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The Defenders – The H Word

by Alan Rapp on August 21, 2017

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Marvel’s The Defenders – The H Word
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Marvel's Defenders - The H Word 1 television review

For a show that had 65 previous episodes to set-up all the characters necessary to tell a combined storyline, the first episode of The Defenders spends an awful long time reintroducing us to the characters from each show. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is released from prison, thanks in part to the help of Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), and returns to Harlem and Claire (Rosario Dawson). Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) stop their worldwide travels searching for the Hand and return to New York after an encounter with a familiar deadly warrior. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is slowly drinking herself to death and refusing to take any case until threatened to stay away from the search for a missing architect piques her interest. And Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), long since putting his horned-mask and billy-club aside, continues to struggle against leaving that part of his life behind.

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Sneak Peak – The Defenders

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2017

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: Marvel’s The Defenders
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Here’s a short glimpse about what’s in store for Netflix’s heroes when they band together against the Hand. The season premieres on August 18th.

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Daredevil #20

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2017

in Comics

Daredevil #20 comic review“Purple” comes to a close by finally revealing the truth of how everyone forgot that Matt Murdock was Daredevil. As expected, given the events of the recent issues, events tie back to the Purple Man and his children. After defeating Kilgrave, the Purple Children decide to make one final use of their father’s machine to undo the damage he did to the city and to Daredevil. And just like that, Daredevil’s true identity was forgotten.

Now the method of Daredevil’s identity being put back under wraps does have some flaws. Kilgrave’s powers are proximity based. Even if the kids and the machine helped amplify his powers across the world, what about characters in space? In another dimension? Or immune to mind control? This would seem to leave individuals out there who still know the truth and could reveal Matt Murdock’s secret at some point in the future.

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Daredevil #18

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2017

in Comics

Daredevil #18 comic reviewContinuing to fill-in the events between the previous series set in San Fransisco and Matt Murdock‘s return to New York City as an Assistant District Attorney, Daredevil #18 brings back a classic villain with the return of the Purple Man. As told in flashbacks during Murdock’s confession, the Purple Man’s escape from prison and the arrival of two of the Purple Children on his door with a mind-controlled mob behind them springs Daredevil into action to seek out the remaining children and discover just what the Purple Man has in store for them.

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Daredevil #17

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2017

in Comics

Daredevil #17 comic reviewWhen the latest volume of Daredevil launched you couldn’t help but notice some disconnect with the previous series where Matt Murdock was living in San Francisco with Kristen McDuffie and the entire world knew his identity as Daredevil. Daredevil #17 begins to explain what changed, how Matt Murdock returned to New York, and why no one seems to remember he likes to get horny, put on tights, swing from rooftops, and beat up criminals with billy clubs.

Presented in the form of a Murdock unburdening himself in a confessional, the flashbacks slowly begin to fill in the missing time between the two series. While the action Murdock took hasn’t been revealed just yet, we do see him searching for a way to reset the balance in his life when is outed identity ruins his legal career and put Kristen in danger from super-villains showing up in their home. There’s even a clever jab at a certain Web-Crawler and his choice to fix a similar problem.

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