DAREDEVIL 3 has two variant covers, and today Comic Vine has an exclusive first look at the cover by Paolo Rivera!
Also another update, in case you don't follow the site on Twitter (@manwithoutfear), there's a second printing coming for DAREDEVIL #1, and you can let your shop know this code "DAREDEVIL #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158857)" to get it ordered.
11/24 - Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism
There's a new book that focuses on Frank Miller's Daredevil work coming in July next year from Rutgers Press.
It will be written by Paul Young, who is an associate professor of film and media studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Entitled Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism, the book is described as:
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, writer-artist Frank Miller turned Daredevil from a tepid-selling comic into an industry-wide success story, doubling its sales within three years. Lawyer by day and costumed vigilante by night, the character of Daredevil was the perfect vehicle for the explorations of heroic ideals and violence that would come to define Miller’s work.
Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism is both a rigorous study of Miller’s artistic influences and innovations and a reflection on how his visionary work on Daredevil impacted generations of comics publishers, creators, and fans. Paul Young explores the accomplishments of Miller the writer, who fused hardboiled crime stories with superhero comics, while reimaging Kingpin (a classic Spider-Man nemesis), rehabilitated the half-baked villain Bullseye, and invented a completely new kind of Daredevil villain in Elektra. Yet, he also offers a vivid appreciation of the indelible panels drawn by Miller the artist, taking a fresh look at his distinctive page layouts and lines.
A childhood fan of Miller’s Daredevil, Young takes readers on a personal journey as he seeks to reconcile his love for the comic with his distaste for the fascistic overtones of Miller’s controversial later work. What he finds will resonate not only with Daredevil fans, but with anyone who has contemplated what it means to be a hero in a heartless world.
Other titles in the Comics Culture series include Twelve-Cent Archie, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948, and Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics.
Hopefully by the time you read this, you've watched a few episodes of JESSICA JONES.
Like how I did it with DAREDEVIL, I have created 13 individual topics on the message board, where you can discuss
each episode without risk of spoilers (hopefully!), as you cannot discuss any episode after the topic you're in.
As always, I'm interested in all your views and opinions... hopefully this series is just as good as DD, and hopefully the man in red makes an appearance.
MARVEL ENERGIZES ADULT FANS WITH NEW DAREDEVIL, THE PUNISHER, JESSICA JONES, AND DEADPOOL MERCHANDISE
Anti-Heroes and Vigilantes Inspire Dynamic New Product Line and Retail Promotions with Target, Walmart, Hot Topic, and Others
Glendale, Calif. (November 19, 2015) – As fans continue to demand unique items to wear and collect from Marvel’s deep stable of characters, Marvel is rolling out its merchandising and retail plans for popular anti-heroes and vigilantes Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool. This new development addresses a key Marvel strategy to tap into the Marvel vault and satisfy not only the fans of the major Marvel franchises -- Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy -- but also comic book fans and those watching Marvel’s new Netflix Original Series.
Utilizing new artwork that launched this past summer, the merchandise campaigns focus on images from the vast Marvel Publishing archive to embrace an edgier tone. The lines have begun rolling out in stores with larger launches planned for January 2016 targeting teens and adults. Activity will heat up later in 2016 with the debut of the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix’s “Marvel’s Daredevil”, which will include the first-ever live-action appearance of the Punisher on television.
The licensing program features a wide array of adult fan-focused product originating off of the wildly popular Marvel Comics publishing line, from apparel to collectibles and action figures. Fans will have the chance to build out full collections for the first time with collectibles from Diamond Select, Funko, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and NECA coming to retail. Additionally, Hasbro will add Marvel Legends collector figures and Hot Wheels will unveil collectible die-cast vehicles next fall. Mad Engine, C-Life, Hybrid, Freeze, Fifth Sun, Silver Buffalo and Bioworld will each be launching a robust lineup of product including men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, footwear, bags, home goods, and drinkware. The merchandising programs will be rounded out with additional offerings including collector plush, stationery, consumer electronics, and novelties. And this assortment would not be complete without the collected Marvel Comics editions where these popular heroes originated.
At retail, best-in-class partners are working on extensive in-store and online support. Beginning in January, Target will feature a Funko display that will spotlight Daredevil, The Punisher and Deadpool collectible bobbleheads. In February, Hot Topic is launching an in-store and online Deadpool campaign that will include eye-catching signage, a homepage takeover, and social media posts. Other brick and mortar retailers including Walmart, JCPenney, Spencer’s, Party City, and Kohl’s will also provide in-store and online support. Amazon will expand on its toy and apparel offerings for the characters and CafePress is launching a dedicated Jessica Jones shop offering unique merchandise for both men and women.
“Our goal is to open our deep vault of characters and explore all opportunities to drive incremental revenue that extends beyond our core franchises and extends our reach to new consumer segments,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “The excitement that is brewing across the board from not just fans, but also the licensees and retailers, is overwhelming and we are looking forward to seeing the reaction to this awesome product lineup.”
New York, NY—November 2nd, 2015 — He’s back in black and back on his home turf this December. Today, Marvel is pleased to present to you a look inside DAREDEVIL #1 – the blockbuster new series from writer Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Uncanny Inhumans) and artist Ron Garney (Captain America, Wolverine)! It’s a new beginning for Matt Murdock in the all-different Marvel Universe. Back in New York City and practicing law in the District Attorney’s office for the first time – Matt’s day job and night job finally align. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light…it’s a whole new world for the Man Without Fear. Including the arrival of a new hero he’s taken under his wing. Who is this new hero and where did he come from? Welcome to Hell, Blindspot. Hope you survive the experience! Be there as the Man Without Fear charges headlong into the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe in DAREDEVIL #1!
DAREDEVIL #1 (OCT150751)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA (OCT150756) & TIM SALE (OCT150755)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150752)
Hip-Hop Variant by ALEX MALEEV (OCT150753)
Marvel ’92 Variant by LARRY STROMAN (OCT150754)
Cosplay Variant by PATRICK ‘RICK’ LANCE (OCT150757)
Based on the Marvel Knights story by Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti comes this new project from GraphicAudio!
The complete tale is performed by voice actors with sound effects and more, and will be available for purchase (download or CD) on October 26th.
It is directed by Richard Rohan, and stars Jonathan Feuer as Matt Murdock, Dani Stoller as Karen Page, Andy Clemence as Macabes, Colleen Delany as Natasha Romanov, Chris Genebach as Doctor Strange, Blythe Coons as Sister Maggie, Bill Gillett as Foggy Nelson, Robbie Gay as Bullseye, Gregory Wooddell as Baal, Tia Shearer as Gwyneth, Tim Getman as Spider-Man, Alyssa Wilmoth as Rosalind Sharpe, Tony Nam as Wong, Andy Brownstein as Kingpin, Jennifer Hopkins as Lydia McKenzie, Casie Platt as Liz Osborn. With Nick DePinto, Matthew Bassett, Kimberly Gilbert, Gregory Linington, James Lewis, Brit Herring, Elizabeth Jernigan, Tim Carlin, Laura C. Harris and Richard Rohan.
Interested in a special one-of-a-kind Daredevil item?
From the eBay listing:
As a special offering to all FDNY and Marvel Fans, Marvel arranged to have the cast of Marvel's Daredevil,
a Netflix Original Series, sign a firefighter's helmet.
The cityscape is done in spray paint, cast signatures in silver metallic Sharpie.
Cast signatures on the helmet: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal and Scott Glenn.
In celebration of the FDNY's 150th anniversary, the FDNY Foundation and ReedPOP have partnered with Marvel on these unique
FDNY Fire and EMS helmet designs exemplifying and honoring the values of New York City's true heroes.
We had a display in NYCC Artist Alley featuring all the helmets throughout the weekend and are auctioning off these remaining helmets via our ReedPOP Supply Co eBay.
Please note that these are one of a kind pieces of art.
Handling and Care: The care of these pieces should be restricted to careful dusting only. No chemical products or water should be utilized to clean the helmets, as the art may be damaged. Not recommended for battling actual fires or supervillains.
100% of the proceeds from this auction are given to the FDNY Foundation.
The FDNY Foundation is the official non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department, allowing the FDNY to use donations from concerned businesses, foundations and individuals to promote awareness and outreach to the public, training and support of members of the FDNY and enhanced technology and equipment to better protect all who live, work and visit New York City every year.
If anyone noticed, I was away this past week for a much needed vacation and had to hear about all the great news from New York Comic Con
while I was on a tropical island with spotty wi-fi. I know, priorities.
Here's a round-up of everything Daredevil and Jessica Jones (and Defenders) fans learned...
Marvel/Netflix had some great promotions in place for NYCC, with some Nelson and Murdock bench ads, some posted bills and... free transportation!
A surprise today, as a new free digital comic was released from Marvel that ties into the JESSICA JONES show and also the Marvel TV universe!
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, drawn by Michael Gaydos, with a cover by David Mack, the special comic bridges the gap of DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES and features DD, Jones and a special appearance by everyone's favourite criminal, Turk.
The Baltimore Comic Con was this past weekend, and the annual Harvey Awards were handed out.
There were several DAREDEVIL nominations, including BEST ARTIST and BEST COVER ARTIST for Chris Samnee, and BEST SERIES for DAREDEVIL.
Congratulations to BEST WRITER Mark Waid who picked up the award this year for his work on DAREDEVIL.
Here's a press release from Marvel:
Marvel Congratulates Harvey Award Winner Mark Waid Daredevil Scribe Named Best Writer at the 2015 Harvey Awards
Each year the Harvey Award ceremony honors excellence in the comic industry. Celebrating the contributions of the best and brightest creators, Marvel is pleased to congratulate Mark Waid on winning this year’s Harvey Award for Best Writer.
Waid took home the award for his recently concluded run on Daredevil, with collaborators Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Matt Wilson and Joe Caramagna. Marvel would also like to congratulate all other nominees and winners at the 2015 Harvey Awards.
If you haven’t checked out these award winning stories, pick up these great collections available digitally, in comic shops and wherever books are sold!
DAREDEVIL VOL. 1: DEVIL AT BAY TPB (JUN140733)
ON SALE NOW
Written by MARK WAID
Art by CHRIS SAMNEE & PETER KRAUSE
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
DAREDEVIL VOL. 2: WEST CASE SCENARIO TPB (NOV140880)
ON SALE NOW
Written by MARK WAID
Art by CHRIS SAMNEE & JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
DAREDEVIL VOL. 3: THE DAREDEVIL YOU KNOW TPB (APR150928)
Lots of Daredevil news from today, so here we go...
"Marvel's Daredevil" creator Drew Goddard, who left the show to work on "The Sinister Six" was interviewed by Collider, where he revealed he's still involved with the show and has a good working relationship with Marvel.
At this weekend's Long Beach Comic Con, Marvel's Daredevil writers Christos Gage, Ruth Gage and actors Tommy Walker and Peter Shinkoda spoke with
psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi about the characters on the show in a panel called "The Psychology of Daredevil". CBR has a report...
Marvel Television and Marvel Animation will be presenting at
New York Comic Con next month. The cast of Daredevil (maybe?) will return to reflect on season 1, while Jessica Jones will have a panel to showcase its first season.
Here are all the details of the panels:
Marvel Animation Presents, Friday, October 9 -- 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation
panel in this universe -- or any other. Get an exclusive first look at new
episodes from Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors as well as glimpses
of exciting new Marvel series and seasons on Disney XD!
Marvel Television Presents: Agents of Primetime – Friday,
October 9 -- 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (Main Stage)
Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television) returns with exciting news about your
favorite Marvel agents on ABC! Be the first to see an all-new episode of
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it airs on ABC and find out what's
ahead for Peggy and Jarvis in the upcoming season of Marvel's Agent Carter!
The Netflix Original Series Marvel's Jessica Jones and Marvel's
Daredevil – Saturday, October 10 -- 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM (Main Stage)
Join the cast of the new Netflix original series, Marvel's Jessica Jones,
in their first-ever appearance, as they answer questions and reveal
secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix later this
year and celebrate some of the greatest moments from season 1 of Marvel's
Daredevil. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television),
this panel promises to be one you won't want to miss!
Former DAREDEVIL editor Stephen Wacker also sat down with Newsarama to discuss the origins of the Waid run, and the tone change from Andy Diggle to Waid, and some of his opinions of the Daredevil show.
Also to confuse things, fans are seeing pics from this tweet, thinking it's a Season 2 design as well, but it was featured in a panel
with many costume designers... and Stephanie Maslansky (Daredevil costume designer) has confirmed the pics are from Season 1, but it's not stopping everyone
from saying it's from Season 2.
Writer Gleb Lipatkin and artist Dima Ivanov worked on this piece to show their appreciation of the Waid/Rivera/Samnee/Rodriguez/Wilson run on DAREDEVIL.
Here is Ivanov describing what the work meant to them and how music shapes the story. Excellent work!
"Me and my friend Gleb are very big fans of the last two volumes of Daredevil.
Such talented storytellers as Mark Waid, paolo-rivera, Marcos Martin, chrissamnee, thejaviercaster, Matt Wilson
(the list goes on) issue after issue were creating one of the best books in the genre. Aaand it's going to end very soon.
So here's our way to express gratitude for creating this awesome experience -
little tribute comic book about Daredevil. The story is called "Radio is in the Devil" and it's our take on the role of
music in Matt Murdock's life. We really hope you're going to enjoy it, because creating was an absolute blast."
As revealed a few days ago, Marvel's Daredevil was nominated for three Emmys.
Shade VFX is the company behind the special effects that were nominated for Episode 9... and here's a very cool behind-the-scenes look at what was done by the team. Watch until the end!
Here's the team's site and a list of all the people who worked on the effects!
Visual Effects Producer, David Van Dyke, Visual Effects Supervisors, Bryan Godwin and Karl Coyner, Senior Compositing Lead, Steve J. Sanchez, Visual Effects Coordinator, Julie Long, Visual Effects Editor, Pedro Tarrago, Associate Compositing Lead, Neiko Nagy, CG Artist, Moshe Swed, and FX Technical Director, Kjell Strode.
First up, an excellent Daredevil vs Bullseye film, directed by Zero Kazama and written & directed by Adam MacLean... this is their vision of how Bullseye could be introduced to the Daredevil show on Netflix!
Next up, we've got a funny look at what the Punisher could be like in the Daredevil show, by NepotismTV!
And next, some funny films on some "leaked" Daredevil auditions, by Jared Bonner!
While the interview at The AV Club yesterday hinted at the characters coming in the new DAREDEVIL this October, this interview with writer Charles Soule at Marvel.com names the villains and the sidekick, and also the cast of characters at Matt's day job.
There's also a preview pic by Ron Garney that shows a slightly modified DAREDEVIL logo, as the "horns" have been removed from the second D.
With Charles Soule and Ron Garney coming onboard in October, we're learning more
about what to expect... from editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and Soule himself.
From Alonso, in his CBR column:
Charles and Ron come in with a vision for what they want to do with Daredevil.
While this series definitely builds on what came before, they are going to leap headfirst into noir --
delving into the darker corners of Murdock's world without getting lost in it. And they are going to bring in a host of
fascinating new characters that are going to make Daredevil's job a lot more complicated. Oh, and Charles is a
practicing attorney, so expect Matt Murdock's closing arguments to be really on-point. And the rumor sites have one thing wrong -- that's not
Gambit next to him.
From Soule, on Twitter:
So, I am writing Daredevil. I would have commented earlier, but I wasn't actually sure if it had been officially announced.
Following @markwaid and @ChrisSamnee is no joke, but @rongarney and I will do our damnedest to carry the torch. (And yes, pun intended.)
Speaking of @RonGarney, dear god, wait until you see his pages. Beautifully fluid. Dark. Whole bottles of ink being used.
I'll talk more about my take down the road, but I've been thinking about my version of Daredevil for years and years. This will be that.
It won't be She-Hulk, but my lawyerly background will still come into play in a big way. A very different kind of legal feel.
First two planned bad guys are new. And weird.
Also - THAT IS NOT GAMBIT. More on that fellow soon.
DAREDEVIL #1 by Soule and Garney ships in October.
The mystery of who is taking over on DAREDEVIL seems to have been leaked before the July 1 previews that Marvel was going to release.
Bleeding Cool is reporting that writer Charles Soule will join artist Ron Garney on DAREDEVIL in October.
Obviously this will be confirmed, possibly tomorrow, as comic stores get their shipments Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday sales.
If true, what do you think? Soule is an attorney and had a great stint on SHE-HULK (which also featured DD as a guest-star) and Garney has worked on DAREDEVIL previously on the classic "34 Hours" story with Dan Chichester in issue #304.
06/09 - Jon Bernthal cast as Frank Castle/Punisher in DDS2
With all the rumours of Elektra auditions, and the Jason Statham as Bullseye reports, today's official news of former Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal as Punisher is surprising news.
Bernthal will portray Frank Castle in the second season of Marvel's Daredevil.
"Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with
audiences," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "Castle's appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and
nothing will be the same."
With the success of the Daredevil show on Netflix, fans have been asking when they would be getting licensed merchandise.
It appears it's on its way, as License Mag says:
[Disney Consumer Products] has collaborated with key licensees who will translate the gritty tone of the series into lines ready for retail. Mad Engine, C-Life, and Mighty Fine will introduce new apparel; Bioworld will debut hats and accessories; while Funko will roll out a line of collectibles; and CafePress will launch 116 different designs across a wide variety of different products. Other partners on board include Rubie's Costumes, Silver Buffalo (travel mugs and wall art), and Trends International (posters).
TV Guide has an interview with actor Elden Henson, where he speaks about his role as Foggy Nelson.
The magazine has the headline of "Why Foggy Nelson is Daredevil's Unsung Hero".
"The cool thing about playing Foggy is he really is a good guy," Henson says. "He talks a lot and cracks jokes and you think he's not taking things seriously, but he is. I think you see he's got a big heart. He cares about people and he really wants to do good. That's why he got into law. He really believes in what's right. He's probably the most idealistic of everyone, even Matt."
Rosario Dawson is set to return to her role as Claire Temple in season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil, coming in 2016.
"After working with Rosario in the first season, we knew instantly that we
had to have her back for our second," said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel
TV Jeph Loeb. "Claire Temple proved a fan favorite in Season 1, and we can't
wait for fans to see all the plans we have for her next."
The press release from Marvel also revealed that Dawson has signed on to appear in any of the other Netflix produced shows, including Marvel's Defenders.
In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, Netflix has announced today that
DAREDEVIL will return for a second season in 2016.
However, show runner Steven DeKnight will not be involved due to prior commitments.
Taking over as show runners are Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who were involved with the first season.
The duo, with Drew Goddard and Jeph Loeb, will be Executive Producers of Season 2 of DAREDEVIL.
Comments from Steven DeKnight:
"While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season, I could not be happier that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are carrying the torch. They were invaluable collaborators during our first season, and I for one can't wait to see what they do with the show moving forward."
For a short time today, the official Netflix Daredevil page had two new trailers posted. "Origins" and "Fear" show extended looks of the Nelson and Murdock partnership, Stick, the power of Fisk and more. Really great stuff. CBR posted the videos later on YouTube, which is shown below:
DeNA and Marvel Release Marvel Mighty Heroes, a Real-time Multiplayer Brawler
for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android Phones and Tablets
SAN FRANCISCO – March 31, 2015 – DeNA and Marvel Entertainment today launched Marvel Mighty Heroes, a real-time co-op brawler written by
Fred Van Lente, creator of Marvel comics like X-Men Noir, Marvel Zombies 3-5, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hercules.
For the first time on mobile devices, up to four players will suit up as iconic Marvel characters to battle evildoers in action-packed gameplay.
Players will collect and level-up characters, equip heroic abilities, and team up with friends to rule the multiverse. With the first in-game event starting
today, Marvel Mighty Heroes is available as a free download on the Apple App Store℠ for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™ phones and tablets.
In Marvel Mighty Heroes, players must defend the world by assembling a dream team of Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Hawkeye as well as dozens of Super Villains yet to be announced. Each character is equipped with a unique set of powerful, upgradeable abilities along with alternate costumes that grant new powers and allow for a variety of different play styles based around speed, strength, and health.
"Marvel Mighty Heroes starts with old-school Super Hero gameplay from the glory days of playing alongside friends at the arcade and adds a modern twist for mobile devices through intuitive touch controls and global cooperative gameplay,” said Barry Dorf, Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at DeNA. “Marvel fans of all ages will love the timeless characters and evolving Marvel storylines based on classic plots and new story arcs.”
Once players choose their squad, they will join a team of up to four players from around the world to compete in missions testing their clobbering prowess with bruiser characters and quick reflexes with ranged characters, while leaderboards let players compete for worldwide supremacy. Multiplayer events include a variety of missions like cooperative defense and intense boss battles. Regular updates will consistently add original content, letting players fight their way through all-new worlds and storylines never before explored in a Marvel game. Today kicks off the first event in the six-part weekly “Infinity” series which finds the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy teaming up to battle Thanos the Mad Titan.
In a tight race, Marvel fans have registered and voted to receive Hulk as a special in-game reward for players who download the game in the first week. Marvel Mighty Heroes is available now to download for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play for Android devices.
While we didn't get a clip from the Daredevil show, it was great to see and hear Charlie Cox on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. The Daredevil actor talked about Netflix and the show for a little bit. But first he had to deal with his food poisoning...
Short List had a chance to visit the Daredevil set and their report reveals quite a number of new details...
"Movies are two hours long -- you set it up, go in and get out,"
explains showrunner Steven S DeKnight, best known for his work on Spartacus. "This is very Marvel, in its size and scope.
But because it's a television show, and because it's going on for 13 hours, you'll get to know the characters in a way you've
never known any of them before."
The show's appeal also lies in characters you can't help but feverishly swap sides over: do you love Fisk because he
(like many men) turns into an awkward mess when speaking to women he likes, or despise him because he later decapitates
someone with a car door when it all goes wrong? Fisk is as comfortable in an art gallery as he is covered in blood, and it's
terrifying. "There's no end to what makes him who he is," explains D'Onofrio, who looks like he's been plucked straight
from legendary Daredevil writer David Mazzucchelli's pages. "In two sentences, Fisk can move from a child into a monster."
Underground Toys sent more details on the Daredevil Pop! Vinyls my way, so here's the official press release.
Marvel's Daredevil, will be hitting our screens this spring, with a new series starting on Netflix.
So, what better time for Funko to unveil two new Daredevil figures, based on the comics,
that will join their POP! Vinyl range.
The two figures are part of a collaboration between Funko and Underground Toys, Funko's European partner.
This sees Underground Toys' involvement in the line grow to a new level and broadens Underground Toys'
already existing Marvel portfolio.
The Daredevil POP! cover both his familiar red costume and, for all those hard-core Marvel collectors and fans,
his lesser-known yellow costume, which he wore in his earliest comics appearances back in 1964. In the UK the yellow
Daredevil is an exclusive available only at the home of all things comic - Forbidden Planet International.
The red version will be widely available through EU speciality retailers and everywhere that sells POP!
Both are available for pre-order via Forbidden Planet International and will be available in store at selected
retailers from June 2015 onwards.
03/17 - Motion Poster, Costume Details, Scott Glenn interview
Lots of updates today, with a new motion poster showing a cool transformation, some interesting details about the red costume, and actor Scott Glenn talks about taking on the role of Stick.
Comics Continuum had a chance to speak with Jeph Loeb, Steven DeKnight and Joe Quesada about the evolution of the
Daredevil costume, and they confirmed the red costume will eventually make an appearance in the show.
From Joe Quesada:
"We had to come up with a logic for it. It was a delicate balance, because the stories we're telling are so real-world. Matt starts out in a homemade outfit that develops slowly. As he starts getting the crap kicked out of him on the streets, he adds padding little by little."
From Jeph Loeb:
"The idea was to back the story up to the point before Matt is Daredevil. Then we could take him to a place where some version of the red suit works in a grounded world. The solution is very exciting and makes complete sense."
For more info, check out the Comics Continuum site...
And finally, actor Scott Glenn talked with Nuke The Fridge about his role as Stick in the Daredevil show.
I took it seriously and I realized that I had to play this character not tongue and cheek but seriously and I had to deal with something that I.ve never had to deal with as an actor in my life, which is being blind. And all of a sudden I.m kind of playing a character like Zatoichi, the blind swordsman.
Uproxx posted a new interview today with actor Vincent D'Onofrio, who was promoting his new movie Blind Horses, but spoke quite a bit about Daredevil.
On the Kingpin:
"There's so much in our show. And there's so much they're not giving away.
I mean, it gets so intense and so emotional. It's really quite something.
It goes to places you would never think it goes because of what Jeph Loeb
and Steven DeKnight wanted to do. It really does."
D'Onofrio also commented on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his enthusiasm about the show on Netflix.
Marvel and Netflix announced some more cast members for the Daredevil show today, including actors for Turk and Melvin Potter!
Announced today were:
* Rob Morgan (Person of Interest) as Turk Barrett
* Matt Gerald (Dexter) as Melvin Potter
* Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with ties to Wilson Fisk
* Wai Ching Ho (Blue Bloods) as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her own trade
* Nikolai Nikolaeff (Sea Patrol) as Vladimir
* Gideon Emery (Grimm) as Vladimir's brother Anatoly
Get more details, with pics of the actors, over at the Marvel site...
If you're in California in April, you want to go to this...
The Writers Guild Foundation will have a special panel on Saturday, April 18 with writers from the Daredevil show!
"After we've binge-watched DAREDEVIL a week before, we will sit down with the DAREDEVIL writers' room for a panel discussion on
The Man Without Fear, the development of the first season, and how the writers' room was assembled!"
We knew about Steven DeKnight's involvement, but how about some of these other names?
Steven S. DeKnight -- DAREDEVIL, SPARTACUS
Christos Gage -- DAREDEVIL, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Ruth Gage -- DAREDEVIL, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Luke Kalteux -- DAREDEVIL
Douglas Petrie -- DAREDEVIL, AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Hopefully the panel will be released on online at some point. If you're going, let me know!
Empire Magazine has a new feature in their latest issue out today (with a Daniel Craig cover) and it's a great write-up of their
set visit to Marvel's Daredevil.
Many thanks to reader "ricksltlsister" who sent me the pics which you can check out below. Make sure to pick up your copy, as there are many spoilers in there for those interested, including news of the costume(s) like this:
There's a new game coming from DeNA and Marvel, and Daredevil is in the mix of characters that can be played.
You can pre-register today and have a look at the trailer below!
DeNA and Marvel Team Up for Real-time Co-op Brawler Marvel Mighty Heroes
Pre-register Today to Receive In-Game Rewards and Help Unlock a Special Hero at Launch
SAN FRANCISCO -- February 23, 2015 -- Today DeNA and Marvel Entertainment announced that Marvel Mighty Heroes, a real-time co-op brawler starring Superheroes and Supervillains of the Marvel Universe, is currently in development and will be launching soon for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ phones and tablets. Marvel Mighty Heroes features real-time cooperative, action-packed gameplay with up to four players, bringing strategic Super Hero action to mobile devices. Gamers and Marvel fans can pre-register by visiting www.MarvelMightyHeroes.com to vote for Hulk or Rocket as a free special hero at launch for a limited time.
Marvel Mighty Heroes lets players choose their favorite Marvel comic book characters, including Iron Man, Groot, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Spider-Man, and dozens of their allies and nemeses. Players will build a dream-team of Superheroes and Supervillains, each utilizing different skills and special abilities to clobber, shoot, smash, and blast their way to victory. Multiplayer in Marvel Mighty Heroes will give players a chance to test their skills against competitors and earn a spot on the leaderboard or combine forces with friends to save the universe one battle at a time.
"Building off of the success of Marvel War of Heroes, our first Marvel-licensed title, Marvel Mighty Heroes is a fast and tactical battle game that will combine evolving Marvel stories with enthralling co-op and competitive multiplayer gameplay," said Barry Dorf, Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at DeNA. "Marvel fans and gamers alike will have the chance to create the ultimate team of Super Heroes and Super Villains to take on waves of enemies from the Marvel Universe."
Marvel Mighty Heroes will be free to download for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ devices in 2015. To pre-register to receive updates and notices about limited time prizes at launch visit www.MarvelMightyHeroes.com.
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit www.dena.com.
IDW has finally solicited the forthcoming FRANK MILLER'S DAREDEVIL: ARTIFACT EDITION and it will be shipping in June 2015.
Stores will be able to order for the discounted price of $75 and it will features many covers and interior pages of DAREDEVIL.
Frank Miller's Daredevil: Artifact Edition
Frank Miller (w & a & c)
Frank Miller, multiple Eisner Award-winner, is one of the finest and most influential comics creators of his generation.
From Sin City to Dark Knight Returns, to Daredevil: Born Again and Batman: Year One (both of which he wrote and collaborated on with David Mazzucchelli),
his contribution to the art form is nearly peerless. But before these incredible works came his groundbreaking turn on Daredevil!
HC . BW . $75.00 net discount item . 144 Pages . 12" x 17" . ISBN: 978-1-63140-352-1
. This Artifact Edition will collect more than 20 Miller covers, and a staggering display of pages... all shot from the original art... including many from
key issues such as the introduction of Elektra -- and the death of Elektra!
Additionally, a selection of pages from Wolverine and Spider-Man will also be showcased.
If you are a fan of Frank Miller's classic storytelling then this is the Artifact edition for you!
Actress Drea de Matteo will be joining the Agents of SHIELD show this season as Karla Faye Gideon.
Now, Daredevil fans may recognize the name... the character made an appearance in the DAREDEVIL: REDEMPTION series in 2005, by David Hine and Michael Gaydos (go read it, it's good). Judging from the description in the press release, it's a departure from her character in this series, but will they somehow tie her back to Daredevil... and will Daredevil make an appearance in Agents of SHIELD?
When the AKA JESSICA JONES series was announced, fans of the Alias series were anxious to hear if Killgrave the Purple Man would be a part of the show.
Today Marvel announced that actor David Tennant (Doctor Who) has been cast as the persuasive villain, who made his first appearance in the pages of DAREDEVIL in 1964, and recently had an appearance in the latest series by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee.
Tennant joins the already announced Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter. AKA JESSICA JONES will premiere later this year on Netflix.
If you follow artist Peter Krause on Twitter (@petergkrause), you may have noticed some Daredevil artwork he's been posting recently. Yesterday I asked him when this project was going to be announced. He promised it would be today, and writer Marc Guggenheim would also be involved...
Fast forward to today, and we have the announcement from Marvel and an interview at Newsarama as well.
DAREDEVIL #15.1 will be a special issue shipping in April, which will feature a story by Guggenheim and Krause, a few pages by Mark Waid, and another new story written and drawn by Chris Samnee!
Newsarama has an interview with Guggenheim and Samnee, where the writers reveal both stories will be about Matt's early days as an attorney. Guggenheim, who currently writes for the ARROW show, is a former attorney and details how much of a DD fan he is. Samnee will be writing & drawing a Marvel story for the first time.
I'm writing this on the eve of January 16th. Nineteen years ago, I took a stab at learning HTML by making a site about my
favourite comic character. And I kept updating the site...
I wanted to quickly say Thank You to all of you. I have been very lucky. I really do appreciate all the emails and comments, and I really do like helping Daredevil fans and helping new readers become Daredevil fans.
We've got a lot to look forward to this year!
April 10th! The Netflix show.
Who's taking over from Waid and Samnee?
Who's going to stay awake for 13 hours straight to watch the whole season? Don't say you didn't think about it yet.
01/10 - Shade VFX working on effects for Daredevil
In a press release announcing the hiring of producer Camille Geier (formerly of ILM, Rodeo FX and more) to oversee projects in their New York office, it was revealed that the company is working on visual effects for Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix.
Geier will be in charge of all work in the New York studio. Shade's other office is in Santa Monica. Their New York office opened in 2014.