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Brian Bendis unveils Bill Sienkiewicz art from Daredevil: End of Days

Art from "Daredevil: End of Days" by Bill Sienkiewicz

Brian Michael Bendis has debuted the first look at Bill Sienkiewicz’s interior art from Daredevil: End of Days, the long-awaited Marvel miniseries that teams the writer and artist with David Mack and Klaus Janson to tell the final story of the Man Without Fear.

Announced more than five years ago, the tale is set in the not-too-distant future, and begins with Daredevil’s murder. “It goes a little further than most of ‘The End’ stories,” Bendis told Comic Book Resources in 2007. “And we make it canon. This is in-continuity, not too dissimilar to how Dark Knight Returns became continuity through sheer force of will. So we put it out there and everybody jumped.”

Ahead of Comic-Con International, Marvel at last set an October debut for the miniseries, with Bendis explaining, “”Everyone who works on this book is working on several major comic book situations for Marvel and for other companies. So we decided to go this route. What we would like to see is this Daredevil all-star team, but to do that, you have to sit back and wait for everyone to [come together].”

Judging from that Sienkiewicz art, it’ll definitely be worth the wait.

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The Boy With A Herve Villechaize Tattoo

August 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

Just confirmed all issues of this on my pull list yesterday morning. Love the work of Sienkiewicz and David Mack!

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August 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

That’s the Sienkiewicz we know and love

Agree with above too – David Mack drawing Daredevil is a win. Loved his visionquest arc

The Boy With A Herve Villechaize Tattoo

August 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

@DeleteMyComment:
I absolutely love Mack’s Kabuki! His work on that Ben Urich story in Daredevil with Brian Michael Bendis is a great read as well.
I’m also a fan of Sienkiewicz since childhood. Grew up on his work with Doug Moench on Marvel’s early 80s Moon Knight title. It’s awesome seeing this new Sienkiewicz Kingpin image. A throwback to the version he painted in Daredevil: Love And War (written by Frank Miller)!
Cannot wait to get the first issue. ;)

Dark Knight Returns isn’t canon, is it? Just in Miller’s stories.

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August 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

@Statham

Well it’s Bendis talking, so facts aren’t really facts in his world

@The Boy With..

Brings me back to Elektra Assassin. I mean look at the ceiling of that Kingpin lair above – it looks like Sienkiewicz is using mixed media

@Statham

Well it’s Bendis talking, so facts aren’t really facts in his world

I like to think it is. Even though DC tried creating its own Miller-Batman-verse with DKSA and All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder being in the same universe

DKR isn’t considered “canon”, per se. It was given its own separate world with the new Multiverse, if I recall correctly. Since the New 52, one would have to assume that doesn’t exist any longer.

Why wouldn’t that Miller-world exist post-52 ? I’m pretty sure it still does.

THIS is work that shows the caliber of what Marvel can do. Hellfire couldn’t stop me from getting this.

While not exactly canon, elements like the Mutant Gang have made their way into the main Batman continuity.

Maybe that is what Bendis means.

The influence of the Dark Knight Returns on the Batman comics is undeniable, and it’s certainly something worth striving for.

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