Marvel Comics have revealed “Daredevil” will be relaunched by writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Aaron Kuder in September. The announcement was made on the company’s This Week in Marvel podcast in an interview with Ahmed and his predecessor, Chip Zdarsky, whose run will conclude in August.
Not much was said about where we’ll find Matt Murdock at the start of the new volume, although it appears he will no longer be leader of the Fist, the group dedicated to destroying the Hand. Matt became the leader of the Fist, along with his beloved Elektra, during Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s run, following the conclusion of the ‘Devil’s Reign’ crossover earlier on in 2022.
Ahmed commented, “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. 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!”
As for Zdarsky, he commented he will mostly miss working with Checchetto, and colorist Matt Wilson. He elaborates, “It was such a joy having those pages come in almost every day. 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.”
The new “Daredevil” #1 will be released on September 13, while Zdarsky and Checchetto’s four-and-a-half year run will conclude with “Daredevil” (Vol. 7) #14 in August. The announcement means Ahmed and Kuder will have the honor of being the character’s creative team during the 60th anniversary of his first appearance in February 1964. Head on over to Marvel.com until then for more from the writers, as well as Checchetto’s cover for his finale.