Daredevil #16

Daredevil #16

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Nelson/Murdock no more! Foggy’s discovered a secret Matt’s been keeping--and he doesn’t take it well! Plus, a shocking revelation!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 1, 2012

    This series has been spectacular and this issue is no exception. I love the way that Waid deals with Daredevil's issues and the way his heroics factor and influence his life as Attorney Matt Murdock. The two pivotal moments in this issue are in stark contrast to one another; one is absolutely incredible and impossible, and the other is completely grounded in reality and real emotions. This balance is what made this a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Aug 1, 2012

    While this is not a content or action heavy issue of Daredevil, it continues to be an absolutely fantastic read every time out. I'm not sure there has been a character I've liked more recently and is something that you all should jump on immediately! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Aug 6, 2012

    If you're not reading Daredevil, then you need to start. It's really that simple. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 1, 2012

    Chris Samnee has got to be the hardest working man in the comic industry. The rate at which he cranks out stunning artwork is mind boggling. This issue looks fantastic. The opening spread, which is a mixture of Ant-Man's origin and Daredevil's origin, is a true work of art. It has a classic feel, like something out of the golden age. It's hard to imagine a better superhero book out right now; that's probably because there isn't one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 12, 2012

    Waid and Samnee have succeeded once again in delivering a fantastic issue for a fantastic series that leaves me begging for more. I've come to expect no less than greatness from this title, and hopefully, with the reveal that Waid would be writing the new Hulk comic this November, we'll get another book just as amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 1, 2012

    It's finally revealed what's inside Matt's drawer too! His father's skull. Pretty grisly stuff. I'm anxious to see who actually framed Matt though. Just as he recovers, he loses his best friend and his job. It sounds as if someone out there is systematically trying to break him down. Man, he can't get a break these days.I personally am on the edge of my seat with this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 4, 2012

    We never have a bad word to say about this Eisner Award winning run on Daredevil, and the latest issue gives us no cause for concern. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 6, 2012

    Good story, worse kept secret identity ever. Wentworth (The Spider) has to deal with the villain, Anput, threatening those close to him while fighting off rabid zombies in a baseball field. Some cool stuff for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Aug 6, 2012

    What we see instead, is these artists rise. And not more so than in the segue between the two acts of Daredevil #16 where, simply in narrative monologue while in conversation with his rescuers, DD identifies each of their inner weaknesses. If Daredevil #16 succeeds, it is because Mark Waid as a writer, just as Grazia and Waits before him, has been imprinted with a kind of fearlessness the character he writes is possessed of. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 3, 2012

    Much has been made of Waid's lightening up of Daredevil after the years of needing a stiff drink to cope with reading each miserably dark issue, but DD #16 shows he's not afraid of those depths, either. Samnee and Javier Rodriguez continues the generally brighter look to the series, with clean lines and crisp coloring even when dealing with pitch blackness. They just continue to craft involving stories in this book, and it's well worth all the Eisners it won. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Aug 6, 2012

    Daredevil #16 is like two different books combined into one. The first half is action heavy and the second half is emotionally heavy but both work well in the context of the story. Waid's sympathy for Matt is palpable, and really well executed through Hank Pym. Additionally, Waid's dialogue for the last few pages is realistic and charged, and truly excellent work by a talented writer. There's a reason Daredevil is being hailed by reviewers. It's an example of strong writing, good art, and a fresh take on a character who was mired in dark storytelling for years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 6, 2012

    "Daredevil" #16, while not especially ground breaking or important, is still solid comics -- in some ways, it's comics storytelling at its finest. When a story is told with no great twist or hook is still utterly enjoyable, it's clear the reader is in good creative hands. This issue also highlights how exceptional the creative teams on "Daredevil" are -- when Samnee is your guest artist, you have a damn fine comic indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 5, 2012

    If you would have told me a year ago that I would be actively seeking out new issues of Daredevil, I would have called you a filthy liar, but if you told me today, that I'm going to continue to seek out Mark Waid's Daredevil series, I'd probably give you a slap on the back and ask if you've read the good word in the pages of the book. The pairing of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee is a win/win as far as I'm concerned. Daredevil continues to be a great ride and I'm giving Daredevil #16 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 7, 2012

    Foggy's extreme overreaction to a single event that's so obviously a set-up (especially given his history with Matt) doesn't make any sense, nor does his irrational belief (backed by no observable evidence) that Matt is somehow suffering and hiding it from those who love him. The opening story is certainly worth a look, but the comic ends on such an odd note (which will no doubt have ramifications for months, even years, to come) that I simply can't bring myself to recommend it. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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