Daredevil News Update: Harveys, Netflix and Solicitations

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this news update on some of the things that have been happening in Daredevil land of the last couple of days. In roughly chronological order:

Marvel’s October Solicitations

The information for Daredevil #9, specifically the cover, pretty much confirms the inkling many of us had after the September solicitations: Purple Man is back! Upcoming issues is generally not big news, but I have to admit I’m pretty excited about this. And for those of you who feel that Matt is too happy go lucky these days, there’s this to cheer you up:

  • Matt Murdock has struggled mightily to rise above the tragedies that have plagued him in the past.
  • Now, however, one of his oldest foes has unleashed a force that Daredevil cannot fight without being swallowed by his darkest moods and thoughts.
  • Is this the beginning of a new, grim chapter in his life?

It also appears that Matt will face off against Jennifer Walters in court in She-Hulk #9. It looks like this might actually be a cross-over, judging by the information given for Daredevil #8. See the full Marvel solicitations for October here.

Harvey nominations

Daredevil and its creators have been nominated for Harvey Awards in several of the most prestigious categories. Mark Waid, for Best Writer, Chris Samnee for Best Artist and Best Cover Artist. The book itself is also nominated in the Best Continuing or Limited Series category. The competition is fierce, but lets keep our fingers crossed! See the whole list of nominees here.

More Daredevil casting news

According to Deadline, actor Peter Shinkoda has been cast as a character named Hachiro. This is obviously an original character, but given the specifics of Daredevil mythology, this might be someone tied to the Hand or the Chaste perhaps? I quite like that the creators appear to be taking some liberties with the series. As long as the core characters are good representations of their comic book counterparts, I’ll be happy.

That’s it for now! I will return shortly with my thoughts on the upcoming Original Sin tie-in two-parter which begins with next week’s Daredevil #6 (yes, two issues this month!). Oh, and I just realized this is post #700! How about that? 😉

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.

6 comments

  1. Congratulations with your 700th post. Take a bow.

  2. Congrats on the 700th post!! This is such an awesome site, thank you for taking the time to do it. It is not going unnoticed or unappreciated. Fingers crossed about the DD show being good. Ill hold off on speculation until I actually see it. Cant wait for the DD/She hulk stuff. Its just more evidence that Waid and co. continue to put great thought into their title and pull on Matt’s connections to the wider Marvel U to make fun interesting stories.

    On a side note I just had a thought, I, and I suspect a lot of other DD fans, know or knew someone who fought, or is fighting cancer. Since this issue is being dealt with in the title maybe we could use the fan base to support the fight. Christine, can you get in touch with/know people who make DD or brail related items such as cloths or jewelry? Maybe we could come up with different designs and or sayings that are both DD related and anti-cancer to put on the shirts/mugs/jewelry then sell the items with all or part of the proceeds going to cancer research? You could even hold art and design contests for the items. It might take a bit to start up but I would be happy to help out where I could, though keep in mind Im not very artsy but my sister and cousins are very gifted artists and creative designers. And I would certainly open my wallet for the cause, and I think others would as well. It was just a thought, but what do you guys think?

  3. I’ve participated in “fandom aid” auctions and buy-it-nows for disaster relief. They work as follows.

    1) Fannish creators toss their hats in the ring with what they’re willing to produce (fanfic, art, crafts, fanvids, cookies, whatever) and their rate. I do fanfiction and my general policy is “For every dollar you pledge, you are guaranteed one hundred words of fic minimum. If I can’t fill the word count with one story, I’ll write more.” And it’s fine to state that there are things you won’t write (No AUs where everybody is an evil giant amoeba, no Little House on the Prairie crossovers).

    2) The purchaser makes a donation to one of the approved charities.

    3) The purchaser forwards a copy of the confirmation to the creator and organizer.

    4) The creator produces what was requested and either emails, posts, or ships the item.

    This does keep us firmly in “Marvel will not chase down fanfic writers/fan artists etc, so long as they aren’t making money off of our properties” territory, because at the end of the day, the creators don’t make money off this. Instead, they reward someone for donating to the cause in question.

  4. Hey! Great ideas guys, but as far as my time and personal commitment to much of anything outside of work, I can’t really get invested in a new project until after mid-September. I work in politics, we have elections on September 14th, and this is basically half the reason I’ve been so bad about posting for the last six months (the Daredevil #1.50 issue certainly didn’t help, I was crushed, but even without that I’ve been severely strapped for time). My job – and I’ve always been reluctant to get into the details of it – will continue to require not only time but a huge amount of mental energy until this is all over.

    What Daniel mentioned truly sounds like a great idea, and it’s a very worthy cause, but not something I can get into at this point; I’m so sorry. And I’m also very sorry to hear about people close to you having to deal with this horrible disease.

    Having said that, Daredevil fan Alice “Darediva” runs as business that sells custom made t-shirts, jewelry and other items: http://brailledesign.com and http://www.brailletshirts.com. Just so you know!

    Oh, and the next episode of the podcast will be up in just a few hours. (I actually had to record it again!)

  5. Hey not a problem Christine. It was just a thought that popped into my head and I thought I would throw it out there. Maybe down the line we could put something together. Thank you so much for your comments and well wishes!

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