Daredevil Hell to Pay V2 TP NM Brubaker 1st print


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Daredevil: Hell to Pay, Vol. 2 Paperback
by Ed Brubaker (Author), Michael Lark (Illustrator)

Things couldn’t be going worse for Matt Murdock. Everything he thought he’d gotten back teeters on the edge of a precipice, ready to shatter all around him, as he fights a battle on both fronts of his life – in the courtroom and on the rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen! Collects Daredevil (1998) #100-105, Daredevil Annual (2007) #1.

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Marvel

At the end of the first volume, it was revealed that an old foe of Daredevil’s, Larry Cranston, AKA Mister Fear, was behind the strange behavior of both the previously gentle criminal Melvin Potter and Matt’s wife Milla Donovan. This Mister Fear is not some laughable asshat in a mask though. He’s reborn as a sociopath totally without fear. Turns out that Mister Fear has been less than pleased with the fact that Matt was getting his life back together again.

So he sets out to make sure that Matt learns the true meaning of fear by breaking Milla Donovan.

Watching Matt struggle with what’s been done to Milla and how to fix it was painful. And the ending…damn. It’s Brubaker so you can’t expect a happy ending but that was just seriously messed up.

The following spoiler is a MAJOR one so please don’t read unless you’ve read it and/or would like the ending spoiled for you.


Mister Fear doesn’t play around. After all the other seriously unhappy endings in his romantic life, to have his wife literally driven insane by a villain has to just be the cherry on top. Seriously, no one wants Matt to be happy ever. At least, not without there being a very long fall coming.


The artwork was all over the place in this one and not in a bad way. The first issue has a fear hallucination sequence that has different styles every few pages which made for an interesting break and was really well done. The rest is in Lark’s standard dark, gritty style which pairs so well with Brubaker’s writing.

It should go without saying that Brubaker writes dark stories extremely well and this has to be one of Daredevil’s darkest yet. Just an incredibly well written disaster for the Man Without Fear and yet another reason to love Brubaker.

‘Daredevil’ Disney+ Series in the Works With Matt Corman, Chris Ord Set to Write

A new “Daredevil” series is moving forward at Disney+, with Variety having exclusively learned from sources that Matt Corman and Chris Ord are attached to write and executive produce.

Rumors have persisted for some time that a Disney+ series about the Man Without Fear was in the works, especially considering that two of the stars of the Netflix “Daredevil” series — Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio — have appeared in recent Marvel projects. Cox once again played Matt Murdock, the secret identity of Daredevil, in the film “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” while D’Onofrio reprised the role of Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, in the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.”

It now appears that the project is picking up steam with the hiring of Corman and Ord, although Marvel has yet to announce anything regarding the show formally.

Reps for Corman and Ord declined to comment. Marvel Studios reps do not comment on projects in development.

Corman and Ord most famously co-created the USA Network series “Covert Affairs” starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham. The show aired for five seasons on the basic cabler between 2010 and 2014. They most recently worked as executive producers and co-showrunners on the NBC drama shows “The Enemy Within” and “The Brave” as well as The CW series “Containment.”

Fans have been clamoring for more Daredevil ever since the Netflix series was canceled in 2018 after three seasons. They were in for a long wait, however, as Variety reported in 2018 that the deal with Netflix included a clause that prevented any characters from the Marvel-Netflix shows from appearing in any non-Netflix projects for two years after cancellation.

The move came as Disney looked to bring its Marvel heroes under one umbrella, with multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe shows having since debuted on Disney+. “Moon Knight” starring Oscar Isaac was the last such show to premiere, with a trailer for the “She-Hulk” series starring Tatiana Maslany dropping earlier this week.

Collects Daredevil (1998) 100-105, Daredevil Annual #1. Near mint, 1st print.