Relaunch Rumor: Is that Michele Gonzales?

First off, I’ll readily admit that I didn’t figure this one out myself, but I almost feel like I should have because it seems to so obvious in retrospect. Rather, the credit for suggesting that the pretty hispanic lady we’ve seen in Paolo Rivera’s preview art could be Michele Gonzales (of Spider-Man fame) go to the poster behind this Scans Daily post as well as a number of people in this CBR thread.

Is the woman talking to Matt in this preview panel Michele Gonzales?

Of course, this would make a ton of sense. Michele is not only a lawyer, but was actually created by none other than Mark Waid in Amazing Spider-Man #592, assisted by artist Mike McKone. In the fourth part of Marvel.com’s Daredevil spotlight series highlighting the supporting cast, Mark Waid comes right out and teases:

“[…] there are several new women coming up soon in Matt’s life who are potential romantic interests, including someone quite surprising borrowed from the Spider-Man cast. Ponder that and start placing your bets.”

So, what do you think? Open and shut case or do you have any other guesses as to who it might be Waid is talking about here?

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.


  1. I confess I though of Mary Jane, maybe because she’s a redhead too… And wouldn’t it be a nice irony for the former Mrs. Parker -that never was, thanks to Quesada and Mephisto- to date a devil?

  2. Bommer, I hoped it was the Black Cat.

  3. Your logic is flawless.

  4. just because a new writer comes on doesn’t mean he needs a new love interest.
    shame, wanted to see more of Dakota.

  5. @Marc: I suspect we’ll see more of Matt casually flirting than his throwing himself into a new relationship, and I’m not at all sure that Michele (if this is indeed her) is lined up to be Matt’s girlfriend. I’d also like to see more of Dakota and trust that we will, since Waid has said that she’ll be around.

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