What the hell is this? After successfully assembling the Avengers, Marvel now aims to do the same with some of its more street-level heroes, starting with Daredevil. Consider the Ben Affleck film null and void, because the Netflix original series of 2015 starts fresh with the red-suited hero cleaning up New York City while spending his days as blind lawyer Matt Murdock. Expect appearances by characters like The Kingpin and Elektra, as well as some setup for future Netflix series Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Defenders.
What to read first? Daredevil has starred in a number of great comics over the last decade-plus, so there are a lot of entry points for new readers. Pick up the first volumes of runs by Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, and/or Mark Waid to see some of ol' hornhead's modern classics, while Frank Miller's Man Without Fear remains a timeless origin story. And if you want a hint of Marvel's future with Netflix, check out Alias and The Pulse to get an early look at Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.