The Daredevil title remained pretty much a standard (though well-crafted) superhero series until the 1980's, when writer-artist Frank Miller got his chance at the character. Miller turned the character darker, into much more of an urban vigilante patrolling the rough neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, and often tangling with the local crime boss known as the Kingpin.
Throughout a time in the 1970's, Daredevil would share the title with his crimefighting ally and girlfriend, the Black Widow. Later, he would encounter another formidable female called Elektra, a ninja-trained assassin. In 2003 a feature film of Daredevil was released, featuring Ben Affleck as Daredevil and Affleck's soon-to-be-wife Jennifer Garner as Elektra. Shortly thereafter Elektra would gain her own self-titled feature film as well.