In the wake of Shadowland, there’s a new protector of Hell’s Kitchen!

He has no kingdom, no vibranium, and no high-tech safety net–just bloody knuckles and the will to prove himself in a foreign land where the fiercest of jungle predators stalks the most dangerous urban prey! His name is T’Challa, and in the aftermath of Shadowland, he will create a new life, a new identity, and learn what it is to be a different kind of hero. But with Daredevil gone, the bad guys are coming out to play, and a new nemesis — Vlad the Impaler — plots his bloody rise to power. A shocking new chapter for the world’s most dangerous man!

Written by David Liss
Art by Francesco Francavliia
Covers by Simone Bianchi and Francavilla

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 3.2%


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  1. I haven’t been following Daredevil (or Black Panther) for a while, but I think I’ll give this a shot.

  2. I was going to give this shot because black panther is awesome but I was not digging the preview

  3. I love Black Panther.  I’ve been reading up on the Shadowland books (didn’t buy them), but no clue how T’challa fits in.  Can’t beat the art either.  I’ve got a feeling this is going to be a WHOLE different book.

  4. Sigh…. I’ll give it a shot.

  5. Francesco Francavilla should have been in that Top 5 from earlier today

  6. I liked DD #512 two weeks ago.  I’ll take a peek.

  7. Buying this title just for Francesco Francavilla; his back-up story in Detctective Comics was/is amazing!

  8. I suppose this issue will at least start to reveal how Black Panther got to midtown NYC from Africa? Cause I haven’t been following his other books, so I have no idea if that was adressed in those issues.

    But if not, whatever.

  9. hopefully it’ll be reader friendly

  10. I’m all over this. T’Challa is badass.

  11. This is equivalent to when Incredible Hulk became Incredible Hercules. Once this tanks, they’ll bring Daredevil back. 

  12. @IroncladMerc: Took the words outta my mouth.

    Dropped. Been on DD since Kevin Smith but I won’t buy a bottom-tier character who’s been shoehorned into an existing title and is being written by a writer who has no comics experience. 

  13. @davidtobin100: Just wait for next month.  I think that’s when Daredevil: Reborn comes out.  

  14. @IroncladMerc  But the book became 1000000000000x better when it became Incredible Hercules.

  15. I used to care about DD. Are they trying to get me to drop the title completely? I’ll do it. Hurry back DD. I need to forget Shadowland.

  16. I’m pretty over this gimmicky bullshit of throwing characters in other characters’ costumes & books. I thought good stories & art sold comics, not gimmicks?

    Anyways … where do we read Daredevil now, in She Hulk or something?

  17. Wow.  Where’s the Black Panther love?  

  18. This is going to be a great series, if this first issue is any indication. I like that Black Panther is in this position, since the stripped down treatment that he is getting here is a great way of making his character more relatable. The book has the classic street-level Daredevil vibe, and Black Panther is filling the role of lead character quite well. In in this for the long haul.

    @WadeWilson: In nearly every instance I can think of, a new character taking over a book/mantle has made a great story. Hercules taking over Hulk’s book? Lex Luthor taking over Action Comics? Dick Grayson taking over Batman? The new Spanish kid as Power Man? Frankencastle in The Punisher? Not only were these stories great, but they were also some of the best stories of the year.

  19. At first I was like “Meh.” Then I saw the store sold out, and it was in my pull folder. So I will give it a shot. Been on this title a long time, and I’d feel a little like a traitor if I bailed, but… I’m not paying for bad comics.

  20. It was interesting. I’ll see where this is going….

  21. I picked this up mainly because the idea of seeing Liss and Francavilla work together could end up being a great thing.

    Sadly I found this issue was a little bland and was way to wordy for an introduction to a new run. Liss is a good writer and there isn’t anything really wrong with this issue on a writing stance. But it got a little boring to read with the constant narration, boring new villain, and really bad lettering in my eyes. Art was freaking amazing though and it really saved the issue from being boring. Hope we see Francavilla do even more work as time goes on.


  22. This was totally not bad. The art was excellent and though the story was uneven I enjoyed it. Kinda funny that the villain was written better than the hero…

  23. This book was gorgeous, but I already have enough Batman books in my stack.

  24. I really loved this book!

  25. I was really surprised by how much I liked this. And I will readily admit it is not something that I would normally pick up.

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