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Appearing in "The Origin of Daredevil"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #1.

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  • Fixer (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Main story and flashback)
  • Porky (Main story and flashback)
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Synopsis for "The Origin of Daredevil"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #1.

One night at Fogwell's gym, a number of the bruisers that work there are enjoying a game of cards, when they're interrupted by the arrival of Daredevil, who has come looking for their boss, the Fixer. Fighting them, Daredevil reflects back to his past, and the events that led to his becoming this new costumed hero:

Daredevil is Matthew Murdock, son of "Battling" Jack Murdock, a prize fighter past his prime, who wants his son to get a real education instead of fighting. While his father tries to find honest work, his son is taunted by his peers and so begins training in secret.

One day, while Jack has no choice but to sign up with the Fixer, a shady fight organizer, Matt saves a blind old man from being run over in the street, but gets run over himself. The chemical truck spills its radioactive waste on Matt, blinding him. Matt soon realizes that all of his other senses have been heightened from this accident and continues his training.

Meanwhile, "Battling" Jack is experiencing a comeback that restores his self-esteem. Matt goes to law school and befriends Foggy Nelson. One night, the Fixer orders Jack to throw a fight, but when he refuses and instead wins the match, the Fixer has Jack killed.

After his father's funeral, Matt graduates from law school and opens his own law firm with Foggy, and they hire a secretary named Karen Page. Meanwhile, Matt decides to avenge his father by taking up the identity of Daredevil, creating a costume and converting his walking stick into a billy club weapon to fight crime.

Returning to the present, Daredevil continues to fight the Fixer's men, while across the city, Foggy goes to find Matt to help him to work, but he doesn't find him either at home or at the office. When he asks Karen, she shows tender sympathy for Matt's condition.

Back where the action is, Daredevil finds the Fixer and tracks him down to the subway with his keen senses. Switching back to his Daredevil guise, he chases the Fixer down the subway terminal until the Fixer suffers a severe heart attack. After the police round up the rest of his crew, Daredevil returns to his civilian guise and shows up for work, his co-workers worried about his well-being.

Appearing in "The Evil Menace of Electro!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #2.

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Synopsis for "The Evil Menace of Electro!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #2.

When the Fantastic Four need a lawyer for the renewal of their headquarter's lease, they send the Thing to Nelson & Murdock's law office. Murdock takes the case and Karen loans her photograph of him for programming the electronic alarm devices to admit him into their guarded base. Fantastic Four leave for Washington D.C. to be awarded with an another decoration.

Meanwhile, as Daredevil, Matt Murdock busts up Electro's car theft ring. The villain decides to steal Reed Richards' scientific secrets and sell them to a hostile nation. With his electrical skills, Electro easily breaks into the Baxter Building but at the same time, Matt Murdock is coming to examine Fantastic Four's headquarters. With a warning from his super-sharp senses, he changes into Daredevil and battle ensues. Electro gets his revenge by beating the crime-fighter and sending him into space tied aboard the Fantastic Four's rocket. Daredevil, however, gets control of the ship and by "hearing the slight movement of the astro-compass" lands it safely in Central Park. To escape the police, he steals a horse.

Wanting to surprise Electro, Daredevil catches the underside of a sightseeing helicopter with his cane's handle and drops to the Baxter Building from the air. Electro flees with Richards' scientific notes via elevator shaft and attaches himself to atop a passing car with electric magnetism. However, Daredevil is able to follow him, guided by the electric emanations from Electro's body. They battle inside a movie theatre and the man without fear wins the fight by dropping a curtain on the electric villain. Police short-circuit Electro with water from the fire hoses, rendering his electric powers useless.

Daredevil returns Richards' notes to his vault and later, back in his identity of attorney Matt Murdock, is visited again by the F.F., who have come to ask about the report about their lease. Hearing that Murdock hasn't done it yet, they decide to hire another lawyer.

Appearing in "The Owl, Ominous Overlord of Crime!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #3.

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Synopsis for "The Owl, Ominous Overlord of Crime!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #3.

The crooked businessman named the Owl has just been taken to court over tax fraud, and so he hires Nelson & Murdock, chosen at random from the phone book, to represent him. When Foggy initially turns him down, Matt insists on taking the case, to learn more about him. However, when the Owl blows off his court hearing, Daredevil investigates to find out what his wayward client is up to. He searches all over the city, but fruitlessly, so he returns to work, sending Karen home for the night.

Meanwhile, the Owl has recruited two powerful (but not superhuman) thugs and nearly kills them to prove his own power (including low-level flight capability). The Owl decides to set Matt Murdock up to be his fall guy.

Later, leaving the office as Daredevil, Matt suddenly notices that there are people in the next office and realizes it’s the Owl and some of his thugs. Daredevil battles them until Karen shows up to retrieve her purse’ the Owl’s men grab Karen and hold her hostage. Surrendering, Daredevil and Karen are taken to the Owl’s aerie base, where Daredevil frees himself and Karen, and sends her away in a car, as he fights the Owl personally (the Owl’s henchmen have gone to contact other mob bosses whom the Owl hopes to impress by killing Daredevil). Daredevilis fed through a trap door into the river below, but then, chased out of his own base by the approaching police, the Owl tries to escape in a boat. Daredevil manages to upend it and knock him overboard, after which point he loses track of him.

Returning to shore, Daredevil switches to Matt Murdock and waits for the police to round up the crooks. Karen is surprised to see Matt there and suspects a similarity between the two men.

Appearing in "Killgrave, the Unbelievable Purple Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #4.

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Synopsis for "Killgrave, the Unbelievable Purple Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #4.

A strange man by the name of Killgrave, with purple skin, walks into a bank and demands a large sum of money, and surprisingly, the bank clerk offers it without question. After Killgrave leaves, the teller believes he has been robbed. Quickly arrested by police, the "Purple Man" is brought before a judge. where he refuses to be represented by a lawyer. The judge assigns him one anyway: Matt Murdock.

When Murdock visits Killgrave in his jail cell, Killgrave tells Murdock that he doesn't need a lawyer. He demonstrates by asking the guard to let him go, then asking Karen Page to accompany him. The both comply. Although Matt isn't affected, he waits until everyone else snaps out of Killgrave's control, then follows him in his guise of Daredevil. Killgrave orders bystanders to attack Daredevil, forcing him to retreat.

Killgrave amasses a small army of strong men from a local gym and takes over the Ritz Plaza hotel. Meanwhile, Daredevil prepares his miniature tape recorder and other gadgets built into his billy club.

Later, Daredevil chases Killgrave up to the hotel roof, where the Purple Man orders Karen to stand on the ledge of the building and forces Daredevil to comply by holding him at gunpoint. Killgrave explains how he got his uncanny powers. While spying on a lab for a communist country, he was accidentally doused with a chemical. When he was caught by the plant guards, he found that he was able to bend their will, and soon decided it would be best to become a criminal.

Daredevil jumps off the side of the building with Karen and swings her to safety, then returns to fight Killgrave. He subdues the villain with the special cape that he built into his billy club to retard his abilities. He then turns the Purple Man over to the police with a tape of Killgrave's confessions.

After removing his costume, he returns to the Nelson & Murdock law offices, where he finds that Karen is okay; however, they both keep their feelings for each other to themselves.

Appearing in "The Mysterious Masked Matador!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #5.

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Synopsis for "The Mysterious Masked Matador!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #5.

Elaganto is a talented former Spanish Matador that was so cruel to the bulls that the audience began to despise and boo him. During his final bullfight, the crowd distracted him and he was gored horribly by the bull. After recovery, he turned to being an evil thief by using his bull fighting skills and sword. In their first public encounter, the Matador defeats Daredevil, whose super senses are confused by fighting among a crowd of people in an enclosed room. In a rematch, Daredevil handily defeats Elaganto with his superior skill and strength. The Matador flees during the second battle and is exposed as a coward. Daredevil knocks him out and hands him over to the police.

Appearing in "Trapped by... the Fellowship of Fear!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #6.

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Synopsis for "Trapped by... the Fellowship of Fear!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #6.

Witnessing a break-in of a bank, by Ox and the Eel being filmed by a movie crew, Daredevil's senses tell him that it's really a cover for a real robbery. When DD gets into a fight with both the Ox and the Eel he is shot at by their employer: Mr. Fear, who's fear pellets cause Daredevil to experience pure fear and is compelled to flee the fight.

As Daredevil resumes his civilian guise and news spreads around town about the event, we meet Mr. Fear's true identity, Zoltan Drago, who's hideout is in a wax museum. He recounts the events that led him to discover his fear gas and the invention of his costumed identity of Mr. Fear, and how he recruited the Eel and the Ox to become members in his Fellowship of Fear. Returning to the present, Mr. Fear gathers his cohorts together to figure out how they will destroy Daredevil.

Opening the wax museum with a new display, showcasing Daredevil, Matt, Foggy and Karen go to check out the display. During the viewing, both Foggy and Matt notice the presence of the Ox in the museum. While Matt returns as Daredevil, Foggy arrives for his own investigation and walks in on Daredevil fighting the Eel and the Ox. Foggy is injured during the fight, and DD is forced to flee again to bring Foggy to a hospital. There he alerts Karen to the accident and meets her at the hospital as Matt Murdock.

Changing back into his guise of Daredevil to watch over Foggy, he stops the Fellowship from attacking Foggy in the hospital forcing them to flee. The Fellowship returns to the wax museum where Daredevil is waiting for them, pretending to be his own wax statue, and fights all three Fellowship members, and defeating them all and turning them over to the police. As Matt Murdock, DD returns to the hospital to see that Foggy is all right and later Foggy is discharged from the hospital.

Appearing in "In Mortal Combat with... Sub-Mariner!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #7.

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Synopsis for "In Mortal Combat with... Sub-Mariner!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #7.

The Sub-Mariner, in order to deal with his restless people (and the goading of Warlord Krang), appears on the surface world and forces his way into the law office of Nelson and Murdock in order to seek the audience of a lawyer. Namor seeks to sue the surface world for its exploitation of the sea, however when Murdock explains how ridiculous the notion is, Namor goes on a rampage across the city.

Namor McKenzie (Earth-616), Dorma (Earth-616), and Krang (Eath-616) from Daredevil Vol 1 7 0001

Donning his brand new Daredevil costume, Matt goes after and battles Namor in order to convince him to turn himself over to the authorities to answer for the damage that he's done. Although Namor wins the fight, he admires Daredevil's courage in facing the monarch of the deep, and so Namor turns himself over to the authorities.

However, as the court case starts, Lady Dorma arrives to inform Namor that Warlord Krang has started an uprising in Atlantis, however, when Namor tries to leave the authorities to try to keep him from getting away. Murdock manages to talk Namor out of fighting and to follow the law, Namor decides to comply for 24 hours. However, when the wheels of justice are unable to turn fast enough for Namor, he breaks out of jail and in spite of Daredevil's attempt to stop him manages to escape into the sea in order to deal with the uprising in his native land.

Appearing in "The Stiltman Cometh!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #8.

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Synopsis for "The Stiltman Cometh!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #8.

Daredevil saves a woman from an out of control car, however when he hops aboard the speeding vehicle to stop it his radar sense warns him that there is a bomb on board the vehicle. As this is happening, a helicopter carrying a payroll is robbed by a new criminal called Stilt Man. While this is happening, Daredevil manages to drive the car with the explosives into the pier before it can harm anybody else. He soon spots the Stilt Man but is unable to stop him before he can get away.

Later, back in his civilian guise of Matt Murdock, DD is told about Dr. Van Eyck, a doctor from Boston who might be able to restore Matt's lost eyesight by his secretary Karen.

However, before Matt can respond to Karen about if he will seek the treatment, they are interrupted by the entrance of Foggy with Matt's next client Wilbur Day, a former employee of Kaxton Laboratories, where he invented hydraulic lifts which his boss Carl Kaxton had stolen the patents. Murdock then calls Kaxton to tell him that his former employee intends to sue him, a threat which Kaxton encourages them to follow through on.

Later in his Daredevil guise, DD unsuccessfully battles Stilt-Man, who manages to get away once again. Later, when meeting with Wilbur again, Kaxton arrives at the office to contest the lawsuit. While the two argue over who owns the rights to the hydraulic device, Matt notices that one of them is lying due to an irregular heartbeat, but can't figure out which one is the liar because they are too close together.

Following Kaxton as Daredevil, he's quickly shaken off by Kaxton who realizes he's being followed. DD cannot resume his tailing because of reports that Stilt-Man is causing havoc again. He again fails to stop Stilt Man. Returning to Day, the two go to confront Kaxton directly. There they find the hydraulic lifts, which turn out to be Stilt Man's stilts.

Attacked by Kaxton with a gun, Day manages to knock Kaxton out, and then reveals to Murdock that he's really Stilt-Man, and that he came to steal a shrinking device from Kaxton before knocking Murdock out. Taking the device and making a run for it in his stilts, Day is followed by Daredevil and in the battle, the shrinking ray is turned on Day who shrinks so small that he disappears from sight.

Returning to the Nelson and Murdock law office, Matt is confronted by Kaxton, but Murdock tells him that Day has dropped the lawsuit and they decide to let the whole thing go. After, when Karen presses the subject of Matt seeing Dr. Van Eyck to restore his lost vision, Matt tells her that it's too much of a risk causing her to storm out of the room calling Matt a coward.

Appearing in "That He May See!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #9.

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Synopsis for "That He May See!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #9.

After busting up some crooks that are trying to make an escape through New York harbor, Daredevil gets shot in the arm for all his trouble. Patching up his wound and resuming his civilian guise, Matt Murdock reports for work at his office where Karen informs him that Dr. Van Eych, the doctor who could possibly restore Matt's sight has recently moved to the country of Lichtenbad. They meet with Foggy who is "preparing" for the arrival of a former exchange student/classmate from their post-secondary days named Klaus Kruger who is the Duke of Lichtenbad who is coming to visit. When Klaus arrives, Matt asks him about Van Eych's treatment for the blind, Klaus verifies the claims, and Matt asks to go along because he senses that Klaus is lying about something.

Flying to Lichtenbad, Matt witnesses a botched assassination attempt on the Duke, and all day his radar sense picks up evidence that the Duke runs a dictatorship of oppression over his people. Helping the resistance movement in his Daredevil guise, DD gets into a direct conflict with the Duke and his knights. After freeing the prisoners in the Duke's castle, DD resumes his civilian guise and sees the doctor about his treatment.

While back in the States, Karen's obvious affection for Matt visibly angers Foggy who reacts jealously. Back in Lichtenbad, Matt's treatments are interrupted when Von Eych's treasonous remarks are heard and the knights take him away. Changing back to Daredevil, Matt helps the people of Litchenbad fight off the Duke's men and in a battle with the Duke. The Duke informs him that he will release a Cobalt Cloud to kill everyone, this is overheard by Van Eycht who sacrifices his life to stop this from happening. During the fight with Daredevil, the ends up falling to his death. Daredevil soon realizes that the Dr. sacrificed himself to save everyone.

Back in New York, Karen receives a memo from Matt explaining that the surgery wasn't done, leaving Foggy to jealously assume that Matt chickened out at the last moment.

Appearing in "While the City Sleeps!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #10.

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Synopsis for "While the City Sleeps!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #10.

A mysterious cowled figure has recruited four criminals to dawn animal themed costumes and act as his criminal agents and begin a crime wave.

Meanwhile, Foggy Nelson is in the running to become the next District Attorney of New York City, much to the excitement of their friends. While attending a gala aboard a private yacht being thrown by Abner Jonas, they are introduced to Bernard Harris, and Foggy is reunited with his junior high sweetheart Deborah Harris. Spotting the Frog-Man swimming towards the boat, Matt pretends to fall overboard to stop him from blowing up the ship with a grenade, before the Frog-Man can escape.

Next, Daredevil tries to stop the Bird-Man from robbing a place and is later tricked into cracking a safe for the Organizer's men, which implicates him for the crime.

The Organizer's men next attack a party at the Harris penthouse, where Daredevil battles them again. However the crooks manage to kidnap Deborah Harris, but not without Daredevil knocking out the Cat-Man and turning him over to the police for interrogation.

Tracking down Gorilla-Man, Daredevil fights him but is easily shrugged off, however, Daredevil follows them to their hideout where he overhears that Deborah is really in league with the Organizer. But as he overhears their plans to blackmail Foggy Nelson to do their bidding, Daredevil fails to notice that he's been spotted by Bird-Man who is swooping in for the attack... This story is continued next issue.

Appearing in "A Time to Unmask!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #11.

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Synopsis for "A Time to Unmask!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #11.

Continued from last issue... While an important vote is due across New York which could place Foggy Nelson as the new D.A. of the city, Foggy's high school sweetheart Deborah Harris has been kidnaped by the animal-themed criminals of the Organizer. Daredevil has come to rescue the girl but soon realizes that she is actually working with the Organizer's men.

DD is discovered by the Bird-Man and attacked, forcing him to flee the scene. However he comes back as the Animal Men tie up Deborah and Daredevil frees her playing dumb to the fact that he knows she's working with the Organizer in hopes that she will lead him to the masked criminal.

As the captured Cat-Man explains to the police that the Organizer hopes to use the Reform Party for his own ends. Following Deborah to the Organizer's lair, Daredevil knocks out and takes the costume of the Frog-Man and attempts to attack them head on, however he's easily defeated and the Organizers men attack a Reform Party rally. Returning to his own costume, Daredevil attacks and defeats all the Ani-Men, during the course of the fight, the Organizer is revealed to be Abner Jonas. With Jonas and his minions turned over the police they confess to the whole thing.

With Foggy assigned the D.A. job, Matt decides that he needs to get away from Karen and Foggy to reconcile his feelings and forget how he feels about Karen, and decides that without Foggy, to close up Nelson and Murdock and travel.

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