Hey everyone! No, I don’t usually devote an entire post to the solicitation of a single comic book issue, but with Daredevil #14 I’m making an exception so we can sort out the details surrounding the art duties on this book as it goes into the second half of 2012. Also, while I’m at it, here’s a brief (but fun and informative!) interview with Paolo Rivera from last week’s Toronto Comicon.
Okay, so how about what’s happening in June? Well, the official solicitation had this to say:
“Megacrime and Punishment” continues.
Daredevil imprisoned in Latveria for crimes against the state – and no amount of lawyering can get him out of there!
Meanwhile, Foggy uncovers more evidence that Matt’s not quite the man he seems.
It also states that the issue is written by Mark Waid (no surprises there…), and the the cover is by Paolo Rivera (see a gorgeous slice of it below). However, the interiors are said to be by Khoi Pham. This is in error.
As has been confirmed by both Samnee himself and Daredevil editor Stephen Wacker, the art for this issue will be by Chris Samnee. At some point while traveling through the production pipeline, the Megacrime and Punishment arc (Daredevil #13-15) was going to be pencilled by Khoi Pham, but this is no longer the case. Pham will be the artist for Daredevil #13, after that duties will revert back to Samnee who, as you’ll recall, will also be doing Daredevil #12.
So, to do a little recap of what’s happening in the next few months (as far as the main title is concerned), I’ll refer you to this handy list!
Daredevil #10, out on March 28, art by Paolo Rivera.
Daredevil #10.1, out on April 4, art by Khoi Pham.
Daredevil #11, out on April 25, art by Marco Checchetto (Checchetto is the artist for all Omega Effect tie-ins).
Daredevil #12, out on May 2, art by Chris Samnee.
Daredevil #13, out on May 16, art by Khoi Pham.
Daredevil #14-15, out in June and July, art by Chris Samnee.
Starting with Daredevil #16 (or #17, see link to video interview above), Paolo Rivera will return for a three or four issue arc.
That wasn’t too complicated, was it? 😉 Now, get the word out there so that people don’t go around thinking we won’t see any more of Chris Samnee in the near future. As you may have heard, it was also announced yesterday that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will be doing a four-issue mini of The Rocketeer together. For anyone who’s worried, this doesn’t mean either of them is leaving Daredevil, and I wish them both the best of luck with that project!
For anyone who’s curious, the Braille lettering on Doctor Doom’s mask on the Daredevil #14 cover reads “Doom.” Or, to be more precise, “doom” (since it lacks the capitalization symbol in front). Now you know!
I notice that Daredevil: Season One (April 11) is missing from your chronology.
Have a good day,
Forget Daredevil: Season One? Never! The purpose of the list above was to sort out what’s going on with the main title (I’ll edit the post to clear this up). I encourage everyone to go out and buy Daredevil: Season One. 🙂
To have both Waid and Samnee working on DD is terrific, but I am ecstatic over their upcoming collaboration on a brand-new Rocketeer mini.
Can. Not. Wait.