Netflix has just released the first installment of the four Marvel Super hero series created for its original programming content. We all know the history of the gritty noir hero began back in the spring of 1964.
Matt Murdock was good Catholic boy being raised by his father. Jack ” The Devil Murdock. A low ranking boxer who would be later murdered for not throwing a fight in the most recent retelling of the hero’s origin. This Batman type of Greek tragedy is the reason for his obsession for justice during the night in Hell’s Kitchen New York.
As child he risked his life to save an old man about to run over by a truck carrying radioactive chemicals, (It was the sixties and Marvel of course.) During the crash , the toxic punch splashed into the eyes of Matt and blinded him. However his remaining senses were heightened to a superhuman degree.
Able to detect the slightest changes in his environment and people around him. Being to hear voices, smell scents.
He can tell when you’re lying via your pulse and respiration. He hears muscles as they move and flex allowing to avoid or attack with incredible accuracy. It also increased his ability to balance and control his agility.
Years after his one man war against crime began, the magic of martial arts was introduced into his all ready action packed world as a main component to his mythos.
A former college flame that left him after the death of her father at the hands of his arch enemies’ Bullseye came back in his life. By this time she had transformed herself into a deadly female ninja assassin. Elektra was later killed by Bullseye and later resurrected , but that’s whole other story. Her Sensei or teacher was an elderly American Ninjitsu master named Stick.
The enigmatic Stick was blind thus making him the perfect teacher for DD as well. Thus began “The Man without Fear’s” future into the dark magical world with the ancient clan known only as “The Hand.” Examiner fans will recognize their name from Wolverine’s involvement with them as well.
Netflix has taken all of the best elements of DD legend and skillfully woven them into one of the ultra violent and entertaining super heroes series since Gotham. However, unlike that series. It begins with the principle character at his peak. The fight scenes are some of the most graphic ever done.
Since Netflix is cable product , censorship is almost none existent which is a great thing for true fans of the urban hero’s grim exploits.
Daredevil is more of Blue Collar hero, no secret lair or high tech headquarters. No suit of super advance armor nor super strength, yet a well respected warrior amongst his peers in the Marvel Universe.
Everyone from the Avengers to the X-men know that if something goes down in Hell’s Kitchen, the man in red will there to hand out whatever punishment is merited. Two words: Binge watch, like Examiner did and you’ll be hooked.