Daredevil series writer Charles Soule and Spawn artist Szymon Kudranski will be working on the upcoming Daredevil/Punisher miniseries announced last week, and it will concern a competitive "road race" between the two with the prize being a mob boss. The series will debut as a Marvel Infinite Comic in some time in March, coinciding with the second season of Netflix's Daredevil on March 18.
“It's a Daredevil-centric story, and we see it through his P.O.V., but that doesn't mean the Punisher is the ‘villain,’” Soule told CBR. “As always when Frank Castle gets involved, things get complicated very quickly. The main story here is that Matt Murdock is trying to get a certain individual -- a Russian mob boss -- to a spot where he can stand trial for his crimes. The Punisher feels that it would be so much simpler if the mob boss never got there. He wants to cut out the middleman, basically. Murdock, however, is very much a part of the system, especially since he's a prosecutor these days. He wants to make sure that justice comes from the justice system, and this guy gets a fair trial. So, conflict!”
Kudranski will be working from the layouts of artist Reilly Brown, who has done several Marvel Infinite Comics in the past.
“This story is sort of a road race, if that doesn't sound too bizarre,” said Soule. “So, there's a great action sequence on FDR Drive (the main highway running up Manhattan's east side), as well as some very cool scenes on the mean streets of Queens.”
Though Soule also writes the main Daredevil series, he assures readers that they won't need any prior knowledge to enjoy Daredevil/Punisher.
“The story is designed from top to bottom to be open for people who've never read a Daredevil or Punisher story before to be able to jump right in. I give people background on the various characters, their powers and mindsets. It's certainly part of the world of my DD series, but it's also done in one, so you don't need to know anything about what's going on in the ongoing series to appreciate it. I hope!”