In semi-hiding, Daredevil recovers from his battle against Mr. Fear, Daredevil stops an attempted mugging. During the fight he has a sudden bout of debilitating fear, and the muggers gain the upper hand until the police break things up. DD is balked by all the spectators who label him a coward, all influenced by the negative press labeling Him as a chicken.
Wondering how he could defeat Mr. Fear, DD visits the District Attorney's office and asks Foggy Nelson for a favor and has the warden read him the file on Zoltan Drago (The identity of the original Mr. Fear). When Mr. Fear attempts to rob an armored car, DD is there to stop him. During the fight, Daredevil informs Mr. Fear that he knows that he isn't Zoltan Drago - the original - because the original Mr. Fear had a fear of heights and would never use a flying device, like the one they are fighting on.
During the course of the fight, DD unmasks Mr. Fear, revealing him to be Starr Saxon. His plot foiled, Starr jumps off the floating platform to his apparent death. DD then reveals that Starr placed fear capsules in the billy club while he was in possession of it, and that they were the cause of his bouts of cowardice.