Writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto’s Eisner-nominated Daredevil run continued with a radical new saga that will explore both Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios’ journeys as Daredevil . Hitting stands yesterday, Daredevil #1 was an extraordinary debut issue that welcomed readers to the darkest Hell’s Kitchen era to date. And next month, the most legendary artists from throughout Daredevil history will join Zdarsky and Checchetto in Daredevil #2 for a giant-sized celebration to mark the milestone 650th issue of Daredevil including Rafael DeLatorre, Alex Maleev, Paul Azaceta, Phil Noto, Chris Samnee, Klaus Janson, and Mike Hawthorne.
In the aftermath of Devil’s Reign, everything it has ever meant to be Daredevil has changed. Thanks to Elektra and her newfound role as the Woman Without Fear, Daredevil is more ambitious than EVER. With a who’s-who of creators from across the fabled character’s history (and some can’t-miss surprises along the way), this oversized epic will kick off the next year of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s landmark run on Daredevil off in explosive style!
Amongst an all-star lineup of talent will be two visionaries who had a profound impact on Daredevil’s legacy: writer Ann Nocenti and artist John Romita Jr.! The pair of comic powerhouses will make their grand return to Hell’s Kitchen, paying homage and revisiting their hard-hitting and beloved late 80s run on the title. Known for tackling real-world issues, Nocenti will spotlight Daredevil’s complex relationship with the inhabitants of Hell’s Kitchen and the dire changes on the horizon in a story drawn by Chip Zdarsky himself! John Romita Jr. will draw a riveting sequence for the book’s main story that stars one of Nocenti and Romita Jr.’s most iconic creations, Typhoid Mary.
“It’s not often that a comic gets to issue two these days , so … oh wait, it’s issue 650?! Well in that case I’m over the moon that we get to celebrate with so many legendary Daredevil creators!” Zdarsky said. “Daredevil is a title that has had so many amazing runs that it wouldn’t feel right to have an anniversary issue without inviting the people who made the book so special for so many years.”
Check out the Matt Frank variant cover and a peek at the interior art below and stay tuned this week for more news about the 650th issue of Daredevil, including which other legendary Daredevil creators will be making their return! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY & ANN NOCENTI
Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO, JOHN ROMITA JR, RAFAEL DeLATORRE, ALEX MALEEV, PAUL AZACETA, PHIL NOTO, CHRIS SAMNEE, KLAUS JANSON, MIKE HAWTHORNE, & CHIP ZDARSKY
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Variant Cover by GARY FRANK
On Sale 8/17
Images via Marvel Comics
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