Greetings, Explorers! We kick off our sixth season of Graphic Novel Explorers Club with Daredevil: Know Fear, by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto. Marvel published the comic in 2019.
Matt Murdock, better known as Daredevil, is rebuilding everything after nearly passing away, both in his personal life and his vigilante life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. His first mission back results in a criminal dying while trying to stop a crime. Consequently, NYPD is scouring Hell’s Kitchen for Daredevil. His problems don’t stop there! First, Kingpin is mayor of New York. Next, the one hero no one wants on their side is trying to help him. Finally, his investigation into who really killed that criminal is not going where Daredevil is hoping it will go.
Dennis and Johnny kicks things off with some updates about the podcast, including introducing our new co-host Aubrey Zevallos! Next, they look at the history of comic book villains running for office. Finally, that ask how effective are superheroes if supervillains are able to commit crimes after being caught? Additional topics include asking if Daredevil Know Fear is a What If story; “brutal with compassion”; the consequences of running that hero game; how heroes deal with the loss of their identity; the Anti-Vigilante Vigilante; and last, but not certainly not least, the storytelling and art of Daredevil Know Fear.
Check out our reading lists for previous seasons by clicking here. We would love to hear your suggestions for future episodes of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.
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