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12/21 - Daredevil Year in Review

It's been quite the year for DAREDEVIL in 2012, as fans have had plenty of great news this year in comics and movies. So, in case you've forgotten, here are all the highlights of what happened with Daredevil.

JANUARY 2012


DAREDEVIL #8 was released, by Waid and Kano, which was part of the crossover with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. The most important thing about this issue was the fact this was the first issue of DAREDEVIL that was available on digital the same day as print.

Solicitation:
Spider-Man and Daredevil team up -- Part two!

Picking up where ASM #677 left off, the next great love triangle of the Marvel Universe continues!

We also learned of another crossover called "THE OMEGA EFFECT" that would ship in April.

FEBRUARY 2012


DAREDEVIL #9 was released, by Waid, Rivera and Rivera, as Daredevil ventured into the underworld against the Mole Man.

Solicitation:
Mole Man returns, fresh from his battle in Avenging Spider-Man!

Jump on to the book that EVERYONE is talking about!


Dark Horse released a Daredevil yellow statue, as part of its Marvel Classic Characters line.


Then we found out a new Artist's Edition of Born Again was coming later in the year from IDW.

We also learned that Chris Samnee would come onboard with issue #12. But we learned in June that Paolo Rivera was leaving the title.

MARCH 2012


Daredevil made appearances in HULK and NEW AVENGERS and AVENGERS VS. X-MEN...


DAREDEVIL #10 continued his adventure with Mole Man, by Waid, Rivera and Rivera.

Solicitation:
Daredevil Vs. Mole Man!

The Cracks In Matt Murdock's Facade Begin To Show!

It's Not Too Late To Start Reading The Book Everyone Is Talking About!

We learned of an Arabic audio edition of DAREDEVIL #1 by a group of students at Pepperdine University.

APRIL 2012

DAREDEVIL was nominated for 6 Eisner Awards...

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) - DAREDEVIL #7 by Waid, Rivera and Rivera
Best Continuing Series - DAREDEVIL by Waid, Martin, Rivera and Rivera
Best Writer - Mark Waid
Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team - Marcos Martin
Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team - Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Best Cover Artist - Marcos Martin

More on the nominations later...

DAREDEVIL: SEASON ONE by Johnston and Alves shipped.

DAREDEVIL #10.1 by Waid and Pham also shipped, as DD dealt with Megacrime.

Daredevil movie director David Slade gave an update on the project basically saying "there is no update".

The Marvel App added all issues to their library from DD Volume 3.

"The Omega Effect" - AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #6, PUNISHER #10 and DAREDEVIL #11 all shipped.

Later in the month, we learned that David James Kelly had been hired to rewrite the DD movie script.

MAY 2012

DAREDEVIL #12 shipped by Waid and Samnee.

DAREDEVIL #13 by Waid and Pham shipped shortly thereafter.

We finally found out more info on the DAREDEVIL ANNUAL coming from Alan Davis...

News broke through USA Today that Mike Allred would be drawing issue #17.

JUNE 2012

DAREDEVIL #13 by Waid and Samnee shipped, as DD found himself in Latveria.

DD also fought Psylocke in AvX: Vs #4.

The double shipping continued, as DAREDEVIL #14 shipped by Waid and Samnee.

As mentioned previously, it was this month that we learned Paolo Rivera was leaving the title.

The DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN ARTIST'S EDITION shipped.

JULY 2012

The Harvey Award nominations were released and DD did well...

BEST INKER - Joe Rivera
BEST NEW SERIES - DAREDEVIL
BEST COVER ARTIST - Marcos Martin
BEST COVER ARTIST - Paolo Rivera
BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES - DAREDEVIL
BEST WRITER - Mark Waid
BEST ARTIST - Paolo Rivera
BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY - DAREDEVIL #7

More on this later...

Marvel had a press conference to announce that DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS would finally ship in October.

Then the big news from Comic Con was that David Slade had to drop out of the Daredevil movie. Fox had to start making the movie soon, or else the rights would revert to Marvel...

DAREDEVIL #15 shipped by Waid and Samnee.

The 2012 Eisner Awards were announced and DAREDEVIL came away with:

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) - DAREDEVIL #7 by Waid, Rivera and Rivera
Best Continuing Series - DAREDEVIL by Waid, Martin, Rivera and Rivera
Best Writer - Mark Waid

AUGUST 2012

DAREDEVIL #16 shipped by Waid and Samnee.

DAREDEVIL ANNUAL shipped by Alan Davis.

The Daredevil movie took an interesting turn, as Joe Carnahan was in negotiations to helm the reboot, and FOX had to start production by October 10th. Carnahan even released his "Sizzle Reel" to showcase what tone he wanted to explore...

But in the end, FOX passed on his pitch.

DAREDEVIL #17 by Waid and Allred shipping this month as well.

Daredevil was officially announced to be part of the new Marvel Heroes game.

SEPTEMBER 2012

Writer Seth Peck revealed his 2-part story in X-MEN #38 and #39 which would feature DD and Domino.

Kingpin actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away.

The 2012 Harvey Awards were announced and DD came away with:

BEST INKER - Joe Rivera
BEST NEW SERIES - DAREDEVIL
BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES - DAREDEVIL
BEST WRITER - Mark Waid

DAREDEVIL #18 by Waid and Samnee was released.

OCTOBER 2012

DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #1 shipped, by Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz.

DAREDEVIL #19 continued the Coyote story by Waid and Samnee.

The Daredevil movie rights quietly reverted back to Marvel.

NOVEMBER 2012

DD made appearances in X-MEN, WINTER SOLDIER and NEW AVENGERS.

DAREDEVIL #20 shipped by Waid and Samnee.

Former DAREDEVIL inker Hector Collazo passed away.

DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #2 shipped by Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz.

DECEMBER 2012

DD made appearances in X-MEN, WINTER SOLDIER and NEW AVENGERS.

DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #3 shipped by Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz.

New Daredevil book "The Devil is in the Details" was announced by Sequart.

DAREDEVIL #21 shipped by Waid and Samnee, and featured a surprise appearance by a certain webcrawler.

In total, 15 issues of DAREDEVIL shipped, DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #1-3, the ANNUAL, SEASON ONE, crossovers in many titles... it has been a great year to be a DD fan!

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