These superheroes are job creators. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that a deal to produce five shows for Netflix based on Marvel Comics characters will generate 3,000 local jobs -- 400 of which will be permanent. So who are New York's marvelous benefactors? We take a quick look.
Daredevil is the best known superhero among the bunch. A blind attorney whose other senses are superhuman, he battles crime in Hell's Kitchen wearing devilishly red garb. Ben Affleck played the character in a poorly received film in 2003. (Credit: Marvel/Handout)
Unsurprisingly, the Iron Fist is defined by his ability to summon mystical forces to make his fist "superhumanly powerful," as Marvel's official online wiki puts it. In other words, he'd be killer at arm wrestling. (Credit: Marvel/Handout)
Jessica Jones has superhuman strength and a pretty bland moniker for a hero. Nevertheless, she is supposedly a committed do-gooder, and previously went around under the name of Jewel. (Credit: Marvel/Handout)
Luke Cage, who grew up in Harlem, also has superhuman strength. Famously, he is a "hero-for-hire" and has an office in Times Square. (Credit: Marvel/Handout)