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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #37, Daredevil
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Daredevil

AKA: MATT MURDOCK

One of the superheroes created by Stan�n�Jack during their burst of unparalleled creativity in the mid-1960s, Daredevil was one of the first down-and-dirty superheroes, choosing to base himself in New York�s less than salubrious Hell�s Kitchen. A mess of contradictions � he�s a devout Catholic who dresses up as a devil, he�s a lawyer by day, while getting up to some pretty intense, and illegal, vigilantism by night � Daredevil has never enjoyed the following of a Hulk or a Spidey, but he�s a compelling, layered and visually striking character who�s attracted some of the best talent in the business. It was on Daredevil that Frank Miller came to prominence, while the likes of Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale and Kevin Smith have taken a shot at the noble but tortured hero in recent years.

FIRST APPEARED IN DAREDEVIL #1 (1964)
CREATED BY STAN LEE AND BILL EVERETT

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Snazzy red outfit complete, collapsible cane/billy club, enhanced hearing, smell, and a unique radar. He also has incredible agility and balance.
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Although he was by no means the first choice, Ben Affleck actually had a pretty good stab at playing DD in Mark Steven Johnson�s under-rated 2003 flick. He was probably a better Matt Murdock (his voice is too high to be a convincing superhero), but he managed to make that red suit look not quite as stupid as it could have.
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Danny Rand � aka Iron Fist � donned Daredevil�s horns recently, while Matt Murdock was in FBI custody.
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