Marvel's Daredevil by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee may have been canceled - and yes, it's really ending. But unsurprisingly, as part of All-New Marvel NOW!, Daredevil #1 is coming… from the team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.
That's the announcement on Nerdist.com today, though it wasn't unexpected. After all, when it was announced that the series was ending, we had talked with Waid only days before, when he said, "But we do know this one thing for sure: the Waid/Samnee/Rodriguez/Caramagna team isn't going anywhere, and we're striving for new heights!"
So why the relaunch at all? Well, with the new Daredevil #1 (and the end of the current series), there will be some major changes for Matt Murdock. The digital "Marvel Infinite" comic Daredevil: Road Warrior will take Murdock out to San Francisco, where the blind lawyer and superhero will stay for the launch of the new series. Of course, it's a return to San Francisco for the Man Without Fear, and Waid says, "Matt has to leave New York and, in many ways, has no choice but to return to California–specifically, California, no where else to go."
At least one member of the supporting cast will come along for the ride, but Waid and Samnee aren't telling who just yet. Of course, new supporting cast will come into play as well, including another crime fighter in San Francisco who doesn't exactly welcome Daredevil's company.
Samnee assures readers that the new #1 is the start of something new for Daredevil, and makes sense. "We’re restarting the series just as Matt is trying to jump start his life and career," the artist told Nerdist. Waid added that while they were offered a renumbering last year, they passed as it didn't make sense for the story. This time, however, Waid says, "we’re about to change literally every aspect of Matt Murdock’s life. Every aspect."