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ARTIST DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI WITH DENNIS JANKE (DAREDEVIL #226) COLORISTS CHRISTIE SCHEELE & RICHMOND LEWIS

LETTERER JOE ROSEN

EDITOR RALPH MACCHIO

COVER ARTIST DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI

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PRESIDENT DAN BUCKLEY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ALAN FINE SPECIAL THANKS TO DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI, FRANK MILLER,

HARRIS MILLER, HILDY MESNIK, TOM BREVOORT, RALPH MACCHIO, KLAUS JANSON & JODY LEHEUP

t the center of the web of deceit and corruption squats the spider bloated on

the blood of his victims. His movements may be slow and nearly hypnotic as he spins additional strands, or blindingly fast when a victim is entrapped. And this spider revels in the agony of its prey, in their frantic and futile attempts at escape as he ultimately descends on them to drain their life away.

| believe that arachnidian analogy holds when | think about the Kingpin, the villain of our piece. Consider his brooding, overwhelming presence as you read this powerful little collection. He has no costume, no super powers, yet a more chilling vision of the malign | can't imagine. Here is a creature of such unspeakable evil that his supreme pleasure is in the meticulous destruction of the one good man he has ever known - Matthew Murdock the hero of our piece.

| say Murdock is our hero and not Daredevil, his айег-едо because in this brilliantly told sequence of stories, the Kingpin strips away everything from this good and honorable man: his home; his job; his friends; his identity; his very sanity. But the core of him remains. The fighter. The man who will not surrender or die. The Man Without Fear!

In this larger-than-life theater, the forces of corruption and redemption have at one another with Wagnerian intensity that rivals the very best this medium has ever produced. At stake one's immortal, indestructible soul.

Presenting this mind-stunning excursion are Messrs. Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. If ever two people were born to collaborate, these gentlemen are it. As editor of this series, | was privileged to watch the growth of artist Mazzucchelli as he gave visual birth to the innumerable ideas he and Frank has concocted. David's evocative, singular style perfectly complemented the tight, explosive scripting of his co-creator. Of course, it was a pleasure to watch Frank Miller return to the book he'd cut his artistic eyeteeth on several years ago, and surpass even that incredible, initial effort.

And so we're presenting this beautiful "Born Again" series. We're proud if it and the people who created it. Everyone and | mean everyone connected with these eight issues worked himself silly to provide you people with the best entertainment we could. Any why not you're family

One final thing. Next time, remind me to tell you about the time | playfully grabbed Frank Miller's portfolio from him in the middle of Park Avenue and ran off down the block just for laughs. Clipped me with that billy club before | got ten steps.

Enjoy, Ralph Macchio July 1987

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El HE /S THE LORD OF CRIME,

HE HAS GATHERED THE WARRING GANGS

OF THE CITY, ORGANIZED THEM Ша: o

AN ARMY-- ПО, A BUSINESS, SO

FICIENT AND SO PROFITAGLE Par. THE

CITY'S ECONOMY DEPENDS ON THE

THIEVES, EXTORTIONISTS, AND MIRDERERS 47 #5 COMMAND.

HE IS THE KINGPIN-- AND MATTHEW

MURDOCK HAS BE-

COME THE LIGHT OF A/S DAYS.

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OF CAREDEVIL'S WEAK SIDE--

HIS SECRET IDENTITY, WITH

A FEW BRIEF PHONE CALLS, THE

KINGPIN SHATTERED MURDOCKS

LIFE, BEYOND ALL HOPE OF RECONSTRUCTION.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OEIT --WERE IT NOT FOR THE SWEET O/SCOVERY.--

+=. THAT MATTHEW MURDOCK 15 2 МАМ ОМ THE EDGE- THAT EVEN BEFORE HIS RHIN, HE WAS NEARLY

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SLOWLY TORN LIMG FROM LIMB,

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Z WALK OOF AND Å KIND STRANGER GIVES ME Å RIDE NS 2/ӨТОРИУ TO THE KINGPIN'S HEADQUARTERS AND Z B PUNCH THE KINGPIN OUT AND HE BECS FOR MERCY

AND GIVES ME MY LIFE BACK AND SURRENDERS

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