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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Purple Man appearing on A.K.A. Jessica Jones


In one of our recent posts we started our discussion regarding Marvel Comics Netflix series with a look at A.K.A Jessica Jones. In this post we will look at the shows main villain Purple Man.

Purple Man will be played by former Doctor Who, David Tennant. Who happens to be one of my favorite actors and we can't wait to see him as a bad guy.

First Appearance
Created by Stan Lee and Joe Orlando, the Purple Man made his first appearance in Daredevil #4, released in October 1964. This early issue of the Man without Fear will cost you about $3,000, CGC 9.0 plus. An ungraded copy will cost you about $100.
Daredevil battles Purple Man on the streets while Matt Murdock battles Zebediah Killgrave in the courtroom.

About the Purple Man

Dr. Zebediah Killgrave was born in Yugoslavia.  Originally a physician, Killgrave turned into a spy where he was sent on a mission to infiltrate a chemical refinery. On this mission, he was accidentally doused with a chemical that turned his hair and skin purple. He soon realized that the nerve gas had also given him the  superhuman ability to command the wills of other people. Calling himself the Purple Man, Killgrave embarked on a criminal career.

At some point during Jessica Jones career as the superhero Jewel, the Purple Man forced her to do some terrible things using his ability to command others.

On A.K.A. Jessica Jones

Little is known at this time what storyline will be portrayed in the Netflix series but with David Tennant playing the role it is sure to be fantastic. 
We also hope he appears on the new Daredevil series.
David Tennant to portray the Purple Man

The Purple Man has also appeared in the X-Men animated series and in The Avengers animated series.
Purple Man on Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes 

Some other key issues to pick up

  1. Fear Itself: The Home Front #1
  2. Heroes for Hire (2010)# 9-10
  3. Villains for Hire #1
  4. Alias #27
  5. Alias #28


Good Luck in Your Purple Hunt!