Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Gavin Stephens as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
It’s Daredevil week here at Geek Hard and Back Issue Bloodbath is getting in on the action as this episode, we take a look back on the Man without Fear. Andrew has been a long time, unapologetic DD fan and Gavin has always had a soft spot for the blind protector of Hell’s Kitchen as well. Listen as they take a trip down memory lane and revisit the comic book history of Matt Murdock. From his humble beginnings in the pages of Daredevil #1 (from April 1964) to the dark days of Frank Miller’s run on the book to the sunnier side of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s recent series, we cover it all.
When the first title began, Daredevil was basically a Spider-Man knock-off that followed a blind lawyer instead of an insecure teen. Over the decades, the character has evolved into a hero that deals with much darker, more mature subject matter and has a vibe that is more crime noir than your typical “super hero vs. super villain” story. With acclaimed runs from such great teams as Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr., Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, and Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark, Daredevil has been one of the most sophisticated comics on the rack. Take a listen as we toast Daredevil on an ALL NEW Bloodbath.
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