Daredevil is the Man Without Fear but he's also been the Man Without a Team. Whether it was growing up without vision, Matt Murdock always felt like a character that would keep to himself. He has his little circle of friends, Foggy Nelson being at the front, and he's also had the occasional girlfriend in his life. His main concerns have been his law practice (and helping his clients) along with ensuring the safety of Hell's Kitchen. You don't often see Daredevil invited to or showing up at those poker games usually held with the Thing, Wolverine and others.
Shadowland and the disastrous results may not be his fault directly but there's no ignoring what happened. Murdock decided to leave Hell's Kitchen and New York to go on a little journey to rediscover himself and now is ready to make his return. Mark Waid may be handling his return in the the July release of Daredevil #1 but will DD be ready when Brian Bendis makes him part of the New Avengers. And will the New Avengers be ready to have Daredevil on their team?== TEASER ==
For whatever reason, Daredevil has preferred to fight his battles alone. Of course he's had team ups over the years but he's never really been on a team (Marvel Knights doesn't count in my book). Daredevil also has managed to avoid the other major crossovers. Even during Civil War, Daredevil turned out to be Iron Fist in disguise. You would think he would've been helpful for discovering who were Skrulls during Secret Invasion by using his senses. He even had a Secret Wars action figure despite having absolutely no involvement in the 1984 miniseries.
Whether it's part of his redemption plan, this September in New Avengers #16, Daredevil will be added to the team. He has had friendships with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Spider-Man. They're all going to have to deal with what happened during Shadowland. I imagine the public's opinion of Daredevil isn't that great right now in the Marvel Universe so will having him on the team be best for their public relations?
Daredevil does have to atone for what has happened. I would imagine trying to be part of a team with the likes of Spider-Man and the Thing won't be an easy task. This could be pretty entertaining for us.
The fact that he's a lawyer as well is an asset. Even though they are Avengers, they don't quite have the same official status of the main Avengers team. With members like Wolverine and sometimes Hawkeye, a lawyer could be a good thing to have as part of your team.
The real question on most people's mind is who is he going to hook up with now? Over the years, Daredevil has been known to have a few different girlfriends. Some of them don't meet the greatest fates.
With Daredevil soon to be in a team, it's going to be easier for him to hook up with someone. Will we see Daredevil and Ms. Marvel together? What about Mockingbird? She and Hawkeye are sort of separated now. Hopefully he'll stay away from Jessica Jones since she is married (and I don't think Luke Cage would appreciate any moves he tried making). Heck, if Daredevil really wanted to, he could even try hooking up with Squirrel Girl or Victoria Hand. Maybe we'll even see some team roster shake ups to accommodate any of Daredevil's needs.
Despite Daredevil's extracurricular shenanigans, being on a team will be a good move for him. After what he's been through the last few years, he needs to recharge himself. Hopefully his little trip helped him to clear his head. Being a bigger part of the superhero community will be good for him and put him in a better light with the public. Just as Spider-Man being on a team felt weird, this might to at first. But it allows the character to evolve and gives us a chance to see Daredevil in a slightly different manner.