Ch…ch…changes! Oh, and an anniversary.

This marks post #200 for me and I was just going to talk about how much fun it is to write this blog, and how much I like getting comments on things. However…

… we interrupt this self-congratulatory rant for the biggest DD-related rumor to hit the Internet in a long time. For the last twenty-four hours or so, there has been a rumor going around that Andy Diggle, current Thunderbolts writer (among other things, such as Dark Reign: Hawkeye which incidentally makes my recent cartoon update – see below – even more relevant) is taking over Daredevil from Ed Brubaker. The best background on where this rumor comes from can be found at iFanboy. They are also reporting that they have contacted Marvel who have declined to comment. Personally, I’d like to thank scottyquick for giving me the heads up on this piece of information in his comment to my last post.

This is only a rumor at this point, and even if true, there is nothing to indicate that this change will happen immediately. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s quite a bit of truth to it. Since no writer can stay on a book indefinitely, I suppose it was only a matter of time before Brubaker had to go, and with as busy as he’s getting, I guess it’s natural. I’m not happy to see him leave, but I always keep an open mind as far as changes go, and I know I’ll stick with this book until the day it’s no longer published. I’m just going to assume that Diggle will be doing a good job, sticking with what I felt have been Bru’s stronger points, while shedding some of his weaknesses.

Okay, back to patting myself on the back: You guys might wonder why I feel the need to congratulate myself whenever I reach a blogging milestone, but the reason is that I just keep surprising myself. I’ve never spent this much time and effort on an Internet-related venture before in my life, and I still have a lot of fun with it. However, this blog is really hard work and I do look at it as a job sometimes. There are times when I update because I feel like I have to in order to keep the visitor stats where they should be and make sure that people stop by on a regular basis. That’s why I really appreciate all the comments I get from you guys. Knowing that people are still reading and enjoying the content is my greatest reward (well, I don’t earn any money here so, let’s face it, it’s my only reward). So, if you want to give me a 200 post present, leave a comment here or in the guestbook. I would love to hear from you, whether you comment regularly, as many of you do, or whether you’ve been lurking around anonymously. If you like this blog and want to tell people about it, I’d also love it if you’d take the time to rate me on Blogged. No pressure people, just a suggestion. 🙂

To celebrate, I’m going to do a lot of minor updates to the blog in the next week. I’m going to go through all of my posts and make sure that the artists are labeled appropriately, which is something that’s been missing since the beginning. I’m also going to update the About this blog and About me sections and make (minor) tweaks to the design. I’m also finally going to get to a closer look at Matt Murdock as a character. This is a post that has been stewing in my brain for the last week, and came out of a brief dialogue I had with Dave Wallace on the MWOF message board. I also think it could be particularly relevant now that we might be getting a new writer.

Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the latest installment of “Hell’s Kitchen,” a giant-sized version with no fewer than three guest stars. Click the thumbnail version below to get to the version you can actually read.

Over and out!

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.

11 comments

  1. I’m so far behind on my comic book reading that I haven’t reached the Andy Diggle Thunderbolts issues yet so don’t really know his style or what he’s like. Still, I’m intrigued.

    Bru’s a bit of a mystery to me. Whilst his run on DD has largely been good and his Cap and Iron Fist runs have been pretty outstanding, I couldn’t warm to his Uncanny X-Men run at all. Still, his very first story with Matt in prison was outstanding.

  2. I love your blog, Christine. It’s one of my favorite things to read when I come online, and while sometimes I may not comment because I don’t really have anything to contribute, I read every post because they’re so damn interesting. Here’s to hoping for 200 more 🙂

    I’d say we get another 12 issues of Brubaker scripted Daredevil, as it would fill another one of those omnibus’ and it seems like everything from DD #111 onwards will be part of one big arc. His run has been mostly great, and while I didn’t like the way he wrote Milla, and at times Matty, it’s been a lot of ups. Good luck to Diggle if he succeeds!

  3. Congrats on post #200. Way better than I ever do with a blog.

    Nothing lasts forever, and I’ve really enjoyed Brubaker since he took over from Bendis. I don’t know a lot about Diggle, but I’ll keep reading DD, whoever might write the title.

    This installment of HK is pretty funny. You crack me up.

  4. Congratulations on reaching the 200 landmark and and thanks for making it so very entertaining. Love this site. Love the content. Love the style.
    But less of Danny in the blonde wig, I can’t tell you what that does to my sensibilities 😉

  5. Oh, forgot to mention. Andy Diggle, first time I encountered his work was on the recent Hellblazer run. A lot of fans thought he did well, rating him in top three all time. I dropped the book at the end of his run, the whole thing felt tired.

  6. Congrats, Chrissy 😉 *thumb up*

  7. Thanks for your work. It’s nice to know that I can stop by anytime I need a laugh — you crack me up as much as the Silver Age writers — and I’m amazed that there’s always fresh content. The amount of time and effort that you put into this blog is obvious; your readers are lucky to have you.

    I also really enjoyed Hells Kitchen 11. Ithink there should be a separate place to comment on the strips, and maybe an easier way to navigate them?

  8. Thanks for the comments guys! @anonymous: I’ll see what I can do about making the cartoons more user (and comment) friendly.

  9. Wow! Bullseye/Goldilocks/Fist!! RMLAO!

    Re the possible Bru substitution: Brubaker said that he had a good number of DD stories to develop, and DD 116 has been grand! So I hope he stays in the series long enough to write the Dd stories he’s got in store. I wouldn’t substitute him until he’s over with the character.

    and, oh, BTW: Happy two-hunnert-post-day to you… Happy two-hunnert-post-day to you…

  10. Congrats on 200! I can’t tell how many posts I’ve actually done; blogger says around 500, but that includes a lot of drafts where I got a paragraph or two in and decided it wasn’t interesting enough, or couldn’t locate the hard copy/scans.

    Pat from Silver Age Comics

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