Daredevil (vol. 1) #53 (June 1969):
“As It Was in the Beginning...”
by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, Gene Colan, George Klein

Daredevil (vol. 1) #53

Title: “As It Was in the Beginning...”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1969

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Roy Thomas, Stan Lee
Art by: Gene Colan, George Klein

13 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Foggy Nelson Foggy Nelson supporting character
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
[law partner of Matt Murdock (Daredevil)] Marvel 488
Karen Page Karen Page supporting character
  [was Daredevil's longtime girlfriend] Marvel 223
Battlin' Jack Murdock Battlin' Jack Murdock supporting character
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[Daredevil's father] Marvel 82
Absorbing Man Rocky Davis (Crusher Creel)
CBR Scale: I temporarily became follower of
The Masters of Evil Marvel 270
NYPD NYPD supporting character group real/historical person
  [police department] Marvel DC 1,396
The Fixer The Fixer (Roscoe Sweeney) villain
  [ordered murder of Daredevil's father] Marvel 13
Porky villain
  [Fixer's goon, when Daredevil hunted his father's killers] Marvel 2
Sam villain
  [Fixer's goon, when Daredevil hunted his father's killers] Marvel 2
Slade villain
  [murdered Daredevil's father] Marvel 2
unnamed blind old man unnamed blind old man supporting character
 indeterminate  [saving old man led Matt Murdock to be blinded, gain powers] Marvel 2
Fogwell Fogwell
(business/store name) 
supporting character
 indeterminate  [owner of gym Fixer and henchmen were based out of] Marvel 1
Starr Saxon (Samuel Saxon)
  Skeleton Crew; The Masters of Evil Marvel 50

Daredevil recalls his beginnings and origin as a super-hero in this issue. Essentially all other characters appear "in flashback" relative to the contemporary time frame.