Daredevil (Matthew Murdock, Marvel Prime)

AKA:  Jack Batlin, Kingpin, Kingpin of Crime, Laurent LeVasseur, Scarlet Swashbuckler, Nameless One, Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen, the Man Without Fear, the Guardian Devil, DD, Red Man, Hornhead, Horn-Head, Red, formerly Captain Universe, Scarlet Avenger, Mike Murdock, Michael “Mike” Murdock, Death’s Head, Jester, Thor, Frog-Man, Ikari, Shades, Salvatore “Side Pockets” Buchetto, “the Devil”, Gary, Double-D, Cooper Peyton

People, nowadays, give out about Marvel catering to SJWs. But the fact is Marvel has been doing social issues in their comics since the F4 went into space. A ugly monster with the heart of gold (the Thing), a teenager with molodrama (Spider-man) and Blind Catholic lawyer taking to the streets as a hero dress as a devil. Introduced in Daredevil #1 (1964), by Stan Lee and Bill Everest, Matt was a child who grew up in the rough suburb of Hell’s Kitchen. Son of a boxer, he was bullied for spending all his time studying and given the nickname Daredevil by his tormentors. One day, he saved a blind man from being knocked over by a truck which carries radioactive material that splashed on his eyes, causing him to become blind. However, this also enhanced his other senses as well as given him a radar sense. After his father was killed by mobsters for not taking a dive in a fight, Matt took to the streets to bring down the mobsters and clean up Hell’s Kitchen.

While many hero start off it a defect of some kind, DD has to live with his blindness all his life and has become not only one of the greatest hero in Marvel’s history but a brilliant lawyer, demonstrating that a disability is something that can be turned into a strength. He has used his abilities not only to bring down crime in his neighbourhood, but also has a member of the Avengers, Defenders and leading the Marvel Knight.

As for toy, DD has never been one for action figures, maybe getting one every 10 waves or so. Not only that but he usually only gets a update of his classic reds with a yellow version usually as a variant or exclusive. MU has had more version of him but these are usually just repaint. However that seems to be changing since the launch of his Netflix series where he has gotten a few figure since.


Have

First Appearance

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Walgreens Exclusive First Appearance Daredevil

  • Background:
    • The first costume he wore in his career is actually a modified version of his father’s boxing uniform. He used this outfit to take down his father’s killer before moving unto his more iconic Red costume.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Probably DD second most Iconic costume, I would say you should try and track this down for your DD as well as your First Appearance collection.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No the one we got was perfect. The only thing that could make it better is a better billy clubs set.

Classic Red

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Hobgoblin Wave Daredevil OR Amazon Exclusive Marvel Legends Defenders set Daredevil with Luke Cage, Jewel and Iron Fist.

  • Background:
    • It wasn’t long until DD changed his costume into the iconic red version, more suited to his namesake. Another costume that has been done differently by different people, this is the costume that updated and drawn differently over the years but usually remains the same design.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want a DD figure then this is the one you need. It is his most iconic costume and is truly need for any collection.  There are 2 versions, one that comes in the Hobgoblin wave and one that is part of the Defenders Box Set from Amazon. Either one works as they are the same figure with different paints scheme.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No the one we got was perfect. Plus we need more Different version of him.

All-New, All-Different

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends SP//DR Wave Daredevil

  • Background:
    • During the eight months time skip after the Secret War, Daredevil had gotten the Purple Children to use their powers to make people forget that he was Daredevil. He moved back to New York and changed his costume (mostly a reversal of his classic costume). He also took on a disciple in the form of the Blindspot. As the public prosecutor, he began working to allow heroes with secret identities to give evidence in court.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Many people will only have the classic version in their display as it is the one that many people think of when they think of DD. However, I would say get this is you want a more modern version of him. Also I say get it for that Billy Club effect as it can be used for the other DD figures as well.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No the one we got was perfect.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Created by:

Stan Lee | Bill Everett

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