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Blackmore, Tim. "Blind Daring: Vision and revision of sophocles’s oedipus tyrranus [sic] in frank miller’s daredevil: born again." Journal of Popular Culture 27. (1993): 135–62. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-3840.1993.00135.x
BibTeX citation key: Blackmore1993
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Keywords: "Daredevil", "Oedipus", Classical antiquity, Literature, Miller. Frank, Sophokles, Superhero, USA
Creators: Blackmore
Collection: Journal of Popular Culture
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Despite the enormous gap in time, form and method, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus (CA 430 B.C.)  and Frank Miller’s graphic novel Daredevil: Born Again (1989) are strikingly  similar creations; each reexamines the idea of  “common” man as hero in society. The comparison of these works begins  with a discussion of  the authors’ worlds and the underlying structure of each piece. The paper continues with a consideration of  Olympian power, the hero’s struggles with, and subsequent “murder” by, such forces. With the character’s rebirth the ideal hero is revealed as well as the power of human reason and the path that leads toward a “just” society.
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