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Daredevil #1 Audio Edition

The Man Without Fear brought to life like never before by writer Mark Waid and company

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DAREDEVIL #1 cover by Paolo Rivera
Since his inception in 1964, Daredevil has stood out as a unique figure in comic books: A blind man able to leap through the air and battle evil thanks to a special radar enhancing his other senses. The Man Without Fear has been a Marvel stalwart for nearly 50 years as well as a representative of the visually-impaired in popular fiction, but up to this point, those deprived of sight themselves have had to rely on friends reading them copies of DAREDEVIL in order to experience Matt Murdock's adventures.

About a month ago, Marvel Senior Editor Steve Wacker came up with the idea to record an audio edition of DAREDEVIL #1 so that the visually-impaired could enjoy the dawn of a new era for DD, his friends and his enemies. Additionally, this special project provides those who can see with a new take on what's already being hailed as one of the best comics of 2011.

DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid provides full panel descriptions directly from his script on this audio edition, while Marvel editors Tom Brennan, Ellie Pyle and Jordan D. White lent their voices to Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Kirsten McDuffie and Foggy Nelson, with White and Wacker also providing additional vocals. Marvel.com Video Editor Todd Wahnish recorded the piece, Marvel.com Associate Editor Ben Morse directed and Jordan White edited the final recording.

Enjoy the audio edition of DAREDEVIL #1, and if you've got a friend who'se visually-impaired, please share this with them.

And don't forget to pick up DAREDEVIL #2, on sale this week!

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17 comments
HollowPrince665
HollowPrince665

Please do this more with others. I think that this is so awesome. Its touching for the blind fans.

mikeocasio75
mikeocasio75

Excellent idea, what if Marvel expanded this though into audiobook of the tradeback collections. And what a great character to start this idea with.

The_BALVENIE
The_BALVENIE

Its great to listen while busy doing other things. Good idea Marvel!

drivebyinsult
drivebyinsult

Well done, Marvel! And well played by the editorial staff! Some of you almost seem to have acting experience, especially Ellie Pyle! Well done guys and gal! I hope that you are able to find a way to continue providing this service, if not for every comic, but at least for Daredevil. It is also nice to hear about how great the comic community to have people reading comics to their friends with vision-impairments.

Elvis0fTheDead
Elvis0fTheDead

Kudos! Love the audio and the concept. Great job Marvel!

SpideyFan
SpideyFan

This is a great idea & I hope Marvel expands on this.

rioviz
rioviz

You guys really hit something here. I agree with naes321, not only would this be a great service for the visually impaired, but people who commute (like myself) would line up to buy audio files to listen to in the car (especially if you use voice actors)!

naes321
naes321

This is an amazing idea! This should be offered with ALL of their big name comics. Not just for the visually impaired, but for those whose time is precious and could listen in the car, at home, etc! Again, to the man who came up with this idea....ASK FOR A RAISE!!!

Maricont
Maricont

This is amazing. A dramatized version with voice actors would be really, i would love to listen this and an read is for every issue.

leoparis
leoparis

Just listened to it. Big thrills.

baalroo
baalroo

well done Marvel, very cool idea.

lokipop
lokipop

This is a great idea. Has Marvel given any thought to doing fully dramatized versions of books complete with voice actors, sound effects and background music? I know that the stuff Graphic Audio has been doing for DC has been absolutely fantastic.