In the most groundbreaking, earth-shattering example of comic book journalism I've ever witnessed, Newsarama published a report claiming that Marvel's upcoming Netflix Daredevil series may be influenced by Frank Miller's seminal run on the Daredevil comic book:
Sunday morning just before the Marvel Unlimited Plus Panel at Comic-Con Marvel’s Executive Editorial Director for Digital Media Group and Marvel.com Ryan Penagos (otherwise known as Agent M) told fans in attendance that Frank Miller's run on Daredevil from the 1980s "might be something to read in the next year or so if you want hints about something else we are doing," when talking about some of the comics available on their digital subscription service.
Wow! Who could have possibly predicted that a comic book adaptation would pull elements from arguably the most famous run on the character ever, especially when the run is question is one of the grim and gritty masterpieces which nearly every mainstream superhero comic for the last thirty years has tried to emulate?! The Outhouse is looking into whether it's too late to get the Eisner committee to take back CBR's award and give it to Newsarama instead, but while we're working on that, here's a description of the Daredevil teaser trailer that debuted at the Marvel Studios panel last night:
Daredevil is standing on a rooftop in the rain in a bulky, Miller-esque version of his costume. He pulls a tarp off of a searchlight - it's the Daredevil signal (it shows as braille in the clouds)! He's wearing some kind of armor, and his eyes glow white. Daredevil shines the signal into the sky, and The Kingpin!!! is floating in his path. The Kingpin's eyes glow red and his belly jiggles like a bowl full of jelly. Crowd goes wild and some idiot keeps shouting 'BOOM!' as we cut to a Daredevil logo.
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