Every Monday here at Invincible Marvel, we do a character spotlight on a character in the Marvel Comics Universe, giving you a brief history and recommended reading about this character. To celebrate the upcoming release of Daredevil Season 2, our Invincible Marvel Character Spotlight this week is the Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock! Daredevil’s origin in his Netflix TV series is very similar to the comic book version, so I will just tell his comic book origin.
Matthew Murdock was a young kid when he was blinded by a radioactive substance that fell from a truck after he pushed a man out of the way of said truck. Though he can no longer see, his other senses are heightened, resulting in him gaining “radar sense”. His father, Jack, was killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight. He was then trained by a ninja named Stick. Matt Murdock then decides to fight crime not only on the street as the Man Without Fear, Daredevil, but also as a defense lawyer.
Matt Murdock eventually evolved into an anti-hero when Frank Miller took over as writer. He introduced the Kingpin as his main villain, introduced a ninja element to the series (Stick, Elektra, the Hand, the Chaste), and making the series have more of a Noir vibe. Eventually, the world discovers that Daredevil is Matt Murdock.
In All-New, All-Different Marvel, Matt Murdock has changed from a Defense Attorney to an Assistant District Attorney. He has a redesigned costume, and has adopted an apprentice. His name is Samuel Chung, an illegal Chinese immigrant, who has adopted the codename Blindspot. Matt has somehow caused the world to forget that he is Daredevil, with only his friend
Foggy Nelson remembering.
- Foggy Nelson
- Karen Page
- Jack Murdock
- Ben Urich
Allies (He has a lot):
- Cobra and Mr. Hyde
- Typhoid Mary
Daredevil (By Frank Miller, Volume 1 Issues 158-191, 219, 226-233) (There is no collection of every single comic by Frank Miller, so I just linked one of the best: Born Again)