|DAREDEVIL #500 variant cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto|
Here on Marvel.com will be previewing some of these pin-ups—from both new and legendary DD creators alike—as well as some art from the issue, which I will be yammering on and on about.
Today we’re taking a look at two pin-ups from DAREDEVIL #500, which goes on sale this week. The first is by writer/artist Brian Michael Bendis and the second comes courtesy of Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.
While Brian Michael Bendis is known as one of the most prolific writers in our medium, he's also a talented artist who illustrated many books—including Jinx, Torso and Goldfish—before he began working at Marvel as a writer. Before I worked on DAREDEVIL, I was a big fan of Brian and Alex Maleev's run on the title, and I knew that I wanted Brian to be involved in some way, shape or form with issue #500. I thought it would be fun to have Brian illustrate a piece for the issue, and he did a wonderful job with it.
The Rafael Grampá pin-up we previewed last week had a unique take on DD's powers, and here Brian also makes great use of Matt's radar sense, in this case to illustrate some of the most important women in Matt's life. And I believe this is actually Brian's first illustration for Marvel, beautifully colored by Justin Ponsor. As an editor, I always take great pride when I can give a young artist a chance to make it in our medium, and I'm glad to give Brian his first break at Marvel.
Happy birthday, Brian!
If you haven't checked out Joe Quesada's DAREDEVIL FATHER, I would highly recommend it, and I'm not just saying that because Joe is my boss and the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel.
While I'm not sure if DD is Joe Q's favorite Marvel character, it's clear from his work on DD—from relaunching the title with Kevin Smith to writing and drawing DD: FATHER—that he has a great affinity for the character. This beautiful pin-up, wonderfully colored by Richard Isanove, clearly captures that love.
Pick up DAREDEVIL #500, on sale August 19 and come back over the next few days for more pin-ups, pages and perspective from the landmark issue.
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