On last week’s show, we announced Daredevil was ending at issue #36, and speculated as to what that meant. We all presumed he’d get a new #1 under the Marvel NOW! imprint. Turns out that’s not quite what’s going to happen… here’s the word from Marvel:
Gear up for a road trip unlike anything you’ve ever experienced as Matt Murdock heads west in Daredevil: Road Warrior – the latest game-changing Infinite Comic hitting digital devices this February! Following other blockbuster Infinite Comic series like Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted & Iron Man: Fatal Frontier, Daredevil: Road Warrior is designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embraces the technological opportunities – while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!
Acclaimed Daredevil writer Mark Waid teams with artist Peter Krause to take Matt Murdock on a brand new journey full of adventure, excitement, and more than a few dangers! Launching the week after Daredevil #36, the final issue of Waid’s and artist Chris Samnee’s award-winning series – Daredevil: Road Warrior finds the Man Without Fear beginning his coast-to-coast journey from the Big Apple to sunny California!
“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,” Waid said in an interview with Marvel.com. “You can be a Man Without Fear and still be a little worried about where the next paycheck is coming from. Daredevil: Road Warrior is a coast-to-coast adventure/chase with thrills aplenty.”
Is the west coast a new beginning for the Man Without Fear? Or can you take the crimefighter out of the city – but never the city out of the crimefighter? Find out as Daredevil begins his grand journey this February in Daredevil: Road Warrior!
Available right at your fingertips, these new Infinite Comics will be available for purchase this February on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!
Now here’s the thing… neither Wolverine’s nor Iron Man’s books were cancelled, so why make this move? Were sales not high enough for the character and they’re counting on fans to follow him to the digital medium? or is there a future book in the works and this is just an “in the meantime”.