According to long-term artist Chris Samnee, it appears that the current run on Daredevil – written by Mark Waid and drawn by artists including Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin – will be ending with issue #36 in 2014.
One of the most acclaimed books Marvel have published over the last decade, Waid’s run with the character saw Daredevil move away from the more depressive, sadder-than-thou approach and back into the swashbuckling character associated with Ann Nocenti’s run. Launched with Rivera and Martin, the book also featured extended work from colourist Javier Rodriguez and letterer Joe Caramagna, among others.
Daredevil won a sweep of Eisners over the last few years, along with a whole slew of other awards. Along with titles like Hawkeye, it’s seemed to epitomise the current approach Marvel have to their second-tier comics – emphasising both creator and character equally as the hook for readers. There’s no news currently regarding what will happen with the characters next, or indeed Samnee. Mark Waid, however, will soon be launching The Fox at Archie, Doctor Spektor at Dynamite, along with many other projects including his Thrillbent digital comics.
We’ll keep you updated as more news comes in on the cancellation. Heck – it may even be relaunched after the final storyline, in January/February, concludes.