Daredevil #22

Daredevil #22

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Daredevil teams up with the all-new Superior Spider-Man! Also: Stilt-Man is back and better than ever thanks to some last minute help from Doctor Octopus!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 16, 2013

    This issue is guaranteed to make you cry, just a tiny bit. The story contains everything you could want in a great comic: humor, action, character development and a push to move the story's plot forward. Not only was it great to see Mark Waid play with this idea of a Doc Oc Spider-Man, but it was also great to see the two characters interact on both an action level as well as a conversational one. And that last page will definitely not disappoint. Not the best jumping on point for new readers, but Waid does definitely make this an accessible read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Mirsky Jan 16, 2013

    In conclusion, this was an all around great issue. The art was great (my personal favorite imagery is the portrayal of DD's Radar), the writing was sensational, and it was a great source of comic relief after all the crazy events in the past couple issues. Then again, they made a classic Daredevil writing move: right when things get all sorted out and we get a happy ending, we're hit with more serious stuff. We'll see how things play out in the next issue of Daredevil! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Jan 17, 2013

    All-in-all, if you've been keeping up with and really digging the current Daredevil run, you won't be disappointed. If you've never read any of the current DD, but are at least marginally familiar with the character, this is a great jumping on point. 10/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jan 17, 2013

    The last page is just a kick in the gut. Regular readers might even tear up.Frankly, if you aren't reading this series, you should be. Amazing art plus an always-intriguing story? There's not much more you can ask for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 16, 2013

    Another great issue of one of the best on-going series from Marvel, and indeed any publisher. This book is a ton of fun but offers a ton for the observant reader. Aspiring writers can learn a lot from Waid and this issue will stand as yet another testament to his ability to craft excellent stories and realistic andrelate-ablecharacters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 18, 2013

    Another solid issue from Waid as he makes the most of Daredevil's civilian and superheroic lives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Jan 18, 2013

    Waid is 22 issues in and with the flurry of creative changes there are now in comics, there is no time like the present to start on Daredevil so you don't miss out anymore on this classic run. The icing on the cake is the $2.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Jan 20, 2013

    Once again this is another great issue. In fact I would go as far as saying that it is better than I thought it would be. I had a feeling it was going to be some kind of filler issue; but instead it has become one of my favourite issues of the series so far. If you are not purchasing this book then buy this as it acts as a great jumping on point. A brand new story arc is starting next month too, so now really is as good a time as ever to step into the world of Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 21, 2013

    Just like we can probably trust Dan Slott to find interesting things to do with Superior Spider-Man, we can trust Mark Waid to deal with The Big C with the appropriate grace and sensitivity to realism. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 22, 2013

    I had low expectations coming into this issue given how disappointing the Superior Spider-Man has been. I should have known better to doubt Mark Waid's abilities and proving how entertaining the Superior Spider-Man could be in the right situation. Spider-Man's attitude helped to contrast Daredevil current status quo with an entertaining team-up to fight Stilt-Man. Daredevil #22 also provided strong developments in Matt and Foggy's friendship that will continue to be tested given the ending of the issue. Chris Samnee's fantastic art helps elevate an already strong story which continues to make Daredevil a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 17, 2013

    Well that ending sure hits close to home...  This issue was extremely good, of which I'd expect no less.  Waid captured Spidey/Ock's dialogue SO well here, and actually made me laugh out loud a few times, especially when Spidey and Stilt-Man were using the same dialogue.  I'm glad somebody, in this case, Daredevil, called Spidey on his super-villain-ish dialogue!  Everybody in Superior Spidey seems oblivious to Peter's recent dialogue.  The dialogue was great, the story was good, this was a very solid issue with a strong cliffhanger.  What more could a DD fan like myself ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 16, 2013

    Chris Samnee is a robot. He has to be. There's no way a human could pump out fantastic art this quickly. He even does his own sound effects. It's not possible. Daredevil, issue after issue, looks amazing. Samnee nails the action scenes and delivers big time on the character moments. His awesome art is enhanced thanks to the killer coloring by Javier Rodriguez. This issue is a smooth ride that is easy on the eyes and fun to read. I'm not saying a new issue of Daredevil makes the world a better place, but I'm not saying it doesn't either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 17, 2013

    Chris Samnee continues to impress on the artistic side of things delivering some nice stylistic scenes of action with DD, Spidey, and Stiltman. It's quick paced, energetic, and fun, just like this comic has always been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jan 18, 2013

    Daredevil #22 could have been one of the series best issues, if not for Not-so Superior Spider-Man. Thankfully, everything else about the book is pretty awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Bob Chamberlain Jan 18, 2013

    If you're like me and tend to stay away from the big-two's seemingly endless supply of "gimmick" stories, give Daredevil #22 a try. It's a great introduction to the "Superior" Spider-Man and has gotten me to consider expanding my Marvel pull-list. That is a BIG deal, trust me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 19, 2013

    It's easy to see why Waid's Daredevil is so well beloved. This is a fun comic with great art and a fantastic handle on Matt Murdock's character. Daredevil is usually a dark and troubled hero, but Waid is actually having fun with him. Bright, colorful fun! The stories are still very serious, but Samnee's art helps to keep everything from getting too murky. Plus it's a comic where Spider-Man and Daredevil team-up to take on Stilt-Man. That's just Good Comics 101, people. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Jan 17, 2013

    The book isn’t perfect, it can get a bit to expository at points (some subtext would have been nice), but other than that, it’s fantastic, and most important, it accomplishes everything it needed to: handled Spidey with grace, was a soft opening for new Daredevil readers, and swiftly moved the plot along in spite of it all. If nothing else, Waid should have earned the readership of a hefty portion of web-slinger fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 21, 2013

    Despite the light tone, "Daredevil" #22 has an ominous undercurrent. Superior Spider-Man struggles to fill a costume that doesn't quite fit him. He dangles dangerously closer to the ever-present precipice of being discovered. This underlying grimness and fear jumps into full view near at end of the issue, with a different character. Foggy reveals something that Daredevil, with all his heightened senses and observant mind, has failed to detect. Thus, closing panel is beautifully poignant, drawing both contrasts and similarities between two troubled friendships, Matt and Foggy vs. Daredevil and Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 21, 2013

    This issue features Daredevil vs. pseudo-Spider-Man who was sicked on Daredevil by Kristen McDuffie. The pair break it up long enough to take on an enhanced Stilt-Man before finally making peace with one another. Mark Waid also throws in an alternate explanation for Foggy Nelson‘s recent behavior. Although no more logical, it does open the door for an entirely new story for Daredevil and his best friend. For fans. Read Full Review

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