We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this news update on some of the things that have been happening in Daredevil land of the last couple of days. In roughly chronological order:
Marvel’s October Solicitations
The information for Daredevil #9, specifically the cover, pretty much confirms the inkling many of us had after the September solicitations: Purple Man is back! Upcoming issues is generally not big news, but I have to admit I’m pretty excited about this. And for those of you who feel that Matt is too happy go lucky these days, there’s this to cheer you up:
- Matt Murdock has struggled mightily to rise above the tragedies that have plagued him in the past.
- Now, however, one of his oldest foes has unleashed a force that Daredevil cannot fight without being swallowed by his darkest moods and thoughts.
- Is this the beginning of a new, grim chapter in his life?
It also appears that Matt will face off against Jennifer Walters in court in She-Hulk #9. It looks like this might actually be a cross-over, judging by the information given for Daredevil #8. See the full Marvel solicitations for October here.
Daredevil and its creators have been nominated for Harvey Awards in several of the most prestigious categories. Mark Waid, for Best Writer, Chris Samnee for Best Artist and Best Cover Artist. The book itself is also nominated in the Best Continuing or Limited Series category. The competition is fierce, but lets keep our fingers crossed! See the whole list of nominees here.
More Daredevil casting news
According to Deadline, actor Peter Shinkoda has been cast as a character named Hachiro. This is obviously an original character, but given the specifics of Daredevil mythology, this might be someone tied to the Hand or the Chaste perhaps? I quite like that the creators appear to be taking some liberties with the series. As long as the core characters are good representations of their comic book counterparts, I’ll be happy.
That’s it for now! I will return shortly with my thoughts on the upcoming Original Sin tie-in two-parter which begins with next week’s Daredevil #6 (yes, two issues this month!). Oh, and I just realized this is post #700! How about that? 😉