We’ve known for a while that Marcos Martín was leaving after his first arc, Daredevil #4-6, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been curious about who Marvel would find to fill his shoes, alternating arcs with Paolo Rivera. With the May solicits out (and Daredevil makes two appearances that month!), it was also revealed that the new artist is someone who has been on a lot of people’s list of favorite artists to draw Daredevil, none other than Chris Samnee. I couldn’t be happier about this myself, I think Samnee’s style will be a superb fit for this book. 🙂
If you haven’t checked out Samnee’s blog where he regularly posts amazing black and white sketches (with some of the best examples of use of negative space I’ve seen), you’ve been missing out. He’s got some great Daredevil sketches posted as well, such as this and this.
This isn’t Samnee’s first Daredevil assignment though. He did three pages worth of artwork for Daredevil #500 – namely the ones that take place in Japan – as well as all of the interiors for the one-shot Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula (2008) which was co-written by Ande Parks and Ed Brubaker. Take a look below at some snap-shots of Samnee’s earlier Daredevil work!