Marvel Launches New DAREDEVIL Anthology DARK NIGHTS


Marvel Comics and writer Mark Waid took home three 2012 Eisner Awards for the Daredevil ongoing series, and it looks like the publisher is hoping there are enough fans who want to read even more stories about the Man Without Fear.

Artist Lee Weeks will be making his DD-writing debut writing and drawing the first 3 issues of Daredevil: Dark Nights, a June-debuting anthology series, out of continuity with Waid’s main series.

Weeks is returning to the blind superhero from Hell's Kitchen who served as his first big gig in comics. The artist drew the “Fall of the Kingpin” story arc written by D. G. Chichester in the early 1990’s.

According to USA Today, Weeks' Dark Nights story, “originated with the creator seeing a lot of grayness in the heroic storytelling of today.”

"And not just in comics but in the culture," Weeks told the national newspaper. "I was taken aback by some of the things some of the characters had done. So I just wanted to tell a story about what it is to be a hero. It seems like there's been a love affair with ambiguity sometimes."

Weeks describes his story arc to USA Today as a “very stripped-down one.“

“A massive blizzard has hit New York City, and Daredevil loses his identity — physically, briefly, thanks to a severe concussion — but finds that he's the only hope for a little girl in desperate need of a heart transplant after her donor heart goes missing.”

"In Jack London-esque fashion, and with compromised radar, Daredevil must trek across an icy, immobilized Manhattan, find the lost organ box, and deliver its precious cargo before the ticking clock of the heart's viability runs out," Weeks said.

Says USA Today: “And in the recovery of it, Daredevil spends much of the story reclaiming his inner identity, as well: who he is and what makes him tick."

"It's a story about hope against hopelessness and redemption," Weeks explained. "No matter how heroic or how big anybody might be, there's also a big element that nobody's doing it alone."

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