Street Level Heroes

comic book cover featuring luke cage, iron fist and daredevilMarvel and Netflix have just announced plans to partner in the production of at least four new shows on Netflix starring Marvel Comics' heroes, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage sometime in 2015! Catch up on the back stores of these characters with our collection of comics and graphic novels.

Created in 1964 by Stan Lee, Bill Everett and Jack Kirby, Matt Murdock is a lawyer binded by radioactive waste which heightens his other senses. Huses his new powers to fight crime in New York City as Daredevil. Some of Darevil's most influential story arcs include Frank Miller's Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Jeph Loeb's Daredevil: Yellow  and Kevin Smith's Guardian Devil.

Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones is a disalusioned former superhero who hung up her costume to become a private investigator. Her story can be found in Bendis' 4-part graphic novel Alias (part one, part two, part three, part four) and its 3-part continuation, The Pulse (part one, part two, part three).

Luke Cage (created by Archie Goodwin, George Tiska and John Romit, Sr) and Iron Fist (created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane) have been linked since their two books were combined in 1978. Though never top tier heroes, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been important supporting characters in the Marvel Universe as Heroes for Hire heping anyone in need... who can afford their price. Look for their origin stories in The Essential Iron Fist: Volume One, and Luke Cage, Power Man: Volume One, then read about their first team up in The Essential Luke Cage, Power Man: Volume Two.

These so called "street level" heroes aren't as powerful as Marvel's big names like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk so, over the years, writers have focused on their human stories making them some of the most interesting characters in the world of mainstream comics.

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