The collective sorrow of “Daredevil” fans was palpable when Marvel confirmed Mark Waid’s Eisner-winning run would end in February. However, the newest All-New Marvel NOW! series announcement will likely buoy their spirits. Nerdist reports that both Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are on board to relaunch “Daredevil” as a part of the publishing initiative with a new #1 issue in March.
“We were actually given the opportunity by Marvel to relaunch with a #1 last year as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative, which absolutely would have boosted sales-but together, the team agreed that since we were in the middle of a storyline, it would be a gimmick, not an organic shift,” Waid told Nerdist. “When the opportunity arose to relaunch again this year, it made a lot more sense given the way we’re about to change literally every aspect of Matt Murdock’s life. Every aspect.”
Waid’s current run of the series is set to take Matt Murdock from the streets of New York to sunny San Francisco. Readers will have a chance to discover Daredevil’s full location shift in the “Daredevil: Road Warrior” Marvel Infinite Comic by Waid and artist Peter Krause. According to Waid, Daredevil’s new location will present its own brand of unique challenges.
“We can’t say too much without spoiling the big ‘season finale’ upcoming, but at least one cast member will accompany him. Maybe not all. And the nature of Matt’s law practice will have to change substantially,” he said. “And, of course, there’s the architecture-cityscapes and street locales have always been a big part of DD’s storytelling, and this will be a whole new look. Also, Daredevil’s going to quickly find out he’s not the only crimefighter in town-and that he’s fooling himself to assume there’s room for more than one.”
“Daredevil” #1 launches March 2014 as a part of All-New Marvel NOW!