New interview with author Paul Young, where we talk about his book FRANK MILLER'S DAREDEVIL AND THE ENDS OF HEROISM, an analysis of Miller's work on the title, and also an account of his personal history with collecting Miller comics. Many thanks to him for the opportunity!
Not surprisingly, Luke Cage will return for a Season Two (well, maybe it is surprising they didn't go with a Heroes For Hire show first...), however, it's got the dreaded "coming soon" attached to it... so maybe we'll see it in 2018-ish.
Marvel.com continued their look at the new Daredevil "universe" coming in February.
Writer Charles Soule and editor Mark Paniccia shared some more details about how Daredevil put the secret identity problems back in the genie bottle, and also how the new Daredevil-related series will all interact.
Is that Kirsten McDuffie in that cover for DAREDEVIL #17 by Ron Garney?
They will connect in a shared-universe way where all the writers are reading each other’s plots, outlines, and scripts and looking for ways, only if organic, to show connective tissue amongst the books. So as the first arcs are designed to be introductory; the stories that follow will tangentially connect to the larger events taking place in DAREDEVIL and eventually lock into that story in a very meaningful and integral way.
Kingpin, Bullseye & Elektra are RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL This February! New Titles, New Story Arcs, Epic Street Level Action
New York, NY—November 11th, 2016 — Marvel is pleased to announce Running With the Devil beginning this February! A brand new initiative, Running With the Devil spotlights a brand-new story arc beginning in the pages of Daredevil as well as the launch of three major titles for his closest friends…and deadliest foes!
It all starts in DAREDEVIL #17, as secrets will be revealed! Blockbuster creators Charles Soule and Ron Garney team to answer the question on everyone’s mind – just how did Matt Murdock regain his secret identity?! Then prepare to delve into the mind of two vile villains in KINGPIN #1 from Matthew Rosenberg (Rocket Raccoon, Civil War II: Kingpin) & Ben Torres (Daredevil) and BULLSEYE #1 from Ed Brisson (Secret Wars Battleworld) and Guillermo Sanna (Deadpool). Finally, Sin City is about to get a new player in ELEKTRA #1 – from writer Matt Owens (Marvel’s Luke Cage) and artist Alec Morgan (Secret Wars Journal)! How long can Elektra escape her past when she runs afoul of Arcade and his new Murderworld?!
“Fans are going to love what we have in store for our street level superstars in 2017,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re taking Daredevil and some of the characters in his orbit, sending them off in different directions for some brand-new stories from rising stars in the comics industry. How long before they all collide? Knowing Matt Murdock – not long. There’s some big things happening in this corner of the Marvel Universe, and these four titles are just the beginning.”
The table is set and the pieces are on the board. As Elektra, Kingpin and Bullseye set off on their own paths, how long before all three come crashing back in to Matt Murdock’s life? This February, take a walk on the dark side when you’re Running With the Devil! For more information on Running With The Devil, visit Marvel.com.
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by RON GARNEY
On Sale This February!
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by BEN TORRES
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale This February!
Written by ED BRISSON
Art by GUILLERMO SANNA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale This February!
Written by MATT OWENS
Art by ALEC MORGAN
Cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE
Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale This February!
ComicBook.com has an interview with editor Mark Paniccia, where he talks about this new "Daredevil line" at Marvel.
They're all very distinct. With each one of these, the first arc is to introduce the character to new readers and catch regular readers up with where the characters have been. Once that’s been established you’ll start to see more connective tissue. They are also stories that I think long time readers are going to love because so true to the concept of each one of these characters. These are meant to be the kind of stories that a casual fan will really enjoy and someone will be able to go, "Hey, you should check out the Elektra series." You can jump right in. It's just a really good Elektra story and it introduces her as what this core character. Every story puts all of the characters in a situation where you understand who and what they are.
Coming in February: ELEKTRA #1, by writer Chris Owens and artist Alec Morgan, with a cover by Elizabeth Torque.
Marvel has an interview with Owens, where he talks about Elektra's new adventures in Las Vegas!
Elektra has a very deep and complicated past. It’s a challenging balance to honor that while also trying to move a character forward. No matter where we find her we know one thing to be true about her above all else: she’s a badass. That part will never change. Putting her in unfamiliar places and matching her against unfamiliar foes is what will bring out sides to her she has not explored or is trying to run from. She’s Yojimbo, wandering from nothing and toward nothing. But the call of a hero is hard to ignore.
Coming in February: BULLSEYE #1, by writer Ed Brisson and artist
Guillermo Sanna, with a cover by Dave Johnson.
Marvel has an interview with Brisson and editor Mark Paniccia, where they talk about what Bullseye has been up to.
BULLSEYE is in [Colombia] on a suicide mission—and he’s loving it, of course. We’re gonna see him at his adrenaline junkie finest! This is in the vein of the classic BULLSEYE: GREATEST HITS and will be a guilty pleasure of watching one victim drop after another. And even more fun watching him battle one army of killers after another.
Coming in February: KINGPIN #1, by writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist
Ben Torres, with a cover by Jeff Dekal.
Marvel has an interview with Rosenberg and editor Mark Paniccia, where they talk about
Wilson Fisk's return to NYC.
Well our focus is on telling stories about Fisk and how he sees the world. He is a very driven and determined man, but he is a businessman. All of his work is about setting ambitious goals and then figuring out ways to overcome the huge obstacles that come with that. So whether it’s labor laws, zoning regulations, tax codes, the crime prediction powers of Ulysses, or Daredevil’s relentless harassment, they are all just problems to deal with.
Mondo is releasing the Daredevil and Jessica Jones Season One soundtracks on limited edition vinyl. There will only be 3000 copies for each, with the DD edition at $25 and the JJ edition at $35. The artwork is by Matthew Woodson.
The sale starts at Noon CST on November 9th. For more details, click on the link from Mondo below.
Not surprisingly, Marvel is trying to have their Daredevil comics resemble its Netflix TV show counterpart... so, in February, the previously announced KINGPIN and BULLSEYE series will be joined by ELEKTRA.
Bleeding Cool has a quick word on this news from MCM London Comic Con, revealing that the titles will interact with each other, creating a so-called "Daredevil Universe".
Have a look at the promo artwork by artist Marco Checchetto. There's no other details for now, but BC mentions an IRON FIST series is also on its way.
January 2017 solicits are now on the site, and we've got DAREDEVIL #15 and DAREDEVIL #16, with some more great covers by Dan Panosian,
and an advanced solicit for the new printing of the DAREDEVIL BY BRUBAKER AND LARK OMNIBUS V2 HC, the third EPIC COLLECTION, and the COMPLETE ELEKTRA BY MILLIGAN, HAMA AND DEODATO, JR.!
The news a lot of you have been waiting for is finally here.
Daredevil S1 is going to be released on Blu-ray in North America on November 8th.
It will retail for $39.99, but it appears to have no bonus features.
Other editions of the Blu-ray have already shipped elsewhere, including a recent release in the UK.
OWN THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”
ON BLU-RAY™ NOV. 8
Bring home or gift the first season of the popular live action series this Holiday!
SYNOPSIS: “Marvel’s Daredevil” follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), attorney by day and vigilante by night. Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses as Daredevil, fighting crime on the streets of New York after the sun goes down. His efforts are not welcomed by powerful businessman Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) and others whose interests collide with those of Daredevil. Though Murdock's day job portrays a man who believes in the criminal justice system, his alter ego suggests otherwise, as he takes the law into his own hands to protect his Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and the surrounding communities.
The complete first season of the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil” is available to own on Blu-ray™ on Nov. 8. Season 1 of the action-packed drama was recently honored as Best New Media TV Series at the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards hosted by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The home release of Season 1 will thrill fans with all 13 episodes.
CAST: Charlie Cox (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Matt Murdock/Daredevil; Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”) as Karen Page; Elden Henson (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”) as Foggy Nelson; Vincent D’Onofrio (“The Magnificent Seven”) as Wilson Fisk; Rosario Dawson (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”) as Claire Temple
CREATOR & EXEC. Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”)
EXEC. PRODUCERS: Drew Goddard (“The Martian”), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
New York Comic Con is this weekend, and there was an Iron Fist panel today, which due to popular demand was essentially allocated all its seats 9 hours before it began! Actors Finn Jones, Jessica Hunwick, David Wenham, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, and Rosario Dawson joined executive producer Scott Buck on stage. It was revealed the last day of shooting completed Saturday morning at 9AM. There was also a surprise appearance by actor Erik LaRay Harvey who played Diamondback in LUKE CAGE. There were several clips shown. Have a read of the panel highlights here...
Also making an appearance was Jon Bernthal, where it was officially announced that the PUNISHER show has starting filming... and then he brought out another special guest, confirming that Deborah Ann Woll will be appearing in the show as Karen Page!
At the conclusion of the panel, there were some more surprises, as the entire DEFENDERS cast made an appearance, and it was also announced that actress Sigourney Weaver would be the main villain for the show... and then she also joined the others on stage!
Also hidden in the press release is word that Punisher will be released in 2017!
That must mean the show needs to be filming soon... and coincidentally, we found out that it has been shooting for a week now, and there are some pics from the set... including a spoiler below, so be warned!
December 2016 solicits are now on the site, and we've got DAREDEVIL #14, with a great cover by Dan Panosian, and an advanced solicit for the
new printing of the DAREDEVIL BY BRUBAKER AND LARK OMNIBUS V1 HC!
For the first time, I took in more than one day for the annual Fan Expo Canada show in Toronto.
With several Daredevil creators and celebrities scheduled to appear, I visited on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
I had the pleasure of meeting Klaus Janson, and he signed my DD158. We chatted about his work, and he told me his favourite work is his Daredevil work with Frank Miller. We also talked about Daredevil: End of Days, and he hoped the team could work on a Punisher: End of Days series in the future.
I bought several prints and merchandise. Prints from Michael Cho, Cary Nord, local artist Liz Parkes, Jon Malin, Mike Del Mundo... I wanted to buy so many prints!
There was also DD air fresheners, pins, seatbelt belts (!), leather cap and more.
On Sunday, I had a photo op with Charlie Cox, where I was able to pass on my business card.
While I didn't get a chance to speak with him in-depth, he did say he would check out the site.
I also attended the Daredevil panel moderated by Joe Quesada. I wasn't able to get a chance to get Cox's or Elden Henson's autographs later, as their lines were too long by the time I got there.
Check out my short video below of Cox's and Henson's introductions from the panel:
I also met several fans that I met for the first time in real life after chatting with them for years through the site (Hi Kyle and Chase!), and also many great cosplayers. Lots of great DD stuff this year, and I saw so many people wearing DD shirts. Great to see.
Here are several pics from the show. You can also check out my Twitter and Instagram feeds (@manwithoutfear on both) for more details.
CBR has an exclusive look at six more covers, by Pasqual Ferry, Annie Wu, Butch Guice, Chris Stevens, Mike McKone and Mike Mayhew. Characters featured are Kingpin, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Purple Man, Punisher, Daredevil, and Foggy Nelson.
BURBANK, Calif., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Music is set to release the digital soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series "Marvel's Daredevil" Season 2 on July 15, 2016. John Paesano ("The Maze Runner," "Scorch Trials," and the upcoming "Maze Runner: The Death Cure") composed the music for the series.
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the superhero "Daredevil" in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.
Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil) is joined by a stellar cast including Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), and Scott Glenn (Stick).
Marvel's Daredevil is Executive Produced by series Co-Showrunners Marco Ramirez ("Sons Of Anarchy", "Fear The Walking Dead") and Douglas Petrie ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer", "American Horror Story"), along with Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Jessica Jones"), who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television.
Season Two of "Marvel's Daredevil," Rated TV-MA, is now available streaming only on NETFLIX. Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 digital soundtrack will be available at digital retailers http://smarturl.it/dareds2 and streaming services
http://smarturl.it/daredsws2 on July 15, 2016. For more information, stay tuned to Marvel.com, @MarvelMusicInc on Twitter, plus follow @Daredevil on Twitter and like the official Facebook page for updates.
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT AND MARVEL TELEVISION
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Congratulations to Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Jessica Jones for their Emmy nominations today.
Here are the nominations for both Netflix series...
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES
Marvel's Daredevil -- New York's Finest -- Netflix -- Marvel Television in association with ABC
Studios for Netflix
Lauren Stephens, Supervising Sound Editor
Jordan Wilby, Sound Designer
Jonathan Golodner, Sound FX Editor
Christian Buenaventura, Dialogue Editor
Greg Vines, Music Editor
Zane Bruce, Foley Artist
Lindsay Pepper, Foley Artist
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Marvel's Daredevil -- Netflix -- Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
Philip J. Silvera, Stunt Coordinator
OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
Marvel's Jessica Jones -- Netflix -- Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
Michelle Dougherty, Creative Director
Arisu Kashiwagi, Lead Designer
Rod Basham, Flame Artist
David Mack, Illustrator
Eric Demeusy, Animator
Thomas McMahan, Animator
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
Marvel's Jessica Jones -- Netflix -- Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
Only read the following press release if you've read CIVIL WAR II #3, which featured Matt Murdock...
THE FALLEN #1 & THE ACCUSED #1 Explore the
Fallout From Civil War II This August!
New York, NY—July 13th, 2016 — The unthinkable has happened. Civil War II has claimed the life of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes. Now, as the death of the Hulk continues to shake the foundations of the super hero community, explore the void he leaves behind in THE FALLEN #1 and THE ACCUSED #1, two can’t miss one-shots coming this August!
First, it’s the trial of the century as Marc Guggenheim (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Ramon Bachs (Secret Wars Journal) and Garry Brown (Iron Patriot) bring you THE ACCUSED #1! As a beloved Avenger falls, another takes the stand to answer for his death. As Hawkeye stands trial amid a case full of super heroes and politics – who will prosecute? None other than Matt Murdock – Daredevil! But when Matt digs into the case and secrets come to light…he may not like what he finds. Has Daredevil bitten off more than he can chew? Amid a growing conspiracy, can the Marvel Universe’s most stalwart defender of justice promise a fair trial? The answers won’t come easy.
Then – legendary Hulk scribe Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk) returns to the original Jade Giant with superstar artist Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man) for one last swan song in THE FALLEN #1! As a giant falls, friends and enemies alike gather to mourn his passing. Amadeus Cho, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, the Warbound and more. Can they all keep a level head – or will some of them get ANGRY? Plus, what secrets lie in the Last Will and Testament of Bruce Banner?
The Hulk is dead. But his legacy will live on. Be there as the Marvel Universe experiences the cataclysmic fallout in THE FALLEN #1 and THE ACCUSED #1 – coming this August! THE FALLEN #1 (JUN160752)
Written by GREG PAK
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Cover by LEINIL YU
Variant Covers by MIKE DEL MUNDO (JUN160755)
LEINIL YU (JUN160754) and JACK KIRBY (JUN160753)
FOC – 07/25/16 On-Sale – 08/17/16
THE ACCUSED #1 (JUN160756)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by RAMON BACHS & GARRY BROWN
Cover by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by FIONA STAPLES (JUN160759)
and RON LIM (JUN160757)
FOC – 07/18/16 On-Sale – 08/10/16
Amazon has some early listings for some DAREDEVIL collections in 2017, including some omnibuses that I know a lot of you were waiting for...
DAREDEVIL OMNIBUS Vol 1
By Stan Lee and Wallace Wood
Born to a past-his-prime prizefighter, Matt Murdock's luck always ran a step behind his good intentions. When a daring act to save a man's life blinds young Murdock, he finds that the same accident has enhanced his remaining senses to superhuman levels. He becomes Daredevil, a gritty hero born from murder, but tempered with the desire to protect the downtrodden. In this over-size Omnibus collection featuring every classic story and original letters page, writer Stan Lee and artists Bill Everett, Joe Orlando, Wallace Wood, John Romita and Gene Colan lay the foundation for Marvel's Man Without Fear.
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (1964) 1-41, ANNUAL (1967) 1; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 73; MATERIAL FROM NOT BRAND ECHH (1967) 4
DAREDEVIL: BACK IN BLACK Vol 3: WORK OF ART TPB
By Charles Soule and Ron Garney
Losing a big case has landed A.D.A. Matt Murdock in hot water with the city, leaving him less time to clean up the streets as Daredevil. But as his protégé BLINDSPOT tries to pick up the slack, the young hero might be in over his head when he stumbles upon a horrific crime scene - one that will terrify even The Man Without Fear.
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL 10-14
DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION Vol 3: BROTHER, TAKE MY HAND TPB
By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan and Barry Windsor-Smith
Matt Murdock has done battle with Marvel's most maddening villains, but when the Jester enters the fray, the rules change forever. Framing DD for murder, he sets all of New York against the Man Without Fear. The stakes get even higher when Starr Saxon discovers DD's secret identity! Daredevil also faces off against two of Marvel's greatest heroes, Captain America and the Black Panther -all the while struggling to rebuild his relationship with the lovely Karen Page. Then comes the Death's Head, a villain with deep connections to those closest to Daredevil. It's a classic battle that pushes Matt Murdock to reveal his identity to Karen -will it bring them closer together, or force them apart?
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (1964) 42-63
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID OMNIBUS Vol 1
By Mark Waid, Greg Rucka, Paolo Rivera, Chris Samnee and more
The devil is reborn - and his adventures will leave you gasping for air! The Man Without Fear will visit his unique blend of blind justice on Klaw, the Megacrime cartel and the Mole Man, while the hotly contested battle to secure the Omega Drive will require Daredevil to team up with Spider-Man and not one, but two Punishers! But, as size-changing scientist Hank Pym enters Matt Murdock's head to destroy robots implanted by Doctor Doom, will saving Daredevil's brain cost him his mind? Ghosts from the past will haunt DD, while Matt faces a life-or-death drama of his own. With new enemies, new friends and a "grinnin' in the face of hell" attitude, Mark Waid delivers an Eisner Award-winning DAREDEVIL run like no other!
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DAREDEVIL Vol 11
By Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella and more
Daredevil teams up with not just one, but two stunning women of Marvel when the Black Widow and Shanna the She-Devil join the battle against the Black Spectre. Together, they must uncover the secret leaders of an organization bent on bringing the United States to its knees. It's a massive saga that will pull in heroes from across the Marvel Universe including Moondragon and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, culminating in a battle on the White House lawn! Classic villains like the Gladiator and the Owl abound, and new enemies emerge when Death-Stalker hatches a plan that brings the Man-Thing into the fray. Add in a return to Fogwell's Gym, where it all began, and what we have in store and true Marvel Masterworks!
ELEKTRA BY PETER MILLIGAN, LARRY HAMA & MIKE DEODATO JR.: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
By Peter Milligan, Larry Hama, Mike Deodato
Join the deadly Elektra on the path to redemption! Her fateful first step will lead to the ultimate grudge match with the man who murdered her -the lethal marksman Bullseye! But when an ancient threat known as the Architect engineers a life-and-death competition, an army of assassins make their way to New York. It's kill or be killed in a winner-takes-all contest that draws in Killer Shrike, Razor-Fist, Whiplash, Taskmaster and more! Can Elektra stop the madness -or will she take fi rst prize? Doctor Strange lends a mystic hand in a sai-and-sorcery epic! Plus, the fates of Elektra and Daredevil intertwine in the past and present, the American Samurai strikes, and Elektra wages war on the Hand in Japan!
CBR's Dave Richards has a new interview with DAREDEVIL writer Charles Soule. They discuss many DD topics, including the forthcoming Annual that features Echo (with art by Vanessa Del Rey), the current story "Blind Man's Bluff", and the next arc
that will have a new villain.
There are several exclusive preview pages as well from DAREDEVIL #9 and the DAREDEVIL ANNUAL.
DEFENDERS VARIANTS Bring Street Level Heroes to Comic Shops in September!
New York, NY—June 21st, 2016—Marvel’s street level heroes are stepping out on the town for a series of special variant covers! Marvel is pleased to announce 20 special Defenders Variants, coming to some of your favorite Marvel titles this September!
“Street Level heroes are an integral part of the DNA of the Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “From Daredevil to Luke Cage to the Daughters of the Dragon, some of the coolest characters in the Marvel Universe operate in the shadows, and this September, we are shining the spotlight on them with twenty riveting variant covers featuring some of the best artists in comics.”
We are excited to reveal the following Defenders Variants by some of Marvel’s great cover artists:
· All-New, All-Different Avengers #14 by Paul Renaud
· Amazing Spider-Man #18 by Dale Keown
· The Astonishing Ant-Man #12 by Siya Oum
· Daredevil #11 by Alex Maleev
· Howard the Duck #11 by Jamal Campbell
· The Totally Awesome Hulk #11 by Stephanie Hans
· Uncanny X-Men #12 by Robbi Rodriguez
Look for additional Defenders Variants to grace the covers of these exciting Marvel comics throughout the month of September:
· Black Panther #6
· Captain America: Steve Rogers #6
· Captain Marvel #9
· Deadpool #18
· Doctor Strange #12
· Invincible Iron Man #13
· The Mighty Thor #11
· Moon Knight #6
· Ms. Marvel #11
· Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #10
· Power Man And Iron Fist #8
· The Punisher #5
· Uncanny Inhumans #12
No fan can afford to miss out on these exciting variant covers featuring Marvel’s street level heroes! Run, don’t walk to your comic shops this May to get your hands on these can’t miss Defenders Variants!
Zachary Zirlin was the graphic designer on Daredevil S1, Jessica Jones S1 and also Luke Cage S1, and I had a chance to speak with him about all his concepts for the posters, logs, and even beer labels!
Hope you enjoy this interesting look at some of these behind-the-scenes designs. Thanks to Zachary Zirlin for the interview!
On a side note, this is interview #150 on the site!
Chris Samnee's Daredevil: Artist's Edition HC -- SPOTLIGHT
Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a & c)
IDW Publishing launched the very first Artist's Edition in 2010. It was a bold concept that to date has garnered five consecutive Eisner Awards in the category of Best Archival Project. With the release of Chris Samnee's Daredevil Artist's Edition we continue to stay ahead of the pack by featuring not one, not two, but THREE versions of Samnee's gorgeous original art -- we like to think of it as an Artist's Edition triple play! This amazing collection will be presented in TWO books. The first, a hardcover featuring Daredevil Issues 23 - 27. Since these books were lettered digitally, you will see more of the Samnee's original art than ever before! Additionally, all of Chris' beautiful layouts will be printed here, again, scanned from the original art. The second book will be a horizontal softcover, printing all Mark Waid's scripts -- but that's not all -- Samnee's artistic technique involves drawing thumbnail breakdowns ON the script pages themselves. Which means there are THREE versions of art presented, plus the actual script enabling you to read along with the story! Additionally, these two books will come in a handsome slipcase. You've heard the term "Artist's Artist?" This will be an "Artist's Artist's Edition!"
HC/TPB w/slipcase • BW • $95.00 net cost item • 160 page HC + 60 page SC • 12" x 17" HC + 17" x 12" SC• ISBN: 978-1-63140-723-9
•Advance solicited for October release!
•The immensely popular, critically acclaimed, and Eisner Award-winning duo of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are showcased in their first Artist's Edition!
•TWO books, slipcased!
I had a chance to interview actor Danny Johnson, who appeared in Daredevil Season 2 as Benjamin Donovan. We talked about the comic roots of the character and
about working on a Netflix show, and with the other actors.
A Four-Part Crossover in One Issue – Your First Look at DEADPOOL #13!
New York, NY—May 5th, 2016 — What do you get when you take a Merc With a Mouth, two Heroes for Hire and a Man Without Fear and mash ‘em together? Why, the massively oversized DEADPOOL #13 of course! This June, this quartet of heroes collide in the first-ever 4-part crossover in one issue! We’re not joking – this issue contains two full issues of Deadpool, one issue of Power Man and Iron Fist and one issue of Daredevil! Writers Gerry Duggan, David Walker and Charles Soule join forces with artists Jacopo Camagni, Guillermo Sanna, Elmo Bondoc and Paco Diaz to bring you one for the history books! When Deadpool takes a gig protecting a banker who betrayed his nefarious cartel partners, they seek the help of ADA Matt Murdock, who calls in the assistance (and fists) of Luke Cage and Danny Rand! Things are going to get ugly. Get ready for a mega-violent, street-level, gut-busting, face-punching, kung-fuing, ninjitsuing crime story you won’t want to miss! It all goes down this June when DEADPOOL #13 explodes into comic shops everywhere!
DEADPOOL #13 (APR160998)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN, CHARLES SOULE and DAVID WALKER
Art by JACOPO CAMAGNI, GUILLERMO SANNA, ELMO BONDOC and PACO DIAZ
Cover by FRANCISO HERRERA
Variant Covers by ROB LIEFELD (APR160999) and RON LIM (APR161000)
Power Man and Iron Fist Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (APR161002)
Daredevil Variant by KHOI PHAM (APR161001)
Hit Monkey Variant by BRENT SCHOONOVER (APR161004)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR161003)
Rebirth Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA (FEB168876)
FOC – 05/09/16, On-Sale – 06/06/16
Since her first appearance in DAREDEVIL #168 (January 1981), Elektra has proven herself one of the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous assassins. Finally, Marvel Heroes 2016 players can experience her lethal suite of moves for themselves – she’s newly available today as the game’s 57th playable character. Voiced by Kat Cressida, Elektra dons her classic red costume, and an alternate choice is available inspired by her appearance in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2.
Elektra attacks with her sai, a rope dart, shurikens and other powerful abilities, such as Marked for Death, which debuffs powerful enemies while buffing herself. Extra care was placed into making her feel like a true assassin: “We opted for a more target-selection mechanic to represent Elektra's assassination skills rather than basing her strictly around stealth, to differentiate her from other assassins in the game,” says Michael May, Senior Game Designer at Gazillion. “She does have stealth mechanics, but her gameplay is mostly driven around finding high-value targets, marking them, then taking them out.”
Daredevil #8 (APR160979, $3.99) will have a new interior artist -- Goran Sudžuka – a newcover and new contents. The new cover will be revealed shortly. The new solicitation for the issue reads as follows:
(W) Charles Soule (A) Goran Sudžuka (CA) TBD
Where’s the least likely place you’d find Matt Murdock? How about at a poker table halfway around the world? What kind of scheme is he trying to bust … or pull off? A story of international mystery, mayhem and more aces up a sleeve than you can throw a Billy club at.
32 PGS./Rated T+
Elektra Strikes! Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #6!
All-New Story Arc “Elektric Connection” Starts Here!
New York, NY—April 1st, 2016 — Matt Murdock may have somehow managed to hide his identity from the rest of the world, but there are some pieces of his past he cannot escape. This April, the past comes back to haunt him in DAREDEVIL #6 – the exciting first chapter of the new storyline “Elektric Connection”! Writer Charles Soule and guest artist Matteo Buffagni bring the fury of an assassin scorned to the choked streets and smoky rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen. Elektra is back and she’s got a score to settle with the Man Without Fear! As these once lovers battle across the Big Apple, Daredevil may rue the day he ever crossed paths with Elektra. The fireworks begin this April as “Elektric Connection” kicks off in DAREDEVIL #6!
DAREDEVIL #6 (FEB160893)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Classic Variant by BOB MCLEOD (FEB160894)
Story Thus Far Variant by DAVID LOPEZ (FEB160895)
Civil War Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (FEB160896)
FOC – 04/04/16, On-Sale – 04/27/15
Announced today at C2E2 is a special four part crossover in DEADPOOL #13 that will feature two issues of DEADPOOL, written by Gerry Duggan, and issue of DAREDEVIL written by Charles Soule and an issue of POWER MAN & IRON FIST written by David Walker.
It’s a big weekend for the Man Without Fear, as Marvel’s Daredevil Season Two is primed to please binge-watching Marvel fans all weekend long. Marvel Heroes 2016 today celebrates the return of the show with new costumes, in-game bonuses, an Elektra pre-order offer, and more. Highlights include the following:
· Costumes for Daredevil and The Punisher inspired by Marvel’s Daredevil Season Two, only on Netflix.
· FREE Daredevil Character Unlock! Just log in on Saturday or Sunday to completely unlock Daredevil for free.
· Visual Update to Daredevil’s Classic Costume: Starting today, a greatly improved Daredevil character model replaces the original default Daredevil model from 2013.
· In-Game Excitement:
o 50% bonus experience points for Daredevil, The Punisher, Luke Cage and Iron Fist
o 200% bonus experience points for all characters (100% for each season of Marvel’s Daredevil) – lasts until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, 3/24
o An event heavily featuring the Hand and their dealings with other Super Villains
o Two new Daredevil achievements, including a new secret achievement
· Elektra Pre-Order: Your chance to pre-order the 57th playable character, Elektra! The Hero Pack includes her default classic red costume from the comics, an alternate costume inspired by Marvel’s Daredevil, and other useful items. Visit store.marvelheroes.com any time from now through her release on March 31 to place your pre-order.
· Sale! Daredevil, Punisher, and all their costumes are 25% OFF from 3/18 until 3/25.
I hope everyone is enjoying Daredevil Season 2. I took the day off and watched the entire season.
Earlier in the week, I received an email from Netflix asking if I'd like to come to a screening of Daredevil in downtown Toronto... so I watched the entire show, then went with my wife to go watch the first episode again. :)
DAREDEVIL is only a few hours away, and I'm frantically getting this last update in before I log off to keep away from spoilers. I hope everyone enjoys the show and like last year, be sure to visit the MESSAGE BOARD to discuss the episodes after you've watched them. See you on Saturday!
Yesterday we got a glimpse of the costumes from Season 2 on the billboards set up in downtown Toronto... and now Marvel/Netflix is going all out to
showcase the costumes instead of keeping them a mystery until the show comes out... so here's a look at a poster from earlier in the day and a video that shows much more...
Netflix had their preview screening in Paris tonight for the press and several lucky Daredevil fans.
Here are just some of the images from Twitter from the event.
The next preview screening is in New York City on the 10th and be sure to check back on the 11th as well, as there is an AOL Build live interview with the cast and producers. Follow me on twitter (@manwithoutfear) for more details as they usually post video from the interviews.
The printed form of the previously announced Daredevil & Punisher series by Soule, Kudranski and Brown is coming in May, but the Infinite Comic for issue #1 shipped today!
Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle Infinite Comic #1
A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock's cases becomes more complicated when The Punisher attempts to send the defendant away...permanently! If Daredevil and Blindspot want to get this mobster his day in court, it will take every ounce of wit and wile they have. All Frank needs to get what he wants is a bullet. The race is on!
Obviously this is timed to coincide with the Netflix show... Marvel is also reprinting the Daredevil vs Punisher TPB by David Lapham as well.
More details about this DD/Punisher Infinite Comic as soon as I can get them...
UPDATE: Some May solicits have leaked online, and Newsarama posted this:
"A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock’s cases becomes more complicated when THE PUNISHER attempts to send the defendant away…permanently!," reads the issue's solicitation. "If DAREDEVIL and BLINDSPOT want to get this mobster his day in court, it will take every ounce of wit and wile they have. All Frank needs to get what he wants is a bullet. The race is on!"
Collider has a nice feature with Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson as they discuss season two of Daredevil and what the Punisher brings to the show.
Some interesting quotes:
Woll: "For a lot of different reasons, I have a policy that I don't actually watch the work that I do. There are all kinds of reasons to do that, but one really interesting side effect that has come about from that is that I have no imagery of the show that isn't from first-person, through Karen's eyes. So, I haven't actually seen Daredevil more than twice, in my life."
Henson: "This is just from a personal standpoint, but the energy and excitement that people bring, being new on the show, gets us all super pumped. When we heard Jon [Bernthal] was going to play The Punisher, I know I was like, 'That’s perfect casting!' He's like an exposed nerve. He's just really, really intense. I was excited. We just have such a great group of people on our show, with cast and crew and everyone, so any time we can get more people at the party, it's always good."
This afternoon, Entertainment Weekly had an interview with actor Jon Bernthal about his role as Frank Castle.
"This is a guy who pushes the envelope. He's brutal, but he's coming from a place of unbelievable hurt. And the best thing about the character is he just doesn’t care. It's a highly personal mission he's on and if he offends you, it's completely unimportant to him."
I don't believe it, can you? I've been working on this site for twenty years. I've known my site longer than I've known my wife and kids!
In 1996, I was a university student, struggling to get myself through my final year and the World Wide Web was still really new. Some of my classmates were making "home pages" and learning this new language called HTML.
I really can't tell you why I made a Daredevil site to learn HTML. He was my favourite character, but I had really stopped reading for a few years, as I just bought the issues following "Tree of Knowledge" but never read them. By this time, the JM DeMatteis/Ron Wagner/Bill Reinhold arc was almost done.
But a strange thing happened... I enjoyed updating the site, cataloguing the information, and helping people learn about the character. Corresponding with fans all over the world was such a new concept (to me anyway).
It helped me rediscover my appreciation of the character.
And so, here we are.
Thank you for visiting, if this is visit 1000 for you, or visit 1. It's great to have "met" all of you.
To help celebrate, I'm going to post two new interviews later today and the first part of the DAREDEVIL: LOST TALES feature on the Irwin Allen unproduced TV show.
Hope you enjoy all of those, and thank you once again.
01/04 - Rumor: Daredevil Season 2 coming March 25th
If you've seen the promo pics from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, you may have also seen that the print magazine copy also says "March". This led to sites speculating that we would be seeing Daredevil sooner than we expected.
I contacted EW's editor and he said that March was not confirmed and should have been removed.
Today, ComicBook.com has posted that, according to their sources, Daredevil season 2 will be coming out on March 25th.
Why does March 25th sound familiar? That's the day Batman v Superman also comes out. Coincidence?
If you are thinking of taking the day off, you may already have the day off... it's also Good Friday.