If you're a Daredevil fan, you're well aware that the unthinkable has happened: in the last volume of the series, Marvel's crimson-clad mainstay Matt Murdock found himself in San Francisco, thousands of miles from his home in New York City. But now, it looks like Daredevil is making his eminent return to the Big Apple — with the help of a new series.
A lawyer by day and a vigilante by night, fans have seen Matt Murdock uncovered as the titular superhero. Stripped of his credentials and unable to practice law in New York, he fled the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in NYC — Daredevil's homestead since the character was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett in the mid-1960s. But with the launch of Marvel's "All New, All Different" line, it looks like Daredevil will be fighting crime both in and out of the courtroom, according to writer Charles Soule.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Soule, who is an actual attorney, explained that Matt's Manhattanite reinstallation into the city's court system as an ADA is more difficult (and symbolic) than meets the eye.
"I think of what I'm trying to do as more like a Law & Order episode where Daredevil is the Order and Matt's the Law," said Soule. "Matt feels like he had to have both sides of his life operating independently from one another (at least publicly), and he did something to make that happen. The consequences will shake out for a while, though."
Soule also revealed that Daredevil will have a new sidekick, a character named Sam Chung, who is "a fighter, scrappy," with a "cool power that gets a neat reveal." The presence of Chung will also take us to a new part of the borough — to Chinatown, where both he and Daredevil's old foe Mr. Negative reside.
As for a possible appearance by Mr. Negative?
"An appearance by Mr. Negative is not impossible, but no immediate plans — we'll see what the future brings," Soule said.
But what, in the end, is the new series about? Soule had some teasers for fans:
"As an Assistant District Attorney for New York County (AKA the Manhattan DA's office), Matt will be involved in prosecuting criminal cases of all sorts, from minor drug busts all the way up to high-level organized crime. His first case will involve a cult leader named Tenfingers, who is quite the weird, awesome guy. I just saw the first images of him from Ron Garney, and he looks perfect. If you like odd dudes named Tenfingers, anyway."
Via: Comic Book Resources