Four or five months ago, I decided to give the Marvel Unlimited subscription a try. I’ve wanted to get back into reading comics again because of the various Marvel movies that have been coming out like crazy over the last ten years, and I decided to pull the trigger on Unlimited after seeing Avengers Endgame. I chose Marvel because I thought it would be fun to read the early Avengers comics, so that is where I started.
After the first month, I discovered I had branched into a bunch of other comics around the same time the original Avengers comics were published, so I was reading a bunch of different comics around the 1964 era. What would happen is one of the comics that I was reading would reference another comic, and I would want to find out. I think I ended up reading Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Strange Tales, and Daredevil.
Daredevil was the only comic out of the group that wasn’t referenced by a different comic, but I started reading it because Daredevil was actually the first comic book I read when I got into comics around 2005. What peaked my curiosity was the Daredevil movie that came out in 2003. My wife and I purchased the DVD, and I remember watching the special features that talked about the source material and some of the story lines going on in the comics. That got me thinking that it might be fun to check out some comics since I never really read any as a kid or teenager.
My first trip to the comic store turned out to be a good one. I picked up the current comic of Daredevil and decided to try a few others, and I started down the road of reading comics. I continued to read Daredevil and the others for about three years. During this time, I was really into the Brian Michael Bendis run and just loved the writing. I continued until the story of Foggy dying then I had to cut off the comics because my wife and I had hit some financial struggles and needed to cut back as much as possible.
I had always wanted to get back into comics, but I never did. Being able to read Daredevil from the beginning was interesting since I started five years into the second Daredevil series, the 1998 to 2011 run. I had never read any of the stuff earlier, and I started really enjoying those stories, but about five weeks ago, I was starting to get burned out on the older stuff and decided to read some newer stuff. It then dawned on me that it might be fun to return to the Daredevil series I was working on in the early 2000’s, so I read Daredevil #1 from 1998 all the way up to the end of that Daredevil series in 2011. It was awesome when I finally hit the Daredevil comic that started it all for me, and I loved that I could finally finish the story of Foggy’s death and find out what happened.
The end of the run was insane with the whole Shadowland event. I really enjoyed the series and plan to continue reading. Right now it looks like the numbering of the Daredevil comics continues, but with Black Panther taking over watching Hell’s Kitchen. That is going to be an interesting read. I can’t wait to find out how that plays out and what happens to Matt Murdoch since it looks like he might be done being Daredevil for now.
After all these years, Daredevil still holds a special place in my heart as the first comic I experienced. Here’s to more digital comic book reading in the months to come!