Writer Gail Simone and artist Walter Geovani are set to relaunch Dynamite's Death-Defying with a new #1 this August.
The new #1 will come with a series of painted variant covers, including one from Alex Ross. In the new series, 'Devil finds himself relying on the tenants of a rundown apartment building - and providing them protection against his enemies.
“I have been fascinated by the Death Defying 'Devil since I first saw him on the cover of Jim Steranko’s History of Comics. I had no idea who he was, but something about him looked menacing and compelling," said Simone in a statement. "Later, I got to read more of the stories and they feel like a precursor to the modern street-level heroes we have today. The guy throws razor boomerangs, how cool is that? And I love working with Walter, he’s one of my most trusted artists. He can draw anything, but superheroes are his favorite and he’s never gotten to draw them!”
“This is my very first superhero comic! Working with Gail is always a pleasure and an honor to me. The story is fantastic and she created interesting characters that I´m loving drawing," added Geovani.
“The Death Defying ‘Devil is the only person who has ever made that metal-spiked belt really work. Usually, it’s just someone at a punk show in in a suburban basement, scratching the hell out of their bass," said editor Kevin Ketner. "So I am really looking forward to getting a lot deeper into this character and defying a little death with Gail and Walter.”
“The Death-Defying ‘Devil is one of my most favorite characters that we’ve ever published. We knew we had to wait for a writer of Gail’s boundless caliber before launching a new series,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “To reunite her with Walter and debut his first ever superhero work just sealed the deal on what will be an exciting series for fans!”
Death-Defying 'Devil #1 is due out in August.