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Marvel’s The Defenders Comic Books–to–TV Character Guide — Find Out Who’s Punching Who

Get a reminder of who these four vigilantes, their friends, and their enemies are before you binge Netflix's latest superhero offering.

by | August 16, 2017 | Comments

Marvel’s The Defenders will soon be upon us — Friday, in fact. The ambitious eight-episode miniseries has been in the works since Marvel and Netflix first announced their partnership and now is finally realized. Besides the headliners of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, key members of their supporting cast will also be dropping by.

Like The Avengers before it, the miniseries is attempting something new by mixing the established casts of four separate shows. Of course, trying to remember everybody from three years of projects is a lot to ask, so take a look at this refresher course on The Defenders and their friends.

Spoiler alert: If you’re unfamiliar with the comic books and don’t want to know what may be in store for some of these characters, skip the “What to expect” sections of this gallery.


 

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