Issue SummaryDAREDEVIL #1 Preview
Daredevil #1, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin!
Daredevil is at the northern tip of Manhattan, in a branch of the Met called The Cloisters. He's eavesdropping at the wedding of Deborah Giacomo and Vincent Petrocelli, who are both tied to two of the biggest crime families in NYC. DD has heard rumours that a hit is going to place. He notices something amiss on the ground and quickly jumps down from the rooftop. The villain Spot emerges from a hole in the ground, and DD determines that it isn't a hit... it's a kidnapping. Spot tries to grab a little girl, Katie, but DD grabs her first. Some members of the crowd believe DD is kidnapping the girl and draw their guns, while DD battles with Spot. DD yells that someone is working with Spot, and by his "hearing", DD determines that Sal Donoratti is the inside man. As Sal tries to explain himself, Spot emerges from inside Sal and Spot breaks his neck, killing him. DD shields Katie from viewing this and then he gives the girl to Vincent Petrocelli. He then plants a quick kiss on the bride, in a ruse to trick Spot out of hiding. He grabs the villain and then lets himself go into the void that Spot "lives" in. The newspaper headline the next day shows the kiss between DD and Giacomo, and also DD's capture of Spot.
The next day, Matt arrives at the court to represent Ahmed Jobrani, a muslim shopkeeper accusing the police of uttering racial epithets as he was dragged out of his car. As the court proceeding go on, the defense keep bringing up Matt Murdock's secret identity as Daredevil, which Matt continues to deny. The judge has enough, and grants Mr. Jobrani a continuance... basically telling him to get a new lawyer, as Matt Murdock is not doing him any favours. Matt apologizes to Mr. Jobrani and tells him he'll foot the bill to get him a new lawyer.
Matt returns to his office and goes to his rooftop to clear his head. He is met upstairs by new Assistant DA Kirsten McDuffie. She makes some jokes that Matt is close to the edge. She believes Matt is Daredevil, but, of course, Matt continues to deny it. She tells Matt that he is a liability to his clients. She also hints that "as Daredevil", he could investigate why no other lawyers would take Mr. Jobrani's case.
Daredevil jumps down and heads towards Mr. Jobrani's shop. But DD soon realizes someone is moving towards him very fast... a gun is fired and confetti fills the air, scrambling his radar sense. Something comes towards him... it's Captain America's shield.
In the bonus tale by Waid and Martin, Foggy and Matt take a trip through NYC to visit Jack Murdock's grave.
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