Matt Murdock isn’t in the best place in life right now. He was captured and taken to Latveria where he was punished for his “crimes” stemming from the Omega Effect, he had Ant-Man in his head trying to destroy some nanobots that were depriving him of his senses, and Foggy Nelson ended his partnership with Matt. If that wasn’t enough, he has to face a new villain called The Coyote.
The Coyote is a mysterious new villain that will debut in Daredevil #18. Writer Mark Waid talks about Coyote:
Coyote has a very specific set of skills. Also a grudge. Which is weird because Daredevil doesn’t think he’s ever met [him] before. Coyote—not coincidentally named after the trickster god—can surprise Daredevil in ways that make no sense to [Matt]. I can’t say more than that without surrendering too much information; suffice to say that Matt feels the rug almost literally being pulled out from under him at all times.
Coyote was originally designed by recent DD artist Paolo Rivera, but it’s up to current artist Chris Samnee to present Coyote to the readers. Waid states that Coyote’s agenda includes running illegal substances and tormenting Daredevil. The major revelation of the arc will be how the two are related.
Daredevil has a few top shelf villains, but many of Matt’s rogues have fallen by the wayside. Waid touched on what he feels is necessary to create a great villain:
My instinct is that it needs to be someone that’s not easy to simply hit. [Purple Man] and Kingpin fit into that category. And it needs to be someone with, like Daredevil, a very specific and semi-realistic set of skills. Daredevil vs. Thanos would not be a good fight. Having an axe to grind with Matt Murdock helps.
To read Waid’s full comments to Marvel about DD’s rogues as well as Matt’s relationship with Foggy, click here. Waid’s run on Daredevil has been one of the best in recent memory. It will be exciting to see how the Coyote storyline unfolds in the coming months. What do you think about Daredevil’s current predicament? Ready for Matt to face the Coyote?
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