Netflix’s Daredevil trailer is darker and bloodier than anything we’ve seen …

One of the most important things in comic history was when writer and artist Frank Miller took over the helm of Daredevil. He had been the artist for the comic book, and filled the book with stunning art gleaned from the depths of film noir and dark, woozy expressionism. But it wasn’t until Miller began writing — his debut was in issue #168 (1981) —that Daredevil became an iconic hit.

Miller brought a dark, edgy grit to the book. He played on people’s fears, and made New York City a bloody fearsome den of murder. And Daredevil a.k.a. Matt Murdock, was the hero that this scary city forged.

And it’s clear from the trailer (above) that Netflix and Marvel are going back to Daredevil‘s successful roots and taking a page out of Miller’s book.

The trailer doesn’t focus so much on Murdock’s (played by Charlie Cox) origin or blindness the way

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