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December 2009


  • 29/12 - [Colan interview]
  • "The Dean" Gene Colan spoke with CBR about his career and the forthcoming Hero Initiative book "The Invincible Gene Colan"... check it out!

    CBR


  • 24/12 - [What If? Interview]
  • If you've enjoyed the recent What If? Daredevil vs Elektra one-shot, I've posted a new interview with editor Justin F. Gabrie, where he reveals some interesting backstory on the tale. Hope you guys enjoy it and enjoy the holidays!

    Interview with Justin F. Gabrie


  • 22/12 - [No DD in March]
  • March 2010 solicits are up, and Daredevil #506 is not listed... although there are some DD-related items, including Parts of a Hole, Guardian Devil, Daredevil Noir and Deadpool Suicide Kings... hopefully the delay will be short-lived as Antony Johnston and Marco Checchetto are on board with Andy Diggle for #505-507.

    Manwithoutfear.com Previews

    Update:

    Marvel editor Tom Brevoort has been answering questions on the CBR boards, and he was asked why there was no solicit for Daredevil in March... here was his response:

    "There's no DD in March as we get the schedule in order, and as Andy prepares for the larger project that's creating all this kerfluffle (sic)."

    Could this larger project be "Shadow Land"?

    Cup O'Joe video (July 2009)


  • 18/12 - [MDCU: DD vs Elektra]
  • Marvel.com looks back at some of DD and Elektra's stormy past in this feature for the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited...

    Marvel.com


  • 18/12 - [Johnston interview]
  • Forthcoming Daredevil co-writer Antony Johnston speaks with CBR's Shaun Manning about his book Wasteland and what's in store for Daredevil starting with issue #505!

    CBR


  • 16/12 - [Fan Costumes]
  • Been doing A LOT of updating this month (check out the What's New section), including many additions of Elektra fan costume pics submitted by Yaya, Meagan and Giorgia. If you've got any DD or Elektra pics you want to submit, please e-mail me.

    Fan Costumes


  • 15/12 - [DD 503 Reviews]
  • The first review is now up for Daredevil 503 at Comics Bulletin... as they come in, I will update the list on the front of the site and the reviews section!

    Daredevil 503 Reviews


  • 11/12 - [What If? Preview]
  • The preview for the special What If? Daredevil vs Elektra one-shot is now up... SPOILERS!

    ManWithoutFear.com What If? Daredevil vs Elektra Preview


  • 10/12 - [DD 503 Preview]
  • Next week's preview is now up... SPOILERS ahead of course!

    ManWithoutFear.com Daredevil #503 Preview


  • 08/12 - [Past Previews]
  • Be sure to check back all this week as I continue to add more past "first look" previews that are DD-related. I've already added issues 44, 47, 55, 58, 67, 68, 79 & 83, as well as Captain Universe/Daredevil, Elektra: Glimpse and Echo #1 and the DD Movie Adaptation. I plan to add 3-4 albums every day.

    ManWithoutFear.com Previews (click on Daredevil Previews for specific issues)


    November 2009


  • 29/11 - [New Actors Section]
  • There's another new section on the site today, this time a new page devoted to all the people who have portrayed Daredevil in various forms of media. Have a look, you may be surprised at how many people there are!

    ManWithoutFear.com - Actors


  • 24/11 - [Odds and Ends]
  • * There's a special 1 week only sale at VisionComix exclusivly for ManWithoutFear.com visitors... over 70 different trades are 40% off. Please head on over, buy a few books and help support my site at the same time. Thanks! (The banner is at the top and bottom of this page)

    * Daredevil made the AV Club's Top 25 Best Comics of the 00's list: AV Club

    * Spent a couple of days adding over 35 TITLES to the site. Hope you guys like the addition of the interviews as well to the front page. I just now realized I have over 100 interviews with DD creators. I never thought that would happen when I first started back in '96.

    * If you're on Twitter, you can follow me at: www.twitter.com/manwithoutfear

    Or become a fan of ManWithoutFear.com on Facebook:

    Daredevil - ManWithoutFear.com on Facebook

    * Some bad news to share... unfortunately I've lost my job, so I'm not sure how this will affect the site... maybe I'll have more time to work on the site, or maybe not. So if you see the site not updated as much as before, I hope you understand. If you're got a moment, please do visit the VisionComix site... every click counts and helps offset the costs of running the site. If you live in the Toronto area and know of any web development positions open, please email me. Thanks!


  • 23/11 - [Read DD Noir #1]
  • This week only, you can read Daredevil Noir #1 for free at Marvel.com! If you like what you read, you can pick up the just released hardcover at your local shop.

    Marvel.com

    Also be sure to read my interview with writer Alex Irvine and artist Tomm Coker!


  • 23/11 - [New Marvel Select]
  • Art Asylum has posted new images of the latest Marvel Select action figure, and this time it's Daredevil! Have a look at the pics!

    Art Asylum


  • 23/11 - [DD 501 2nd print]
  • Just a reminder that the second printing variant cover to Daredevil #501 ships this week!

    The red hot creative team of Andy Diggle and artist Roberto De La Torre take the reins of Daredevil and send him into deadly uncharted territory! Matt Murdock accepts leadership of the murderous Hand ninjas, but does he follow through with the ultimate sacrifice they require? Meanwhile, the Kingpin names a new lieutenant and begins his newest plan. This is the perfect jumping on point for this critically acclaimed series! Plus, this second printing features De La Torre's stunning interior artwork on the cover!


  • 22/11 - [DD 505 First Look]
  • Forthcoming Daredevil cover artist Paolo Rivera posted some cover sketches of issue 505... head on over to have a look at the art process...

    Paolo Rivera's Blog

    Superpouvoir.com has those cover sketches of Daredevil 505 up, along with a first look at some artwork by Marco Checchetto...

    Superpouvoir.com


  • 19/11 - [New Sightings Section]
  • I recently got in touch with one of the designers of the Marvel Superheroes Science Exhibit that you may remember from a few years back. This led to me creating a new section for the site, namely "Sightings". I've added the science exhibit and also the DD game from the "Adventure City" in Niagara Falls. If you've got pics of DD-related items from amusement parks, restaurants, movie banners/props from the theatre, you name it, please contact me!

    ManWithoutFear.com Sightings


  • 16/11 - [Daredevil 505 Solicit]
  • Full solicits are now up on the site... looks like Marco Checchetto will be helping out with art on this new arc... along with Antony Johnston helping write, and Paolo Rivera on covers... and there will be a special variant.

    ManWithoutFear.com February 2010 Previews

    Also posted are the final issues for the two Black Widow series, the Daredevil Lone Stranger TPB, Essential DD Vol. 5 and the second Brubaker/Lark Omnibus!


  • 12/11 - [Johnston co-writes]
  • Writer Antony Johnston revealed today through Twitter that he will be co-writing Daredevil #505-507 with Andy Diggle. Johnston is probably best known for his Wasteland series by Oni Press.

    For more info on Johnston, go here:

    AntonyJohnston.com


  • 05/11 - [Daredevil 502 Preview]
  • Next week's Daredevil #502 is available for preview... spoilers ahead, of course...

    ManWithoutFear.com Preview

    Issue Summary

    Reviews


  • 03/11 - [Cornell interview]
  • Marvel.com has a new interview with Black Widow: Deadly Origin writer Paul Cornell... a reminder that the first issue ships this week!

    Marvel.com


  • 03/11 - [Colan book]
  • Marvel will release The Invincible Gene Colan in February 2010. Aardwolf Publishing will offer some exclusive signed and numbered editions as well. Thanks to Darediva for the tip. More details at:

    Clifford Meth blog


  • 02/11 - [Widow's Peak]
  • Black Widow & The Marvel Girls writer Paul Tobin spoke with Marvel.com about the mini-series and there is also a preview...

    Marvel.com


  • 02/11 - [Diggle interview]
  • Daredevil writer Andy Diggle answered a few questions at Comic Vine, and gave his views on DD...

    Comic Vine


    October 2009


  • 26/10 - [Shipping update]
  • Just a reminder that the second printing of Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1 (with a new cover by Billy Tan) ships this week.


  • 25/10 - [Next cover artist]
  • IF you've checked out the last news item, you've seen the sketch for Daredevil #505 that editor Stephen Wacker posted. Thanks to James who pointed me to artist Paolo Rivera's blog, where it's revealed that Rivera will be drawing 3 DD covers, presumably starting with DD#505. The cover is "Spoilerish", as it reveals some info on where the next storyline goes, so be warned...

    Paolo Rivera's blog


  • 20/10 - [Preview artwork]
  • DD Stephen Wacker, as part of his "Tweetumentary" at Newsarama, previewed some Daredevil artwork... namely a sketch from Daredevil #505 (spoilers for that one, as it hints of the storyline after the current arc) and a coloured page from Daredevil #502... so, click on the "Cover It Live" box on the Newsarama page if you're interested and scroll down to check out the artwork.

    Newsarama


  • 20/10 - [Widow #1 Preview]
  • Marvel.com has a preview of Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1 up at their site... the mini-series' first issue ships November 4th.

    Marvel.com


  • 19/10 - [DD 501 sells out]
  • Daredevil #501, the first issue by the new team of Andy Diggle and Roberto De La Torre, has sold out at Diamond and a second printing will ship in November... more details...

    Marvel is thrilled to announce that DAREDEVIL #501 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with DAREDEVIL #501 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT!

    The red hot creative team of Andy Diggle and artist Roberto De La Torre take the reins of Daredevil and send him into deadly uncharted territory! Matt Murdock accepts leadership of the murderous Hand ninjas, but does he follow through with the ultimate sacrifice they require? Meanwhile, the Kingpin names a new lieutenant and begins his newest plan. This is the perfect jumping on point for this critically acclaimed series! Plus, this second printing features De La Torre's stunning interior artwork on the cover!

    Critics and fans alike are raving about DAREDEVIL:

    "I'm convinced that [De La Torre], like Diggle, was the right choice for Daredevil. DAREDEVIL #501 is a great start for the Diggle and De La Torre creative team." - Greg McElhatton, ComicBookResources.com

    "Diggle steps to the plate with some strong writing. [De La Torre] adds a dynamic dimension to the book that's been missing for some time. Their new status quo is rich with promise, and they seem to have a strong grasp on the characters without being overly reverent. I'm ready for another exciting ride." - Dan Phillips, IGN.com

    "Daredevil #501 was a great issue to kick off Andy Diggle and Robert De La Torre run on this title." - Comicbookrevolution.net

    "Every page, every panel was well done. I'm really excited about this book. I think you will be too." - Dante Amodeo, Aintitcool.com

    Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on DAREDEVIL, as the series continues to generate significant praise and immediate sell outs! What exactly is the Kingpin planning? How does Daredevil's new role affect those around him? Catch all the answers in DAREDEVIL #501 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT!

    DAREDEVIL #501 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (SEP098021)
    Written by ANDY DIGGLE
    Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
    Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
    Rated T+ ...$2.99
    FOC-11/05/09, On-Sale-11/25/09


  • 19/10 - [DD 504 Solicit]
  • Early solicits are now up at Newsarama, and if you don't mind spoilers, Daredevil #504 is among them. Full solicits will be posted here tomorrow at 12PM EDT.

    Newsarama


  • 16/10 - [Kingpin Spotlight]
  • Marvel's Digital Comics Spotlight this week is on the Kingpin, with several key issues highlighted...

    Marvel.com


  • 16/10 - [New TPBs/HCs]
  • I found some interesting items on Amazon.ca related to Daredevil, and looks like we're getting lots of really cool collections next year...

    Daredevil: Lone Stranger TPB by Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr.
    The Man Without Fear becomes the Man Without Hope as Manhattan falls beneath the fangs and claws of Inferno! Losing everything in more than one kind of fire, DD leaves Hell's Kitchen to walk to and fro upon the Earth - but no matter where he goes, Mephisto's waiting for him! Inhumane experimentation and Inhuman secrets abound! Guest-starring Spider-Man and Freedom Force! Collects Daredevil (1964) #265-273.

    March 2010

    Essential Daredevil Vol. 5 by various
    This is your parents' Daredevil, and you never knew they had it so good! DD goes cosmic when the first Thanos War spills into his new territory of San Francisco, with Matt Murdock's own boss as part of the invasion! Angar, Ramrod, the Disciples of Doom, and more menace for the Man Without Fear - and even help from Spider-Man and Captain Marvel might not make the difference! Then, it's back to New York for twin tilts at terrorism - fighting Hydra alongside the Black Widow, and Black Spectre alongside the Thing! Also featuring the Man-Thing, Nick Fury, Shanna the She-Devil, and the debut of the Silver Samurai! Collects Daredevil (1964) #101-125, and Marvel Two-In-One #3.

    March 2010

    Daredevil: The Devil's Hand TPB by Diggle and De La Torre
    Meet Daredevil as you've NEVER seen him before! The cataclysmic events of issue #500 left Matt in the toughest place of his life - and forced him to make the hardest decision he's ever made. Now's the start of a radically different chapter in Daredevil's adventures with the new creative team of Andy Diggle (Thunderbolts) and Roberto De La Torre (Iron Man) Collects Daredevil: Dark Days & Daredevil #501-505.

    April 2010

    (Thx to Andy Diggle who informed me that Dark Days was the original working title for the Dark Reign: The List one shots)

    Daredevil/Echo: Parts of a Hole Premiere HC by Mack, Quesada and Palmiotti
    She is Echo. Though seemingly kindred souls, their secret identities are very much at odds. Maya seeks out her father's killer, a man that Kingpin fingers as Daredevil. Can Matt Murdock clear his name before his new love becomes his executioner? Acclaimed writer/painter David Mack and artist Joe Quesada weave a tale of dangerous liaisons and forbidden romance that will change the Man Without Fear forever! Collects Daredevil #9-12.

    March 2010

    (#9-12 seems wrong, since the arc was #9-15)

    And it also looks like there will be new tradepaperback printings of Guardian Devil, Born Again and Man Without Fear in early 2010.


  • 13/10 - [Joe Rosen passes]
  • Sad to hear that longtime Daredevil letterer Joe Rosen passed away. He and colourist Christie "Max" Scheele are who I considered to be two of the unsung heroes of Daredevil, whose names appeared on so many credits but never really got the attention as some of the other people who've toiled on this title. Check out his work on Born Again or Man Without Fear when you get a chance.

    Todd Klein Blog


  • 06/10 - [News blurbs]
  • Just some quick items of interest...

    * Daredevil #501 ships this week, so be sure to check out the REVIEWS, PREVIEWS and MESSAGE BOARD for everything on the first issue of the Andy Diggle/Roberto De La Torre/Matt Hollingsworth run!

    * Is Daredevil an underrated hero? - Examiner.com

    * Paul Cornell talks about the Black Widow: Deadly Origin series at Marvel.com

    * Marvel.com also has a cool new feature where you can browse images from their archives... here's Daredevil

    * Did you miss the images from the Bowen Armoured Daredevil statue? - Sideshow

    * Mitch Breitweiser sketches Daredevil Yellow here

    * What if superheroes used Facebook? (The DD one is funny) - Comics Alliance

    * Blind Boy uses ears to "see" - BBC

    * Milla Donovan... where now? - Stink Brown

    * As always, feel free to visit the Message Board for discussion on all things DD, as well as my Twitter account


  • 06/10 - [DD 501 Reviews]
  • Reviews have started coming in for this week's Daredevil 501...

    Comics Bulletin's Dave Wallace
    Newsarama

    Watch for updates in the REVIEWS section.


  • 01/10 - [DD 501 Preview]
  • Shipping October 7th, Daredevil 501 is now available online for preview. It is the same preview from the Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1 one shot, but this one has the finished cover and recap page.

    ManWithoutFear.com Previews Daredevil 501


  • 01/10 - [News blurbs]
  • Just some quick items of interest...

    * Popmatters has a well-written piece on the Ed Brubaker run of Daredevil... [LINK]
    * Reader FatalFrancis let me know that Brian Michael Bendis revealed some info on DD on his Bendis Tapes with Word Balloon. Daredevil will be "full-front" in New Avengers #60.
    * A certain character was revealed in Thunderbolts #136... will this character be making an appearance in Daredevil soon?
    * Daredevil #500 placed #18 on the top 300 comics chart for September, with sales of approx. 73.5K, an increase of 78% over DD119 (due to multiple covers and the anniversary).
    * As always, feel free to visit the Message Board for discussion on all things DD, as well as my Twitter account


    September 2009


  • 29/09 - [DD: List 2nd print]
  • Marvel is pleased to announce that Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil Second Printing Variant! Red hot scribe Andy Diggle (Thunderbolts) begins his run on the critically acclaimed Daredevil with a jaw-dropping special featuring the art of superstar artist Billy Tan! Matt Murdock is now leader of the dreaded Hand, but he may not be able to make the sacrifices they require to take control of this dangerous group of assassins! Norman Osborn sends Bullseye to terminate Daredevil, but when DD's arch foe is done, nothing will ever be the same! Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil Second Printing Variant features a brand new cover by Tan!

    Critics and fans are raving about Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil:

    "[Daredevil] has some spectacular places to go moving forward. Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil is a good, solid read." - Bryan Joel, IGN.com

    "Well-conceived and brilliantly executed." - Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.com

    "Andy Diggle has a solid take on Matt Murdock... the writer is going to explore some interesting ideas in his forthcoming run on Daredevil." - David Wallace, Comicsbulletin.com

    Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Dark Reign: The List issues, as the one shots continue to generate significant critical acclaim and quick sell outs. Who is the mysterious assassin framing Matt Murdock for murder? How will Daredevil wield the Hand? Find out all the answers in Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil Second Printing Variant!

    DARK REIGN: THE LIST - DAREDEVIL SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (AUG098028)
    Written by ANDY DIGGLE
    Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN
    Rated T+ .$3.99
    FOC 10/08/09, On-Sale 10/28/09


  • 29/09 - [Brubaker interview]
  • If you follow me on Twitter (manwithoutfear), I posted a link to Part 2 of Ed Brubaker's interview with Word Balloon. Brubaker talks at length about his Daredevil run, including some behind-the-scenes info on supporting characters and his views on Matt's senses. He also talks about Cap, Criminal and more!

    Word Balloon (mp3)


  • 28/09 - [Kish interview]
  • World Access for the Blind's Daniel Kish appeared on the Derren Brown show in the UK recently and demonstrated his echolocation techniques.


  • 25/09 - [DD 501 variant]
  • If you're wondering what the Tim Sale variant for Daredevil 501 looks like, here it is!

    On sale October 7!


  • 23/09 - [Daredevil Reboot]
  • We've all heard the news from months ago that Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman was seriously considering a Daredevil reboot if a "visionary" like Christopher Nolan was involved... well, there was a little throwaway line in a Ghost Rider article in Variety which basically says "Fox is quietly developing a newer version of Daredevil". So is it happening? Hmm...

    Variety

    P.S. Fox, call me.


  • 21/09 - [DD 503 solicit]
  • December 2009 previews are now up on the site... check out info on DD503, Black Widow: Deadly Origins #2, a new Black Widow & The Marvel Girls limited series and the What If? Daredevil vs Elektra one-shot.

    ManWithoutFear.com Previews


  • 17/09 - [Men Without Fear]
  • If you've never seen the "Men Without Fear" documentary from the Daredevil DVD, here's your chance on YouTube (before they might take it down)... here's the first part with Stan Lee... the other parts (up to 9) are also up...


  • 17/09 - [MDCU: DD vs Bullseye]
  • Marvel's Digital Comics Unlimited is spotlighting some classic Daredevil vs Bullseye battles on Marvel.com... check out their picks...

    Marvel.com


  • 15/09 - [The List - Review]
  • Dave Wallace has a review up of this week's Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1... check it out!

    Comics Bulletin

    Check out the preview of the issue here.

    Check out the front page of the site for more reviews, which is updated as they come in...


  • 14/09 - [Letter column]
  • The new editing team on Daredevil is Stephen Wacker and Tom Brennan, and they have revealed (via Twitter) that the letter column will return to the pages of DD starting with issue #501... so if you want to submit letters to be considered, you can address them to mheroes@marvel.com!


  • 09/09 - [Lark interview]
  • Optimum Wound spoke with former Daredevil artist Michael Lark, where they discuss many technical aspects of drawing... included are several pencil and ink pages from Daredevil 500!

    Optimum Wound


  • 08/09 - [DD500 sells out]
  • Marvel has announced that Daredevil 500 has sold out at the distributor level and will go back to print with yet another variant cover for this second print which will ship October 7... the cover will be the Patrick Zircher pin-up...

    Media Release -- Marvel is thrilled to announce the historic Daredevil #500 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Daredevil #500 Second Printing Variant! Eisner Award-winning scribe Ed Brubaker teams with a cavalcade of superstar artists, including Michael Lark, Klaus Janson, and more, to present the final chapter of his Daredevil opus! This leads directly into the shocking Dark Reign: The List- Daredevil and the game changing Daredevil #500, at Matt Murdock embarks on the path of no return -- and you can't afford to miss it! The Man Without Fear stands against his greatest challenge yet and one shocking decision will change Hell's Kitchen forever! Don't miss a special all-new story by Ann Nocenti & David Aja; a pin up gallery by today's most acclaimed artists; and as special reprint of a key issue by Frank Miller! Plus, get your first look inside Dark Reign: The List -- Daredevil by Andy Diggle & Billy Tan! Daredevil #500 Second Printing Variant features the art of Patrick Zircher on the cover!

    Fans and critics are raving about Ed Brubaker's stunning Daredevil #500!

    "It's a great read, and arguably the single best Daredevil issue Brubaker has written since his debut arc, "Devil in Cell Block D."- Dan Phillips, IGN.Com

    "This is an action packed issue from start to finish."- Lee Newman, BrokenFrontier.Com

    "Daredevil #500 is one of the best Marvel comics of the year."- Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.Com

    Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Daredevil, as the series continue to earn critical acclaim! How will Matt Murdock's life change as he comes face to face with the Kingpin and the Hand? Find out in Daredevil #500 Second Printing Variant!

    DAREDEVIL #500 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL098240)
    Written by ED BRUBAKER & ANN NOCENTI
    Penciled by MICHAEL LARK, STEFANO GAUDIANO, KLAUS JASON, CHRIS SAMNEE, PAUL AZACETA, DAVID AJA & More Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
    Rated T+ .$4.99

    FOC 9/17/09, On-Sale 10/07/09


  • 04/09 - [Hader talks DD]
  • SNL's Bill Hader spoke with io9 recently, where he discussed an idea he has for a DD story which would be similar in fashion to the Spider-Man: The Short Halloween...

    io9.com


  • 03/09 - [Top Martial Artists]
  • Marvel.com counts down their choices for the Top 10 Martial Artists... DD, Elektra and Stick make the grade...

    Marvel.com


  • 01/09 - [DD animation]
  • Here's a pretty cool animated trailer for a DD short produced by Fabulab in Denmark... anyone have a full copy of the movie? Hey Fabulab, contact me!


    August 2009


  • 31/08 - [Disney buys Marvel]
  • DISNEY TO ACQUIRE MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

    Worldwide leader in family entertainment agrees to acquire Marvel and its portfolio of over 5,000 characters

    Acquisition highlights Disney's strategic focus on quality branded content, technological innovation and international expansion to build long-term shareholder value

    Burbank, CA and New York, NY, August 31, 2009 .Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL) in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced today.

    Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney on August 28, 2009, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own. At closing, the amount of cash and stock will be adjusted if necessary so that the total value of the Disney stock issued as merger consideration based on its trading value at that time is not less than 40% of the total merger consideration.

    Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, August 28, the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.

    "This transaction combines Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories," said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. "Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney."

    "We believe that adding Marvel to Disney's unique portfolio of brands provides significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation," Iger said.

    "Disney is the perfect home for Marvel's fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses," said Ike Perlmutter, Marvel's Chief Executive Officer. "This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney's tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world."

    Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 Marvel characters. Mr. Perlmutter will oversee the Marvel properties, and will work directly with Disney's global lines of business to build and further integrate Marvel's properties.

    The Boards of Directors of Disney and Marvel have each approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, effectiveness of a registration statement with respect to Disney shares issued in the transaction and other customary closing conditions. The agreement will require the approval of Marvel shareholders. Marvel was advised on the transaction by BofA Merrill Lynch.

    Investor Conference Call:

    An investor conference call will take place at approximately 10:15 a.m. EDT / 7:15 a.m. PDT today, August 31, 2009. To listen to the Webcast, turn your browser to http://corporate.disney.go.com/investors/presentations.html or dial in domestically at 800-260-8140 or internationally at 617-614-3672. For both dial-in numbers, the participant pass code is 51214527.

    The discussion will be available via replay on the Disney investors website through September 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM EDT/4:00 PM PDT.

    About The Walt Disney Company
    The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, interactive media and consumer products. Disney is a Dow 30 company with revenues of nearly $38 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

    About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
    Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).

    Forward-Looking Statements:

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  • 29/08 - [What If? DD v Elektra]
  • What If? Daredevil vs Elektra was revealed at the Comic Expo this weekend. The one shot (along with others) will ship in December. The story is written by Karl Bollers, with art by Rafael Kayanan. The cover is by Klaus Janson, which is painted over by Dean White. The basic premise is "What If Daredevil was a bad guy and Elektra was a good guy?" More details at:

    CBR


  • 27/08 - [Darediva's Collection]
  • Our very own Darediva gets the spotlight at Robot 6's "Shelf Porn", where all her Daredevil collectibles are showcased...

    CBR


  • 26/08 - [Top 10 Villains]
  • Marvel.com reveals its list of the Top 10 Daredevil villains... do you agree with their list?

    Marvel.com


  • 25/08 - [Intec Read Along]
  • A few years back, there was a DVD-ROM from Intec Interactive which featured the origin of Daredevil in a read-along mode. I've found some clips on YouTube, so if you've never seen it, check these out...

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4


  • 21/08 - [DR:Elektra 5 Preview]
  • The final issue of Dark Reign: Elektra is out next week and CBR has a preview...

    CBR


  • 19/08 - [DD500 Part 4]
  • Part 4 of the Daredevil 500 Behind the Scenes continues at Marvel.com, and editor Warren Simons gives a well deserved spotlight to Michael Lark... with over 25 pages of great artwork.

    Marvel.com


  • 19/08 - [Michael Lark Podcast]
  • The good folks at SiDEBAR have posted a new podcast with outgoing Daredevil artist Michael Lark. Have a listen to this cool interview (over an hour!)...

    SiDEBAR


  • 18/08 - [DD500 Pinups Part 3]
  • Day 3 of the Daredevil 500 Behind the Scenes feature is up at Marvel.com, and we get to see Brian Michael Bendis's artwork, as well as Joe Quesada!

    Marvel.com


  • 18/08 - [DD 502 solicit]
  • Full solicits are now up for Daredevil-related items in November... including DD 502, DD Noir HC, DR Elektra TPB, and BW: Deadly Origin!

    ManWithoutFear.com Previews


  • 17/08 - [DD500 Pinups Part 2]
  • Day 2 of the Daredevil 500 Behind the Scenes feature is up at Marvel.com, this time with artwork by Geof Darrow and John Romita! Editor Warren Simons comments on the pinups for the issue that ships this week!

    Marvel.com


  • 16/08 - [MUA2 alt costume]
  • If you're a VIP member on the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 site, you can check out the Secret War alternate costume for Daredevil...

    MUA2


  • 14/08 - [Widow Origins Variant]
  • IGN has a first look at the variant cover to the Black Widow: Deadly Origins limited series. The variant cover is by Adi Granov...

    IGN


  • 14/08 - [DD500 Pinups Part 1]
  • Editor Warren Simons is revealing some behind the scenes goodness of Daredevil 500, and with part 1 at Marvel.com, he's featuring pinups by Rafael Grampa and Stefano Gaudiano!

    Marvel.com


  • 14/08 - [DD500 Final Preview!]
  • As I'm sure no one noticed, I was away for a week and am now trying to catch up on all the Daredevil news as issue 500 ships next week... here's the latest preview of the issue, and as some of you may notice, a certain someone helped out (thanks to Alejandro Arbona & Warren Simons for asking!)

    Daredevil 500 Preview


  • 05/08 - [DR: List Variant]
  • Marvel.com has a new pic of a variant to Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1, by Frank Cho. The issue is written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan...

    Marvel.com


  • 04/08 - [DD 500 Preview!]
  • And here it is, a preview for Daredevil 500, exclusively at IGN, with artwork by Lark, Janson and Aja. Look for previews of pinups from the issue coming soon...

    IGN


    July 2009


  • 31/07 - [End of Days update]
  • Joe Quesada has an update on Daredevil: End of Days, including some artwork...

    CBR


  • 27/07 - [New Marvel figures]
  • Thanks to Sillof, who pointed me to several images from CoolToyReview.com. That site has pics of new figures, including Black Widow, Nuke, Lady Bullseye, Daredevil Yellow, white Hand Ninja and many more... check it out!

    Cool Toy Review


  • 22/07 - [Rex Smith DD video]
  • With the addition of "Video" on the main page, here's another new video to share... this time of Rex Smith as Daredevil from the 1989 Trial of the Incredible Hulk TV movie... check out Turk in action!


  • 21/07 - [Psych Ward: DD]
  • Marvel.com has Daredevil in the Psych Ward this week, as Tim Stevens analyzes everything Matt Murdock...

    Marvel.com


  • 20/07 - [DD 501 solicit]
  • Full solicits are now up, so check out info on DD 501 and the Return of the King TPB...

    PREVIEWS

    It has a spoiler filled cover by Esad Ribic, and there will be a variant cover by Tim Sale!


  • 17/07 - [Widow: Deadly Origin]
  • There will be a new Black Widow limited series in November called Black Widow: Deadly Origin, by writer Paul Cornell and artist Tom Raney... more details at:

    LA Times

    UPDATE: CBR has an interview with Cornell, posted July 18: CBR

    UPDATE: And Newsarama has an interview with Cornell as well: Newsarama

    And if you haven't seen the latest image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow from Iron Man 2...


  • 16/07 - [DD Spotlight Podcast]
  • The Legion of Lethargic Super Geeks did a character spotlight on Daredevil for their latest podcast... check out their views on the character and the movie...

    Legion of Lethargic Super Geeks


  • 15/07 - [ASM 600 Preview]
  • In case you don't memorize the Previews section of this website, here's a reminder of Daredevil's appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #600... here's a preview at Marvel...

    Marvel.com


  • 14/07 - [End of Days info]
  • Brian Michael Bendis had another Word Balloon podcast with John Siuntres over at Newsarama, and there was some DD news he shared about the long awaited Daredevil: End of Days...

    "Just 2 weeks ago I called Warren Simons our editor, and said 'The fact that this book has not come together in a more professional manner was embarrassing to me, personally. 'I'm (watching) Bill Sienkiewicz at Heroes and I'm thinking about it... The fact that I think I haven't jumped up and down about getting this book done... I think me and David like saying that we're working with Bill Sienkiewicz and Klaus Janson, and the longer we'll be able to say it out loud...like, ' I've been working them for years...' (laughs)

    "It will come out this year... both Marvel and myself and everyone are kind of rallying the troops. What happened was... in this particular project everyone agreed but everyone was in the middle of other projects as well, and then were offered other projects on top of this... and this (book)... didn't need me to ship in a timely fashion, where World War Hulk what Klaus was working on and other things did... and things just derailed from there.

    "But, the pages that exist are amazing. Klaus Janson's pencils and Bill Sienkiewicz's inks... everyone who's seen them are amazed by those, but we are getting back to it quickly, because it's ridiculous that it hasn't shipped."

    Newsarama


  • 13/07 - [DD 500 covers]
  • Just in case you haven't seen these, and didn't realize there are 6 (!) covers for Daredevil #500...

    Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

    Regular cover by Marko Djurdjevic

    Daredevil 500 variant cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto on Twitpic

    Variant cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto

    Daredevil 500 variant cover by Geoff 
Darrow on Twitpic

    Variant cover by Geoff Darrow

    Daredevil 500 variant cover by Alex Ross 
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    Variant cover by Alex Ross

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    Variant "Dynamic Forces 'Negative'" cover by Alex Ross

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    Marvel 70th Anniversary variant cover (artist TBA)


  • 07/07 - [DD commercial]
  • Here's a commercial with Daredevil that was made for the Comic Vault, a comic store in Chicago... watch as DD tries to buy a comic book...


  • 02/07 - [Elektra Statue]
  • Sideshow Collectibles has a new Elektra statue, coming out in early 2010... it's available for pre-order for $209.99 US. Check out the gallery at their site...

    Sideshow Collectibles


  • 02/07 - [Omnibus changes]
  • The latest shipping changes from Diamond have some info on the Daredevil Omnibus by Bendis/Maleev Volume 2... apparently it will no longer contain Daredevil Ninja #1-3, and in its place will be Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #6-8. No reason was given for this change. Thanks to Dave for the tip.


  • 01/07 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    July 1

    * Daredevil Father TPB
    * Daredevil Noir #4 (2 covers)


    June 2009


  • 30/06 - [More w/ Diggle]
  • Today brings a new interview with Andy Diggle back on Marvel.com, this time discussing The List...

    Marvel.com


  • 29/06 - [Diggle talks DD]
  • Forthcoming DD writer Andy Diggle speaks with Matt Brady at Newsarama, about The List and what's ahead for the main title...

    Newsarama


  • 24/06 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    June 24

    Daredevil #119
    Dark Reign: Elektra #4

    July 1

    * Daredevil Father TPB
    * Daredevil Noir #4 (2 covers)


  • 23/06 - [DD in 60 seconds]
  • Marvel.com has quick rundown on what you need to know about DD...

    Marvel.com


  • 22/06 - [Diggle interview]
  • Forthcoming DD writer Andy Diggle teases what's ahead for the title, in this interview at Marvel.com...

    Marvel.com


  • 22/06 - [Simons talks DD]
  • Daredevil editor Warren Simons speaks with CBR's Dave Richards about what's ahead for the title, and there's an 8 page preview of DD#119 as well, along with Roberto De La Torre's artwork for DD#501, in case you missed it.

    CBR


  • 21/06 - [DD 501 artwork]
  • There's a preview of Roberto De La Torre's artwork from Daredevil 501 at CBR's recap of the Mondo Marvel panel from Philly... but a word of warning... there are some spoilerish-type things on display, so please be warned...

    CBR

    Look for some more on this Monday morning as well...


  • 20/06 - [New Artist is...]
  • Joining writer Andy Diggle on Daredevil with issue #501 as artist is... Roberto De La Torre!

    His credits include stints on Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, and Thunderbolts, where he was teamed with Diggle. There are also some interesting details on what's coming up in the title...

    Details at:

    IGN Dark Reign interview (2nd page has info)

    CBR


  • 20/06 - [The List - Daredevil]
  • Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1 one shot, by Andy Diggle and Billy Tan, coming in September...

    Details at:

    Newsarama


  • 19/06 - [Next week's Previews]
  • Here are the latest previews for next week's books... Daredevil #119 is finally shipping, and the next issue of Dark Reign: Elektra is also here...

    Daredevil 119

    Dark Reign: Elektra #4


  • 16/06 - [September Solicits]
  • Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer to find out the new artist on Daredevil... Issue 501 was not among the new previews released today. My guess is that there may be an announcement this weekend at either Heroes Con or Wizard World Philly. In any case, there's no issue of DD in September, but the second Bendis/Maleev omnibus is on its way later this year...

    Previews


  • 08/06 - [DD Noir #4 Preview]
  • The next and final issue of Daredevil Noir is now available for preview at Newsarama... SPOILERS if you haven't read issue #3 yet...

    Newsarama


  • 08/06 - [DD119 Preview]
  • IGN has an exclusive (no dialogue) look at the next issue of DD... there's also a look at Dark Reign: Elektra #4 as well...

    IGN


  • 03/06 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    June 3

    Daredevil Omnibus by Brubaker/Lark
    Daredevil Noir #3
    Deadpool: Suicide Kings #3

    Also:

    * Daredevil Movie Fine Art Bust $79.99

    June 10

    * Deadpool #11 [Bullseye]


  • 03/06 - [DD 500 variants]
  • Thanks to Dave and vtsoxfan7, who let me know that the variant covers to Daredevil 500 are in Previews this month and also a few are online... check these out...

    Gabriele Dell'Otto
    Geoff Darrow
    Alex Ross (inversed picture)


  • 02/06 - [Iron Patriot Acts]
  • Marvel released an image today, which features DD and other characters, apparently being watched by Norman Osborn... is Daredevil part of a story coming in September?

    Marvel.com


  • 01/06 - [DD in MUA2]
  • Daredevil has been added to the list of characters appearing in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 game... check out his page on the official site:

    MUA2


    May 2009


  • 29/05 - [DD Noir #3 Preview]
  • CBR has a preview of the next issue of Daredevil Noir, by Alex Irvine and Tomm Coker!

    DD Noir #3 @ CBR

    Don't forget, Daredevil is also appearing in the Deadpool: Suicide Kings series as well: Deadpool: Suicide Kings #3 @ CBR


  • 28/05 - [Way on DP/Bullseye]
  • CBR has an interview with Deadpool writer Daniel Way, where he talks about the current storyline where Bullseye (as Hawkeye) is sent by Norman Osborn to kill Deadpool...

    CBR


  • 28/05 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    May 28

    Dark Reign: Elektra #3

    June 3

    Daredevil Noir #3
    Deadpool: Suicide Kings #3


  • 24/05 - [Typhoid in DD reboot?]
  • Superherohype posted some interesting info from Golden Apple Comics in LA. Spotted was Battestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff, picking up all comics she could that featured Typhoid Mary... so, is she researching this for a DD movie? Or a Deadpool movie? Thanks to Meador for the tip...

    SHH


  • 22/05 - [DR:Elektra #3 Preview]
  • The next issue of Dark Reign: Elektra is now available for preview at CBR, by Zeb Wells and Clay Mann:

    CBR


  • 21/05 - [Write Stuff: Diggle]
  • Forthcoming DD writer Andy Diggle is featured in The Write Stuff at Marvel.com, where he talks about all of his Marvel projects...

    Marvel.com


  • 18/05 - [DD 500 solicit]
  • The wait is over... the solicit for Daredevil 500 is now up, and there are some nice surprises, including a new backup story by a former DD great...

    ManWithoutFear.com Previews


  • 15/05 - [Bullseye articles]
  • With Bullseye suddenly very much in the spotlight in many titles, here are a few articles that may interest you...

    * Marvel.com features Bullseye in "Unlimited Highlights: Bullseye" which has info on some Bullseye comics available on the MDCU [LINK]
    * CBR article by Dave Richards, talking with writer Matt Fraction about Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia [LINK]
    * IN case you haven't picked up Dark Reign: Hawkeye, the series written by forthcoming DD writer Andy Diggle, here's a preview of issue #2 [LINK]
    * Marvel.com also talks with editor Bill Rosemann in Marvel Hotline, about the Dark Reign: Hawkeye series [LINK]


  • 13/05 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    May 13

    Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2 [Bullseye]
    Deadpool Suicide Kings #2 [DD appears in series]
    Secret Wars II Omnibus [contains DD #223]

    May 20

    * Captain America #50 [Black Widow?]


  • 13/05 - [Robot Chicken DD]
  • In case you've never seen this, check out this appearance by "Daredevil" in this Robot Chicken episode, with Stevie Wonder!, Marlee Matlin! and Helen Keller!... go to around 3:23 of the video... for mature audiences of course...


  • 13/05 - [Cool Comic Moments]
  • CBR's Comics Should Be Good blog has been running a "Year of Cool Comic Book Moments" since January, and if you check out #116-#126, you'll see posts of Daredevil: Born Again... thanks to JP for reminding me about this...

    Comics Should Be Good!


  • 12/05 - [Links of interest]
  • Just some DD links of interest...

    * Daredevil vs Bullseye convention sketch by Frank Miller at CraigZablo.com
    * Daredevil & Batman sketch by DD artist Chris Samnee
    * Mazzucchelli's career work by master_post
    * Vote for your favourite Marko Djurdjevic DD cover in the final poll between DD #95 and DD#108
    * Alex Irvine has an interview with Broken Frontier
    * So why is Jock sketching out some DD covers? Hmm... Jock's Forum

    Follow all news updates and random DD info on Twitter


  • 08/05 - [May 13 Previews]
  • While Daredevil doesn't appear in Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2 or Deadpool: Suicide Kings #2 (maybe?), they are definitely DD-related... as forthcoming DD writer Andy Diggle continues his "Bullseye" story, and DD is promised to appear in the Deadpool: Suicide Kings series. Check out some previews at:

    CBR


  • 07/05 - [Ult. Elektra online]
  • If you've never read the 4 issue Ultimate Elektra series, it's now available as part of the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Check out this small spotlight on the series at:

    Marvel.com


  • 06/05 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    May 6

    Daredevil Noir #2 (2 covers)
    Astonishing Tales #4 (Digital comic reprint)
    Deadpool #10 [Bullseye]

    May 13

    Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2 [Bullseye]
    Deadpool Suicide Kings #2 [DD appears in series]


  • 01/05 - [DD Noir #2 Preview]
  • CBR has a new preview of Daredevil Noir #2, which ships next week...

    CBR


  • 01/05 - [Love,Sweat,Passion]
  • Running this site has given me the opportunity to be in contact with DD fans who have been inspired to make art based on the character.

    Reader Doug Harvey sent me an e-mail to let me know:

    Back in the mid-1980s a band called the Daves was playing in the Philadelphia area. They had some moderate success locally, playing the club circuit and getting some local radio airplay. A great bar band, they created a song called "Love, Sweat, Passion" which was based off the Frank Miller "Born Again" run of Daredevil. Perhaps the only song to open with the lines:

    He sees with his fingers,
    He hears with more than ears
    He can listen to your heart beat and feel your fears.

    It is a very good song, with each stanza appearing to be a different character - Daredevil, then Kingpin, then I think Karen Page. The Daves have sadly been long disbanded, but Bekka Eaton, the band's lead singer, maintains a website with some of their songs and luckily one is the Daredevil song! Here are the links - hope they can be added to the compendium!

    Link to song download

    Lyrics

    Thanks to Doug for the tip!


    April 2009


  • 27/04 - [DD FFG interview]
  • For the past 6 months, I've been working on an interview with the Daredevil: Fall From Grace creative team of Dan Chichester, Scott McDaniel and Hector Collazo. I wanted to get back in touch with them to discuss the origins of the arc, and their comments about their work 15 years later. I hope you enjoy this 8 page interview and there are lots of cool surprises to check out as well.

    Daredevil: Fall From Grace interview


  • 23/04 - [DD Noir interview]
  • Just posted is my interview with the Daredevil Noir creative team of writer Alex Irvine and artist Tomm Coker. I hope you guys like this discussion on elements of the first issue of the series (SPOILERS AHEAD!).

    Interview with Alex Irvine and Tomm Coker


  • 22/04 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    April 22

    * Daredevil #118
    * Dark Reign: Elektra #2
    * Wolverine First Class #14 [DD, Elektra, The Hand]

    April 29

    * Dark Avengers #4 [Bullseye]
    * Thunderbolts #131 [Bullseye]


  • 17/04 - [New DD figure]
  • Thanks to Kevin for the tip... here's a first look of the new Daredevil Marvel Select figure...

    More info


  • 16/04 - [Brubaker Podcast]
  • iFanboy has a new podcast interview with DD writer Ed Brubaker, where they talk about working on many projects and all of the current books...

    iFanboy


  • 16/04 - [DD #118 Preview]
  • IGN has a lettered preview of next week's Daredevil #118... by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, John Lucas, Stefano Gaudiano and Matt Hollingsworth!

    IGN


  • 16/04 - [DD Noir #2 Preview]
  • Newsarama has a first look at next month's Daredevil Noir #2, by Alex Irvine and Tomm Coker. Coming soon to this site... an interview with the creative team!

    Newsarama


  • 15/04 - [Djurdjevic Art HC]
  • Coming soon is The Marvel Art of Marko Djurdjevic Hardcover, which will feature over 200 pages of art and commentary. It will retail for $49.99 US and ships on July 1.

    Marvel.com


  • 09/04 - [MDCU DD interview]
  • Check out my new interview with writer Shane McCarthy and artist Martin Redmond, as they talk about working on the Astonishing Tales: Daredevil #1 digital comic for Marvel.

    Interview with Shane McCarthy and Martin Redmond


  • 09/04 - [DD virtual series]
  • If you haven't been following the Daredevil virtual series on MZP-TV, the latest episode 2x04 of Season 2 is now up... check out this interesting take on Daredevil.

    MZP-TV


  • 08/04 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    April 8

    * Daredevil Noir #1 [2 covers]
    * Dark Reign: Hawkeye [Bullseye]
    * Deadpool Suicide Kings #1 [DD will appear in series]

    April 15

    * Nothing DD-related yet...


  • 03/04 - [More DD Details]
  • Joe Quesada revealed a little bit more about Andy Diggle's forthcoming DD work, in this week's MyCup O'Joe...

    Cydonia asks:
    Any chance we'll see an Andy Diggle/Ed Brubaker co-written issue of Daredevil before Diggle takes over? I'm excited to see how Bru's arc ends and can't even imagine where Diggle plans on taking it. Think we'll get new villains? Or since Elektra is back, maybe have the two meet?

    JQ: Hi Cydonia,
    We're all extremely excited about what the guys have planned, and while I don't want to give too much away just yet, I can say that it will have major repercussions on multiple heroes and villains throughout the entire Marvel Universe-- and individuals from Matt's past.

    Andy will take over in the fall, and although it sounds like it would be very dark and very terrific, the guys will not be co-writing the title. Thanks for the kind words, and keep your eyes peeled!

    Myspace


  • 03/04 - [Irvine interview]
  • Learn more about next week's debut issue of Daredevil: Noir, with this interview from Dave Richards at CBR with writer Alex Irvine!

    CBR


  • 03/04 - [April 8th Previews]
  • CBR has some previews up for next week's Marvel Comics, and included are fully lettered first looks at Daredevil: Noir #1 and Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1.

    CBR


  • 01/04 - [Affleck talks DD]
  • Yesterday we had Vin Diesel talking about his (almost) role as Daredevil... now we have Ben Affleck talking about why he'll never do a comic book movie ever again, and sounding like it was the worst experience he's ever had...

    MTV


  • 01/04 - [45th anniversary]
  • This year marks 45 years of Daredevil, and in honour of the anniversary, I present my feature from 2004 on DD's 40th anniversary. If you've never read it before, have a look at what a lot of past DD creators thought of their stint on Daredevil.

    DD 40th anniversary interview


    March 2009


  • 31/03 - [Bru talks departure]
  • Daredevil writer Ed Brubaker talks to Newsarama and discusses why he's leaving the book and what's ahead for him... and there are preview pages of DD#118 as well...

    Newsarama


  • 31/03 - [Diesel talks DD]
  • Remember when Vin Diesel wanted to play Daredevil? Well, here he is at MTV.com talking about why he didn't suit up as DD...

    MTV


  • 30/03 - [Psych Ward: Kingpin]
  • Marvel.com's Psych Ward analyzes the Kingpin and presents an interesting view on his history...

    Marvel.com


  • 27/03 - [Lark leaving too]
  • Last week we learned Ed Brubaker is leaving the title with issue #500, and this week we learn that Michael Lark will also be leaving...

    From this week's MyCupO'Joe:

    JQ: Hey Andrew! Glad to hear that you've been digging DD! If you thought that Brian Bendis left Ed Brubaker with a helluva cliffhanger, wait until you see what Ed's got planned for Andy!

    No announcements yet about the art team -- it's top secret for now -- but how about a nod of the cap to the terrific job Michael Lark has done over the past three years? Michael's work has been beautiful, and with guest artists such as David Aja, Lee Weeks and Clay Mann, we know DD fans have come to expect amazing artwork from the title, and we don't expect they'll be disappointed. Hang tight, we'll have an announcement coming up!

    MySpace


  • 27/03 - [DR: Elektra 2 Preview]
  • Newsarama has an exclusive first look at the next issue of Dark Reign: Elektra, by Zeb Wells and Clay Mann...

    Newsarama


  • 25/03 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    March 25

    * Daredevil #117
    * Daredevil: Lady Bullseye TPB
    * Dark Reign: Elektra #1
    * Wolverine First Class #13 [Murdock app]

    April 1

    * Nothing DD-related yet...


  • 25/03 - [Maleev, Irvine show]
  • Thanks to Christine for this tip. Former Daredevil artist Alex Maleev, and Daredevil Noir writer Alex Irvine are both going to be interviewed on the radio tomorrow (Thursday March 26) in the UK. More information in the link:

    Alex Irvine

    UPDATE: You can download the interview here: Panel Borders (Thanks to Alex Fitch!)


  • 24/03 - [Diggle interviews]
  • Here's another Andy Diggle interview, this time with Newsarama...

    Newsarama

    And here was the one with Marvel.com...

    Marvel.com


  • 24/03 - [Hotline: Elektra]
  • Marvel.com has a Marvel Hotline: Dark Reign: Elektra #1 video with writer Zeb Wells giving details on the series...


  • 23/03 - [Diggle interview]
  • Marvel.com has a new interview with writer Andy Diggle, where he discusses Daredevil, Hawkeye, Thunderbolts and more...

    Marvel.com

    UPDATE: Newsarama interview


  • 23/03 - [Advance DD solicits]
  • Daredevil-related solicits for June are now posted in PREVIEWS!


  • 20/03 - [Diggle, DD500 news]
  • It's confirmed... Andy Diggle is the new writer on Daredevil with issue #501, and DD will be going back to its original numbering with issue #500! Lots of info here, including the cover to DD 500!

    Myspace


  • 20/03 - [Wolverine FC Preview]
  • In a storyline that runs at least until next issue, Wolverine First Class #13 begins a story with The Hand, and features DD (and Elektra?)...

    Marvel.com


  • 19/03 - [DR: Elektra Preview]
  • Newsarama has an exclusive lettered preview (8 pages) of next week's Dark Reign: Elektra #1. It's written by Zeb Wells, with art by Clay Mann...

    Newsarama


  • 19/03 - [DD Virtual Series]
  • MZP-TV returns with their second "season" of the Daredevil Virtual Series... head on over to read this interesting take on DD...

    MZP-TV


  • 19/03 - [DD 117 Preview]
  • Next week's Daredevil #117 is available for preview at IGN... although, the recap page posted is obviously incorrect... SPOILERS AHEAD...

    IGN


  • 19/03 - [DD Digicomic]
  • There's an exclusive digicomic on Marvel.com which features Daredevil. Astonishing Tales: One Shots (Daredevil) #1 is now available, written by Shane McCarthy with art by Martin Redmond. You can only read the whole issue if you are subscriber, but you can still check out the first 3 pages for free...

    Marvel.com


  • 18/03 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    March 18

    * Dark Avengers #3 [Bullseye]
    * Ultimatum #3 [Ultimate DD?]

    March 25

    * Daredevil #117
    * Daredevil: Lady Bullseye TPB
    * Dark Reign: Elektra #1


  • 16/03 - [DD Noir Preview]
  • I'm not sure if these are new pages that we haven't seen before, but here's a preview of Daredevil Noir at Marvel Noise in any case...

    Marvel Noise


  • 12/03 - [Angela Bowie e-mail]
  • As reported on March 9th, Angela Bowie was planning a Black Widow series (with Daredevil) and there were some photos linked from Getty Images... I was able to get in contact with Ms. Bowie and I asked her if she could give any details on the series... here's what she had to say through e-mail:

    Dear Kuljit,

    Thank you for your interest and e-mail.
    I am surprised that you ask me that question. I received permission from Stan Lee
    to have the rights to Daredevil and Black Widow for a year.
    We were unable to place the series.
    Actor, writer, Benny Carruthers and I did the photo shoot with Terry
    O'Neill and Natasha Kornilkoff costume designer and Barbara Daly - make-up
    in London and that was all that ever happened. Unfortunately at that time
    it was considered too difficult and expensive to film, special effects
    etc.

    I appreciate your asking,

    kindest regards,
    Angie

    Thanks to Angela Bowie for the info!

    These were the original links found by @PAPPADEMAS on Twitter...

    Getty Images 1

    Getty Images 2


  • 12/03 - [Black Widow casting]
  • While Emily Blunt was the frontrunner for the Black Widow role in Iron Man 2, she had to bow out due to scheduling issues with other projects... so, who has signed on? Scarlett Johansson will be Natasha Romanoff and Mickey Rourke has officially signed on as Whiplash...

    E! Online


  • 10/03 - [Mack interview]
  • Word Balloon's John Siuntres talks with David Mack, and there is some info on Daredevil: End of Days...

    Newsarama


  • 09/03 - [1975 TV show?]
  • Via @PAPPADEMAS on Twitter, check out this promo shot of Ben Carruthers and Angela Bowie (as DD and Black Widow) for a proposed Daredevil TV series from 1975!

    Getty Images 1

    Getty Images 2

    Anyone have more info on this?

    UPDATE: Looks like this was really a Black Widow TV series?...

    Progressive Ruin


  • 04/03 - [Shipping update]
  • Complete list
    Next week's list

    March 4

    * Daredevil #116

    March 11

    * Nothing DD-related...


  • 02/03 - [Psych Ward: Elektra]
  • Marvel.com has a feature where Elektra's mental health is examined...

    Marvel.com


  • 02/03 - [Diggle on DR:Hawkeye]
  • Dark Reign: Hawkeye writer Andy Diggle spoke with Newsarama about the forthcoming mini-series, which features a certain DD-related character (just in case you don't know, SPOILERS...)

    Newsarama


    February 2009


  • 28/02 - [DR: Elektra images]

    Cup O'Joe at MySpace comic books has some more images from the forthcoming Dark Reign: Elektra series. Scroll down near the end of the article for several images by Clay Mann.

    MySpace


  • 27/02 - [More DD Noir]

    As promised, here's the Weekly Watcher from Marvel.com, which has some more images from Daredevil: Noir...


  • 26/02 - [DD #116 Preview]

    Comics Bulletin has an exclusive first look of next week's Daredevil #116... Some nice David Aja artwork!

    Comics Bulletin


  • 26/02 - [DD Noir Sneak]

    Marvel.com posted a page from April's Daredevil Noir, by Tomm Coker. And tomorrow's Weekly Watcher will have a trailer for the series, so I'll post that link when it's available...

    Marvel.com


  • 26/02 - [DP: SK #1 Preview]

    The latest Deadpool limited series "Suicide Kings" is out April 1st, and Daredevil will be appearing in the story... Marvel.com has a preview of the first issue...

    Marvel.com


  • 25/02 - [Wonder Con]

    WonderCon 2009 in San Francisco runs from February 27 - March 1, and will we see some Daredevil-related news or announcements there?

    Marvel will be at this convention, and so will DD writer Ed Brubaker... here are some panels you may be interested in:

    Saturday February 28

    4:00-5:00 Marvel: Mondo Marvel. Welcome to Wonder Con's biggest line-up of superstar talent from across the Marvel Universe! Join Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man), Ed Brubaker (Captain America), Chris Yost (X-Force), Rick Remender (Punisher), executive editor Axel Alonso, editor Mark Paniccia, and more as they discuss Dark Reign, Planet Skaar, Messiah War, and so much more! Room 103

    5:00-6:00 Spotlight on Ed Brubaker. WonderCon special guest Ed Brubaker (Incognito) brings his own special guest, actress Zoe Bell (Death Proof), with a sneak peek of the first episode from their highly anticipated, action-packed, online series Angel of Death for Crackle.com. Q&A session to follow. Room 103

    Sunday March 1

    1:00-2:00 Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker. One's a Casanova, the other's a Criminal, and we're not sure if they'll show up Incognito or as their true selves, but we do know it's going to be a fascinating hour. WonderCon special guests and sometime-collaborators Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker sit down for a talk about comics and other stuff they both love. Room 103


  • 22/02 - [ASM Extra]

    If you've read Amazing Spider-Man #587 this week and seen Matt Murdock's appearance as Peter Parker's lawyer, you may want to check out a free digital comic of Amazing Spider-Man Extra entitled "The Spartacus Gambit", which shows how Matt helps Peter in court before what happens in ASM #587.

    Marvel Digital Comics


  • 20/02 - [DD116 delayed]

    In case you are wondering why Daredevil #116 is not amongst the previews for next week's books, or doesn't appear on the shipping list... it looks like it will be delayed at least a week. Marvel.com has it listed for March 4. Daredevil #117 is still listed for March 25, for now.


  • 19/02 - [Colan interview]

    John Siuntres of Word Balloon had a chance to speak with DD legend Gene "The Dean" Colan at the New York Comic Con. There's a video up at:

    Newsarama


  • 18/02 - [Shipping update]

    Complete list
    Next week's list

    February 18

    * Amazing Spider-Man #587 [Matt Murdock app.]
    * Dark Avengers #2 [Bullseye]

    February 25

    * New Avengers #50 [Bullseye?]
    * Thunderbolts #129 [Black Widow (Belova)]
    * Marvel Previews
    * No Daredevil 116 listed... yet...


  • 18/02 - [New Wells interview]

    Newsarama has an interview with Dark Reign: Elektra writer Zeb Wells. There was also an interview with Wells at Marvel.com on the 10th, in case you missed that.

    Newsarama


  • 18/02 - [DR: Elektra #1 Preview]

    See some interior pages of Dark Reign: Elektra #1 at:

    Marvel.com


  • 17/02 - [May 2009 solicits]

    May 2009 comics are now posted in PREVIEWS, with lots of titles that relate to DD... but oddly enough, there's no actual Daredevil comic solicited!

    Previews


  • 14/02 - [Lady Bullseye designs]

    If you haven't been to the comic store recently and haven't seen the Young Guns '09 sketchbook, there are some designs that Marko Djurdjevic did for Lady Bullseye. Check them out here if you haven't seen it (it's free):

    Marvel Digital Comics


  • 14/02 - [ASM #587 Preview]

    Thanks to Francesco, who spotted an appearance of Matt Murdock in the preview for next week's Amazing Spider-Man #587 at...

    Newsarama


  • 13/02 - [CBB reviews Ess. DD]

    Comic Book Bin's Andy Frisk has posted a review of the first volume of Essential Daredevil, so if you've never had a chance to check out the early issues of DD, see what Andy has to say about the reprinted collection.

    Comic Book Bin


  • 12/02 - [DR: Hawkeye Preview]

    Marvel.com has a preview of the first issue of Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1. If you know who is under the mask, then head on over...

    Marvel.com


  • 10/02 - [Zeb Wells interview]

    Dark Reign: Elektra writer Zeb Wells spoke with Marvel.com and discussed the forthcoming limited series and other projects he is currently working on...

    Marvel.com


  • 09/02 - [NYCC news]

    Surprisingly, there wasn't much Daredevil news announced at the New York Comic Con on the weekend. Aside from the Ultimate Alliance info posted on the 6th, there was only a bit of news about End of Days from the Cup O'Joe panel, where it was revealed that the first issue is done. Once more issues are completed, then it will be solicited. Maybe with solicits coming out this month we will learn just what will be happening with Daredevil "500".


  • 06/02 - [Ultimate Alliance 2]

    Here's a trailer for the forthcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Black Widow and Daredevil appear briefly in it... clip courtesy of GameTrailers.com.

    IGN just updated their site with a Q&A with the developer, and there are screencaps of DD...

    IGN


  • 02/02 - [DD vs Kingpin]

    Marvel.com has a new article online, which features some of the past battles of Daredevil vs Kingpin, in preparation for next issue.

    Marvel.com


    January 2009


  • 30/01 - [Widow statue]

    Japan's Kutobukiya has a new Black Widow statue coming out in its bishojo line ("pretty girl") in July 2009. IGN has lots of pics of the prototype:

    IGN


  • 29/01 - [Daredevil Vs]

    CBR's "Top 25 Vs." list was revealed this week, and in case you missed it, Daredevil vs Kingpin ranked #10 and Daredevil vs Bullseye was #7.

    CBR


  • 28/01 - [Shipping update]

    Complete list
    Next week's list

    January 28

    * Daredevil #115
    * Captain America [Black Widow?]

    February 4

    * Nothing DD-related yet...


  • 22/01 - [DD#115 Preview]

    A lettered preview of next week's DD#115 is now available at Comics Bulletin:

    Comics Bulletin


  • 22/01 - [Shipping update]

    Complete list
    Next week's list

    January 21

    * Marvel Masterworks Daredevil HC Vol. 5
    * Thunderbolts #128 [DD-related characters appear]
    * Dark Avengers #1 [SPOILER]

    January 28

    * Daredevil #115


  • 21/01 - [Bru @ Word Balloon]

    Word Balloon speaks with Daredevil writer Ed Brubaker. The interview is mainly about Brubaker's Incognito, Criminal and Angel of Death, but some DD-related talk happens about 8 minutes from the end of the interview... mainly about DD artist Stefano Gaudiano.

    Word Balloon

    UPDATE: There's a new interview up with Ed Brubaker at Sci-Fi Wire... where he talks a bit about DD and if he would be involved in a DD movie.

    Sci-Fi Wire


  • 19/01 - [April Solicits]

    April 2009 solicits are now up! DD118, DDNoir1, Dark Reign Elektra #2, Deadpool Suicide Kings #1, Wolverine First Class #14!

    PREVIEWS


  • 16/01 - [DD#115 Preview]

    The next issue is available for preview at IGN:

    IGN


  • 16/01 - [13 years!]

    Another year has passed and the site is one year older. Many thanks to all of you who make the site a regular destination during your day. I'm currently working on a really cool interview and I had hoped it would be complete by today. But once you see the interview when it's done, you'll understand the delay. Lots of DD stuff to look forward to this year!


  • 14/01 - [Shipping update]

    Complete list
    Next week's list

    January 14

    * Daredevil Born Again Premiere HC (two covers)

    January 21

    * Thunderbolts #128 [Bullseye?]


  • 13/01 - [Brubaker video]

    Marvel.com posted a video interview with DD writer Ed Brubaker... check it out here:


  • 09/01 - [Pun/DD update]

    Images of the Punisher/Daredevil Diorama are now online... check them out! Thanks to Kevin for the tip.

    Sideshow Collectibles


  • 08/01 - [Server upgraded]

    Hopefully all of you can see this... the site was down for a short period of time and you may have not been able to see anything while the DNS propagated the recent server change.

    So, good news on the server front. As you may know, the site has been hosted by the good folks at Comic Book Resources for almost 10 years now. Problem was, the server was becoming realllly slow and timing out a lot, as many of you have experienced.

    Today my site was moved to a brand new server, that has been promised to be 20x faster than the original... so I hope you guys love the new speed and hopefully posting on the board is not the problem it was before and page load times are minimal.


  • 08/01 - [Hollingsworth update]

    Daredevil colourist Matt Hollingworth has updated his web site with pics of DD#107-112 (along with other titles he's currently working on). Have a look at the DD gallery!

    MattHollingsworth.net


  • 07/01 - [Moore's Miller spoof]

    In case you've never seen this before, here's the infamous Alan Moore "Dourdevil" spoof he did many years ago...

    X-Ray Spex


  • 07/01 - [Shipping update]

    Complete list
    Next week's list

    January 7

    * Daredevil By Miller/Janson TPB Vol. 3

    January 14

    * Nothing DD-related yet...


  • 05/01 - [Pun/DD Diorama]

    Thanks to MattTheDevilMurdock1202 for the tip... looks like Sideshow Collectibles has a new Punisher vs Daredevil Diorama in the works... an initial pic is online... hopefully more info soon...

    Sideshow Collectibles



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