Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Review: ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 6 TPB (Trade Paperback)

I (Rob) have never been much of a Marvel Comics guy (I'm a DC comics guy with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman,
Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Atom, Red Tornado, Spectre, etc.), but I've always like Marvel's Daredevil. So, I bought Marvel Comics' Essential Daredevil, VOL. 6  (Trade Paperback). The stories are a lot more simple than comics today, and there were a lot of 1970s lingo in it, bringing back memories. There was a continuing storyline, though, so you got to see the character and supporting characters evolve. *Sadly, today, Marvel has so many titles for the same characters that you can't really develop them- it's too confusing*
  This was a good collection, and I enjoyed it. You will too, if you're watching the Netflix Daredevil show (see below)


WHO IS DAREDEVIL? -  Living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, Matt Murdock is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle. While he no longer can see, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability.
   His father, a boxer named Jack Murdock, supports him as he grows up, though Jack is later killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight. After donning a yellow and dark red, and later an all dark red costume, Matt seeks out revenge against his father's killers as the superhero Daredevil, fighting against his many enemies including Bullseye and the Kingpin.[2] Daredevil's nickname is "the Man Without Fear." He first appeared in Daredevil #1 (April 1964).(Thanks to wikipedia for this great summary so I didn't have to re-write it!)

CURRENTLY ON NETFLIX - Netflix, of which we don't subscribe, has a Daredevil television show. We've heard it was pretty good, but there's enough stuff for us to watch on cable (my favorites are the Flash, Gotham, Arrow, Big Bang Theory, Amazing Race). (from NETFLIX:"Marvel's Daredevil" is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.  Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D'Onofri)


ABOUT THIS 500 page plus COLLECTION: 

The adventures of the Man Without Fear continue! Hornhead takes on the Torpedo, but is he friend or foe…or both? After a disastrous court case involving Man-Bull, Matt Murdock opens a storefront legal clinic! The lethal Bullseye makes his deadly debut, and proves himself a force to be reckoned with! Daredevil teams with a real-life psychic to battle Mind-Wave! The Jester frames Daredevil for murder! DD joins Iron Man to battle the alien Blood Brothers! And Karen Page makes her long-awaited return in a calamitous crossover with Ghost Rider! Plus: the riotous returns of Gladiator, Beetle, Cobra, Mr. Hyde, Man-Bull and the Owl! Daredevil's in for the fight of his life! Guest-starring Black Panther, the Sub-Mariner and Nova the Human Rocket! Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #126-146 and ANNUAL #4, IRON MAN (1968) #88-89, and GHOST RIDER (1973) #20.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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