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Quick comic tip: “Daredevil: The Man Without Fear,” (Miller, Romita, Williamson, 1993)

So you saw me rave at length last night about Marvel’s “Daredevil” series on Netflix.  If you loved it, as I did, but you’re also new to the character, may I recommend the 1993 limited comic book series upon which it’s based?

“Daredevil: The Man Without Fear” was cited by the show’s creators as their direct inspiration.  You can tell just by looking at it.

And it’s a terrific set of books.  It was penned by one legend in the comic industry, Frank Miller, and illustrated two others, John Romita, Jr. and Al Williamson.  It’s an expert recounting of his origin that is easily understood by a new reader.

Totally random thought: man, I spent a lot of money on comic books in college.  Comic books and Butterfingers, seriously.  There was a candy machine in my dorm that I just couldn’t stay away from.

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“Gotta go!!”

“Gotta go!!  This is a Disco world and I am STRICTLY Ballroom.”

—  Peter Parker, shortly after arrival in the “Marvel 2099” universe’s New York, in “Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man,” Marvel Comics, November 1995.  Written by Peter David and illustrated by Rick Leonardi and Al Williamson.

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