Charles Soule will officially end his run on Daredevil in November, concluding nearly three years on the book with the grimly-titled Death of Daredevil story arc. Marvel made the announcement Friday afternoon with a press release, although hints were there earlier in the week after the publisher’s December solicitations didn’t list a new issue of Daredevil.
Soule’s finale arc will run from Daredevil #609 – #612, with two issues coming in October and another two in November. Joining Soule is artist Phil Noto, a previous collaborator of his over on Marvel’s Star Wars line. Also, anyone worried Matt Murdock will actually die (c’mon) can probably relax a little—there’s a Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary revival party in the works, spread across six issues from November through January, and Daredevil has long been central to that branding.
Were I a betting man (and I’m absolutely not), I might wager that one of the young writers working on that deal would come out the other side of this thing writing a new Daredevil book early next year. Those writers, by the way, are Donny Cates, Matthew Rosenberg, Tini Howard, and Vita Ayala, any one of which would be a pretty cool choice for Daredevil, a book with a long history of teasing top-tier work out of young writers and also Mark Waid.
Learn more about Marvel Knights and its history here.
The brief (yet ominous) press release from Marvel is below:
Charles Soule’s long-running tenure on DAREDEVIL is coming to an end…and he is not leaving Matt Murdock in a good place.
This October, Soule and artist Phil Noto kick off Matt Murdock’s darkest chapter yet–one that will lead to a chilling and surprising finale in November’s DAREDEVIL #612! Is this the end for Matt Murdock?
First, read the beginning of the end with DAREDEVIL #609 on October 17…