"Daredevil #595" cover
Credit: Bill Sienkiewicz (Marvel Comics)

Updated August 16, 2017: Marvel has released a chart showing how Daredevil #595 reached it's "Legacy" number.

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Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Bill Sienkiewicz (Marvel Comics)

Original Story: As Daredevil reaches "Marvel Legacy" in November, the title will renumber to #595 and bring back Matt Murdock's classic foe the Kingpin with a major twist - he's going to be mayor of New York. 

Series writer Charles Soule, who is joined by artist Stefano Landini starting with Daredevil #595, explained Fisk's lofty new position, telling Nerdist “One thing that’s always helped Matt in his fights against Fisk is that he’s had the law on his side. The Kingpin of Crime is… the Kingpin of Crime, and so by definition he couldn’t really operate in the open. In this 'Legacy' story, that has changed. The city belongs to the Kingpin, which means, in many ways, Daredevil is the outlaw. I think it’ll make for a really interesting story.”

“What I’ll say is that Wilson Fisk and Matt Murdock - as well as their alter egos, Kingpin and Daredevil–have very particular views about what’s right for the city they share,” he continued. “They both love it, but as far as what’s best for NYC, they couldn’t be more opposite.”

Kingpin rose to a level of legitimacy as the protector of New York City during the still-ongoing Secret Empire, providing citizens trapped in the city under a Darkforce barrier with food, shelter, and security - with only the request to remember his generosity as payment.

“This is still part of the larger story I’ve been telling since Daredevil #1, but a lot of that story has been about an evolution for Daredevil,” Soule explained. “A lot of the questions we had at the start - why does Daredevil have his secret identity back? Why is he working in the DA’s office? Who is this Blindspot guy? Will Matt and Foggy ever patch things up? Why did he come back to NYC? - have been answered, and so now the shift will be towards exploring the consequences of the decisions Matt made to reset his own status quo. Daredevil’s story is always one of big wins and terrible losses, and that’s going to continue here.”

”There are many great artists who have worked on this character and knowing I will be part of this group is an honor for me,” Landini added. “When they [approached] me to work on Daredevil it was like a dream come true. I have to mention Miller and Mazzucchelli’s ‘Born Again,’ surely one of my favorites. Then Quesada’s ‘Devil Father’ for the dark atmosphere.”

"I think it feels a little different than a standard creative team relaunch situation," Soule concluded. "Plus, I’m pretty jazzed that this is happening when we’re pretty darn close to Daredevil #600. That’s an incredible opportunity for me as a writer, and I’m excited to see what we can do with it.”

Daredevil #595 is due out on shelves in November. Here's the full solicitation.

New York City has fallen to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin – Daredevil’s greatest and deadliest adversary. Matt Murdock has the law and he has his superhuman abilities – but Fisk has an entire city on his side. What can one man do? If he’s Daredevil, he can FIGHT.
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