Marvel’s Daredevil gets a modern revamp by Netflix
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- Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:15
- Last Updated on 22 April 2015
- Monica Costa
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Superheroes stories in comics and on the big screen have always fascinated me. You may remember my passionate feature Famous Superheroes in books and films. Now I am very pleased to see that the best storytelling streaming media (no need to say that I mean Netflix), released 13 episodes of the first superhero series Daredevil on Friday 10th April 2015. It is an interesting choice and not an easy one, but certainly a courageous move, as Daredevil is not the most popular and commercial superhero of the lot. But once people will start watching the series, they will come to appreciate the dark and extraordinary Matt Murdock, who is a lawyer by day, and a vigilante by night?.
The teaser featurette and trailers
Interesting Facts about Marvel’s Daredevil
After Matt Murdock is blinded as a child, while he no longer can see, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability. His father, a boxer named Jack Murdock, supports him as he grows up, though Jack is later killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight. After donning a yellow and dark red, and later an all dark red costume, Matt seeks out revenge against his father’s killers as the superhero Daredevil, fighting against his many enemies including Bullseye and the Kingpin.
Since 1964 Daredevil has appeared in various forms of media including animated series, video games and merchandise, and the 2003 feature-length film Daredevil, where he was portrayed by Ben Affleck.
Daredevil would embark on a series of adventures involving such villains as the Owl, Stilt-Man, the Gladiator, and the Enforcers. In issue #16 (May 1966), he meets Spider-Man, a character who would later be one of his greatest hero friends.
In the Nineties, new writer D. G. Chichester and penciler Lee Weeks resumed Murdock’s friendship with Foggy Nelson, struggling to re-win the heart of Karen Page, appealing the revocation of his attorney’s license, and bonding more deeply than ever with Hell’s Kitchen.
An injured Daredevil creates a more protective costume from biomimetic materials: red and gray with white armor on the shoulders and knee pads. Revamped billy clubs could attach to form nunchucks or a bo staff. His secret identity becomes public knowledge, leading to him faking his own death and assuming the new identity of “Jack Batlin”.
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