Marvel’s ongoing Daredevil series ‘ended’ back in November, with the creative team of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto launching the Devil’s Reign event series, which spun out of DD’s ongoing title, the following month. So once Devil’s Reign is over, where does that leave ol’ hornhead, and in whose hands? It turns out, back in the pages of his own series, as today Marvel announced an all-new Daredevil #1 coming in June, with Zdarsky & Checchetto continuing their run on the character. No other creators were named in the announcement, though the promo art released alongside it features colors by Marcio Menyz.
The new Daredevil #1 will pick up where Devil’s Reign ends, as well as where the Elektra-starring Daredevil: Woman Without Fear tie-in series concludes. Here’s Marvel’s official description for the series return:
After the shocking events of DEVIL’S REIGN, what is left of Daredevil? Who lived, who died, and who is left to pick up the pieces? Fans can expect the series to tackle both Matt AND Elektra’s journeys as they deal with the brutal cost of taking on the Daredevil mantle. With new enemies and radical changes to the fabric of Daredevil’s mythos, DAREDEVIL #1 is set to usher in the darkest Hell’s Kitchen to date.
Hell’s Kitchen is already a pretty dark place, so that sounds very ominous.
In a statement announcing the relaunch, Zdarsky and Checchetto expressed their enthusiasm, and joked about this being their second Daredevil #1 together:
“Getting to write Daredevil and work with Marco is a career highlight. I’m just genuinely excited that we get to continue our epic story with this new issue one!” Zdarsky said. “Matt and Elektra have confronted their past mistakes with DEVIL’S REIGN and WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR, but can they atone for them together?”
“It’s the first time that I’ve to draw the first issue of the same series twice. I could tell you it’s an issue like everyone else, now, but it’s not,” Checcetto promises. “Each time I’ve to draw a new script of Daredevil it’s a new experience. Chip keeps throwing at me new challenges and I’m not the type of artist to refuse them. How much more can we mess up with Matt Murdock’s life? Let’s see with this new DAREDEVIL #1.”
“This is the start of our fourth year on the title! And the plan for it is about as big a swing as we could possibly take,” Zdarsky added. I’m super excited for readers to see where we’re taking our Daredevils!”
It’s good to hear that Elektra will be continuing on as Daredevil along with Matt Murdock. Her time in the role has been extremely entertaining, and it felt like it had just gotten started before the Devil’s Reign hiatus.
Look for the all-new Daredevil #1 to arrive in stores and digitally in June.