We have been talking about comics a lot lately, but we have hit some kind of comic book inspired, television nirvana, so expect some more comic posts until this trend stops. According to the schedule that doesn’t seem likely for a while.
Yesterday we posted about how enjoyable Daredevil was. After the critical acclaim, the best news about this series is that we have three additional stand alone series then a team-up series involving all four of the newly introduced characters. If they follow the comic arc of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist then it should allow for some morally complex storytelling, departing from the wonderful, but mostly family friendly movies.
I’m trying to avoid spoilers, but I am eager to see how some of these characters will be handled including the design and art direction. We have a couple of images that have made their way through social services including Dr. Who alum David Tennant as the truly despicable Purple Man (show above) and the some of the first in character shots of Jessica Jones and Power Man (Luke Cage). So far, I’m pretty happy with them. Unsure if Tennant will actually have purple skin, but noting the realism of Daredevil I will not worry about it too much.
David Tennant as the Purple Man
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Update: Gallery with additional set photos