A few years back, Marvel announced Daredevil: End of Days, a miniseries that would focus on Daredevil's murder a decade into the future. Much like Hulk: The End, this was advertised as an out-of-continuity tale depicting a much more dangerous Marvel Universe than ever before. However, after its initial announcement, the project was never heard from again. That is until now.
Earlier today, courtesy of Comic Book Resources, Marvel announced that the book will finally be released this October. The title will be written by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack with art by Klaus Janson and Alex Maleev. All four men have done monumental work on Daredevil before, so it's only fitting that they are here for the character's death. Remember, though he does die in this book, Daredevil: End of Days is more of a "What if?" type of story as opposed to a book that actually takes place in the mainstream continuity.
"This takes place in the not-too-distant future and we get to see what the Marvel Universe may look like," said Bendis about the title. "In the vein of Daredevil, it's a more realistic future. In the very first issue, some very large things happen, including Daredevil's very public murder, which sends Ben Urich on his final assignment, once again telling the story of Matt Murdock."
"We wanted to get a lot of people associated with Daredevil through the years together on one book and use it as the culmination of our passion for this character," said Janson. "We see almost every character who has been associated with Daredevil through the years as well."
Fans should expect to see longtime Daredevil favorites like Kingpin, Bullseye, Elektra, and plenty more to show up during the course of the story. No exact release date is set, but expect the first issue of the book to drop in October. Until then, check out some preview art below.
[via Comic Book Resources]