Marvel to Release Daredevil Netflix Tie-In Comic Written by Arrow Showrunner
DC and Marvel can be friends occasionally. Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim will pen an upcoming Daredevil comic that will accompany the release of the Netflix series later this year.
The issue will be illustrated by Peter Krause, with a second story written and illustrated by Chris Samnee. It will be called Daredevil No. 15.1, because it will be released immediately following the fifteenth issue of the current series, but will not take place in the same continuity. Instead, it will be a flashback to the early days of Barry Murdock's heroism:
Guggenheim described the plot of the issue to Newsarama: "My story is set in the early days of Matt Murdock as Daredevil. Back when he was practicing in a law firm and before he went out on his own with Foggy Nelson, so he's very new to the vigilante game. It's 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."
Guggenheim also stated that he's positively "humming" with excitement over the Netflix series. "I'm always excited to see Daredevil in any form, but television is a medium tha Daredevil is tailor made to be transported to from comics. I can't wait."
And when asked who would win in a fight between Green Arrow and Daredevil: "I think I'm contractually obligated to say Green Arrow, but my heart lies elsewhere."
Daredevil No. 15.1 will be released in April.