Daredevil+ and Kaptara+++
But what does this mean for ME? For CHIP??
So! The big nerd news this week is that Disney+ is developing a new Daredevil series. It’s all very exciting, I guess! Nothing excites me as I’m dead inside!!
A lot of people are asking me if this new series will use any of my stories. I have not talked to Disney+ except to ask how to unlock parental controls on my app so I don’t have to keep watching Goofy’s Big Day Out over and over again. But, if I had to make a guess? Probably not. I can’t really picture a Disney show that revolves around twenty issues of Daredevil not in costume working through his guilt over an accidental death. But who knows?! Stranger things have happened.
Here’s a true story with some classic Zdarsky Embellishments. When I went in to the Marvel Summit to pitch my first year of Daredevil back in 2018, I was pretty excited. It went over reasonably well in the room, which was packed with DD luminaries like Charles Soule, Joe Quesada, and also Mark Waid was there. During a break I was hanging out in the hallway, selling cigarettes to teen Marvel staffers like I usually do, when Joe waved me over. Now, keep in mind, Joe would normally rather talk to one of the weird life-sized Marvel character statues than to me, so this was weird.
I skipped down the hall toward him and a few others and then he introduced me to Erik Oleson, the showrunner for Daredevil’s third season, which hadn’t come out yet. Joe told Erik that I was the new writer on the comic and Erik looked me up and down with a bit of sadness in his eyes, sensing from my general aura that I probably wasn’t very good at my job. But he smiled and shook my hand (this dates me, but people shook hands back then) and asked me what I’ve got cookin’ for ol’ Mattt Murdock. I told him, I swear to god, that it was going to lean heavily into a romantic comedy vibe and everyone laughed a little bit and Joe realized his mistake and sent me back into the Summit office after confiscating my cigarettes.
Anyway, I better have a cameo in this new series. And by “cameo” I mean I better have a full speaking part so I can turn to the camera and say “wow what a DAREDEVIL.”
IT’S WEIRD TO ME THAT YOU’RE SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE
If it helps, my personal life is totally shit!
AH, MAKES SENSE
In other news, Friend Of The ‘Stack Chris Arrant, formerly of Newsarama, has launched a new comics-based pop culture site through the fine folks at ReedPop. ReedPop is the company in charge of your favourite conventions, and I quite like the people who run them AND I quite like Chris, so I’m already enjoying the new site, POPVERSE, which, as you can see, is also talking about the Daredevil news:
You can also see from this screenshot that I’m at the stage of depression where Google is suggesting “drawstring pants” to me. Also, if you look closely it’s telling me they’re for “wedding season”?
“Oh hey man I’m here for the wedding… What? Bride side or groom side? Oh, dude, I don’t take sides I’m just here for good vibes”
THIS IS NOT WHY COMIC BOOK READERS SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NEWSLETTER
Well, it’s like I always say, fuck the readers!
But also, God BLESS the readers! Especially the full subscribers, who are getting more Kagan McLeod Kaptara pages below!