Here's my latest entry in this year's A-Z Blogging Challenge. My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.
I'm betting you've heard of this post's modern-day character even if you're not a comic book fan. In other words, first up today is Daredevil, whose premiere appearance was in Silver Streak #6, 1940. The original DD was Bart Hill, an orphan who'd been tortured by the criminals who killed his father, leaving Bart with a boomerang-shaped tattoo on his chest. Like Batman, he raised himself to be a superb athlete and began fighting crooks. Eventually, he got a kid gang to join in his exploits, a group called The Little Wise Guys. They eventually took over the title.
Marvel Comics' Daredevil is Matt Murdock, Attorney-at-Law, as revealed in Daredevil #1, 1964. When Matt was a boy, he pushed an elderly blind man out of the way of an oncoming truck. A radioactive canister fell off of the truck and struck young Matt in the face, causing him to lose his sight. In true comic book fashion, however, the radioactive cylinder gave Matt highly-developed hearing, sense of smell, sense of taste, sensitivity to touch, and something else described as a "radar sense!" Whew!
By the way, I should mention that several of the Golden Age characters I've described and/or will be describing in my A-Z Challenge were culled from a terrific website called The Golden Age Heroes Directory! Check it out!
And thanks for your time.