No one outside the hallowed halls of Netflix knows if Marvel’s Daredevil will get a new season. With another year of TV MIA, Marvel just announced quite possibly the best new creative team for its ongoing Daredevil comic.
On Thursday, Marvel announced Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto will take over as the new creative team for the Daredevil comic book series, beginning February 2019. Zdarsky and Checchetto replace Charles Soule, who has written Daredevil since late 2015 and worked with a number of illustrators throughout his nearly three-year tenure.
There are no other details regarding the story of the new Daredevil volume, but the series will begin after the five-issue miniseries The Man Without Fear, written by Jed MacKay and illustrated Danilo S. Beyruth. A teaser poster released by Marvel features the tagline “Know Fear,” which could just be a poster tagline or the actual name of the new volume.
Zdarsky is a popular illustrator and writer. He even won an Eisner Award for his co-created series Sex Criminals with Matt Fraction, but Zdarsky is also a talented storyteller who really knows how to beat his protagonists down to their absolute rock bottom. (Pick up his Spider-Man comic to see Peter and J. Jonah Jameson get real about their rocky relationship.)
This makes the potential for his Daredevil all the more exciting and fresh. Matt Murdock practically lives in misery. So what will happen when a top-notch humorist is in control of his destiny?
Zdarsky and Checchetto’s Daredevil is now one of the most exciting books to look forward to in 2019. Hopefully, it’s also good enough to distract you from the fact that there’s no Season 4 to binge-watch on Netflix.
Daredevil will return to comic book shelves in February 2019.