10 things about the Marvel superhero that only comic book fans know
According to fan theories, Daredevil could appear in the next Spider-Man: No Path Home, but it remains to be seen whether this will be the Netflix version or a new one. Comic book fans know there’s a lot of story to build on with The Fearless Man, which could give some idea of where the MCU is heading with the iconic superhero.
Daredevil has been a staple in the Marvel Comics lore for nearly sixty years, with a number of critical stories and events that would be ideal for adapting to the MCU in one form or another. As one of Spider-Man’s best allies and friends, he’s also integral to understanding the deep comedic backstory of the two characters.
ten Radioactive origin
Fans of the Netflix series Daredevil are likely familiar with the origin of the character, but the TV show made a few differences. Chief among them is the Active Agent, who gave young Matt Murdock his powers in daredevil # 1, was a radioactive chemical.
At the time, radiation and atomic energy were at the forefront of culture, which led to them being used in almost every Marvel Comics superhero origin story (like Hulk with gamma radiation). and Spider-Man with the radioactive spider). In the Netflix series, it was just about dangerous chemicals.
9 Change disguise
Daredevil, co-created by writer Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, first appeared in a yellow suit. Jack Kirby was also involved in the costume design. Comic book fans mainly know Daredevil today for his iconic all-red costume, which debuted in issue number 7 of the current series.
In this issue, Daredevil suggests that he can change the color of his costume by touching it (thanks to his powers). The red suit was designed by legendary comic book designer Wally Wood and would become his signature look for the majority of his history in the comics.
8 ‘Mike’ Murdock
Daredevil’s real alter ego is Matt Murdock. For a while he passed by ‘Mike’ Murdock. In daredevil # 25, Spider-Man inadvertently reveals Daredevil’s true identity. This leads Murdock to create the character of Mike Murdock, introduced as his twin brother.
It eventually became too confusing for comic book readers, so Mike Murdock was “killed”. Spider-Man and Daredevil remained friends long afterward. MCU fans would also love this comic book relationship to continue in Spider-Man 3.
7 Daredevil and black widow
Another unexpected Avengers friendship that would be great to see in the MCU is that of Daredevil and Black Widow. Some comic book fans may not even know that for a brief period in the 1970s, the title of his current series was actually renamed to Daredevil and black widow.
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The book got its new title when Natasha Romanoff became Daredevil’s regular partner and love interest. The name change only lasted between issues 93-108 in the series, and the two remained close allies and friends long afterward.
6 The arrival of Frank Miller
Daredevil’s rise into the pantheon of great Marvel superheroes arguably begins with the arrival of writer and artist Frank Miller (who started in issue 158). Miller would have a huge influence on the series, bringing a more realistic, darker tone to the book that would later become the hallmark of his landmark work (including some of the best Batman comic book arcs of all time like The return of the dark knight and Batman: Year One). During the 1980s, Frank Miller was involved in some of Daredevil’s most important stories.
5 Elektra’s impact
While Daredevil has battled some cool villains, Elektra has probably had the most impact on Daredevil. Created by Frank Miller, the lover and sometimes antagonist of Matt Murdock turned her life upside down when she first appeared in daredevil # 168.
His shocking death in issue # 181 at the hands of assassin Bullseye led to one of Daredevil’s darkest moments. He let the villain fall from a rope, severely injuring him and perpetuating their hatred of each other for years.
4 Born again
Miller left but then returned to write the series for the “Born Again” screenplay which took place between issues # 227-233. The artist David Mazzucchelli, his partner of Batman: first year, would deal with art. In the story, Karen Page ends up revealing Matt’s identity to the Kingpin, which turns Matt’s world upside down. With Kingpin determined to burn Daredevil’s life, he was forced to start all over again.
3 Extreme makeover
By the 1990s, design styles for superheroes had turned extreme, leading to some of the strangest costumes in comic book history. Daredevil was no exception. He ditched his red suit for an armored red and black with giant silver epaulettes.
The costume wasn’t as blatant as some other examples of the time, but it was eventually ditched in favor of the classic version. The red suit has been more or less Matt Murdock’s look ever since.
2 Guardian devil
The obscurity initiated by Frank Miller in the 1980s may have reached its peak in the “Guardian Devil” screenplay, which was the first screenplay in volume two of daredevil from 1998. After Karen Page’s death at the hands of Bullseye (at least so it seems), Daredevil is the target of Mysterio’s complex psychological campaign. Matt Murdock ends up seeing it clearly and defeats Mysterio.
1 Elektra as Daredevil
In the most recent daredevil comics, Elektra came back to life as Matt Murdock and actually serves as Daredevil in his absence. It comes after Murdock ends up in jail following a brutal and murderous mob campaign to clean up Hell’s Kitchen.
He asks Elektra to reprise the role to continue protecting the neighborhood, which she does in a new costume that incorporates elements of the two characters’ traditional looks. Her violent tendencies have raised the question of whether she can remain a hero.
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