Zdarsky and Checchetto Reveal First Details of Daredevil Relaunch

It may be all over for Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show, but when it comes to the Man Without Fear’s comic book future, despite the ominous tone of the title of the current Death of Daredevil storyline, there’s more to come. Next year, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto will relaunch Daredevil (as Bleeding Cool predicted – pip pip), and Marvel interviewed both creators on their website.

Here’s what Zdarksy had to say about the upcoming run:

Things can’t be business as usual no matter how badly Matt wants them to be. That was in my head from my first conversations with Charles about the book. The character’s been put through a lot over the years, but I think “The Death of Daredevil” is going to be a real “come to God” moment for Matt. What does that look like? What will he become?

This series is going to be about big questions and finding answers in strange places.

He’s trying to prove himself. That he can do the job. I’ve always loved the various tonal takes on DAREDEVIL, but for this run I’ve decided to really go deep on the realities of being a vigilante in this world. Out of all the main Super Heroes, Daredevil has felt like the one you could do that with. I don’t care to see a “reality-based” Fantastic Four (though as I type that I remember how much I loved UNSTABLE MOLECULES. The exception to prove the rule!), but I love the idea of a reality-based DAREDEVIL.

And Checchetto:

It’s been five or six years since I’ve worked on an urban series. In five years, I changed a lot my style and I can’t wait to draw dark scenes like these instead the sparkly and brilliant space environments of Star Wars and GAMORA.

New York is the most important character in the series after Matt. I think it’s important to show the dark relationship between Daredevil and the city. I hope to do a great job in this sense. Daredevil and Spider-Man are the symbols of New York.

Daredevil #1 hits stores in February. Read the full interview here.

Daredevil #1
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
CLASSIFIED
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $4.99

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