10:40am PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel To Release 'Daredevil' Special Issue To Tie-In With Netflix Series
Newcomers to Marvel’s Daredevil looking for more adventures of the blind-lawyer-turned-superhero after the debut of the Netflix series this April will find something special waiting for them: a one-off comic book set during the early days of the hero’s comic book crime-fighting career.
The confusingly-numbered Daredevil No. 15.1 — the issue number comes from the fact that it will be released following the fifteenth issue of the current Daredevil series, but not take place following it in continuity; don’t ask — will feature a story written by Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim with art by Peter Krause, as well as a second story written and drawn by regular Daredevil artist Chris Samnee.
Guggenheim told Newsarama.com that his story has “a very simple concept in which Matt goes out on patrol as Daredevil one night and catches a murderer just after he had killed someone. The next day, his law firm assigns him a pro bono case, where lawyers for the good of society and to be charitable take on a case of an indigent defendant for free. His client, however, turns out to be the same guy that Daredevil captured the previous night.”
The writer said that he’s “humming with anticipation” over the debut of the Netflix Daredevil series, which debuts Apr. 10 and features Charlie Cox in the lead role of Matt Murdock. “I’m always excited to see Daredevil in any form,” he said, “but television is a medium tha Daredevil is tailor made to be transported to from comics. I can’t wait.”
Guggenheim also said admitted, in an imaginary fight between Marvel’s hero and the star of his CW series, he thinks he’s “contractually obligated to say Green Arrow [would win], but my heart lies elsewhere.” Somewhere, Stephen Amell is frowning.
Daredevil No. 15.1 will be released in comic stores and digitally this April.