Daredevil #17

Daredevil #17

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The return of someone Matt thought was gone forever! The debut of a new menace in New York the killer called Coyote! And just how sane IS Matt Murdock? The Eisner nominated creative team is reunited as Paolo Rivera returns!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 15, 2012

    Marvel is continuing to make DAREDEVIL a great comic month after month. With Mike and Laura Allred coming on board for one issue, we get another great artistic team to add to the incredible list of artist and colorists that have already worked on the series. I don't know how Mark Waid does it but he manages to get great artist after great artist to illustrate his stories. The issue does continue from last month but also serves as a (really really good) self-contained story. You can easily jump here and have a blast reading. This is what I want from comics. I don't need some humongous comic story set out to be the most epic thing ever. Just give me a fun and great story with amazing art so I can sit back and remember why I love comic books so much. Reading comics like this is why I love my job. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 16, 2012

    With all the recent talk of 20th Century Fox losing the rights to Daredevil as a character, the rights reverting back to Marvel Studios, and the possibilities for future versions of an on-screen Daredevil based on Frank Miller stories now up in the air, it's easy to over look that Waid's run on Daredevil is shaping up to be even more thrilling and engaging than Miller's run was. Maybe Marvel Studios will have the foresight to look to Waid's Daredevil for inspiration instead. They could do way worse. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 15, 2012

    Over the next few issues you can expect Waid to start unravelling who is behind the plot against Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Someone is turning his friends against him, bringing up old wounds and, literally, digging up bones. I'm extremely excited for the next issue two weeks from now. I can guarantee that it will be very close to the top of the pile! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 15, 2012

    Given Daredevil's dark past, Foggy no doubt has had reason to doubt Daredevil's positive new outlook on life, especially given what he found in Matt's desk drawer. Waid does not say whether Foggy or Matt is right, and for the time being leaves it up to the reader to decide. But to prove that despite his harsh actions Foggy has Matt's best interests at heart, Waid gives us a glimpse at what makes the duo one of the most endearing in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 16, 2012

    Even though it's a one shot, flashback story, this issue is just wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Aug 16, 2012

    Even if the book were mediocre as a whole, the entire issue is worth it because of the final pages. There is so much emotion on the page if your heart strings aren't pulled at least somewhat, you should check for a pulse because you might as well be dead. I can't say it enough: you should be picking up this book. It's the best superhero book that Marvel puts out for sure and is arguably the best book coming from the Big Two. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 21, 2012

    While the issue does mostly take a break from the ongoing story in this series, it does give us a bit of a lead into the next arc, giving readers a bit of a cliffhanger in the end. Mark Waid's touching emotional story paired with Mike Allred's fantastic and expressive artwork turns this issue into a must-have, and is another extremely successful installment in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 20, 2012

    He does a fantastic job with the art and there is nothing else to say about it. I hope he sticks around. Another great issue that everyone should go out and buy right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 16, 2012

    It's great to read, it's great to look at. Last issue, we got a fantastic Ant-Man comic but this month, Waid really cuts to the core of who Matt Murdock is and why Murdock and Foggy's friendship matters. The result is straight-up good comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 18, 2012

    And speaking of Silver Age, this issue feature one of DD's goofiest villain from that era - and makes good use of him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 16, 2012

    Mark Waid's script is a bit thinner than usual, as he has Daredevil reflect on the past while preparing to find out who is out to destroy his life this time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicville - Jake Pippin Sep 4, 2012

    Like I said, it's a palate cleanser. The story is cheesy, but it's light hearted and fun. A nice break from what we have been getting. I haven't read Daredevil since mid way through Bendis' run as the writer, but I like the direction Waid is going with this new volume. Waid is really going all out with the series. The first five or so issues of his Daredevil is the best Daredevil I can remember. The arc that just finished up was also very good. This issue, or possibly the next, would be a good jumping on point. It's definitely worth it to pick up the trades and get caught up on the new volume. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Aug 17, 2012

    "Daredevil" #17 is another issue where nothing is technically wrong, but it doesn't quite hit the highs of the series' launch. Most of this comes from the lack of narrative traction -- it's not a plus to go back a number of months to the last time things were really happening in the title. The slow crawl opens up opportunities for exciting and well-crafted personal moments, but they aren't enough to hold together what should be a serialized narrative. This issue is a great fight and one nice moment and there's nothing wrong with that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 22, 2012

    Although the issue doesn't come close to resolving the pieces put into motion last issue, Waid delivers a strong (if somewhat sappy) story that's certainly worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 20, 2012

    Michael Allred’s pencils help keep this from being a total failure. The work here is bold, big and rich in color. The minute details are sacrificed for large, open panels that often bleed into each other. Allred uses the Silver Age style of action in Daredevil #17. Each panel is an action snapshot, there’s not much flow from panel to panel. Regardless of the snapshot effect, the action is still exciting to look at. If I had to offer up a problem with Allred’s pencils, it would be that Foggy looks more like Peter Lorre than himself. Outside of that, it’s Allred’s artwork that keeps this unnecessary issue of Daredevil afloat. Read Full Review

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