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Daredevil Season 3 with Senior National Security Correspondent Spencer Ackerman. Listen to the Podcast on Demand

Daredevil was “Born Again” in Season 3 of the Netflix series. From brown-washing the FBI to NY pizza history, questionable journalism to plot significant Abstract Art and Catholic Symbolism as far as your radar can sense. Who better to talk about it all than Pulitzer Award winner Spencer Ackerman, Senior National Security Correspondent for The Daily Beast (and lifelong New Yorker).

Stay till the end for Spencer’s shocking assessment of Iron Fist Season 2.  And a predictably high amount of art history lessons from your host Elana Levin.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

iO9 – Marvel’s Daredevil Writer: ‘I Thought It Was Too Big to Fail’ – Wrong. Also, might explain the second season…. and Defenders

Kotaku – Starbreeze CEO Steps Down As Company Files For Reconstruction – Is The Walking Dead midas touch done?

 

Reviews

Newsarama – Action Comics #1005

ICv2 – The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine

Talking Comics – Redneck #17

Bam! Smack! Pow! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #88

Talking Comics – The Warning #1

The Beat – The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #1

Mini Reviews: Books of Magic, Dead Man Logan, Daredevil, and More!

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Shean

Dead Man Logan#1 (Marvel)* – We find Logan dying as he searches for Mysterious. We also find Miss Sinister working against him as she is two steps ahead. By issue’s end, we see an old enemy has reemerged and it’s up to Logan to stop them. Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Ryan C

Heroes In Crisis #3 (DC Comics)** – Tom King is doing his “Tom King Thing” here — all stilted dialogue, “jump-cut” scenes out of chronological order, other easily-spotted script gimmicks — but at least the Lee Weeks guest art is nice. Regular artist Clay Mann does the first and last pages, and while they look fine, they point to the essential flaw in today’s “assembly-line” comics, namely : even with a mini-series, deadline crunches ensure that no smoothly self-contained visual “flow” is possible. Things here appear headed in a very uninspiring direction, indeed. Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

Books Of Magic #2 (DC Comics/Vertigo)** – Tim Hunter gets chased around by some entities, and that’s about it. Tom Fowler’s art is nice enough, if bland, but there’s no excusing the laziness of Kat Howard’s script. Two issues in, this feels like a series where the writer isn’t even especially trying. Overall: 1.0 Recommendation: Pass

Come Into Me #4 (Black Mask Studio)** – The long production delays this mini-series suffered didn’t help matters much, but even leaving those “off the table,” this body-horror story comes to a flat, predictable conclusion. Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler do a lot of good work, but they never seemed to throw their full creative weight into this one, so it’s just as well that Piotr Kowalski’s always-exceptional art at least made each issue worth looking at. That’s about all you can say in its favor, though. Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass

House Amok #3 (IDW/Black Crown)** – Another “up” in this “up-and-down” conspiratorial horror series sees writer Christopher Sebela rebound nicely from a lackluster second issue and set things up for what could/should be a pretty solid conclusion next month. Shawn McManus’ art has been strong throughout, and that continues here, so in the final analysis maybe the previous installment will just prove to be a little bump on an otherwise-superb ride. Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

 

Mr. H

Daredevil #612 (Marvel)* – Well here we are true believers. The last stop for ol Hornhead. Daredevil might have been enjoying a renaissance via his Netflix show (which season 3 is the best, come at me bro) but his comic books have always ranged from pretty good to genius. This latest run from Charles Soule is definitely one for the genius pile. Matt and his cohorts have been trying to take down Mayor Kingpin and a story line which has allusions to real life electoral issues, it is a damn fine comic yarn being spun here. Matt has been tormented recently by a new enemy known as Vigil. Vigil seems to be able to counteract everything Matt can do and finally here you see why. It’s a touching issue with guest stars galore and tie up moments. Phil Noto gives us some wonderful art here as we traipse away through the pages. Of course we get the obligatory superhero show down but it is the quieter moments and characterization that really shines here. The portrayal of Fisk on the witness stand and his unraveling is spot on. Yes there’s even a Karen Page reunion that was solicited. This comic does so well and hits all the feels for this merry Marvel maniac. While I wish they would take some time off from the Daredevil title. I’m looking forward to the new crew and what comes next. Overall: if you like Daredevil get this book. It is a wonderful end for now. Score: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy it. I’m still getting it though.


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Netflix Passes on Daredevil Season 4

It looks like Marvel‘s reign at Netflix is coming to an end as Daredevil won’t be getting a fourth season at the streaming service.

The show is the latest Marvel live action Netflix series to be cancelled after Luke Cage and Iron First weren’t renewed last month due to ratings and other behind the scenes drama.

This leaves the future of Marvel’s live action televisions hows in question. It’s expected some of these will wind up on the new Disney digital service Disney+ or some characters will be combined into a single series for example Heroes for Hire for Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

Netflix said in a statement:

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years.

While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.

For now, the upcoming new seasons of Jessica Jones and The Punisher are still scheduled to run on Netflix but it’s clear relations between Marvel and Netflix are strained and the deal between the two isn’t as favorable, aka profitable, for Netflix as others. There’s also Netflix’s focus on smaller seasons. The initial seasons of Marvel’s Netflix shows all had 13 episodes while Netflix has shifted to 10 episode seasons. That is also rumored to be a factor that has led to issues between the two companies. Add in a rotation of showrunners, it’s clear the behind the scenes reality of these shows may have been more dramatic and entertaining than what has been on the screens.

(via Deadline)

Review: Daredevil #612

The whirlwind adventure of the fall ends here, in an oversized and overwhelming Daredevil epic as only Charles Soule and Phil Noto could deliver it.

Five years and forty issues, Charles Soule’s run on Daredevil ends with the death of Daredevil. Injured, dealing with his fake brother come to life, and the mysterious Vigil, Matt/Daredevil is still on a mission to take down Wilson Fisk. Soule delivers a story that’s a rollercoaster of a ride that has you feeling victorious… until you don’t.

It’s difficult to fully review the issue without spoiling it but Soule presents a comic that’s interesting in that it feels quick and in a way choppy to start. It’s dreamlike floating along taking you through the attempt to take down the Kingpin in a Sorkian sort of way, in the court of law. It’s a moment made for tv and then you find out what’s really happening. And it all makes sense. And then reality hits. It all becomes clear as to why Soule has written a comic the way he has and presented moments the way he has. And there’s clearly a brilliance to it all.

It’s all helped by Phil Noto on art and Clayton Cowles on lettering. The art is beautiful and it just adds to what Soule has put together, a perfect combination of story and art. Again, it’s difficult to say why without spoiling things but, it just works perfectly.

Soule closes a chapter in the life of Matt Murdock and we’ll have to wait a few months to see what’s next but this is a beautiful comic that feels like a fitting tribute to Daredevil and personal in a way too. The team is given us a hell of a chapter that’s hard to not choke up a little as the final pages are read. “Death” of heroes seems to happen every week in comics, and never permanent, but when the story is this good, who really cares.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Phil Noto
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

One:12 Collective Daredevil – Vigilante Edition – Available for Preorder

The One:12 Collective Daredevil – Vigilante Edition captures Matt Murdock at the beginning of his heroic journey as he upholds justice in Hell’s Kitchen, as portrayed by Charlie Cox. Outfitted in a long sleeve shirt with utility pants and mid-calf combat boots, the Man Without Fear comes complete with his signature Billy Clubs that can be used separately or joined together. Both Billy Clubs fit neatly into the holster on his thigh.

Armed with first-rate martial arts skills and heightened senses, Matt Murdock stalks the streets of Hell’s Kitchen delivering vigilante justice as Daredevil, the Man Without Fear.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE DAREDEVIL FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Six (6) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of Billy Club holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Utility pants
  • Belt
  • Thigh holster for Billy Clubs
  • Mid-calf combat boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) set of Billy Clubs
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Daredevil figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. The One:12 Collective Daredevil – Vigilante Edition is available for preorder.

Coming This Spring from Diamond Select: Batman, Thor, Black Panther and More!

The cold weather has begun to set in, but warm weather will follow, and with it will come some awesome items from Diamond Select Toys! Shipping in the spring, the following offerings include items based on DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and Lady Death! Read on for details, then pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

DC Comic Gallery Dark Nights Metal Drowned PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How deep is your Gallery? The DC Gallery line of PVC dioramas goes even deeper with another addition to the Dark Nights: Metal series of sculptures – The Drowned! Leaping from the water surrounded by the tentacles of some huge beast, this aquatic Batman from the Dark Multiverse is the perfect addition to any Batman or Aquaman collection! The 10-inch diorama features detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Alterton! (Item #NOV182291, SRP: $45.00)

DC Comic Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Never send a Batman to do a Batwoman’s job! Kate Kane, of the Gotham City Kanes, drops into the spotlight in the newest comic-inspired DC Gallery PVC Diorama! With her striking red hair and black costume, Batwoman is ready to leap into action in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV182292, SRP: $45.00)

DC Movie Classics Gallery Dark Knight Joker PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Why so serious? Heath Ledger’s greatest role is brought to three-dimensional life in this, the latest PVC Diorama in the DC Gallery line. Joining Batman and Bane, this 9” sculpture of the Joker as he appears in The Dark Knight depicts him holding a hand of playing cards with his clown mask and a bag of money at his feet. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp and  sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182293, SRP: $45.00)

DC Movie Classics Vinimates Dark Knight Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! They’re the Vinimates you need and deserve! The cast of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy come to the DC Vinimates line with these three new releases: Batman, the Joker and Bane! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style and strikes a pose straight from the movie. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Batman Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182288, SRP: $9.99)

Joker Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182289, SRP: $9.99)

Bane Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182290, SRP: $9.99)

Femme Fatales Lady Death IV PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! All hail Lady Death! Brian Pulido’s creation comes to life in a new Femme Fatales PVC Diorama! Depicting her wielding a ball of blue flaming energy, with one hand resting on a massive broadsword, this 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #NOV182295, SRP: $45.00)

Ghostbusters Marshmallow Egon Action Figure PX

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this action figure captures one of its most iconic moments! The most serious and strait-laced of the Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler gets covered with marshmallow in this 7-inch scale action figure inspired by the film’s final scenes. This figure features newly sculpted parts and 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #NOV182296, SRP: $19.99)

Kingdom Hearts 3 Select Action Figures Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Kingdom has come! With Kingdom Hearts III fast approaching, DST is offering their first-ever figures based on the newest game! The first 2-pack features Maleficent with Diablo and Sora with the Starseeker Keyblade; the second features Goofy with his shield and Donald with his scepter! Each 7-inch-scale figure features multiple points of articulation, and each two-pack comes in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #NOV182281, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Thor

A Diamond Select Toys Release! By the power of Mjolnir! The Asgardian God of Thunder returns to Midgard – and the Marvel Gallery PVC line – in the form of this electrifying diorama! This sculpture of Thor in his modern garb captures him mid-strike, with lightning coursing through his hammer Mjolnir and into the ground. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, this 8-inch sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #NOV182284, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Corvus Glaive PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The first servant of Thanos is here! Corvus Glaive is ready to take on the entire Avengers in this new PVC Diorama from the Marvel Gallery line. With his glaive at the ready, Corvus measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #NOV182282, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel TV Premier Collection Netflix Daredevil Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a stairway to hell! Straight from the infamous fight scene in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, this 12-inch scale statue shows a battered Daredevil descending a staircase with duct tape on one hand and a chain in the other. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182285, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! From the blockbuster Black Panther movie comes this new, unmasked Marvel Gallery PVC of T’Challa himself! The Black Panther is ready to pounce on anyone who invades Wakanda in this variant sculpture based on the hit film, and it is in the same 9-inch scale as the other figures in the Marvel Gallery line. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182283, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel TV Gallery Defenders PVC Dioramas

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s time for a team-up! Luke Cage and Jessica Jones return to the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama line with new costumes and sculpts based on their appearances in Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix! Each approximately 9 inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Previously a GameStop exclusive.

Luke Cage Diorama (Item #FEB178005, SRP: $50.00)

Jessica Jones Diorama (Item #FEB178004, SRP: $50.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery FCBD Black Costume Spider-Man PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! How spectacular is your Gallery? Spider-Man celebrates Free Comic Book Day with this black-costume variant in the Marvel Gallery PVC diorama line! Crouched on a web slung across an alleyway, Spider-Man lives up to his namesake in this all-new PVC sculpture portraying the hero in his element. Measuring approximately 7” high by 11 “ wide, this detailed sculpt by Alterton is based on a design by Caesar, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Available through FCBD-participating retailers. (Item #NOV180013, SRP: $45.00)

Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto take on Daredevil starting in February

After his death, Daredevil will usher in an all-new creative team this February!

Writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto will step into Hell’s Kitchen following Charles Soules’ memorable run, while inheriting the legacy of pulling Daredevil out of an impossible situation. But with the Death of Daredevil, how will our hero’s story continue?

You’ll have to wait until February to find out! Daredevil #1 is out February 6 with a cover from Julian Totino Tedesco.

Preview: Daredevil #611

Daredevil #611

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• As DAREDEVIL’s crusade against the Kingpin moves into its endgame, the stakes have never been higher.
• But a mysterious new villain has arrived in Hell’s Kitchen, with Daredevil squarely in his sights…

Preview: Daredevil #610

Daredevil #610

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Determined to prove the Kingpin cheated his way into the mayor’s office, Matt is pulling out all the stops!
• His resolve has set him down a path that will either tear down the Kingpin’s empire or will cost Matt everything.
• When the final bell rings, only Fisk or Murdock will be left standing!

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