Matt Murdock defends Spider-Man and Peter Parker in court


Spider-Man gets his day in court when blind lawyer Matt Murdock, the secret vigilante Daredevil of Hell’s Kitchen, portrays the wall-crawler – and his alter-ego Peter Parker – in the Marvel comics. In Spider-Man: No Path HomePeter Parker (Tom Holland) unmasked is charged with the murder of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) after The bugle of the dayJ. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) reveals Spider-Man’s secret identity. With the webhead marked Public Enemy # 1, it takes a really good lawyer to clear Peter of the charges and unravel his legal issues. In the comics, Murdock comes to the aid of a falsely accused Peter Parker – and in another case, Spider-Man – in the courtroom.

The Amazing Spider-Man # 219, “Peter Parker – Criminal!” lands Peter behind bars after using his spider powers to smash in Ryker Island Prison. There to make a report which would oblige the prison to remedy its lack of security, the Bugle of the day The photographer is locked up and his camera confiscated during a prison break attempted by inmates Jonas Harrow, Gray Gargoyle and Armand DuBroth.

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In court, lawyer Matt Murdock pleads in favor of Peter Parker: a journalist not guilty of any offense more serious than trespassing. When DuBroth and the prosecution allege that Peter is the cause of several escapes, the judge orders Peter to be tried on pending bail of $ 50,000. From behind bars, he asks Matt to find his camera containing photographic evidence that will erase Peter Parker’s name.

Bailed out by Aunt May and her friends, Peter returns to Ryker as Spider-Man and tracks down the film with photographic evidence that it was DuBroth – not Peter Parker – who conspired with the prison warden to organize the escapes. . Murdock does not yet know that Peter is Daredevil Spider-Man’s superhero ally: he will only learn this secret when his superhuman senses recognize Peter’s heartbeat in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man # 107.

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After Doctor Strange solves Peter Parker’s identity crisis and makes the world of Spider-Man unmasked for a long time Civil war, Matt is Spider-Man’s legal advisor during the New day scenario.

In The Incredible Spider-Man: Extra # 1, the masked Spider-Man pleads not guilty when charged with a number of felonies, including multiple counts of second degree murder and multiple counts of obstructing justice. Framed for the ‘Spider-Tracer Murders’ series and facing a trial against a construction worker he saved from his death, Spider-Man is the accused in the civil suit threatening to publicly unmask the fighter. costumed crime a second time.

Defying the law and the superhuman registration law, Matt pleads for keeping Spider-Man’s secret identity a secret – holding the prosecution responsible for proving who was wearing the costume on the day of the near-fatal fall of the construction worker.

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Recalling how Spider-Man wore Matt’s costume to get him out of a lawsuit against Daredevil (in daredevil Flight. 2 # 20-25), Matt’s superhero friends pose as Spider-Men dangling the web and crawling on walls: the X-Men’s Nightcrawler, Shang-Chi, Clint Barton, Patriot, Iron Fist, Araña and Black Cat. In the absence of evidence against his client, Matt obtains the dismissal of the civil action against Spider-Man.

Case closed.

More Spider-Man: No Home Coverage

  1. Back issues: Spider-Man and Daredevil
  2. Back issues: Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
  3. Previous issues: Spider-Man’s Identity Crisis
  4. Previous issues: Spider-Man vs. Sinister Six

Spider-Man: No Path Home is now playing in theaters.


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