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.
Enjoy the audio edition of DAREDEVIL #1, and if you’ve got a friend who’se visually-impaired, please share this with them.
This is so cool!
I’m devastated. I thought the world of Dwayne and never did enough to remind him of that. Back in the early ’90s, long after I’d been an editor and had established myself in the industry, I still sent him a long, gushy fan letter one day about how great his work was, and I regret not doing that at least once a year every year since. God, he was a good writer and, more importantly, a good person. Last time I saw him was at Free Comic Book Day at 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga. We made another of our long-standing pledges to “get dinner soon,” and of course we never did because we always assumed there’d be more time later. Let that be your takeaway from today, as it is mine: if there’s someone you admire or respect, someone whose laugh you’d miss if it were suddenly gone, someone who inspires you, pick up the phone right now and let them know. Don’t wait. Time is the enemy of all living things. Use yours well, as Dwayne did his.