Mark Waid And Peter Krause Take Daredevil On The Road In New Marvel Infinite Comics Series
Last week readers learned that Daredevil, the monthly title from creators Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, was coming to an end with issue #36 early next year. Given the series' near-universal critical praise, coupled with the fact that 2014 marks the character's 50th anniversary, it seemed inevitable that an announcement -- if not multiple announcements -- would be coming out soon regarding plans for Daredevil's future.
And today one of those new plans was revealed, as Marvel has announced Daredevil: Road Warrior, a brand new series under the publisher's Infinite Comics digital-only imprint, written by Waid and illustrated by Peter Krause, Waid's collaborator on Irredeemable for Boom and Insufferable for the writer's digital imprint Thrillbent.
In an interview on Marvel's website, Waid and Krause discussed the project, which kicks off following the events of Daredevil #36. This new title will feature Matt Murdock outside of New York City as he embarks on a road trip. Waid, who has previously written stories for Marvel's Infinite Comics line, described this new series as a "grand journey" for the character, and talked about the opportunity to write Daredevil under a digital imprint: "The Infinite toolbox offers up a lot of new and interesting ways to 'see' the world through Daredevil's eyes." He also offered that Matt Murdock will be joined on his trip by at least one member of his current supporting cast, though he stopped short of revealing whom.
As for Krause, this represents the first title the veteran artist has illustrated for Marvel, after years of producing well regarded work for DC Comics, including runs on Superman and The Power Of Shazam. Krause expressed excitement about working once again with Waid, this time on his favorite Marvel character. "I value that relationship," said Krause of his recent collaborations with Waid. "If I have a strong feeling about a script or character, I know Mark will consider that when writing. And if he wants a particular visual for a scene, I'm happy to accommodate."
Marvel launched Infinite Comics last year, as a digital-only imprint featuring series that tie into, or otherwise complement, print titles. The first Infinite Comic title, an Avengers vs. X-Men tie-in, was also penned by Waid, a highly vocal advocate for digital comics.
Daredevil: Road Warrior begins next February.