Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
I was going to make a “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter” joke here, but a) Would kids these days even get the reference? and b) Those commercials work under the assumption that chocolate and peanut butter are somehow mismatched, and combining them would be unnatural. No, this match-up is more in the “Why didn’t anybody think of this sooner?” category.
According to a Twitter post, artist Chris Samnee will join the Daredevil art team starting with issue #12, rotating story arcs with Paolo Rivera. Samnee replaces departing artist Marcos Martin, who left after issue #6.
“I’d like to welcome Chris Samnee to the team, who will be alternating arcs with me on the series,” Rivera said on his blog. “I’ve been a ‘Samnee-vore’ for some time, consuming his beautiful, black and white pin-ups via his blog and Comic Twart. He’s a pitch-perfect match for the book, and his pencils for issue 12 are phenomenal.”
Samnee’s previous credits include Captain America and Bucky, The Mighty and the canceled-way-too-soon Thor: The Mighty Avenger. If you’re curious what his Daredevil might look like, head over to his blog to see more sketches like the one I included here.