Daredevil meets Marvel’s Infinite Comics!

In what I’m pretty sure will not be the first post “end of Daredevil” announcement, Marvel revealed today that Mark Waid will team up with his Thrillbent.com (and Irredeemable) partner Peter Krause to bring us Daredevil: Road Warrior, a digital series that is part of Marvel’s Infinite Comics initiative. Here’s what Mark Waid had to say about it in an interview with Marvel.com:

“Matt’s beginning a whole new chapter in his life following the events of DAREDEVIL #36, and he’s excited but apprehensive at the same time. You can be a Man Without Fear and still be a little worried about where the next paycheck is coming from. ROAD WARRIOR is a coast-to-coast adventure/chase with thrills aplenty.”

Marvel.com also spoke with artist Peter Krause who, as it turns out, is a huge Daredevil fan. I like this guy! (And I was already a fan of his work on Thrillbent’s Insufferable.) Considering that Krause 1) has already worked extensively with Mark Waid, and 2) is very familiar with the digital format, this should turn out to be a great-looking story! I’m also really curious about what can be done with Matt Murdock’s senses in a slightly different mode of storytelling.

The cover is by regular Daredevil artist duo Chris Samnee and Javier Rodríguez, as seen on the right, and I can only assume these guys are attached to do the rest of the covers as well. There’s no information, at least as far as I can see, about how many issues (installments?) of this digital series we’re getting, but I assume it will be weekly, as has been the case for other Infinite Comics stories.

I also doubt that we will be going without a traditional printed Daredevil book for very long, so I see this as the first announcement of its kind, as we’re heading into Daredevil’s 50th year. I guess we just have to stay tuned!

In other news, my Daredevil #32 review will finally be up tomorrow! In the meantime, go check out the Daredevil: Dark Nights #6 preview, read about the Legions of Monsters, or listen to Mark Waid talk about Daredevil on the Eat Geek Play podcast. The latter was quite interesting, especially in light of the quote I posted on TOMP’s Facebook page (see below). Was the Infinite Comics announcement the big reveal Waid was biting his tongue not to spoil? Perhaps, but I suspect there’s more to this story. 😉

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.

2 comments

  1. I gotta say I think this is a unwelcome gamble on Marvel’s part. Daredevil has a small but mostly loyal and devoted fan base and the response to this online has been overwhelming negative. Most, like myself, seem content to wait for the hopefully eventual trade of this story and have no desire or intention of purchasing this digitally.

    I can also speak for two of my friends who read DD, one of whom runs one of the local comic shops, and now one is excited about this. None of his unfortunately few customers who collect Daredevil are planning to purchase this.

  2. I really hope they pack it in a TPB afterwards.
    Maybe it’s a hint of a new Marvel business plan: stop publishing monthly in paper, thus saving a lot of money and boosting up benefits and then print tpb’s quasi on demand…

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