daredevil

  • Investigating Alias #13-14

    Alias #13-14 concludes the arc “Rebecca, Please Come Home”  set in the tiny and pretty racist town of Lagos, New York. Along the way, writer Brian Michael Bendis wisely makes the whole mutant angle, including the bigoted pastor and his ironically named First Unity Church a red herring, and...
  • Secret Wars Journal #2: Review

    The way I see it, when it comes to the inevitable end of the universe, you have two choices. You can (1) go out in a blaze of gonads-out, bullet-spraying, villain-punching comic violence in a mercenary but undeniably awesome attempt to live your last few weeks or days in...
  • News: Elektra Auditions Leaked

    It’s distinctly possible that a Twitter account, Marvel_Spider by name, just gave the public its first fleeting glimpse of the actresses auditioning for the role of Elektra in season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil. The videos have since been removed, but a few minutes is more than long enough for...
  • Review: Daredevil 1.13 “Daredevil”

    If you’ve stuck through Daredevil until now, you probably deserve some kind of a badge for sticking it out but the good news is that we’re on the home stretch. This episode kicks off with Ben Urich’s funeral. Urich is apparently not only Catholic, which was never mentioned until...
  • Daredevil: 1.11/1.12 “The Path of the Righteous”/“The Ones We Leave Behind” Review

    It seems like we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the (white) men on Daredevil—as is evidenced by the fact that I’ve seen people talk about Wesley’s death in “The Path of the Righteous” but haven’t seen anyone mention that Fisk murders Ben in “The Ones We...
  • Opinion: Daredevil is Playing Devil’s Advocate For Torture (3 of 3)

    In the first part of the series I examined just what we should be talking about when we use the word torture and in the second part I took a shot at understanding the psychology of someone willing to employ it as a means of instrumental violence. The last...
  • Opinion: Daredevil is Playing Devil’s Advocate for Torture (2 of 3)

    Picking up from yesterday’s entry in the series seeking to present a clear and empirical definition of torture to guide my interrogation of it’s use in the Daredevil Netflix series, today’s entry concerns itself with the psychology of the people who use it. As with the previous entry, I’m going...
  • Opinion: Daredevil is Playing Devil’s Advocate for Torture (1 of 3)

    If you’ve been following the Netflix produced Daredevil series and the conversations around it (make sure to catch Trie’s coverage of it if you haven’t already), the biggest source of controversy so far has come from how freely our hero- Matt Murdock Attorney at Law by day, masked vigilante...
  • Daredevil: 1.9/1.10 “Speak of the Devil”/”Nelson v. Murdock” Review

    Trigger warning: blood, violence, graphic descriptions of genocide and murder I continue to enjoy that Daredevil draws these close parallels between Murdock and Fisk, that they’re both supremely concerned with the safety and future of Hell’s Kitchen, and that—there but by the grace of the Thing High Atop The...