Coming up on the Daredevil front in June

I decided to take down my upcoming issues page since I was awful at updating it. Besides, ManWithoutFear.com already maintains a way better “coming soon” section than I do, so I’ll just replace that page with something else people might find useful.

Having said that, there are plenty of things coming in June that deserve mention. This week, on June 5, we’ll see the final issue of Daredevil: End of Days hit the stands, along with the very first issue of Daredevil: Dark Nights, the anthology series that starts off with a three-parter written and drawn by Lee Weeks. I haven’t been crazy about End of Days (preview here), but I’ll be sure to do a write-up of some kind once all the pieces are in place.

Teaser from Daredevil: End of Days #8, by Brian Bendis et al

Daredevil: Dark Nights (though I’ve also seen it misspelled Dark Knights and Darkest Knights, which is weird) will definitely be an intriguing read. I like not really knowing what to expect, and am curious to see the marriage of classic Lee Weeks artwork with his own script, and to see what kind of tone he’ll be going for. The preview for Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 is available here, though I really hope they actually fixed that seriously botched blurb on the intro page before it went to press. It will also be interesting to see who else will contribute to this series once Weeks’ turn at the helm is over. I guess we’re going to have to wait until the September solicitations coming out next week to find out!

Teaser from Daredevil: Dark Nights #1, by Lee Weeks

As you may or may not have heard, Daredevil #27 has been pushed back a week and is now coming out June 26. While this is a bummer (because, damn, that was some cliffhanger they left us with), there is some consolation to be found in the fact that Daredevil will be guest-starring in the Indestructible Hulk two-parter which kicks off with issue #9, due out June 19. As a nice bonus, it also sports an awesome cover by none other than Paolo Rivera!

Indestructible Hulk #9 promises to reveal “the secret of the friendship between Matt Murdock and Bruce Banner,” which is nice to hear after I just complained that Matt needs more friends. It really wouldn’t surprise me to learn that Banner might be the mystery client from Daredevil #24 who’s been keeping the firm afloat. Then again, we already know I suck at guessing the identities of mystery villains and I don’t expect to do much better with mystery benefactors. 😉

Part of the cover to Daredevil #9, by Paolo Rivera

What are you guys most looking forward to in the coming weeks?

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.

7 comments

  1. Oh, I forgot that the anthology was starting this week. Awesome. 😀

  2. I think that Nelson & Murdock’s mystery benefactor is Banner too. Makes sense. Especially if you’ve read Indestructible Hulk #1 and recall the scene where Banner reveals his leverage over S.H.I.E.L.D to Maria Hill.

    I’m looking forward to these Hulk issues. But the only thing i’m worried about is that they won’t be collected in the Daredevil by Mark Waid trades / hardcovers.

  3. This month has me very very excited to be a horn head. I cannot wait for Wednesday to see the epic conclusion to EODs and Dark Nights looks like a blast from the past kind of story in the way its written and drawn. Should be a lot of fun. I’m really excited to see DD and Hulk, since the 70’s show was just as fun with the pair. Marvel now needs to make a movie 😉

  4. Which of course reminds me of The Trial of the Incredible Hulk! I went looking for clips of it on YouTube to toss into the comments, but realized someone actually posted the entire movie. If you haven’t seen it before, catch it before the rights holders realize what’s up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvs6mZ4gClw. It certainly is a very different take on Daredevil. 😉

  5. So, I must say one thing especially – good form, ma’am, good form. To acknowledge ManWithoutFear.com in such an open and genuine complimentary way really shows character.
    Beyond that, I’m somewhat glad that you decided to keep your focus on your site to the theme that you have. I generally visit Kuljit Mithra’s page for the more technical aspects of fandom, release dates, previews, news, databases, prices, etc. But I visit yours for the very well-written articles, blogs, editorial opinions, very thoroughly thought out commentary of older issues …
    In short, well-done, and keep up the good work.

    Oh … and one totally random, non-sequitur thought: I *really* wish that they hadn’t used the word “fap” so prolifically for the scenes with the “over-audio” being the sound of birds flying. I wish I didn’t know that stupid slang word. Ugh.

  6. @W.K. Nolen: Thank you for commenting! Regarding ManWithoutFear.com, I don’t see myself as being in direct competition with Kuljit at all. I most likely wouldn’t have started reading Daredevil if it weren’t for his site, and I owe him a massive debt of gratitude for that. And, as you say, his site and mine are totally different animals that inhibit different niches. I think I also wrote in my F.A.Q. that if you want to know what issue a certain character was in, then go to ManWithoutFear.com since I have no interest in reinventing the wheel. (Of course, that site contains much more, including a really impressive archive of interviews with creators.)

    I think (hope!) the Internet – and interest in Daredevil – is big enough to accomodate more than one Daredevil website. There are others, as well. One that I like to remind people of is The Matt Murdock Chronicles where blogger Robert is trying to review every single issue of Daredevil. He’s already made it to volume 2. 😉

  7. I’m glad you mentioned The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. That’s always been my favorite Hulk show/movie, despite the terrible special effects and the fact that Daredevil’s costume is nothing like the comic books. I still have a VHS tape of when it originally aired (yes, I’m that old). I was a fan of Rex Smith from the series Street Hawk, so was very happy to see him as Matt. My favorite parts are when he interacted with his coworkers and opened up with David on the finer points of how he got his powers. (“You doctors don’t know a lot about radiation.” “I happen to know a LOT about it.”) Neat to see David Banner get to open up to someone on his level too.

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