Cover to Daredevil #506
Cover to Daredevil #506

Looks like today is another good day to be a Daredevil fan. Not only have the solicits for Daredevil #506 come out, giving us a glimpse of a stunning cover, Daredevil editor Stephen Wacker also gave us a very cool-looking preview – yes, that’s Matt Murdock sans costume – of some interior art by Marco Checchetto from Daredevil #505. If you’re losing count, that’s the first issue from the Left Hand Path arc co-written by Antony Johnston and Andy Diggle which is set to hit the shelves in February. Daredevil #505 will also have a Deadpool variant cover which is currently on display at ManWithoutFear.com. With Daredevil #504 coming out next week, we have some additional preview pages to look forward to in the coming days.

If you need a refresher on the slightly erratic shipping schedule, the dates to look forward to are January 27 for Daredevil #504 (the last of the current arc), February 17 for Daredevil #505 and April 7 for Daredevil #506. So, while there is no Daredevil in March, at least we don’t have to wait a full two months for the next issue. That’s good news to me!

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.


  1. First thing I noticed about the page released from 505 is that Matt is using the chopsticks left-handed. I’ve argued with various people over the years that originally Matt was a lefty, and his billyclub holster was shown on his left thigh up until the movie came out. Since then it seems to switch sides. Now on the cover of 506, it’s back on his left thigh. Hmm. I do love the cover to 506. Beautifully rendered like the Edo period art of Ando Hiroshige shown here: http://www.ohmigallery.com/Sales/Bin/Hiroshige_1/Hiroshige.htm


  2. I am loving the art on this.

  3. @Darediva: For some reason, I was thinking about which side his holster was one too, I don’t usually think about the minor details like that. One of these days, I’m going to have to do a post on the topic of Matt’s handedness simply because it’s one of those things that comes up from time to time but is far from settled. If I’m not mistaken, I think it may have been Gene Colan who started drawing him has left-handed (though I’d have to double-check). Anyway, very very cool art!

    @Antony: Oh boy, typo corrected. It doesn’t happen very often, but I think I may have had a “Swenglish” moment there when I threw this thing together. And here I’m trying to sell people on this being a well researched blog! LOL Anyway, everything looks really nice so far and I think a lot of us are looking forward to seeing Matt go to Japan. I can’t wait to see lettered previews in a month or so. 😀

  4. I love *LOVE* love the cover of #506. I love that Edo-style art.

  5. The right hand holsters bug the crud out of me. They were always on the left.

  6. That’s a beautiful cover.

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