Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, is making the leap from the page to the screen… well, the computer screen anyway. As the current series of Daredevil comes to an end with issue #36, Mark Waid is already planning to continue the story as Matt Murdock travels from New York to Los Angeles. This new story, Daredevil: Road Warrior, will be a digital comic in the Marvel Infinity line written by Mark Waid with art by Peter Krause.
Below is an excerpt from the Marvel.com interview with Mark Waid about this upcoming project.
Marvel.com: Mark, how does it feel for you after your run on DAREDEVIL to be sending him off on this journey?
Mark Waid: Exhilarating. Up until now, every time we’ve taken Matt out of New York, it’s been in service of awful, awful things. This feels more like the beginning of a grand journey. Which does not discount the eventuality of awful, awful things, of course; no one wants to read a Daredevil story where everything goes smoothly for him.
Marvel.com: Is Matt at his best or worst when he’s not in the big city?
Mark Waid: Neither; just a fish out of water. He enjoys the countryside, but he’s adapted so well to the concrete canyons of New York that he finds flatlands to the horizon somewhat disturbing; nothing for his radar sense to bounce off of.
Marvel.com: Overall, what kind of story is ROAD WARRIOR? Where’s Matt’s head as he goes into it?
Mark Waid: 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. You can be a Man Without Fear and still be a little worried about where the next paycheck is coming from. ROAD WARRIOR is a coast-to-coast adventure/chase with thrills aplenty.
Marvel.com: Will he take any of his supporting cast with him on this journey?
Mark Waid: He will, yes. But I can’t yet tell you who. Spoilers!
This should be an exciting change, both of scenery and lifestyle, for our horned hero. Who will be joining him? May we see some “road trip” buddy battles? Maybe Ghost Rider? Will he have to deal with the homeless people, prostitutes, and gangs in LA? Will a lady punch him in the face?
Who knows what lies ahead for the now unemployed Man Without Fear, but we know he will deal with it with style and maybe a few broken bones.