Writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto will chronicle the adventures of Daredevil starting February, Marvel.com revealed this week.
The new team follows Charles Soule and Phil Noto’s run on Matt Murdock’s alter-ego — a run that ends with a storyline called “The Death of Daredevil.”
“A lot of writers in the past have left Daredevil in terrible situations at the end of their runs,” Soule said in a promotional video released by Marvel in September. “Brian Michael Bendis put him in prison for Ed Brubaker to handle; Mark Waid, who preceded me, had Daredevil in San Francisco, his secret identity was blown, he wasn’t a lawyer anymore. I had to handle all of that. So, I wanted to carry on in the tradition of leaving Daredevil in the worst spot imaginable, and letting the next writer somehow deal with this impossible problem that Matt would never get out of. And I wanted to make mine the biggest one that has ever been done.”
Whether the title character is dead or not, Zdarsky took to Twitter to share his excitement about taking over the title:
I’ve talked with @CharlesSoule a LOT about this already, but it’s an honour to follow his legendary run on this title. And to do it with such a stunning artist in @MChecC! And thanks to @Marvel for letting me illustrate and design our promo image. We are ALL IN on this book pic.twitter.com/sH2QLp9OrB
— Chip Zdarsky, OK? (@zdarsky) November 15, 2018
Check out Zdarsky’s promo image below: