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ON DEMAND; GET FOUR MARVEL HEROES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.

Byline: Words by: Tessa Jones

In one of Marvel's most ambitious TV offerings, we see four epic superheroes finally join forces to tackle baddies.

There's super-strong private investigator Jessica Jones, indestructible ex-con Luke Cage, blind vigilante lawyer Daredevil and mystical martial artist Iron Fist. They are The Defenders - and New York City won't know what's hit it.

They each have their own Netflix show and it'll be interesting to see if they can put their egos aside for the greater good. With mysterious deaths in Harlem and a baffling missing man

THE DEFENDERS NETFLIX From Fri case in Hell's Kitchen, the heroes must unite to fight new enemies. Businesswoman Alexandra Reid (Sigourney Weaver) nods, has a dangerous plan while villainous ninja order The Hand, seen in Iron Fist and Daredevil, has also set up shop in the city. Could they be working together? If you're a fan of the characters' individual shows, there are subtle nods, like Luke Cage's hip-hop soundtrack. Jessica Jones' dry humour and reluctance to be a hero - 'don't use the H word,' she says - lighten up the serious action.

We reckon the ambitious fight scenes and cunning twists will have you binge-watching this fun and compelling series.

LUKE CAGE (MIKE COLTER) He is indestructible and incredibly strong after an experiment at a shady prison went wrong. The kind-hearted ex-con just wants to do some good after facing off against childhood adversary Diamondback.

DAREDEVIL (CHARLIE COX) Blinded as a child, he has the amazing ability to see using his other senses. He's an attorney by day and a vigilante by night so he's stuck between trying to lead a normal life and doing the right thing.

JESSICA JONES (KRYSTEN RITTER) She's a tough and brilliant investigator, but she'd rather you just left her alone to drink in peace. We last saw her standing up to evil ex-boyfriend Kilgrave. How is she coping with her new-found fame after saving the day?

IRON FIST (FINN JONES) Orphaned and raised by monks to become a lean, mean fighting machine, he returned from being presumed dead to take back his family's business and fight New York City's criminal underworld.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 12, 2017
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