Daredevil Adds Classic Avengers Weapons to His Personal Armory
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Daredevil Adds Classic Avengers Weapons to His Personal Armory

The following contains spoilers for Daredevil #5, now on sale from Marvel Comics.

Daredevil #5 sees Matt Murdock / Daredevil defeating the Avenger and stealing his weapon in the process.

Written by Chip Zdarsky and illustrated by Marco Chechetto, with color by Matthew Wilson and lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles, this issue features Man Without Fear facing off against John Walker / US Agent. After defeating Walker, Daredevil took his shield and added it to his arsenal.

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Fetch after events Daredevil Volumes 6 and Devil’s Reign crossover event, currently Daredevil run discovers the titular hero who leads the Fist, an organization of assassins dedicated to defeating the Hand. This sends Matt on a collision course with the Punisher, who is the new leader of the Hand.

As the new leader of Boxing, despite having strong feelings for Kirsten McDuffie, Matt is forced to marry Elektra Natchios in order to fulfill a prophecy which states that the King and Queen of Boxing will play an important role in defeating the Hand. “I love Kirsten. I love Elektra. Life is complicated,” Matt tells himself in an inner monologue in Issue #4.

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Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, Matt Murdock / Daredevil made his comic debut in April 1964’s Daredevil #1. The son of boxer Jack Murdock, Matt was blinded as a child by a radioactive substance that fell from a spiral truck. While he lost his eyesight, his other senses were greatly enhanced. After his father is killed by the mob for refusing to fight, Matt devotes his life to fighting crime in New York City, specifically his neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, as a lawyer by day and a superhero by night.

Created by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary, John Walker / US Agent made his comic debut in November 1986’s Captain America #323. After leaving the United States Army, John looked for other ways to serve his country. He connects with the Power Broker, who provides him with a serum that gives him superhuman abilities. A more reckless and reactionary hero compared to Steve Rogers/Captain America, he started his superhero career as a corporate Super-Patriot. When Steve relinquished the role of Star-Spangled Avenger, John took over the role. Steve would eventually return as Captain America, while John would become a US Agent, even getting his own shield. More of an antihero than a superhero, John has worked with the Avengers, as well as the Dark Avengers and the Thunderbolts.

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