The central question for this episode of Comic Movie-10 is whether or not Daredevil writer Erik Oleson will be true to his word and deviate from the storyline of the comic book or will there be elements of the Miller/Mazzucchelli story arch? Joe and Dan make some observations based on the 1986 Daredevil Reborn Again comic book.
Daredevil Reborn Again Comic
They discuss the fact that the specifics leading up to what would be Reborn Again appeared at the end of Defenders. They describe the camera shot of Matt Murdock in bed, bandaged torso, and being nursed back to health, pointing out that it is the exact, classic panel from the Miller/Mazzucchelli comic Reborn Again. Other Frank Miller stories have used the exact panels from the comics. So, while this might tinker with the timeline its not all that strange. In fact, the appearance of the panel in Defenders might simply pay homage to the 1986 comic book.
Daredevil Season 2 Recap
Dan explains that the character of Karen Page is central to the development of the story. As has already occurred in Daredevil Season 2, she left Nelson and Murdock to pursue an acting career. Ending up in Mexico, she becomes heroine addicted and a porn-star. In order to obtain drug money she reveals that Matt Murdock is Daredevil. This information eventually finds its way to Kingpin, who proceeds to make life hell for Murdock.
Kingpin freezes his assets, and has him disbarred. Murdock becomes homeless, is beaten half to death and thrown in the East River. He makes his way to Hell’s Kitchen where he is nursed back to health by a nun who is none other than his mother. Dan and Joe appreciate the character of Karen Page as she lends a dark dimension to the show, of the pure character, corrupted by the events as they unfold.
Daredevil Season 3 Release Date
The reason Oleson gives for departing with the storyline of the comic book is so that he can give a greater development to the characters. Joe questions why it is not possible to do that while following the events as they occur in the comic book.
Returning to the show as Kingpin will be Vincent D’Onofrio, with a larger role. Daredevil Season 3 will be released October 19th, on Netflix.
Joe and Dan want to know what you think. Will Murdock’s mother be in the show? Will Oleson actually stick more closely to the comic book arc than he has claimed he would do? Leave your comments, questions, and opinions. As always, tune in to the next episode of Comic Movie-10!