Daredevil #1.50 Gives Us The Political Future Of Daredevil In San Francisco

Today's Daredevil #1.50 celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Daredevil, first published by Marvel Comics in April 1964. But because this is Marvel Time, Matt Murdock is prety much the same age as when he started, give or take.

But in this issue, we see the character celebrating his fiftieth birthday. No longer Daredevil (for as long as that lasts) but still living in San Francisco, where he moved last month. A handy way of emphasising that this move from East to West is permanent…

But we also get a glimpse of his future, and the future of the Marvel Universe to come. And just like the Daredevil of the alternate Earth seen in Fantastic Four Annual 1998, he loks like, for a while he became mayor. And then married another…

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And look for a rogues gallery yet to come. The Shroud. The Purple Children (offspring of the Purple Man?) and Jubula Pride. And you will meet one of those in this very issue…

It was feared that when this book was cancelled and relaunched under All-New Marvel NOW that writer Mark Waid would take that as an opportunity to leave the book. But it seems that there are plenty more Daredevil stories from Mark Waid to come.

Daredevil #1.50 is published today. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.

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About to host an underground event hosted by a collection of the UK's most promising emerging comic creators: Owen Michael Johnson, P M Buchan, Mark Penman, Jon Lock, Nich Angell, Andrew Tunney and James Lawrence.

CULT will consist of a group art exhibition from the 14th to the 20th of April, including exclusive comic launches, boutique merchandise and signings. The artists will be in-store Saturday 19th April 2pm-5pm to sign their event exclusives, discuss their work, and unveil special items.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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