Tonight, the new Daredevil series premiered on Netflix. Many of us are giddy with excitement about it. It is a pretty big step in the evolution of the Marvel cinematic universe. This is the first Netflix exclusive series to make its debut. So, a lot will hinge on its success.
Another thing that has evolved over time is the costume of Daredevil himself. He's had a couple of looks over the years. This is pretty impressive for a blind guy. But, hey, he's not worried so much about what he is wearing as much as he is wanting the bad guys to identify him. Let's take a look (to get a better view of the awesome infographic by Shirts.com, click here).
His original costume almost looks like a McDonald’s mascot. That red and yellow screams burgers. But, it's still pretty snazzy. All in all, it isn't a totally bad look. It's just not what my mind's eye dreams up when I think of Matt Murdock.
In '65 he went to his more memorable classic red look. This is how most of us remember him. It is an excellent look. But, it's a little basic. Still, it is my favourite of all. This also heavily influenced his 2003 movie outfit. Granted, it was more maroon or burgundy than red. But, it is the most evocative of the classic look.
He had his armored costume in '93. It is the most unique of his looks. I'm sort of fond of it. It is different, yet still some of the same. I'd probably like it better if the black and red were swapped. But, it is still a very awesome look.
The Flying Blind costume is the really odd one of the bunch. They tried to emulate a SHIELD outfit for Daredevil. But, all I really see is a miscoloured Captain Britain outfit. Certainly not a fan of it.
Then there were all of the other times that the artists were listening very heavily to The Rolling Stones. Because they wanted to paint it black. The new costume is the most akin to the '89 TV movie look. Apparently Hell's Kitchen's favourite lawyer put in some input on this one. His neck got a little sweaty. So, they ditched that part of the costume. Otherwise, it is pretty near identical. This of course was also referenced in his '93 Man Without Fear series. Matt decided to be a little more fashionable there and don some white kicks. Maybe he had a marketing deal with K Swiss. His 2010 Shadowland look had a little more red in it with some accessories. So, Matt seems to like black. Maybe he think it helps him blend in with the night.
These are just a few thoughts on the evolution of Daredevil over the years. Who knows what look he'll have next. One thing is for sure. He'll be kicking plenty of righteous ass no matter what he is wearing!
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