Episode 120 - Vigilantes … without Powers? (Daredevil #1) -- April 1964
In this episode:
Mike and Ed discuss the latest costumed vigilante who goes by the name “Daredevil”. Do you need superpowers to be a superhero? How will society function when anyone can take the law into their own hands? But if people don’t start acting as vigilantes, will the city be overrun with organized crime? What are the trade-offs, and can reasonable people disagree on how to best address organized crime?
In this issue:
A man in a bright yellow and red costume, Daredevil, takes down the Fixer’s thugs through a combination of complicated acrobatics and daring do. It turns out Daredevil, secretly Matt Murdoch, has a grudge against the Fixer, who had Matt’s prizefighter father killed when Matt was a boy for not following through on a fixed fight. Bad news for the Fixer - Matt was blinded as a boy by radioactive effluent, but was also gifted with other heightened senses which allow him to compensate for his lack of sight, and then some. Matt, how secretly works as a defence lawyer, has vowed to war on crime with his amazing abilities, which led to him taking down the Fixer and his gang.
This episode takes place:
After the Fixer is fixed.
Assumed before the next episode:
People are wondering who this latest “superhero” is, and whether he is a copycat Spider-Man or not.