I’ve looked for an official announcement on this piece of news, but haven’t found one. The information just seems to be floating around out there and came up in an interview that Tucker Stone did with Mark Waid for Comixology, published earlier today. I’ve seen vague hints about this in other places too, but didn’t quite know what to make of them. The quote below confirms the sad news:

Did you know going in that [Marcos Martín] was only going to be in for those three issues, or was that something that came up while you were working?

Unfortunately, it was something that came up while we were working. He’s doing 4, 5 and 6. When he came on, I don’t think things were firmed up with his next project and now they have. I salute him, and I think it’s going to be great and I want to see him go off and do creator owned stuff. But my heart breaks.

It seems that this month’s issue of Daredevil will be the last we see from Martín and I’m really sorry to see him go. What do you guys think about this?

Note: In other news, here’s a link to another video interview with Mark Waid dated November 2 that I only stumbled across just now. It’s by Comic Impact and was taped at the Long Beach Comic Con

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.

4 comments

  1. I’m sorry to see him go as well. I’ve really enjoyed his work, so much that he’s now on my private “wish lists” of artists I’d like to see drawing my own superheroes someday. I have a very slight preference for Paolo Rivera over Marcos Martin on Daredevil in particular, but I still feel like the comic will be the poorer for his departure. (Also, will we now have scheduling issues?) Best of luck to him, though–and I hope we find out soon what that next project is!

  2. I also have a slight preference for Rivera, especially in terms of pure esthetics, but I’ve really enjoyed Martín on the book as well. He’s been a great “thinking” artist with a fresh point of view that will be missed. I don’t think there will be any scheduling problems. Rivera is scheduled to work on Daredevil #7, #9 and #10 (#8, the cross-over issue with Spider-Man, will have pencils by Kano). Daredevil #11 isn’t due out until in March and I’m sure they have someone lined up already (especially with all these Marvel titles being cancelled left and right these days…) or at least a few people they’re considering.

  3. I had a feeling Martin wouldn’t be on the book long. I thought it was weird that when many people, fan or critic, would talk about the creative team they would be sure to mention Paolo but sometimes wouldn’t mention Marcos. That’s why I made a point to complement his work when you reviewed DD #5. I feel like the writing was on the wall. Weird.

    I’m very sad he won’t be returning. I really loved what he was doing with DD. He seemed to really hit his stride with the current arc. But at least there’s no animosity or anything involved in the departure. Maybe he’ll draw DD again someday. If not, we’ve got some great issues already and I have no doubt his touch on the book will not be overlooked by fans or future artists that have the privilege of drawing DD. Best of luck to him.

  4. Any guesses on who the replacement might be? Francesco Francavilla and Esad Ribic would both be fantastic but I’m sure they have enough going on at the moment. I’m going to guess Chris Samnee; just flick through his Thor book and you’ll be convinced and he just wrapped up on Captain America and Bucky. Check this out:

    http://www.chrissamnee.com/2011/04/daredevil.html

    Beautiful!

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