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5 Facts About the Daredevil Comic Series

Right now, Daredevil is basically the Tony Stark of Marvels Netflix plans. He’s the main man with 2 Seasons already under his belt, though do you know these facts?

Daredevil a.k.a Matt Murdock, for those who don’t know, is a blind lawyer by day and superhero by night. Blinded by radioactive sludge as a child he became an agent of justice after his father was murdered by gangsters.

A big prominent architect of modern Daredevil is Frank Miller who has stated in interviews how fond he is of the character. Miller even helped to introduce on and off love interest, Elektra, to the comics as well.

Though his first two live action outings didn’t go too well, the first being a starring role in one of the 80s Incredible Hulk movies, and of course the infamous Ben Affleck movie. He struck gold by launching the Defenders line of Netflix TV shows.

Now without further factoiding, Here are 5 fact about Daredevil in the comics.

Possessed by a demon

During a particularly dark phase, Matt Murdock seemed to go off the edge by taking over the Ninja Clan, The Hand, and turning Hell’s Kitchen into a ninja police state.

As Matt journeyed further to the dark side, his friends, including Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Spider-man, became more worried and discovered Matt was actually being possessed by a demon, which they successfully got rid off.

Faked his death as Matt Murdock and Daredevil

The 90s was a rough era for established heroes who were knocked off and pushed to the side for hipper replacements like Ben Reily and Peter Parker.

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Matt took this a step further and faked his death for both of his identities becoming a homeless wanderer in his civilian life and donning a new costume and pretending to be someone different as Daredevil.

The Champions

Sounds like a cool name right? Most of you probably know The Champions as being Marvel’s answer to The Teen Titans, however, did you know it was a super team that Daredevil started in San Francisco?

Well, it didn’t last long as the book was cancelled and the team went bankrupt, though it does lead me on nicely to our next fact:

Black Widow was a love interest

That’s right, Matt knocked boots with The Avengers resident spy and joined Matts very long love interest rogues gallery.

Though it’s unlikely that Scarlett Johansson will be appearing in the Netflix series any time soon.

His origin was parodied by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

That’s right. In the origin story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles found in their first comic book run, Daredevil’s origin is parodied.

The parody Matt is walking home with a bowl of turtles and when a truck has a collision, a canister of ooze comes flying out the back and instead of blinding him and giving him super powers, bonks him on the head and his new pets get doused, eventually going onto become the Heroes in a Half Shell.

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