When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
I've really enjoyed the Netflix Marvel shows (yes, even Iron Fist and
Luke Cage, though to much lesser degrees than Dare Devil and Jessica
Jones). I read Dare Devil, Iron Fist and Powerman comic books as a kid
and I am glad that I only remember the broad strokes of each of these
characters, because I do not have the bias or the need for acute
adherence to comic books. As for The Punisher, I can say it is probably
my favorite of the Netflix Marvel original series. It might just be
because it is the newest, but I don't that because I didn't like any of
the other Netflix Marvel series more than Dare Devil and Jessica Jones
until The Punisher. This actually surprised me because I've disliked
all of the Punishers movies I've seen. I think what I liked most about
Netflix's Punisher was that, as outrageous as the premise is (it's from
a comic book after all), the characters felt based in reality. As they
say, you can write any character as crazy and "out there" as you
please, as long as that character obeys the rules of the Universe
you've described in your story and Frank Castle fits perfectly into the
Universe in which Iron Fist, Dare Devil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
exist, but still feels like a normal human.
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