The Man Without Fear will return for another groundbreaking first issue this summer, and his future is set to be mapped out by a few familiar faces. Chip Zdarsky, a popular writer, and Marco Checchetto, a talented artist, are back as the creative forces behind everyone’s favorite blind vigilante. The duo previously launched an acclaimed run on the character in 2019, which recently concluded with the shocking events of the Devil’s Reign story arc. Over the course of their last outing, Zdarsky and Checchetto introduced readers to the idea of iconic femme fatale Elektra Natchios taking over the mantle of Daredevil from Matt Murdock. It looks as though their new series will give the horned mask back to Murdock, but the pair promise it will also treat readers to the next chapter in Elektra’s story while ushering in the darkest era of Hell’s Kitchen yet.
Zdarsky and Checchetto both released statements regarding the news, highlighting just how excited the team is to get back to work on a new Daredevil #1. The writer exclaimed:
Getting to write Daredevil and work with Marco is a career highlight. I’m just genuinely excited that we get to continue our epic story with this new issue one! Matt and Elektra have confronted their past mistakes with DEVIL’S REIGN and WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR, but can they atone for them together? This is the start of our fourth year on the title! And the plan for it is about as big a swing as we could possibly take. I’m super excited for readers to see where we’re taking our Daredevils!Chip Zdarsky
Checchetto added a little self-awareness to the moment, commenting on the irregularity of the same team working on a second first issue and their aim towards continued darkness:
It’s the first time that I’ve to draw the first issue of the same series twice. I could tell you it’s an issue like everyone else, now, but it’s not. Each time I’ve to draw a new script of Daredevil it’s a new experience. Chip keeps throwing at me new challenges and I’m not the type of artist to refuse them. How much more can we mess up with Matt Murdock’s life? Let’s see with this new DAREDEVIL #1.Marco Checchetto
Daredevil #1 hits stands and your local comic shop in June!