Bullseye is one of the main villains terrorizing Hell’s Kitchen in Marvel’s Daredevil comics. A psychotic assassin with no real superpowers, Bullseye possesses an unparalleled aim and uses this to wield deadly projectiles toward his victims. Ofter wielding weapons like a shuriken, he can make any household object into a deadly device, including pencils, paperclips, and his personal favorite playing cards.
Daredevil is known as “the man without fear” created by part of the dynamic duo, Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, it has been revealed that there was an “unspecified” amount of input from Jack Kirby. Since the release of Daredevil number one, this savior of Hell’s Kitchen, a crime riddled neighborhood in New York City, has been a fan favorite due to his inclusion of a blind character in the Marvel Universe While several artists worked on the title, Daredevil was largely a small character until the work of Frank Miller put him on the map in Marvel Titles. Murdock, now under the guise of Daredevil seeks out his fathers murders and exacts his own kind of justice. Namely, setting them up so he can prosecute then in his day job, a lawyer. As the story with any extraordinary individual goes, when justice becomes stronger so does the opposing crime. In the comics Daredevil’s two top enemies include Bullseye, a man with deadly aim and accuracy, and the crime boss of Hell’s Kitchen, Kingpin. This character has inspired generations since his first appearance in April 1964. Later, Bullseye was created by Marv Wolfman and John Romita, Sr., first appearance in Daredevil #131 circa March 1976. Although his real name remains unknown he has used the aliases of “Benjamin Poindexter” and simply “Lester.” His backstory was not revealed until 2004 with the publication of Bullseye: Greatest Hits, a miniseries revealing that his given name was “Leonard” and much of his backstory was fabricated by his own lies. The most popular live-action adaptation for the Bullseye character was the 2003 Daredevil film, where he was portrayed by Colin Ferrell. More recently Netflix has produced their own TV series, leaving fans hoping that this popular villain will make an appearance.
As a character, IGN ranked Bullseye number 20 on their list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time.
Bullseye Costume: Comic Version
Bullseye Costume: Movie Version
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