This just in: Marvel has released a teaser image for Daredevil #1 which hits the stands in July. Lots of things going on right now (including news on the director for the new Daredevil movie, which I’ll return to later tonight), but for now let me just make the following brief comments regarding the image below:
Judging by the tone of the cover, it seems that Daredevil will stay in the “dark and gritty” vein, which I consider to be very good news. I like my Daredevil grounded and in the gutter (though not necessarily filled with tragedy of shakespearian proportions, but I don’t see why the two have to always go together).
I’ve been suspecting that we would see the “Man Without Fear” slogan dropped from the cover, and it looks like I’m right. This isn’t too surprising given that Black Panther’s title has taken over that label, but I suspect they might make a point of Matt now being a man who feels fear. Not that he didn’t always feel fear. I’m sure you know what I mean.
The teaser image is by Marco Checchetto. This could mean nothing beyond this single piece of art, but is worth noting.
UPDATED: Bleeding cool is now reporting (leaking? suspecting?) that the new creative team is Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera. Read more here.
Thoughts and comments? For more info, check out CBR. Also, stay tuned for the big reveal on Saturday when we find out who will make up the creative team behind this baby. I will try to cover it live, even if it means I have to get up in the middle of the night my time (and that is in fact what it means)! I’ll see you later tonight for a discussion of the Daredevil movie news.