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Earlier this month, we saw the solicits for DAREDEVIL #1 and all the covers etc.
Here's a quick look at some other things that may interest DD fans in March...
First up, we have a Daredevil chess piece:
This Daredevil chess piece is listed in the new Previews, coming in March from Eaglemoss Publications. (JAN14 1531) pic.twitter.com/WRbnNSKwuT— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) December 16, 2013
If you like the Samnee and Ross covers for DAREDEVIL, you can order posters of them!
Here's the ordering information for the DAREDEVIL #1 poster by Alex Ross. http://t.co/6AQEFXYhq2— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) December 29, 2013
And here's the ordering information for the DAREDEVIL #1 poster by Chris Samnee. http://t.co/iziU1TdJjs— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) December 29, 2013
And while this isn't coming in March, here's a look at a new mini bust coming later in the year...
Have a safe and happy new year! See you in 2014!
It's been quite the year for DAREDEVIL, so I thought it would be interesting to see what issues came out in 2013.
Click on any of the images for previews of the issue!
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1-7
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #4-8
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9-10
Daredevil will be making an appearance in the "Goblin Nation" storyline in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP, starting in January, and CBR spoke with writer Kevin Shinick about bringing DD, Punisher and Spidey together again.
Artist Marco Checchetto draws the arc and several preview pages are available to view.
Originally, Zeb Wells had been announced as the writer of the new ELEKTRA series that was coming in early 2014. Due to some scheduling conflicts with TV writing, Wells had to bow out. Now scheduled for April, ELEKTRA will debut with writer W. Haden Blackman, along with artist Mike Del Mundo.
Blackman spoke with CBR about accepting the offer to write the series and what interested him in taking on the job.
DAREDEVIL #34 comes out December 18th by Waid, Rodriguez and Lopez and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
March 2014 solicits are now up on the site! DAREDEVIL #1 comes out, with 6 covers!
* Also the DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS TPB ships, as well as the DARK NIGHTS TPB.
* There are some early solicits for the 5th DD BY MARK WAID TPB, and the 7th DD BY MARK WAID HC. There's also a new DD AND ELEKTRA: FALL FROM GRACE TPB!
DAREDEVIL #35 doesn't come out until January, and #34 comes out next week, but here's an early look at issue #35 on the AV CLUB's web site.
Spoilers ahead for this unlettered preview...
Mark Waid had an interview with Jessica Chobot at Nerdist News and they discussed many topics, including Waid's thoughts on the Netflix DD show and the comics. He also talks about his new book SHADOW WALK and much more.
As reported here on November 12th, Drew Goddard was the frontrunner to helm the Netflix Daredevil series that is coming in 2015. Today Marvel.com confirmed the news, saying Goddard will write and direct the first episode, and will be the Showrunner and Executive Producer. Certainly is good news, but let's hope the casting of Daredevil is also well-received.
CBR's Marc Buxton posted his take on the Top 10 creative runs on DAREDEVIL, and DD fans are sure to have an opinion on some of his choices. While some of the more well-known runs are featured, he also chooses some runs that aren't quite as well-known or well-received. Have a read and let me know what you think on the board.
Playboy magazine has a new interview with Ben Affleck and he had a few choice words about his Daredevil experience and how it has motivated him for his forthcoming Batman role.
The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that's part of the motivation to do Batman.
More quotes at Latino Review...
Mark Waid was at the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con and sat down with Comic Vine for an interview. They spoke about DAREDEVIL (before the relaunch announcement) and all of Waid's other projects.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #7 ships next week on December 4th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
Jimmy Palmiotti, Thony Silas, Nelson DeCastro and Amanda Conner continue their arc!
There has been lots of news today about DAREDEVIL #1, and let's begin with the official press release from Marvel:
Superstar Storytellers MARK WAID & CHRIS SAMNEE Re-Team for DAREDEVIL #1!
The Critically Acclaimed Creative Team Returns!
New York, NY -- November 26th, 2013 -- You just can't keep the Man Without Fear down! Matt Murdock makes his All-New Marvel NOW! debut with an exciting new monthly series starting with Daredevil #1 this March!
Beloved by critics and fans alike, Eisner-Award winning storytellers Mark Waid (Captain America, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger) re-team to take Marvel's fearless hero in a bold new direction -- starting with a move to The City by the Bay!
Spinning out of the groundbreaking new Infinite Comic series Daredevil: Road Warrior, Daredevil #1 marks a new start for Matt Murdock. Armed with an imperceptible radar sense and a passion for justice -- the blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen is ready to make his mark on the Golden City's streets. But, San Francisco local vigilante, The Shroud is already keeping the street safe -- and he's not ready to share the spotlight!
Big changes are in store for the Man Without Fear -- as old haunt -- and familiar faces emerge ready to give the devil his due!
"Mark and Chris (along with Javier Rodriguez and Joe Caramagna) have made history on Daredevil over the past couple years," said Senior Editor Stephen Wacker. "But their new plans for the Man Without Fear are their most exciting yet. This is a perfect place to jump on see what everyone is talking about."
Every FIRST ISSUE bearing the All New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.
Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories.... and it's happening NOW!
Daredevil #1 strikes this March! For more on Moon Knight & All-New Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelNOW.
Then there were various interviews with Mark Waid and Chris Samnee posted, that revealed quite a bit about the direction of the story and why DD making the move to San Francisco.
And last, but certainly not least... Alex Ross will be painting a variant cover to DAREDEVIL #1. CBR has the exclusive first look!
As always, keep checking back for more news!
We don't have to wait any longer... Marvel has finally revealed what most of us were suspecting, that DAREDEVIL will be relaunched in March with the exact same creative team of Waid, Samnee, Rodriguez and Caramagna.
Following the DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR digital series by Waid and Krause, DAREDEVIL #1 will ship with Matt Murdock making a trek across the country to San Francisco.
Nerdist.com had a chance to speak with Mark Waid and Chris Samnee and they give some insight about the change, the relaunch and more.
So, Daredevil fans, what do you think of this news? You will notice that the price is $3.99... will it stay that way for issue #2?
Justice is Blind! Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #34!
This December, Marvel's fearless hero becomes the most wanted man in New York City in the action-packed Daredevil #34! From award-winning writer Mark Waid and acclaimed artist Javier Rodriguez . Matt Murdock has returned to a New York City that wants him dead! The Sons of the Serpent are out to take down the Man Without Fear before he can completely dismantle them! But when your enemy controls the entire city's justice system and more, enemies are everywhere! Where can you turn when everyone is a bad guy? The odds are stacked against him this December -- and that's just the way he likes it! All leading up to the biggest life changing event for ol' hornhead. No fan of the man without fear can afford to miss the exciting Daredevil #34!
DAREDEVIL #34 (OCT130712)
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
FOC . 11/25/2013, On-Sale . 12/18/2013
February 2014 solicits are now up on the site!
* DAREDEVIL #36 by Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez... the final issue.
* Also got the DD appearance in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #10.
* There are some early solicits for the DARK NIGHTS TPB, as well as the 8th volume of the MARVEL MASTERWORKS.
DAREDEVIL #33 comes out November 20th by Waid, Samnee, Copland & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
The Wrap has exclusive news that LOST, World War Z and CABIN IN THE WOODS writer Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write the Daredevil show for Netflix.
Daredevil fans will remember that Goddard had expressed interest in Daredevil in 2012 in an interview with Collider that you can view here around the 4:00 mark:
What do you guys think? Goddard is a longtime fan of DD and this news sounds good.
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has been dropping hints lately that we would be hearing some news about Daredevil "soon", and... The news broke this morning, as it was announced that Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist will be produced as TV series on Netflix. The first show will be Daredevil in 2015!
Here's the press release:
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.
Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel's "The Defenders" mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel's most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.
"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel.s specialty," said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. "This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what's sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure."
"Marvel's movies, such as 'Iron Man' and 'Marvel's The Avengers,' are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "With 'House of Cards' and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we're thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude."
This new original TV deal follows last year's landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
SO what do you think? Does this news excite you or were you hoping for a movie?
Share your views on the message board!
UPDATE: Deadline posted some comments from Disney CEO Bob Iger about the Netflix deal, saying the characters are "not among the most popular" and "were never going to become feature films". But he does say that could change if the shows do well on Netflix. Click on the Deadline link for more info!
November's fan question is now up!
I already have over 25 responses from Twitter, so please send me your answer through email (question [at] manwithoutfear [dot] com) or Twitter (@manwithoutfear). Always cool to see the various answers from all of you.
Jason Copland will be drawing DAREDEVIL #33 in a few short weeks, and I had a chance to speak with him about the issue and what it's like for him to work on his favourite character. Hope you enjoy the interview and many thanks to Mr. Copland!
You've seen the announcement yesterday about DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR, and there was an interview on Marvel.com as well about it.
Today there were more interviews with the creative team.
First up was an interview with Mark Waid and Peter Krause at CBR. When asked if this was definitely the end of his run on DAREDEVIL, Waid replied:
It's the end of something. How about that? [Laughs] It's a different way of helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of the character. That's sort of the impetus here, too.
Next up was an interview with Mark Waid at Newsarama. Waid comments:
The ability working in digital lends to showcasing the bizarre, unusual ways in which both of them view the world - that was a big lure for me.
Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso also chimed in with some comments from his Axel-in-Charge column at CBR.
I love the idea of Matt dealing with the unique culture and geography of San Francisco, jumping from building to building in the Embarcadero, visiting La Taqueria in the Mission [Laughs]
DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR will begin in February, 2014.
The Mark Waid and Chris Samnee story in DAREDEVIL may be ending with #36, but Daredevil will continue in digital form as DAREDEVIL: ROAD WARRIOR, by Waid and artist Peter Krause. Here's the press release from Marvel, and be sure to check out the link in the release for an interview with Waid and Krause.
Fan-Favorite Series Continues for Digital-Only Infinite Comic Series!
New York, NY -- October 31st, 2013 -- Gear up for a road trip unlike anything you've ever experienced as Matt Murdock heads west in Daredevil: Road Warrior -- the latest game-changing Infinite Comic hitting digital devices this February! Following other blockbuster Infinite Comic series like Wolverine: Japan's Most Wanted & Iron Man: Fatal Frontier, Daredevil: Road Warrior is designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embraces the technological opportunities -- while still staying true to the medium's greatest strengths!
Acclaimed Daredevil writer Mark Waid teams with artist Peter Krause to take Matt Murdock on a brand new journey full of adventure, excitement, and more than a few dangers! Launching the week after Daredevil #36, the final issue of Waid's and artist Chris Samnee's award-winning series -- Daredevil: Road Warrior finds the Man Without Fear beginning his coast-to-coast journey from the Big Apple to sunny California!
"Matt's beginning a whole new chapter in his life following the events of Daredevil #36, and he's excited but apprehensive at the same time," Waid said in an interview with Marvel.com. "You can be a Man Without Fear and still be a little worried about where the next paycheck is coming from. Daredevil: Road Warrior is a coast-to-coast adventure/chase with thrills aplenty."
Is the west coast a new beginning for the Man Without Fear? Or can you take the crimefighter out of the city -- but never the city out of the crimefighter? Find out as Daredevil begins his grand journey this February in Daredevil: Road Warrior!
Available right at your fingertips, these new Infinite Comics will be available for purchase this February on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & Android(TM) devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!
Comic Vine has an exclusive preview of Jimmy Palmiotti and Thony Silas's first issue of their arc in DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS.
. Matt Murdock is brought to the Caribbean by a client fleeing persecution, and he's got a new partner for this case - the Fearless Defender herself, MISTY KNIGHT!
. Daredevil legend Jimmy Palmiotti teams with rising star Thony Silas for the latest, greatest Dark Nights event: IN THE NAME OF THE KING!
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #6, with a cover by Amanda Conner, ships November 6.
The Man Without Fear Meets The Legion of Monsters! Your First Look At DAREDEVIL 33!
This November, Matt battles for survival against supernatural foes unlike any other in the terrifying Daredevil #33!
From the award-winning creative team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee comes one of the strangest Daredevil tales yet!
The Man Without Fear's quest to end the Sons of the Serpent organization has put him in the undead clutches of the ghastly Legion of Monsters!
Now, Daredevil must battle against Zombies, Werewolves, Mummies, and even the Daughter of Satan!
Not to mention the Sons of the Serpent themselves! With these frightening foes closing in, is it possible the Man Without Fear might just be afraid of something after all? Don.t miss the shocking Daredevil #33 for the answer!
DAREDEVIL #33 (SEP130728)
MARK WAID & CHRIS SAMNEE -- Storytellers
PENCILS & INKS by JASON COPLAND
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
FOC . 10/28/2013, On-Sale . 11/20/2013
Empire Magazine had a Google Hangout with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige. Here's what he had to say about Daredevil:
Daredevil is back at Marvel and there are lots of talented people trying to figure out what to do with him. We love Daredevil, there are amazing stories... the Bendis run, his 5-6 year run is amazing, went into a Brubaker run which is amazing, and all sorts of things before that era that we could use. I think you can bet on seeing something on Daredevil in the not-too-distant future.
Go to around the 14:00 mark for the DD comments.
If you've read today's issue of DAREDEVIL #32, you've probably seen some hints of some news in the letter column.
Chris Samnee posted a cover to issue #36, "the final issue" and now sites are saying DAREDEVIL is ending with issue #36. (check out the Easter eggs on the cover)
If DD is really ending, let's hope a relaunch is around the corner. Better get started working on adding Volume 4 to the site's database.
Newsarama has a quick interview with Daredevil writer Mark Waid, where he discusses this week's issue and hints at what is coming up in issue #33. He also teases about celebrations for DD's 50th anniversary next year.
Bleeding Cool spoke with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and there was a small tidbit about Daredevil:
"We're trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don't want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time."
Not sure if this means they are actively preparing a DD project, but at least he's not being ignored.
DAREDEVIL #32 comes out October 23rd, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
January 2014 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #35 by Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez, as DD takes on the Sons of the Serpent again. With a special guest.
* DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #8 is the final part of the story by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Thony Silas. And the final issue of the mini series.
* Also got the DD appearance in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #9.
Javier Rodriguez has been a part of the new DAREDEVIL series right from the start, as colorist and recently as artist. Here we talk about all things DAREDEVIL and his work with Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Chris Samnee.
Hope you guys enjoy the interview and many thanks to Mr. Rodriguez for taking time out of his busy schedule to fit this interview in. Much appreciated.
Announced at the New York Comic Con yesterday was the new ELEKTRA series by writer Zeb Wells and artist Mike Del Mundo.
The new series will start in March 2014, and will focus on the "assassin" aspect of her character. Wells, of course, has past experience with Elektra, writing the DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA series and the recent SAVAGE WOLVERINE arc.
Wells and Del Mundo spoke with Comic Book Resources and Newsarama (links below) and have a look at the gorgeous covers to issues #1 and #2.
There's another new Daredevil fan film out there, and this one comes from Fresh Scream Production. It's a pretty cool take on DD's origin and has some great effects. It is in Italian, but you'll recognize lots of familiar scenes and is easy to follow.
October's fan question is now up!
I already have over 25 responses from Twitter, so please send me your answer through email (question [at] manwithoutfear [dot] com) or Twitter (@manwithoutfear). Always cool to see the various answers from all of you.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #5 ships next week on October 2nd. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
David Lapham & Lee Loughridge conclude this two-part arc:
The Comic Riffs blog at the Washington Post had a chance to speak with Mark Waid about his run on DAREDEVIL so far... and we are treated to some very spoilery preview pages of DAREDEVIL #32. Be warned!
DAREDEVIL #31 comes out September 18th, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
December 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #34 by Waid and Rodriguez, as DD takes on the Sons of the Serpent again.
* DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #7 is part 2 of the story by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Thony Silas.
* Also got the DD appearance in AVENGERS A.I. #7.INH!
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS writer/artist David Lapham spoke with CBR about the series, and his current story that is running through the anthology. He also discusses his past DD/PUNISHER book and his work with DC on ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN.
CBR has posted an exclusive first look at the cover to AVENGERS A.I. #7.INH by artist Dave Marquez.
Daredevil will be making a guest appearance in the issue, written by Sam Humphries, with art by Andre Lima Araujo.
Click on the link for more info and a better look at the cover!
The Harvey Awards were held last night in Baltimore, and while DD had a total of 6 nominations, it couldn't overcome the SAGA juggernaut, and DD came away with one award for BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT for the Born Again Artist's Edition.
In any case, congratulations to the DAREDEVIL team for all the nominations and thank you for another great year.
Here is a list of the DAREDEVIL nominations:
The second arc of DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS by David Lapham started this week, but Newsarama has an interview with Jimmy Palmiotti, who returns to Daredevil to write a 3-part arc following Lapham. Palmiotti talks about the story, that takes Matt to Florida and the Caribbean, and guest-starts Misty Knight. He also talks about working with artist Thony Silas, and the cover art by Amanda Conner!
Last month's first question was a success, so I'm continuing this month with:
I already have over 30 responses from Twitter, so please send me your answer through email (question [at] manwithoutfear [dot] com) or Twitter (@manwithoutfear). Always cool to see the various answers from all of you.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #4 ships next week on September 4th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
David Lapham joins Lee Loughridge on this two-part arc:
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spoke with Newsarama about many topics, including last week's DAREDEVIL #30 (if you haven't read it yet, don't read this interview) and what's ahead for our hero.
An excerpt from Chris Samnee:
"Honestly this is just one giant fictional world in my head. There's really no stylistic difference between how I approach drawing Matt and Foggy in their office or Daredevil jumping out a window to tussle with Silver Surfer. I'm just trying to hit emotional beats and make the story as immersive an experience as possible though a series of static images."
One out-of-print TPB that always seems to be at the top of DAREDEVIL fans' wishlists to be printed is FALL FROM GRACE... and it appears their wishes are coming true (with more!).
Coming in 2014 is DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA: FALL FROM GRACE, which will collect the original issues from the storyline (#319-325) as well as the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE arc (#326-332) and stories from the DD ANNUAL #10. The TPB will be 464 pages and have a list price of $49.99. It is scheduled to ship in April, by D.G. Chichester, Scott McDaniel, Hector Collazo, Gregory Wright et al.
It's the epic saga that reintroduced Elektra to the Marvel Universe! A super-virus is unleashed on New York by the Hand ninja clan, and only Daredevil can stop them - but not without some unexpected help from a long-lost love and a new, armored costume! Can the Man Without Fear come to terms with his past with Elektra in time to halt the Hand's terror plot - even if it means the end of his secret identi ty? And when Baron Strucker assembles a team of cyber-terrorists to plunge the world's computer systems into global anarchy, will even Captain America's aid be enough to defeat them? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Black Widow and more!
Also coming next year:
* April - DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID Vol. 7 Premiere HC, collecting #32-36. $21.99
The Serpent Society has been buying off the New York justice system and using it to their own sinister means. The only man that stands in their way? Matt Murdock, the man known as DAREDEVIL! It's Daredevil versus the Sons of the Serpent in an all-out battle for the soul of truth and justice in New York City!
* April - DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID Vol. 5 TPB, collecting #22-27. $18.99
A mystery takes Daredevil to the edge like never before! When Matt Murdock receives fateful news about someone close to him, will he be forced to abandon his super-hero identity to save one of his dearest friends? As a life-or-death medical drama plays out in Matt 's personal life, the hidden foe behind Daredevil's recent troubles steps out of the shadows to play his trump card. The Man Without Fear comes face-to-face with his opposite number - an unstoppable enemy with a mysterious connecti on to the accident that gave young Matt Murdock his powers.
* April - DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS TPB, collecting #1-8 of the limited series. $21.99
The greatest talents in comics bring you gorgeous new stories featuring the Man Without Fear! First, a blizzard brings New York to a standstill - and a little girl in desperate need of a heart transplant lies on death's door, unless Daredevil can get to her in time! The trouble is, DD is recovering from a severe concussion...but although everything may stand in his way, nothing will stop Daredevil from rescuing a young life! Then, Daredevil's life gets a voltage of violence from the Shocker! Matt Murdock must track a fugitive and reclaim the stolen evidence Matt needs to protect his innocent client - while the Avengers confront some massive monster mayhem in the streets of NYC! It's a race against time, but just another day for Daredevil!
* March - DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS TPB, collecting #1-8 of the limited series. $32.99
Brian Bendis heads a team of Daredevil legends to tell the last tale of the Man Without Fear. Years after the world last set eyes on him, Daredevil finally returned to Hell's Kitchen, only to be brutally slain by his deadliest foe in a very public battle. But Matt 's enigmatic last word leads Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich to take on one final story: the truth behind what happened to his old friend. Where did Matt go - and what brought him back, only to die? But while Urich hunts down answers from Daredevil's array of allies, enemies and former lovers, he is being watched from the shadows - by a mysterious figure with a strikingly familiar silhouette. Matt Murdock is dead. But is that the end for Daredevil?
* February - DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID oversized HC, collecting #11-21, Avenging Spider-Man #6 and Punisher #10. $38.99
Daredevil and Spider-Man form a shaky alliance with not one, but two Punishers to obtain the invaluable Omega Drive - which contains the power to dismantle an internati onal criminal network. But the plan goes pear-shaped when one hero betrays the group! Then, Daredevil undergoes urgent brain surgery when Ant-Man enters his head to destroy sensory-deprivation robots implanted by Dr. Doom. But when the bots battle back, Ant-Man must fight blind!
I visited the Fan Expo this weekend in Toronto, and I wanted to share some pics of things I bought that were Daredevil-related. Unfortunately I didn't get anything signed, but I did get some pretty cool prints and sketches.
Some Daredevil spiral notebooks, which I probably will never use. :) pic.twitter.com/wEE59MM8H3— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) August 25, 2013
A Daredevil "Justice" print. pic.twitter.com/YfcKg1iCI4— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) August 25, 2013
Followed by an Elektra "Excellence" print. pic.twitter.com/jHTDZP44If— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) August 25, 2013
An Elektra sketch by Rachael Wells. pic.twitter.com/Dx9FweyDAt— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) August 25, 2013
And the last pic, an Elektra print by Daxiong. pic.twitter.com/GnUjFoRiPP— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) August 25, 2013
The latest trailer for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game was released, and although DD doesn't appear in the trailer, some new images were released... and we've now got official confirmation that Daredevil will appear in the game.
Have another interview to share this week, as I had a chance to speak with former DAREDEVIL artist Stefano Gaudiano about his work on the title with Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, Matt Hollingsworth and a host of other top talent on the book. Hope you enjoy this look into the 3-year long run.
Had a chance to speak with DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS writer/artist Lee Weeks about his recently completed "Angels Unaware" arc. We talk about the story that was years in the making, and some of the challenges of producing the book. Hope you enjoy it!
November 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #33 by Waid and Samnee, where DD is still dealing with a "monster" situation.
* DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #6 brings Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Thony Silas aboard for a 3-parter.
* Also some early solicits for the 2nd oversized DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID hardcover, and the 6th premiere edition hardcover!
DAREDEVIL #30 comes out August 21st, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
Starting a new feature on the site, where I'll ask a Daredevil-related question every month and I'll compile all the answers I receive on Twitter/Facebook/email.
This month's question:
I already have over 60 responses from Twitter, so please send me your answer through email (question [at] manwithoutfear [dot] com) or Twitter (@manwithoutfear). Always cool to see the various answers from all of you.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #3 ships next week on August 7th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
"Angels Unaware" part 3 by Lee Weeks, Sergio Cariello and Lee Loughridge:
Lee Weeks's DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS story concludes in August, and coming in September is a 2-parter by David Lapham. In this interview with Newsarama, Lapham talks about working on DD again since the MEANS AND ENDS series with Punisher. There are also some previews pages from issue #4.
DAREDEVIL #29 comes out July 31st, by Waid, Rodriguez & Lopez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
There's a new Daredevil fan film up on YouTube by Julian Micevski. In it, DD has a talk with a drug dealer about Mr. Fisk. The film runs close to 5 minutes and stars Mason Micevski, Martel Micevski and indy wrestler Ethan Page.
There have been quite a few Daredevil-related items on the web this week, so here's a rundown...
Joe Quesada had this to say, when asked about the Daredevil rights, at his Cup O'Joe panel at the San Diego Comic-Con:
"We're trying to air it out," said Quesada, to laughs. "We love Daredevil, and we're really excited. We just got the property back. Will there be something with Daredevil down the road? I would love it. But we just got it back. It's way too soon to guess what's going to happen with the character."
Matthew Derman has written a great piece about Mark Waid's Daredevil at PopMatters.com. It's a in-depth look at what makes this volume of DD tick.
Bill Sienkiewicz was interviewed by Dork Shelf about his recently completed DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS series. He discusses the response from fans and critics, and the surprise ending.
Sienkiewicz's collaborator on END OF DAYS, David Mack, has an audio interview up on Sequart about the series as well, so please have a listen to it as well...
Speaking of END OF DAYS, it is currently #1 on the New York Times Bestseller charts for Hardcover Graphic Books.
In the latest PREVIEWS, you can order a Daredevil T-Shirt with issue #506's cover by Paolo Rivera!
Here's the LEGO variant cover to issue #31 by Leonel Castellani which features... Spider-Man.
There are a few new digital comics available on the ComiXology/Marvel App...
Sergio Cariello has stepped in to help out Lee Weeks on issue #3 of DARK NIGHTS. Check out Cariello's album on Facebook:
And last but not least, here's a look at the Chris Samnee panel at Comic-Con, moderated by Mark Waid!
The 2013 Eisner Awards were presented last night in San Diego and DAREDEVIL came away with 2 awards!
Congratulations to Chris Samnee, Scott Dunbier and the IDW team, these are all well-deserved!
The 2013 Harvey Award Nominations have been released, and the whole DAREDEVIL team should be congratulated on their 4 nominations and the 2 for the BORN AGAIN ARTIST'S EDITION!
Here is a list of the DAREDEVIL nominations:
October 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #32 by Waid and Samnee, with a "legion" of guest stars!
* The second part of "What a Day, What a Night" in DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #5 by David Lapham!
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #10 comes out July 10th, by Waid & Scalera, and here's the preview!
DAREDEVIL #28 comes out July 10th, by Waid, Rodriguez & Lopez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
In this week's Axel-in-Charge column at CBR, there's some news from the Marvel retreat, and some sneak preview pages from DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #2 by Lee Weeks are presented.
There are also some sneak pages from issue #4 by David Lapham, so head on over to CBR if you're interested in seeing the art.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #2 ships next week on July 3th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
"Angels Unaware" part 2 by Lee Weeks and Lee Loughridge:
Dork Shelf has posted a new interview with DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS' David Mack, where they discuss all mysteries of the recently completed series. If you haven't read the series yet, there are spoilers, so be warned!
Bleeding Cool has a new interview with former DAREDEVIL artist Michael Lark, where he talks about his work at Marvel and DC. He goes into great details about his influences and how it was to work with Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker.
Look for his new title (with Rucka) at Image called Lazarus.
Got a new addition for the Fan Costumes section, this time from Joshua Hull and Camille Jeanette, who are dressed as DD and Elektra.
As always, if you've got an fan costume pics to share, please send me an email.
Daredevil fan Cody Langham shared a pic of his new tattoo that he had done at Tattoo Charlies in Louisville, Kentucky. It's based on a DD cover by Lee Bermejo (#93). Looks cool!
Got any pics to share, send 'em my way!
DAREDEVIL #27 comes out June 26th, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
If you haven't heard, Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira are working on an arc in SAVAGE WOLVERINE which features Elektra, the Hand and Kingpin.
Wells took some time to answer some fan questions over at CBR, and there's plenty of exclusive artwork as well.
Be warned, if you haven't read any recent issues of DAREDEVIL, you may want to skip this, as it does spoil things about the villain tormenting Daredevil.
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9 comes out June 19th, by Waid & Scalera, and here's the preview!
September 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #31 by Waid and Samnee, with a return of a DD villain.
* The first part of "What a Day, What a Night" in DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #4 by David Lapham!
Got a new submission for the Fan Costumes section, this time from Mickie Holm who's done a nice job on some Matt Murdock cosplay.
If you've got any cosplay pics you want to share, please drop me a line!
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 came out next week, and writer/artist Lee Weeks has done another interview, this time with CBR.
Weeks delves into why Daredevil is a hero, and the creative process of writing and drawing the arc.
In addition to the regular issue of DAREDEVIL this month, we've got something DD-related every week.
Last week we had 2 comics:
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8
The mini series that had Daredevil fans guessing what the mystery word "Mapone" meant, finally revealed the fate of Matt Murdock, Ben Urich, and other supporting characters. The hardcover collection comes out next month, for those of you who didn't read the comic monthly.
For those of you who did read it, what did you think? Discuss it on the board...
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1
The latest Daredevil mini debuted with Lee Weeks and Lee Loughridge's "Angels Unaware".
The last page of the comic revealed that David Lapham would be coming onboard with issue #4 and #5, for a story called "What a Day, What a Night". For issues #6-8, Jimmy Palmiotti and Thony Silas work on a team-up with Misty Knight called "The Trip!".
What did you think of the issue?
This week, in an issue that not many DD fans know about, is...
Daredevil makes a guest appearance in DEADPOOL #11 and you can learn more in this interview with co-writer Gerry Duggan at CBR:
The following week sees the first part of the two-part story in...
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9
Daredevil makes his appearance in the Mark Waid written title, where we learn the connection between Bruce Banner and Matt Murdock.
The next issue of DAREDEVIL was pushed back one week, and we will learn the mystery villain's plans for Daredevil... or will we?
Toucan, the blog of Comic Con International has posted an in-depth interview with DAREDEVIL artist Chris Samnee (with part 2 coming next week, which I'll post here). Samnee reveals quite a bit about his influences and his work past, present and future.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 ships next week on June 5th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 by Bendis, Mack, Janson, Sienkiewicz and Hollingsworth:
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 ships next week on June 5th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
"Angels Unaware" part 1 by Lee Weeks and Lee Loughridge:
The variant covers to DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 were posted on Newsarama this week, and here's your look at them:
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 variant cover by David Mack. Ships June 5th. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) May 29, 2013
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. Ships June 5th. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) May 29, 2013
If you read the interview with Wells and Madureira about SAVAGE WOLVERINE on the 18th, there's a new interview on CBR which goes into more details. The story is going to have some Elektra, Kingpin and The Hand, and directly ties into events in DAREDEVIL.
If you read Daredevil through the Marvel App, DAREDEVIL: REBORN #1-4 by Andy Diggle and Davide Gianfelice has been added this week. $1.99 for each issue.
And finally, some shipping updates:
DAREDEVIL #27, originally set for June 19th has been pushed back one week to June 26th.
In addition, DAREDEVIL #28, originally set for July 3rd has also been pushed back one week to July 10th.
Yesterday it was Mark Waid talking about issue #26's revelation, and today it's editor Steve Wacker's turn.
Of course, there are massive spoilers in the article at Newsarama, and also in some of the pictures posted below, so be warned!
Wacker posted some pictures on Twitter as well today, and as mentioned before, there are SPOILERS in one of the pictures.
Lee Weeks on Daredevil: Dark Nights 1-3 is going to open a lot of new readers' eyes. He's brilliant. twitter.com/StephenWacker/.— Stephen Wacker (@StephenWacker) May 24, 2013
DAREDEVIL #26 has revealed the mastermind behind DD's current problems, and if you haven't read it yet, of course, don't click on the links below.
Writer Mark Waid discussed the villain with CBR and USA Today. What did you think of the issue?
If you're concerned about the identity, Waid does a good job of explaining why this particular villain has been planning his attack on DD.
And when you're done, discuss the issue with DD fans over on the message board!
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 is only a few weeks away, and Newsarama caught up with writer/artist Lee Weeks to discuss the project and how Daredevil battles himself and nature. There's also some great preview artwork to check out.
In an interview on CBR with DEADPOOL co-writer Gerry Duggan, we learn that Daredevil will be making an appearance in DEADPOOL 11 (and maybe more). Also appearing will be Power Man and Black Widow. Follow the link for more info and exclusive preview artwork!
If you're fan of Daredevil, you might be a fan of Elektra as well, so in addition to her monthly adventures in THUNDERBOLTS, you may want to pick up SAVAGE WOLVERINE #6-9, by writer Zeb Wells and artist Joe Madureira. Their story will involve Wolverine, Elektra, the Hand, Kingpin, and a certain DD villain. To learn more, please read this new interview with the team at Newsarama.
DAREDEVIL #26 comes out May 22nd, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead! It is a double-sized issue for $3.99, with special AR material and a bonus digital edition!
August 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #30 by Waid and Samnee, with a special guest-star!
* The conclusion to "Angels Unaware" in DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #3 by Lee Weeks!
* DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TPB VOL 4!
Marvel.com continues its Q&A feature this week with Chris Samnee, and we've also got some preview art for issue #26. We get some clues on who's tormenting DD, and we also get some comments about his collaborators on the title.
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has been doing a lot of interviews for Iron Man 3, and has been revealing quite a bit about character rights.
Elektra's rights have been undetermined, as reports came out last year that her rights were still with FOX... so Collider asked Feige today about it:
Elektra is part of the Daredevil contract, I believe. I believe, don't quote me on that, I'd have to check with legal and it would take a long time and I'd have to get on the phone with business affairs, but I think she's included under the Daredevil rights agreement."
Marvel.com posted an early look at the cover to DAREDEVIL #30 (which ships in August), and there's a guest star who's returning to the pages of DD after a verrry long time.
If you don't mind being spoiled, head on over to Marvel's site...
Marvel.com has posted a new Q&A with Lee Weeks, who talks more about his forthcoming DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS story "Angels Unaware". Weeks reveals the origins of the story, and his influences. There are also several preview pages.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1, written and drawn by Lee Weeks, ships June 5th.
Daredevil sales data has been updated for March and April 2013 and this includes DAREDEVIL #24 & #25 and DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #6 & #7.
DAREDEVIL #24 shipped 37.2K, almost exactly the same as issue #23.
DAREDEVIL #25 jumped up to 39.8K, an increase of 2.6K.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #6, shipped 26.3K, a slight decrease of 0.5K.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #7 dipped slightly to 25.6K.
For a complete list of sales data from 1997 - today, check out the link!
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has been talking Iron Man 3 recently, but has also been commenting on Daredevil, now that he has confirmed DD is back with Marvel.
But if you're expecting a DD movie soon, Feige had this to say with EW:
"There comes a time in contracts where, if a studio is done making the movies, [the characters] come home... That doesn't mean we're going to make another movie. But it means they're back in the fold, which is where we want them to be."
Feige also spoke with Superherohype about how easy it would be to bring Daredevil to the world that they've created so far...
"...I think that frankly would be easy. We're still exploring the stuff that's not as easy, which is we've been to Asgard, we've been through the Bifrost. We peeked a little bit through that portal at the end of the Avengers and now obviously in "Thor: The Dark World" and particularly in "Guardians of the Galaxy" we're going full bore through that portal to literally the other side of the Marvel Universe, the entire universe, to explore the cosmic side of our characters and our storylines. That I think we've only still experienced the surface of that, and there's much more to be done there."
It was also interesting to find out that Ghost Rider is also back at Marvel now, along with Punisher, Blade... and Daredevil. Marvel Knights anyone?
Newsarama caught up with Mark Waid at the c2e2 show last week, and the DAREDEVIL writer spoke about his writing on the title and his other comics work.
Marvel has posted a new Q&A with DAREDEVIL colorist Javier Rodriguez, who will be taking over art chores for two issues while Chris Samnee takes some paternity leave.
Find out some of his influences from DD's past, and there's plenty of preview artwork to check out!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Daredevil #26, from the critically acclaimed creative team of Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award nominated artist Chris Samnee! In this double sized issue, the man without fear has been left in a pool of his own blood... cut, beaten and humiliated by the dangerous Ikari! With the same heightened senses, the two are matched in every way except one -- Ikari can still see! But how is this menace tied to the accident that created Daredevil? And as Foggy deals with his current condition, Matt must turn to one of the smartest heroes in the Marvel Universe for help -- Iron Man!
This May, Mark Waid & Chris Samnee let fear grip the man without it, only in Daredevil #26!
DAREDEVIL #26 (MAR130612)
Written by Mark Waid
Art & Cover by Chris Samnee
FOC- 04/29/13 On-Sale . 05/22/13
CBR also has an exclusive look of Paolo Rivera's variant cover for this issue, so head on over to check it out as well!
As all Daredevil fans know, late last year, FOX had to get a new movie into production before their rights expired for the character. Director David Slade had to drop out of the project for HANNIBAL, and director Joe Carnahan pitched his own 70's version of DD which couldn't be made before the deadline. Several media outlets mentioned that the rights would revert back to Marvel in October. That deadline passed without an official confirmation from Marvel... until now...
At the Iron Man 3 press junket, Newsarama was able to ask Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige if this information was true. He replied with a simple "To Daredevil? Yes."
No word on if/when a DD project is in the works, and there's also the question of where the Elektra rights lie as well, as FOX may still have them.
What do you think? A DD movie, or a DD TV show?
This week's Axel-in-Charge column at CBR has a special guest, namely DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid. All of Waid's titles are discussed, including DD's forthcoming story in INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK, and there are lots of previews from Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez and Matteo Scalera.
And if you missed it earlier this week, there was another Q&A with writer Mark Waid on the Marvel site as well.
Got some great email from editor Stephen Wacker today, who wanted to share some artwork from the next issues of DAREDEVIL and END OF DAYS. Hope you guys enjoy these sneak peeks and a big thanks to Mr. Wacker for sending the pics my way to post here for all of you to check out.
First up is an inked page from DAREDEVIL #26 by Chris Samnee!
And next is a double-page spread from DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8, by Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz!
DAREDEVIL #26 ships May 22 and DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 ships May 29.
And big thanks once again to Stephen Wacker for the pics.
July 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #28 by Waid and Rodriguez!
* DAREDEVIL #29 by Waid and Rodriguez!
* DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #2 by Lee Weeks!
* INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #10 by Waid and Scalera, guest-starring DD!
* DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREMIERE HC VOL 5!
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #7 ships next week on April 17. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
Ben Urich continues his investigation into Daredevil's death...
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #7 by Bendis, Mack, Janson, Sienkiewicz and Hollingsworth:
DAREDEVIL #25 comes out April 17th, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
Film School Rejects had a chance to speak with director David Slade, who you all know was going to direct a DD movie for FOX, but he ultimately had to choose HANNIBAL over DD. Slade reveals that his vision for the movie was very similar to what Joe Carnahan planned, and DD would have been in his yellow costume.
Pop-Topia had a chance to chat with current DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS artist Bill Sienkiewicz and they discuss the series and his past work on DD with Frank Miller.
The new book THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS from Sequart is now out, and Julian Darius speaks here about the project from his organization. I've had the chance to read the book and hopefully I can give some comments here on the site when I get some time.
IGN chatted with DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid, where they discussed DD, Hulk, Green Hornet and digital comics. He also touches on DAREDEVIL now under Marvel NOW! and Foggy's current health problems...
CBR's Dave Richards had a chance to speak with DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid about many topics, including who may be behind DD's current troubles. Waid also discusses his collaborators on the title and the special back up story in issue #26. That issue is also double-sized, but only $1 more due to the help of the American Cancer Society.
DAREDEVIL #24 has just shipped this week and Marvel has already released a first look for the next issue that is due to arrive April 17th. Obviously there are spoilers ahead in this unlettered preview. Who is behind DD's recent troubles? By Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and Javier Rodriguez.
Friend of the site, Adam Chapman, has recently recorded a new podcast for Comic Shenanigans, where he and Nathan Struk discuss their favourite Daredevil storylines and issues. Check it out!
I attended the Toronto ComiCon last week and wanted to share some pics of people I saw and things I bought... hope you enjoy!
A highlight of my comic collecting life was meeting Lee Weeks last, um, week, at the Toronto Comicon. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) March 19, 2013
Daredevil: Fall of the Kingpin TPB signed by Lee Weeks. I also saw some art from the DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS story. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) March 10, 2013
Daredevil Blockheadz by Aaron Goulborn. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) March 10, 2013
The Thing signed print by Lee Weeks. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) March 10, 2013
And last but not least is a Wonder Woman cup for my daughter. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) March 10, 2013
Marvel.com has posted some inked preview pages from the next issue of DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #7 by Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz. The issue ships in April and Ben Urich continues his investigation...
There are spoilers ahead, so be warned!
Daredevil sales data has been updated for February 2013 and this includes DAREDEVIL #23 and DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #5.
DAREDEVIL #23 shipped 37.2K, a 1.1K increase from DD#22.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #5, shipped 26.8K, a decrease of 1.0K.
For a complete list of sales data from 1997 - today, check out the link!
DAREDEVIL #24 comes out March 20th, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Spoilers ahead!
June 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got a lot to look forward to.
* DAREDEVIL #27 by Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez!
* DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 by Lee Weeks!
* INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9 by Waid and Scalera, guest-starring DD!
* MARVEL MASTERWORKS VOL. 7! (early solicit for September)
* DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS HC!
The official announcement was on Friday, and USA Today gets some more details about DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS from writer & artist Lee Weeks.
Weeks's story "Angels Unaware" will be the first 3 issue arc in the anthology, and you can view some promo artwork in the article.
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 ships in June!
Mark Waid hinted that there may be a story with DAREDEVIL and INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK, and today we have confirmation from some early solicits posted on CBR. If you want to be spoiled, head on over and see the complete cover by Paolo Rivera and the solicit copy. As always, full solicits will be posted here on the site next week.
A while back, we heard Lee Weeks would be involved with a Daredevil project and today we learned that his story (called "Angels Unaware") will be part of an 8 issue limited series called "DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS". The series will be an anthology with rotating creative teams. Weeks's story, which he will be writing and drawing, will be 3 issues long.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso reveals some more info about the series in his column on CBR...
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #6 ships next week on March 6. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
Ben Urich continues his investigation into Daredevil's death...
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #6 by Bendis, Mack, Janson, Sienkiewicz and Hollingsworth:
ComicBookMovie.com posted an article this week showcasing some unused logos from the Daredevil movie by conceptual designer Thom Schillinger. Some of the designs look very similar to a certain comic company's new logo...
Current DAREDEVIL colorist extraordinaire posted some great artwork on his Twitter account this week. Check out his designs for Daredevil, Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson!
Just for fun, my version of Foggy Nelson flic.kr/p/dYk1L1— Javier Rodríguez (@javiercaster) February 27, 2013
Just for fun, my version of Matt Murdock flic.kr/p/dYejzv— Javier Rodríguez (@javiercaster) February 27, 2013
Just for fun, my version of Daredevil flic.kr/p/dYk1Ey— Javier Rodríguez (@javiercaster) February 27, 2013
Daredevil sales data has been updated for December 2013 and January 2013 and this includes DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 and DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #3 & #4. DD sales went down about 0.7K but regained about 0.3K the next month, while the third issue of END OF DAYS dropped close to 2.8K and #4 dropped another 1.5K.
DAREDEVIL #21 shipped 35.8K, a 0.7K decrease from DD#20.
The 2nd printing of #21 had about 5.1K orders as well.
DAREDEVIL #22 shipped 36.1K, a 0.3K increase.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #3, shipped 29.3K, a decrease of 2.8K from issue #2.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #4, shipped 27.8K, a decrease of 1.5K.
For a complete list of sales data from 1997 - today, check out the link!
DAREDEVIL #23 comes out February 20th, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! There's a pretty big SPOILER on the last page, so be warned!
May 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #8 from Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz. We've also got a great Chris Samnee cover for DAREDEVIL #26.
10 years ago, on February 14, 2003, the DAREDEVIL movie officially was released. Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the movie was #1 at the box office for two weeks, and ultimately made over $102 million domestically. Despite its "success", it has its reputation as one of the weaker Marvel movies.
The movie starred Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin and "newcomer" Colin Farrell, whose career was just starting with Tigerland, The Recruit and Minority Report.
Like the Spider-Man movie, Daredevil also had a soundtrack, with its most famous contributor being Evanescence, whose "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal" moved them up the charts.
Here is the official track listing for the album, which was released through Wind-Up Records on February 4, 2003.
1. Fuel - "Won't Back Down"
2. The Calling - "For You"
3. Saliva - "Bleed For Me"
4. Seether - "Hang On"
5. Nickelback - "Learn the Hard Way"
6. Drowning Pool feat. Rob Zombie - "The Man Without Fear"
7. Nappy Roots feat. Marcos Curiel of P.O.D. - "Right Now"
8. Moby - "Evening Rain"
9. Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
10. Chevelle - "Until You're Reformed"
11. Hoobastank - "Right Before Your Eyes"
12. Palo Alto- "Fade Out/In"
13. Revis - "Caught In The Rain"
14. BOYSETSFIRE - "High Wire Escape Artist"
15. Autopilot Off - "Raise Your Rifles"
16. Graeme Revell and Mike Einziger - "Daredevil Theme (Blind Justice Remix)"
17. Evanescence - "My Immortal"
18. Finger Eleven - "Sad Exchange"
19. Endo - "Simple Lies"
20. 12 Stones - "Let Go"
The movie also had a score written by Graeme Revell.
1. Daredevil Theme (4:39)
2. Young Matt's Father (1:57)
3. Hell's Kitchen (2:12)
4. Matt Becomes Daredevil (1:38)
5. The Kingpin (3:51)
6. The Darkest Hour (2:44)
7. Bullseye (2:44)
8. Elektra (4:15)
9. Mistaken Identity (2:50)
10. Nachios' Assassination (1:11)
11. Elektra Vs. Bullseye (2:56)
12. Blind Justice (2:09)
13. Church Battle (2:22)
14. Falling Rose (1:11)
15. The Necklace (3:19)
Here's the trailer:
Many fans consider the Director's Cut to be superior to the theatrical cut, as the DC removes the Elektra romance angle, and brings back the sub-plot involving Coolio's character Dante Jackson. The DC is about 30 minutes longer.
Would the movie have done better critically if the DC was the one released?
With the Daredevil rights now back at Marvel, we may be waiting much longer for a return to the screen, as he may not fit into the current plans. But let's hope Marvel treats him well and we don't have to hear of any studio interference.
My own experience with the movie went something like this...
In 2000/2001 or so, a rumour had surfaced that the "director of Grumpy Old Men" was involved with a planned Daredevil movie. I took it with a grain of salt, considering the previous plans with Chris Columbus and Carlo Carlei (I think that's what his name was). I posted this rumour on my news section, thinking nothing of it, really.
And then I got an e-mail from the "director of Grumpy Old Men", Mark Steven Johnson. He told me the rumour was somewhat true. He wanted the job, but there was no DD movie yet. But he was working behind-the-scenes, making a screenplay, making storyboards (as has been documented), and he REALLY wanted the job.
He wanted my opinion on what he'd prepared so far. He wanted to send me some stuff.
Now by stuff, I thought he'd send me some photocopies or something.
What I got in the mail was infinitely better. I got an oversized art portfolio, with character designs, prop designs, set designs, you name it. AND, I also got a 6 inch thick binder of storyboards. Do you remember the bar fight scene? I "saw" it years before it was filmed. I had 4 scenes from a Daredevil movie, that was not greenlit, did not have an actor involved, didn't even have a studio involved. But boy did it look cool.
And I couldn't tell anyone about it!
Months later, after several stops and starts, the movie was finally picked up by FOX. I don't want to make it sound like Mark Steven Johnson was updating me constantly on what was going on... he updated me maybe once every few months, just letting me know what was going on, where they might be shooting the movie, and who would ultimately be Matt Murdock. I know who was considered, but I think I'll keep that info secret for now.
Things were looking good. Nothing could go wrong, right?
MSJ hinted at some of the casting, and confirmed or denied rumours that I'd heard. I learned from him that he was coming to Toronto to interview an up and coming actor named Colin Farrell for the Bullseye role. Farrell was in Toronto filming The Recruit, with Al Pacino and Bridget Moynahan (who, I would learn later was also considered for Elektra). MSJ had been up in my neck of the woods before, when he filmed Simon Birch. He knew all the local comics stores and the cool areas of Toronto.
Then, it seemed, all the actors were in place, Affleck was cast and suddenly the Daredevil movie was gonna be shot (in LA, subbing as New York). MSJ told me some of the issues the studio had with costumes and the story, but everyone knows about that by now.
FOX marketing got a hold of me, and wanted to run a contest on the site. Then the local FOX office in Toronto got a hold of me, and wanted to run some promos as well.
Literally, the night before he was off to shoot the movie, MSJ sat down and had an interview with me. People were really excited about it, and because of the movie, I seriously went broke. Bandwidth traffic was 5 times larger than normal, and I had to pay all these extra costs. I guess I should have cared, but I let the Daredevil hysteria take over. :)
I think it was MTV that got a first look at DD (an interview conducted by Rob Zombie). Since I didn't have MTV, I was going to miss it. I might have mentioned this, cuz then I heard from a longtime visitor of my site who had taped the show and wanted to send it to me. So that was another cool thing I got in the mail. This nice person also visited the comicon and taped the DD panel for me as well.
The contest was funny, in that I had prepared all the code, and seriously, FOX legal was a nightmare, with so many documents I had to sign. The day of launch, I had gone out to do a quick errand, and then I blew a tire. I was going to miss the contest launch. So I actually called FOX in LA to tell them I would be late getting the contest up... yeah, I was crazy. Fortunately, I got home in time.
MSJ sent me one of the DD coins, and then the two posters... and also a pair of Affleck's glasses. Too cool.
February 2003 was approaching... I had been invited to the press screening in Toronto, I was watching the trailer and previews like 20 times a day. FOX asked me if I knew anyone in the LA area who'd be interested in attending the press screening there. And I instantly thought of the nice person who sent me the tapes. I sent an e-mail, basically saying, if you want to see the DD movie first, let me know, like, today. She went as my guest. :)
Then I caught some really bad flu and was knocked out for a week... the week of February 14, the release date of DAREDEVIL. The press screening was a few days beforehand, and I took my wife with me. I was high on drugs (the legal kind) to keep me from passing out. My work was nice enough to let me miss work to attend this screening.
So, there we were, among all these "important" people. I got some more DD stuff, a DVD of promo material, some cards, you know, all the stuff reviewers get. The lights went dim, and the movie started just the way I had seen it on the storyboards.
I sat there in the theatre with my wife, and several local media critics. I was just barely awake... the serious cold I had was really taking its toll on me. (I lost 10 pounds that week). The movie began, and immediately I noticed subtle changes from the storyboards. The worries that MSJ had about changing things appeared to have come true. I was disappointed in the Josie's Bar fight. It just didn't flow and the editing had taken out all the good stuff. The CGI was so bad, I just had to shake my head. The 'wire-fu' and Matrix-stuff I think should have been left out.
It sounds like I hated the movie, right? Now that I look back, and after seeing the Director's Cut, I'm surprised I actually said I liked the movie. It was entertaining and it has so many flaws. But I liked it. I went back to see it with friends 4 more times that week and enjoyed it more each time. Love it or hate it, there are people on this site right now because of the movie.
As part of thanking me for the promotion, FOX sent me hats, cups, posters, cards, coins, you name it. It was shipped in a giant box and it almost never got to me. It got stuck at customs for a week because there was no "value". Insert your own joke here.
I also got to be a part of the promotion for the eventual DVD, as the company who did the documentaries asked for my help for the text commentary... and that's why my name is there. I didn't know about it and it was a genuine 'wtf' moment for me.
I almost forgot... I also was part of a phone conference with FOX's head honchos for media, to figure out ways to promote the DVD... but for some reason, it turned into all of them wondering if I was wearing a mask because I lived in Toronto. At the time, the SARS outbreak was in the news. I don't think we ever really talked much about promoting the DVD.
When the Director's Cut finally came out, that to me was the DD movie in the storyboards. Now if only they could re-do the CGI.
Here are some interviews that were conducted by me with many of the people involved with the movie. Hope you enjoy reading them!
Writer/Director Mark Steven Johnson in March, 2002, click here.
Actor Scott Terra in September, 2002, click here.
DD author Greg Cox in January, 2003, click here.
Ilustrator Tim Flattery in March, 2003, click here.
DD composer Graeme Revell in February, 2003, click here.
Rhythm and Hues' Caleb Howard in March 2003, click here.
Sparkhill Productions' producer Jon Mefford in September, 2003, click here.
Movie credits designer Karin Fong in March, 2011, click here.
Actress Josie DiVincenzo in April, 2013, click here.
Magic Consultant Thomas Baxter in January, 2013, click here
So what was your opinion of the movie? Did you love it? Hate it? Did the movie get you into the character?
Former DAREDEVIL cover artist Paolo Rivera has posted a cool time-lapse video of all the work involved in creating issue #22's DD and Spidey cover. It took Rivera over 5 hours to complete, but here you can see it done in about 11 minutes.
Just announced today through PREVIEWS PLUS, DAREDEVIL #22 will have a 2nd printing that will come out on March 6th. Use code DEC128227 to order from your store.
It appears the only difference on the cover will be the colouring on Stilt-Man's legs.
Marvel will be releasing a 2nd printing of DAREDEVIL #22 on March 6th. Use code DEC128227 at your shop to order. twitter.com/manwithoutfear.— ManWithoutFear.com (@manwithoutfear) February 5, 2013
As previously mentioned back in November, Kotobukiya is releasing a Daredevil Fine Art Statue, and a few days ago, they released some official pics and more information. Looks like the statue will be released in August, but still no word on pricing. Check it out!
In the 70's, the progressive rock group Icarus, who were from the UK, released an album full of songs about Marvel characters. The story goes that Marvel found out about it and wanted some compensation, so the record company took the album off the market. But there are other reports that this album was done with Marvel's blessings as well, since Stan Lee has a credit on the Fantastic Four song.
Here is Track 10, entitled "The Man Without Fear", and it has the chorus of "Daredevil fight for what is right...".
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #5 ships next week on February 6th. Here is a sneak preview, courtesy of Marvel!
Ben Urich continues his investigation into Daredevil's death...
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #5 by Bendis, Mack, Janson, Sienkiewicz and Hollingsworth:
I know a lot of you collect any and all Daredevil appearances, so there were a couple of one-panel cameos in comics last week that you may want to know about.
I don't want to spoil it, so if you don't want to know which comics, then please don't read any further...
Daredevil's watching a fight in DEADPOOL #4 and all we see is the back of his head... and you may recognize some of the comics creators watching the fight as well...
Daredevil's dead body is in the background in a flashback in DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1.
So, these are not important appearances, but if you really do collect ALL Daredevil appearances, there you go.
ICv2 recently spoke with DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid about a number of topics, but right at the end, Waid talks about the revelation at the end of DAREDEVIL #22.
Really, if you haven't read DAREDEVIL #22, don't read further...
"As for Daredevil, it's worth talking about since the issue shipped. The American Cancer Society came to us at Marvel through Dan Buckley to some of the editors. They asked if we would be willing to do a story that would deal a little more realistically with cancer--not with cancer like a horrible scythe swinging down on the lives of our characters, but more as a hopeful survival story of cancer; what are the trials and tribulations on a real world basis that these characters go through."
In 1988, TSR released the DAREDEVIL: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION book which let readers play the "adventure" as Daredevil and have several different plotlines decided on a dice roll.
I got in touch with the writer, Matt Costello, and we discussed writing this special DD project. Hope you enjoy it!
As promised, here's another interview to help celebrate the site's 17th anniversary!
You might remember from December's Press Release, a new Daredevil book from Sequart entitled "THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS" is coming out this year, and I had a chance to speak with editor Ryan K. Lindsay about the project. Hope you guys like this look at the process involved and what you can expect.
April 2013 solicits are now up on the site, and we've got DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #7 from Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz. We've also got a Chris Samnee cover for DAREDEVIL #25.
Thomas Baxter worked on the Daredevil movie from 2003, and had the job of being the Magic Consultant. I had a chance to speak with Mr. Baxter earlier this month and we discussed the magic tricks that Bullseye uses in the movie. Hope you enjoy this interesting look at a unique aspect of the movie.
I've been doing this for so long, I've forgotten how many times I've told the story of how I started the site and how it's grown over the years. But the main constant I must always say is this: Thank you.
I am very grateful for what the site has brought me. And what has it brought me? A chance to share my love of this character with fans all over the world. I hope that my respect for the character and its creators shines through. I cannot believe I've been doing this for 17 years now. It has flown by. And I'm still having fun.
To "celebrate" the site's anniversary, I've got a few interviews on the go and hope to have them posted this month.
The first one is available today: An interview with Thomas Baxter, who was the Magic Consultant on the Daredevil movie. Bet you didn't even know there was a Magic Consultant.
Once again, thank you, this site exists because of its audience.
-- Kuljit Mithra
DAREDEVIL #22 comes out January 16th, by Waid, Samnee & Rodriguez, and here's the preview! Is that the Stilt-Man?
Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter has a great new interview with DAREDEVIL writer Mark Waid, where they discuss a wide range of topics, including some very candid conversation about his career.
Thought I'd share a cool animation I found on YouTube from casketmouth... a teaser of a battle between DD and Batman. While it was not meant to be a bigger project, let's hope he makes another one that expands on this.
Daredevil sales data has been updated for November and this includes DAREDEVIL #20 and DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #2. DD sales went down about 1K, while the second issue of END OF DAYS dropped close to 9K.
DAREDEVIL #20, shipped 36.5K, a 0.7K decrease from DD#19.
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #2, shipped 32.1K, a decrease of 8.8K from issue #1.
For a complete list of sales data from 1997 - today, check out the link!
CBR's Robot 6 blog has posted some more exclusive pages from the next issue of DAREDEVIL. Issue #22 is still a few weeks away, but if you don't mind being spoiled, check it out. If you still haven't read anything related to recent events in Amazing Spider-Man, you may want to skip the preview...
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