Fans were heartbroken to learn that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's Eisner Award winning Daredevil would be ending next February. However, Marvel announced today that they'd be relaunching the series in March with a brand new creative team: Mark Waid and Chris Samnee. Marvel swears that this creative team, despite sharing the same name and looking exactly the same as the old creative team, is totally different and features totally different people. "Oh yeah, these are two totally different guys, which is why we're relaunching the series." said Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso. "The names are just strikingly similar."
"My Daredevil series is totally different than the last series," said new writer Mark Waid. "For one thing, the series will be set in San Francisco, and it'll feature an even happier and more happy-go-lucky version of Daredevil than before. "
When asked about what other plans he had for the character, Waid played coy, but he did make it clear that he felt the new direction was better. "I really didn't think the last guy had a feel for Dardevil," he said. "He just wanted to write team-ups between Daredevil and characters like the Legion of Monsters, or Silver Surfer or Ant-Man. My Daredevil will be a lot more grounded, which will make his team-up with the Watcher even more exciting. Honestly, I never saw what the fuss was with the old guy. He was a total hack."
"Also, kind of a pudgy little guy, wasn't he," Waid mused, admiring himself in a mirror. "I'm much more good looking."
"The art's a lot better, too," added new artist Chris Samnee. "Much more striking and cooler than the old guy's."
New colorer Javier Rodriguez and new letterer Joe Caramagna will be rounding out the new Daredevil's creative team. "After seeing my letters, you'll forget you ever heard of that other guy," said Caramagna.
"But the old creative team isn't going to forget about me," added Samnee. "Because I'm banging Chris Samnee's wife! Face!"
The new Daredevil, featuring the all new creative team, will launch in March 2014.