Greetings all! While there wasn’t that much to report from last week’s New York Comic Con, we have since seen Marvel release their January solicitations, and just this morning (my time), a preview of next week’s Daredevil #32 was posted at the usual news sites. So, I thought a general news update post seemed in order so that we can enjoy the upcoming weekend while being fully informed of everything happening in Daredevil land. Let’s start with the most recent first:
Preview of Daredevil #32
It seems like it’s been forever since Daredevil #31, doesn’t it? It at least does to me. Anyway, it was a real treat to see the preview of Daredevil #32, and while three pages isn’t enough to base an informed opinion on, it certainly seems like Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and the rest of the gang have managed to make a proper Halloween adventure out of this issue without it coming off as contrived. Have a look at it yourself, and see what you think!
January sees the publication of three issues that should be of interest to Daredevil fans. Aside from the obvious main title – in the form of Daredevil #35 – we will also get Daredevil: Dark Nights #8, the final issue of the series. Daredevil will also make an appearance, together with the Punisher, in Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #9. The issue is written by Kevin Shinick, and has art by Marco Checchetto. The latter obviously has a lot of previous experience drawing Daredevil, and always does it really well. I think this could be a very interesting issue! Have a look at all of the Marvel comics coming out in January here.
News from NYCC
While NYCC didn’t really give us any new information on things pertaining to the Daredevil title, we did learn of two new solo titles starring characters with close ties to Daredevil. One is a Black Widow series, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto, and the other is a new Elektra series by Zeb Wells and Mike Del Mundo. We also saw a cover of the Punisher wearing an I’m not Daredevil T-shirt (as seen below, art by Mitch Gerads). It seems everyone wants to wear that shirt.
There are also some other things that I’ve been wanting to talk to you guys about, which will have to wait until tomorrow. This includes an intriguing comment made by editor Stephen Wacker in the letters page of last month’s Daredevil. There is also the information (based on an update by Diamond comics that ManWithoutFear’s Kuljit Mithra reported) that Daredevil #33 will have art by someone other than Chris Samnee (we already know that #34 will be by Javier Rodríguez) that also makes me suspect that these guys are definitely cooking up something for the next year. I hope to get back to that tomorrow while juggling being at a conference for work. I will see you then!