore off and Daredevil retreated quickly.
As Foggy entered the final race for the District Attorney's office, Karen returned because she could not stay away from Matt and the two rekindled their romance. During the election race, Daredevil learned that Stilt-Man had been hired to make an attempt on Foggy's life, and so battled him as Daredevil. Although Stilt-Man managed to escape, Daredevil prevented him from bringing harm to Foggy.
Soon afterwards, Foggy was elected D. Matt decided that he was sick of being Daredevil and decided to quit his costumed adventuring because it cost him his best friend and the girl that he loved.
However, this was easier said than done as Daredevil was attacked by a robot created by Starr Saxon and hired out by Biggie Benson. He later impersonated Mister Fear. In his civilian identity, Murdock was very successful as a lawyer. Amongst his more prominent clients were the Fantastic Four , whom he also aided as Daredevil in their fight against Doctor Doom when they temporarily lost their powers. Matt's secret identity was compromised after Spider-Man wrote him a letter revealing that he had figured out that he was Daredevil and it was intercepted by Foggy and Karen.
To further consolidate the lie, Matt would sporadically adopt the identity of Mike and pretend to be his own cocky and brash twin. Even though he managed to successfully deceive Foggy and Karen, juggling this triple-life became hard for Matt. Although their relationship later ended, they remained friends. But sometimes Natasha wished that they were more. While living in San Francisco, Matt worked for another law firm. He left when he realized his bosses were more concerned with their careers than with their clients and returned to New York where he opened the "Storefront Legal Clinic" that provided legal services to poor people with Foggy Nelson, who had lost his re-election as district attorney to Blake Tower.
He stopped a plot by the Jester who used fake television transmissions to plunge New York into chaos  and teamed up with the Ghost Rider to rescue Karen Page who had been kidnapped by a new Death's Head. Matt was reunited with Elektra under the worst circumstances. After college, Elektra had become an assassin. She had trained with an evil ninja cult called the Hand.
Although she left the Hand, she had become cold and violent. Elektra was killed by Bullseye , the world's deadliest assassin. Fortunately, ninja magic and Murdock's love brought her back to life and "cleansed her spirit". She moved to a remote mountain retreat to live with the Chaste , the Hand's heroic counterpart.
After Elektra's death, Matt proposed to Heather. He then went to work proving Glenn Industries' board of directors were involved in illegal dealings. He found enough proof to ruin the company, and leave Heather with no choice but to marry him.
Foggy saw that what Matt was doing was wrong. With the Black Widow's help, he broke up Matt and Heather. Years later, a drunken Heather called Matt for help. When he learned she was lying, he angrily left and ignored her.
Days later, she hung herself. Karen pursued an acting career in L. She sold out Daredevil's secret identity; information that eventually reached the Kingpin , Wilson Fisk. It was Fisk who systematically destroyed every piece of Matt Murdock's life; who was indirectly responsible for the deaths of Elektra and Jack Murdock; who knew Murdock's secret identity as Daredevil but never told anyone, just to play power games with the hero.
Matt took Karen back and they built a life together. Mary was a sweet but frightened woman who had been a successful actress. Typhoid was a trashy, cruel killer with telekinetic and pyrokinetic powers. The Kingpin hired her to make Matt Murdock fall in love with her, and then drive him crazy. Typhoid Mary succeeded in getting Matt to cheat on Karen Page and nearly had him beaten to death.
She later moved in with Foggy Nelson. Years later, Glorianna was killed by Victor "Kruel" Krueller , a madman trying to remember his past by beating witnesses to his attempted murder.
Matt's secret identity was threatened by a New York tabloid. Though he protected himself, he still faked his death. Matt now lived as a street hustler named Jack Batlin. He kept fighting crime as Daredevil, this time with an armored costume and a meaner attitude. This led to an identity crisis which he eventually overcame while also clearing up rumors of his identity. Mysterio was one of Spider-Man's most persistent enemies. But when he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, he conceived an elaborate "final performance".
Although he initially planned to target Spider-Man, when he read reports about the new wall-crawler , he dismissed Spider-Man as a target, seeing no point in driving a 'clone' insane. Recalling a prior confrontation with Daredevil, he decided to turn his attention to Murdock after paying the Kingpin for information, seeing in Daredevil a kindred spirit as both were 'second stringers' with little reputation outside their homes.
With Fisk's information, Mysterio devised an elaborate plot to pretend that the Second Coming was taking place, leaving Daredevil in the custody of an infant who had been reportedly identified as both the new Christ and the Antichrist, Daredevil also being tricked into coming in contact with an associate-suggestive toxin that would make him violent if anyone suggested that the child was innocent, the toxin being both odorless and tasteless so Daredevil could not tell he was drugged.
Despite having been pushed to the breaking point, the toxin was removed from his system with help from Doctor Strange. Strange then confirmed that the tales of the child as the second coming were a trick. Although Matt was unable to save the child from being abducted by Bullseye, with his old foe also killing Karen in the process, he was able to track down his nemesis and learn of Mysterio's role in these events.
Although Mysterio taunted Matt with the possibility of killing him, Murdock overcame Mysterio's traps and illusions. Murdock, rather bluntly, informed the villain that his entire plot was nothing more than B-movie cliches and old tricks. With nothing left to live for, Beck committed suicide. Maya Lopez was born deaf. She also had the gift to recreate any physical motion she sees. The Kingpin used her in another plot to destroy Matt Murdock.
First, he arranged Matt to meet her, knowing Matt was lonely after the recent death of Karen Page. Then he tricked Maya into thinking Daredevil killed her father. Maya created the identity of Echo and fought Daredevil. She didn't know he was Matt and he didn't know why she now hated him.
Matt soon explained himself and Maya attacked the Kingpin. She left him blinded for many months. Murdock was outed by the press as Daredevil. He publicly denied this and sued the paper. The latest woman in Matt's life was Milla Donovan. Like Matt, Donovan was blind. Matt saved her life and a year later they were married.
Milla eventually learned their marriage may have be part of Matt's mental breakdown. She filed for an annulment. Murdock continued to fight crime, ultimately defeating Wilson Fisk and claiming the title of "Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen", preventing any crime from being committed in the area, although Matt's own mental state was rapidly going downhill after the death of his true love, his lies to the public, and assuming the alias of his greatest enemy.
During this time frame, Matt was briefly invited to join the New Avengers when he aided them in the latest attempted break-out from the Raft , but refused the offer because he didn't want to affect their reputations in the public eye,  although he did suggest Maya as a replacement member. Matt was eventually captured by the FBI and sent to prison for his actions. Foggy Nelson was believed to have been killed and a Daredevil impostor was sighted.
Matt learned that the Kingpin, Bullseye, and the Punisher were also serving time. Bada boom, bada bing, Matt finds out that The Owl is up to no good, and ends up battling his goons as DD.
Daredevil 4 1st Appearance of the Purple Man. In Daredevil 7 , Matt puts on his slick, new, all-red DD costume, and battles Namor, eventually convincing him to turn himself in.
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The Spider-Man crossover makes these two issues highly prized by collectors of both these series. Daredevil 18 first Gladiator. Daredevil 27 Spider-Man Crossover. Daredevil 38 Origin Retold.
Daredevil 42 First Daredevil Appearance of Kilroy. It didn't take long for romance to blossom between DD and the Widow, and to team up as crime fighters. The title change beginning with this issue would last until Daredevil , by which time the relationship had ended and the Widow would join the Avengers. The Black Panther T'Challa also makes an appearance in this issue. Daredevil Villain in the The Wolverine movie. Somewhat grittier and less-focused on Matt's legal practice, with the Widow long since departed, DD was by now a bit more "urban" in tone.
Daredevil introduces Bullseye, who would prove to be a very durable and popular villain in the Daredevil canon. The less said, the better. List of Daredevil enemies. Comics portal Fictional characters portal Speculative fiction portal Superhero fiction portal. Archived from the original on April 6, Retrieved May 2, Archived from the original on April 7, Retrieved May 3, Archived from the original on October 31, Retrieved June 28, Retrieved January 24, Retrieved December 1, Stan Lee chose the name Daredevil because it evoked swashbucklers and circus daredevils, and he assigned Bill Everett, the creator of the Sub-Mariner to design and draw Daredevil 1.
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Daredevil is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with an unspecified amount of input from Jack Kirby. The character first appeared in Daredevil #1 (April ). Abandoned by his mother, Matt Murdock was raised by his father, boxer "Battling Jack" Murdock, in Hell's Kitchen. Realizing that rules were needed to prevent people from behaving badly, young Matt decided to study law; however, when he saved a man from. Daredevil was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, first appearing in Daredevil #1. Edit this description Alternate Reality Versions · Daredevil's Teams · Daredevil's Comics · Movies · Television · .