By Ben Chabala
Excited for Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Hell’s Kitchen-centric collaboration? Do you crave comics featuring gritty heroes of the street? The Kitchen chews people up and spits them out every single day, but Marvel Unlimited brings you five tales of four individuals who rose above the squalor and brutality and became heroes.
Before they head to your TV set, learn more about Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage!
Matt Murdock grew up in Hell’s Kitchen. His father made his living in the ring, reluctantly breaking legs outside of it. Jack Murdock wanted more for his son than a life of violence, and pushed Matt into his studies; Matt just wanted to be a kid. Unfortunately a runaway truck and a toxic chemical cocktail end that childhood, blinding the boy but giving him enhanced senses and a new kind of radar sight. See the origins of Daredevil!
Read all of DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR
Luke Cage just proposed to Jessica Jones and she doesn’t know what to say. She didn’t even have designs on marriage when the bulletproof Avenger blindsided her with the question. So, to help get her head straight she regales her newborn baby with the tale of how mommy met daddy. The Owl makes an appearance, as does Iron Fist, a warehouse full of thugs, and an old costume she still tries to forget. But will reminiscing about the past help Jess figure out her future?
Read all of THE PULSE, featuring Jessica Jones
Danny Rand might be the CEO of the Rand Corporation, a multinational, billion-dollar industry monolith, but he much prefers hitting the streets and bad guys’ faces to sitting behind a desk. That’s why, when he gets a sneaking suspicion that his new business associates might not be on the up and up, he dons his Iron Fist outfit and goes leaping across rooftops looking for answers. However, when he discovers legions of HYDRA goons want him dead, the desk job probably doesn’t look too bad.
Read all of IMMORTAL IRON FIST
Before he joined the Avengers, Luke Cage ran with a decidedly different crowd. He picked pockets, stole cars and hurt a lot of people. But even in the bad old days he drew a line, showing a faint spark of the hero he might become. Everything changed when he went to prison for a wrong he didn’t commit and an experiment gone awry gave him super strength and unbreakable skin. He escaped his cell, but could Luke leave his life of crime behind? Witness the beginnings of the original Hero for Hire.
Follow Luke Cage into NEW AVENGERS
It’s Matt Murdock, the Hell’s Kitchen Hellion vs. Luke Cage, the one and only Power Man, in the grudge match of the century! DD thinks he can take on the guy who bench presses Buicks, and Luke wants a shot at the hero with super senses. Will Matt’s ninja training, speed, and extra sensory perception be enough to edge out Power Man’s invulnerability and sheer brawn?