Saladin Ahmed + Aaron Kuder will take over ‘Daredevil’ in September

Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checcetto’s run ends in August.

With Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checcetto’s epic (and Eisner nominated) run on Daredevil coming to an end this summer, Marvel has announced that Saladin Ahmed and Aaron Kuder will take over the title in September.

“I wanted to only take this job on if I felt like I had a new, unique take on Matt and on Hell’s Kitchen,” Ahmed said. “And so that’s at the center of this… him and his world, but it’s the Marvel Universe. What I’ve really enjoyed in talking with other editors, other offices, is finding ways through these first couple of arcs we have planned to keep this centered on Matt, keep this centered on his people, in his world, but to bring (in a very organic and surprising fun way) some familiar Marvel figures that I think are going to blow people’s mind when they pop up on the page!”

cover by John Romita Jr.

Zdarsky and Checcetto have taken Daredevil, Elektra and the rest of the cast to some interesting places, including through Devil’s Reign and into the current storyline, where the formed an organization called The Fist to battle their long-running enemies the Hand and their current leader, Frank Castle. It’ll be fun to see where it all ends up.

“It was such a joy having those pages come in almost every day,” Zdarsky told the This Week at Marvel podcast. “It feels like the right time to leave. You know, when you finish the story, it’s kind of when you should get off the stage. But it’s my longest run on anything in comics, and it will probably end up being my longest running anything in comics because of the kind of character that you just want to hold onto for as long as you can.”

Here’s a look at the cover to issue #14, which will wrap up their run:

cover by Marco Checchetto

Look for it on Aug. 16, and then for the new series to kick off on Sept. 13.

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