Saladin Ahmed and Aaron Kuder will take over the adventures of the protector of Hell’s Kitchen in September.
The new team follows the exemplary run by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto, embarking on an unexpected tale. Saladin said “I wanted to only take this job on if I felt like I had a new, unique take on Matt and on Hell’s Kitchen. And so that’s at the center of this… him and his world, but it’s the Marvel Universe. What I’ve really enjoyed in talking with other editors, other offices, is finding ways through these first couple of arcs we have planned to keep this centered on Matt, keep this centered on his people, in his world, but to bring (in a very organic and surprising fun way) some familiar Marvel figures that I think are going to blow people’s mind when they pop up on the page!”
The final issue of Zdarsky’s run goes on sale in August, and the writer said that he will miss “Working with Marco [Checchetto], honestly, and Matt Wilson on colors. It was such a joy having those pages come in almost every day. It feels like the right time to leave. You know, when you finish the story, it’s kind of when you should get off the stage. But it’s my longest run on anything in comics, and it will probably end up being my longest running anything in comics because of the kind of character that you just want to hold onto for as long as you can.”
Check out John Romita Jr.’s cover to the first issue of Saladin and Kuder’s run below, and look for the comic in stores on September 13.