Curse you, Aaron for holding me to my promise to post daily in November! 😉 Now, I can’t possibly catch up since I’m too far behind already, but I will do my best to post more than usual for the rest of the month. Luckily for me, there’s at least a little bit of news to report, starting with the February solicit for Daredevil: Reborn #2. Skip ahead to the next section if you don’t want spoilers (I hope the text should be easy enough to avoid). I feel okay posting the cover, however, since it’s not only not the final cover (apparently), but fairly generic in that it doesn’t give the plot away.
Daredevil: Reborn #2 solicit
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by JOCK
THE SHADOWLAND FOLLOW-UP CONTINUES!
He thought he had left his crime-fighting days behind him. Guilt-ridden and alone, the man who would be Daredevil turned his back on the life he once knew, and fled into the New Mexico desert. But when he stumbles across small-town corruption that threatens to erupt into something altogether more deadly, he finds that he cannot deny the hero within…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
You have to wonder what they mean by “the man who would be Daredevil.” Granted, English isn’t my native language and I may be mistaken, but I always thought “would be” in this context referred to a kind of past future as in “the would be head of the sales department started his internship on this day twenty years ago.” Oh well.
Recent sales figures
Just for fun, I’m also taking the opportunity to post some recent sales data for Daredevil and Shadowland (sales estimate as reported by CBR the following month, not including reprints). I have to say that I’m surprised that Shadowland hasn’t dropped more than this (it’s even gone up between issues 2 and 3). Daredevil is holding pretty steady too even though the “normal level” is lower than it was a few years ago (though this is true of virtually all regular series).
Shadowland #1 – 54,911 (rank 21)
Shadowland #2 – 44,573 (rank 30)
Shadowland #3 – 47,223 (rank 28)
Shadowland #4 – 46,411 (rank 28)
Daredevil #508 – 38,438 (rank 40)
Daredevil #509 – 41,577 (rank 31)
Daredevil #510 – 44,728 (rank 32)
Daredevil #511 – 43,167 (rank 31)