Why Daredevil is Awesome

Today, I'll be stating the reasons why the blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen is awesome, being one of my favorite Marvel heroes.

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1. Handicap

Obviously, Daredevil is blind. I think that is one reason why he's so special. He's one of few superheroes that you can officially call "handicapped." That can be a good thing because it separates him from the others. It's also a nice shout-out to the disabled that they can still make a different even though they have some sort of disability.

2. Tone

Marvel is generally excepted as lighter than DC, but Daredevil stories are usually fairly dark. I'm not trying to say that dark stories are better. I'm not! But like point one, this is something that separates him him from the crowd. He's a breath of fresh air from Spider-Man cracking jokes every other panel (not a shot at Spidey at all).

3. Amazing Writers

Something I realized about Daredevil is that he consistently gets great writers. I don't understand why that is, but he's gotten Frank Miller, Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Stan Lee, Ed Brubaker, and so on. Of course, with amazing writers, you get amazing stories. Daredevil's one of the top names that come to mind when thinking of a comic book character who's had consistent creative team success. Miller's run, Bendis' run, Waid's run are all stories that you should read. He has great stories like Born Again, Yellow, and a bunch of others. Matt Murdock is awesome because if you want to start reading about him, don't be afraid of picking a bad story, but for the most part they're good.

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4. Weakness/Vulnerability

I personally don't like a Kryptonite-type weakness. That means a weakness that doesn't make much sense and gets annoying after awhile. A cool part of Daredevil is that his weakness (loud sounds) totally makes sense. It's interesting to say that his powers can also be a weakness. His super senses have crippled him many times and it's realistic. Another thing is that Matt's flaws and mistakes feel real. He's a well-known Catholic. But he has failed many times and feels genuine guilt and frustration for not being the good Catholic he wants to be.

5. Love

Karen Page. After reading "Daredevil: Yellow," I came to see how much Matt loved her. He talks about the first meeting her and then talks about how he misses her. She dated him but later became a crack addict, selling his identity indirectly to Kingpin. She did come back and ask for forgiveness later on, which Matt impressively accepted. When she died, she drove him into deep depression. Going back to my last point, Matt's emotions were real and his story deal a lot with not just Daredevil, but also Matt Murdock himself. He's had some of the best relationships in comics.

Daredevil and Black Cat
Daredevil and Black Cat

Not to mention he got Elektra and Black Widow...

Read more here: http://www.comicvine.com/profile/batmannflash/blog/blog-series-why-is-awesome/93436/

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@batmannflash: Good blog.Agreed on everything except Mark Waid's run being good

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@batmannflash: I really enjoy reading current daredevil, but there is one story I have been wanting to read all I know is that it involves Mysterio and stuff.

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@thefirstlantern: do you know the name of it? You're talking about "Guardian Devil" right? Or is it "Parts of a Hole"

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Daredevil!!!

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@batmannflash: I really enjoy reading current daredevil, but there is one story I have been wanting to read all I know is that it involves Mysterio and stuff.

Guardian Devil

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Gah! Spoilers for Daredevil: Yellow!!

Why, man? Why!!?!?!

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@battle_forum_junkie: if you're talking about Karen dying, she's already dead before Yellow. It's just Matt going through his memories. I still highly recommend that you read it

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I think this is my super villain origins haha

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@ultrastarkiller: yeah Spidey's so funny. I would become Daredevil's villain if I saw him making out with Black Cat haha

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Great post @batmannflash DD is underrated if you ask me, mostly down to the terrible film. People are too quick to judge what is a genuinely great character based on a poor movie adaptation. It's a damn shame.

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@jaymundo: yeah I agree. A lot of people say that DD's boring. I admit, I thought that before. But after reading his stories, you see that he's a complex hero with (like I mentioned in the blog) real emotions and flaws

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The Man Without Fear salutes you! Great blog man!

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@thefirstlantern said:

@batmannflash: I really enjoy reading current daredevil, but there is one story I have been wanting to read all I know is that it involves Mysterio and stuff.

Guardian Devil

Ahh okay, I Did not know the name.

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Nice blog, I've read Millar's run but nothing more than that. and maybe one crossover with Spidey, I can't remember actually, that was a long time ago and lol at the last panel. Will you do one for Peter Parker?

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@rustyroy: oh ho ho I'll definitely do one for good ol Peter Parker! Plenty of good things to say about him.

You should read Mark Waid's current run

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this is a great post. I love Daredevil too. I remember watching the 90's cartoon series of Spider-Man and when Daredevil showed up i got so pumped! He is such a BA. I mean he is blind!! and he kicks @$$ it is great! Waid has been a great addition to it. And the pencils and colors have been a great match to the tone that Waid has created. I loved the Mole Man stuff. So cool!

I am excited to see where it keeps headed has been such a great ride. Been following it from #1, and will continue to!

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I LOVE DD

These are great reasons (although these are just the basics and summarize most of them pretty well)

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@jaymundo said:

Great post @batmannflash DD is underrated if you ask me, mostly down to the terrible film. People are too quick to judge what is a genuinely great character based on a poor movie adaptation. It's a damn shame.

I don't think DD is underrated because of the movie, I think DD is underrated because Marvel is under-promoting him and not doing enough to bring in readers. They isolate their biggest stories within the Avengers & X-Men leaving their other solo heroes and even their other teams to try and find some relevance beyond that, which is pretty much impossible.

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@tobenracicot said:

this is a great post. I love Daredevil too. I remember watching the 90's cartoon series of Spider-Man and when Daredevil showed up i got so pumped! He is such a BA. I mean he is blind!! and he kicks @$$ it is great! Waid has been a great addition to it. And the pencils and colors have been a great match to the tone that Waid has created. I loved the Mole Man stuff. So cool!

I am excited to see where it keeps headed has been such a great ride. Been following it from #1, and will continue to!

This is how I became a Daredevil Fan. He was so awesome in that episode of Spider-Man.

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@vance_astro: yeah! his honor in not using his powers to see spider-man's true identity. such a boss!!

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He has good issue's.

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Great post, dude!

I just recently got into DD with the Waid run, but I can totally see all the points you make being reasons why I have fallen in love with the character & stories! Really enjoying the ride! Hope it lasts a long time!

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While have to disagree with the Waid section of this post,also the DD and BC part. I absolutely agree with on everything else. Huge Daredevil fan I approve and salute this post.

I hope you don't mind if I post this Facebook and edit the part about Waid. Also the part with Black Cat, but other than that this post is awesome need to shared.

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@theheaven_guardian10: thanks! and it's okay to disagree. but if u wanna post this, u have to give me credit and include the post in its entirety, not just what u agree with. hope u understand

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Great thread! Why did you put Bendis on the great DD writers list? Only thing.