Daredevil news and TOMP survey results

Hey, gang! For today, I wanted to do a little news update, since there is quite a bit of news to report that I haven’t really had a chance to post or talk about, at least outside of the more frequently updated Facebook page.

I also wanted to show you some of the results from the survey I did earlier this month. I won’t cover all of, quite a bit of it is probably of more interest to me than to Daredevil fandom as a whole, but I did want to share some of the findings that shed light on who you guys are, what you’ve read and what you like about Daredevil. I finally got 81 responses, which I’m more than happy with since that clearly shows that I was able to reach more people than just the regular commenters. Thanks to all of you who participated!

What’s new in the world of Daredevil?

Before the survey results, let’s get to the latest news! First of all, there is the unlettered preview of Daredevil #36 – the last of this volume! – that was posted to Comic Vine just a few hours ago. I seriously can’t wait!

We also have Marvel’s April solicitations that were released last week. Coming up is Daredevil #2 and a special one-shot to commemorate Daredevil’s 50th anniversary: Daredevil #1.50, with interior art by Javier Rodríguez and a beautiful cover by Paolo Rivera. The first issue of the new Elektra series also comes out in April, if you’re interested in checking that out.

There are two recent interviews that I wanted to mention, in case you haven’t read them already. One is this January 9 interview with Mark Waid and Peter Krause, where they talk about Daredevil: Road Warrior. The other is this more recent Mark Waid interview by ManWithoutFear.com’s Kuljit Mithra.

I also wanted to let you know about a (relatively) new Daredevil podcast that I really like, even though I haven’t listened to all the episodes just yet. It’s very professionally done, and I give two big thumbs up, even though it makes my own podcast sound extremely flaky by comparison. 😉

The TOMP survey

So, here are some graphs for you to look at that I put together based on the responses to my survey. As mentioned, 81 answered my call. Some of the graphs (such as age and gender), show the actual number of respondents, but questions that allowed people to check more than one box have answers given in percentages.

It seems like the typical TOMP visitor is a man in his late twenties to early forties who has been reading Daredevil for a long time. My readership seems to generally consist of pretty hardcore Daredevil fans, which really should’t come as a surprise and most people have been coming to this site for several years (though I didn’t make a graph of that last bit of data).

As always, click each image to zoom in, click again anywhere on that same image to close it. If you have any questions, let me know in the comment section! I hope these are pretty self-explanatory though.

Pie chart showing where TOMP readers are from
Chart showing age and gender distribution of TOMP visitors
Chart showing when TOMP visitors first started reading Daredevil
Chart showing which percentage of TOMP visitors have read various runs of Daredevil, vol 1
Chart showing which percentage of TOMP visitors have read various runs of Daredevil, vol 2 and 3
Chart showing which percentage of TOMP visitors have read various Daredevil mini-series
Pie chart showing how TOMP visitors rate their degree of Daredevil fandom
Chart showing what people like most about Daredevil

In closing, just a few words on what I learned from how people rate different types of posts on this site: I will definitely keep things as diverse as I have up until now. People seem to differ a great deal in what kinds of posts they like, so the best way to cater to everyone (and my own tastes), is to keep doing what I’m doing. It was a bit of a relief that people at least, on average, don’t seem either straight news posts of the Silver Age panels that I always feel guilty about posting. The Silver Age stuff is usually what I post when I don’t have the time to write something long and insightful, and I tend to feel bad about it, but a good chunk of visitors really quite like that stuff. Great!

Again, thanks everyone! I’m glad I did this survey, as I learned a lot from it. And, I hope you guys now know a little more about all the other people who visit this site!

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.

2 comments

  1. Maybe someone’s already brought this up, I don’t know, but on the cover page for DD #36, the box next to Matt is clearly labelled: Other Murdock Papers. Just so you know.

    1. Hey! Yes, I did notice the writing on the box, but thank you anyway!

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