Daredevil news update, December 18

Dec 18, 2014

Daredevil news update, December 18

Dec 18, 2014

Hey guys! Sorry for being such a lazy blogger. I hope to make up for it starting tomorrow, with two weeks off from work. Yea! Anyway, while I’ve been busy elsewhere, there has been quite a bit of Daredevil-related news and commentary to catch up with. So, here’s a little list of what’s been going on, starting with the most recent news from today.

Daredevil #11 is due out in stores on Christmas Eve, and the A.V. Club has an exclusive advance preview of it. Another piece of news that came out today was that the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly has a feature on the Daredevil Netflix show, including new photos. Film Divider tweeted them, but for the whole story you’re just going to have to buy the issue! I just did. πŸ˜‰ (Though I promise to divulge at least some of the content in the Netflix post I’ll get to work on before the end of the year.) UPDATED: The whole thing (yeah, it’s a quick read) is now available online.

Earlier in the week, Marvel released their solicitations for March, including the one for Daredevil #14, which promises to set a slightly more somber mood. No further mention about when Waid & Samnee’s final issue will come out though.

In the most recent installment of Axel-in-Charge on CBR, there were a four pages worth of unlettered preview of January’s Daredevil #12, which pits Daredevil against the Stunt-Master (remember him?). CBR also had an interview with Mark Waid last week, which – aside from an interesting perspective on Matt’s mental state – also featured additional unlettered pages from Daredevil #11.

Other things worth reading from the last couple of weeks:

That’s it for now! I will be back shortly. As always, comment away! πŸ™‚


  1. Tate

    Quoting myself in regards to Waid and issue 10, “He’s been hitting home runs about 75% of the time. The last three were great, which means the next issue has a better than average chance of being a foul ball.”

    Looks like I was right on the money. I cringed while reading that issue 11 preview. Absolutely ridiculous premise (Matt actually going through with the book deal) and character interactions/dialogue.

  2. Jeremy09

    Oh, IDK Tate, I guess I’m partial to a JLI “One Punch!”/BWA HA HA references

  3. Tate

    That one joke/gag/reference isn’t bad in and of itself, but it could have been executed any number of ways other than as part of this whole “Matt Murdock writes a tell all book”. This whole subplot is completely out of character for both Matt Murdock to even consider doing it, and Foggy Nelson for going along with it for even a second.

    Foggy would be the first one to say something along the lines of “Matt this is terrible and I won’t be a part of it. At the top of the list of why this is a bad idea – It insults me, it insults your fathers memory, Karen’s memory, Milla, Elektra, Heather, Gloriana, your sensei (who would beat the shit out of you for doing this), Natasha along with every other hero (who would probably beat the shit out of you for doing this), and most importantly yourself.”

    But thats just my opinion.

  4. Bill

    I remember that fight. I recall it was more of a draw.

  5. Christine

    I’m actually inclined to agree with Tate here. The topic of Matt writing an autobiography was introduced as absurd, which it should have been. As for the scene above, I will give Mark Waid the benefit of the doubt and assume that Matt behaving like a twelve-year-old is an overreaction to some underlying mental state.

    @BIll: Ha ha, that figures. πŸ˜‰

  6. Ben

    I’m on the fence about the autobiography, because while I accept that Matt has developed a new outlook on his life, that still does not invalidate many of the points Tate has raised here. Nevertheless, I’ve been extremely satisfied with what Waid has done so far, and I am curious to see where he goes with it. At the beginning of the Purple Children arc, Foggy expressed his concerns about Matt going through with this; and the last issue showed that Matt was still dealing with some really heavy emotional issues. As open as Waid has been about how Matt’s struggles with depression are similar to his own, I can’t see him brushing the whole thing off so quickly. Anything could happen between this point and when (or if) the book goes to press so I too am willing to give Waid and Co. the benefit of the doubt. I’ve grown to like the more jovial tone shown in this preview, although I do admit finding it a bit jarring the first time I saw it. Maybe it’s because the previous issue ended on such a somber (but hopeful) note.

    BTW- I think that it’s worth mentioning that Matt has talked publicly about his life previously, and DD even gave an interview to ROLLING STONE during his first visit to San Fran if I’m not mistaken. But all of these things occurred before he went public with his secret identity and obviously would not have been as revealing as this book may be. On an unrelated note, I seem to recall seeing where J. Jonah Jameson wrote a book about Karen Page after she was murdered. I doubt that Matt or Foggy would have contributed to it, but they still might have been approached.

  7. Tate

    Okay without going into any spoilers for the latest issue, I’ll buy Matt’s reasons for the book. It’s not great but it’s not terrible. It’d work better if Waid wasn’t also portraying Matt as irresponsible financially (which is a whole other issue I have). Still don’t buy for a second that Foggy would be a part of it.


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