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.

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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…

3 COMMENTS

  1. I disagree with you on mark waid. He is by far the worst daredevil writer ever. Which is why it’s the lowest selling. You hippies may love waid’s run but no one else did.

    Charles Soule is amazing though. Ron garney is also a great artist too.

  2. Uh, Waid’s run was arguably stronger than Brubaker’s, and Samnee is one of the greatest superhero artists ever to pick up a pencil. Soule doesn’t understand the character at all, which was especially disappointing given his legal background and excellent She-Hulk run.

    And seriously, complaining about “hippies?” Did I fall into a time warp and end up in 1968 or something?

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