WHY IS IT THAT WHITE FANBOYS FREAK OUT WHEN A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER RACE IS CHANGED AND CALLS IT DISRESPECTFUL TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL YET THEY DEFEND THE RACE CHANGE OF ANIME CHARACTERS IN LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS?🤔
DAREDEVIL #21 CHARLES SOULE (W) • GORAN SUDZUKA (A) Cover by DAN PANOSIAN NEW STORY ARC “SUPREME” BEGINS! MATT MURDOCK has a bold new plan to eradicate crime in New York City using the massive power of the LEGAL SYSTEM! But does this mean he’ll have to give up being DAREDEVIL? GUEST-STARRING Luke Cage and Echo!
DAREDEVIL #22 CHARLES SOULE (W) • GORAN SUDZUKA (A) Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR. “SUPREME” CONTINUES! It’s the biggest case of MATT MURDOCK’s career. But in order to win it……DAREDEVIL will have to take the witness stand! Be here for the turning point that will kick off the next big phase of the Man Without Fear’s career!
ELEKTRA #5 MATT OWENS (W) • JUAN CABAL (A) Cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE HUNT OR BE HUNTED! The epic climax of “ALWAYS BET ON RED”! Trapped in MURDERWORLD, ELEKTRA is close to ending ARCADE’s sick games. But surrounded by trigger-happy high rollers who have paid top dollar to participate in the hunt, will Elektra survive long enough to reveal Arcade’s treacherous scheme?
KINGPIN #5 MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • BEN TORRES (A) Cover by JEFF DEKAL THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF WILSON FISK! SARAH DEWEY realizes there’s no turning back from the KINGPIN now…but how much MORE is it going to cost her? WILSON FISK reestablishes his reputation with his biography…but what is his end game?
BULLSEYE #5 (OF 5) ED BRISSON (W) • GUILLERMO SANNA (A) Cover by DAVE JOHNSON S.H.I.E.L.D. SWOOPS IN! It’s mass bloodshed at TEODOR ZARCO’s compound, and S.H.I.E.L.D. is claiming jurisdiction! No one wants to see a vacation end…but if BULLSEYE doesn’t find a way out of Colombia, this’ll be his last job! Don’t miss the blockbuster conclusion to “The Colombian Connection”!
JESSICA JONES #9 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MICHAEL GAYDOS (A) Cover by DAVID MACK The mysteries of Maria Hill! Ousted by the world peacekeeping task force to which she dedicated her life, Maria Hill has no choice but to turn to Jessica Jones to help her find…the last secrets.
LUKE CAGE #2 DAVID F. WALKER (W) • NELSON BLAKE (A) Cover by RAHZZAH A BROKEN CAGE! There’s a war brewing in New Orleans…and Luke is right in the middle of it! Luke recovers from a brutal attack with the help of a VERY unsuspected ally! Luke Cage will put body and soul on the line to learn the truth about Dr. Burstein. He might live to regret that. MIGHT.
IRON FIST #4 ED BRISSON (W) • MIKE PERKINS (A) Cover by JEFF DEKAL A DARK HISTORY UNVEILED! The secret origin of the island of Liu-Shi is revealed! And Danny takes it personally. VERY personally. The fight for the Chi of K’un-Lun is about to get very bloody!
Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more — they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez unite to bring you the next great super-team, in the tradition of NEW AVENGERS!
East Oakland street Legend Darryl Lil D Reed was a 19 year old in the mid 1980′s that had the world in his hands. Darryl worked from the bottom up beginning as a street level hustler, and eventually lead one of the biggest “Cocaine Conglomerates” that California has ever seen.
remember when frank castle refused to say he has ptsd just so he can get his sentence reduced because he knows that ptsd is a serious mental illness that soldiers suffer from and didnt wanted to disrespect people going through it bc same
No matter how tragic their backstories were, they are still assholes and treated as villains in the story.
Kingpin was never taught how to control his anger and he was abused by his hypermasculine, alcoholic father to the point that he killed him. Sad but still an asshole.
Kilgrave was experimented on by his parents and he grew up never knowing what it was like to experience a genuine connection with people. Sad but still an asshole.
The Punisher (yes he counts since he’s in opposition to Daredevil) couldn’t adjust to civilian life and lost his entire family in a bloody massacre. Super fucking sad but still an asshole.
Cottonmouth and Mariah were raised by their abusive aunt and uncle. Cornell was forced to become a gangster and pulled away from pursuing his dreams of being a musician while Mariah was sexually abused by her uncle. The saddest backstory of them all BUT still assholes.
They all have stories that make you feel sympathy for them but the shows wisely never try to redeem them. Instead, their backstories are there to tell us, the audience, why they are the way they are. We’re still going to root for the hero but knowing how the villain came to be makes them more compelling.
Lots of shows and movies should take notes from the Netflix side of Marvel.
(Side note, I really hope that Marvel TV decides to move all their properties to Netflix. Just imagine just how explosive of a villain Grant Ward could’ve been in Netflix land. Same tragic backstory but written in a more consistent way where he’s the clear Big Bad of the show. I know I’m going to get flack for this but he could’ve been a mixture of Kingpin and Kilgrave. As the head of HYDRA, he would have the take-no-prisoners, mob boss mentality of Kingpin while also having the creepy, obsessive, manipulative personality of Kilgrave. I’m sad that he never got the chance to be the Big Bad since he was always relegated to the secondary antagonist role)