Comic book fans everywhere were shocked a few weeks ago when word came that Mark Waid’s current run on “Daredevil” would be coming to an end in February of 2014. Well today we have good news! The series is only ending because Mark Waid and series artist Chris Samnee are relaunching the book in March with a new #1. The news comes via Nerdist.
Waid had this to share with the site:
“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. 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.
Chris Samnee added:
“With the end of #36 a chapter in Matt Murdock’s life has ended. We’re moving forward now in a new direction with a new cast and new stakes. The new #1 just makes sense. We’re restarting the series just as Matt is trying to jump start his life and career.”
One of those aspects in Matt Murdock’s life that is getting changed is the location. Waid says it’s not in New York:
“Without spoiling too much of the final issue of the previous series, we can tell you that Matt has to leave New York and, in many ways, has no choice but to return to California–specifically, California, nowhere else to go. But that’s where he and his cast will hang their collective hat from now on.”
Waid and Samnee’s Daredevil #1 launches in March of 2014.