Normally, I guess I’d post this in a roundup, but this is too big not to be reported right away. Daredevil #500 solicits are up at Newsarama.com. Below is the solicit itself. It’s not too spoilery, but reveals the return of Ann Nocenti for an extra story and an issue consisting of a whopping 104 pages. I’m one of the few fans who didn’t care for Ann Nocenti at all (and that’s putting it mildly), but this should be good news for most fans and I’m genuinly happy for those of you who have fond memories of her run. Personally, I’m giddy about the page count. I don’t know how much of that will be new content, and how much of the new content will belong to the actual arc, but there should be plenty to entertain here. Also, I wonder who “OTHER” might be here. Should be fun!
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Additional Stories by ANN NOCENTI, DAVID AJA & OTHERS
50/50 Gatefold Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Covers by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & GEOFF DARROW
70th Frame Variant by TBA
This is it! The 500th issue of DAREDEVIL! What is the Kingpin’s true plan? What do he and Lady Bullseye have in common? What will Matt Murdock do to make things right again? And just how will Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave this story for the next creative team to pick it up? Don’t miss the twists and surprises that will have everybody talking! An all-star anniversary issue featuring new stories by Ann Nocenti, David Aja, and others!
104 PGS./New and Reprint/Rated T+ …$4.99
Oh well, I’ll return later on for my regularly scheduled post.