Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, was blessed with some of the finest artists during his early days and this volume from Marvel's Masterworks series of classic reprints puts them on display. This volume boasts the arrival of John Romita, Sr. to Marvel and his realistic portrayals of people and heroes. It also heralds the debut of Gene Colan as series penciler, the beginning of a long, highly regarded run.
The action, from Stan the Man Lee, doesn't pause to admire the pretty pictures as Daredevil confronts his nemesis the Owl and the coming of the deadly Gladiator. Daredevil also meets up with Ka-Zar, the former Kevin Plunder, currently lord of the hidden Savage Land. And then there is the first meeting with Spider-Man, and the first glimpse of Romita's interpretation of the wall-crawler.
The Masterworks series recolors the pages, cleans up the reproduction and presents the stories in archival volumes that can proudly withstand the tests of time-just like the stories and characters themselves.