Daredevil #25

Daredevil #25

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

The hidden foe behind DD’s troubles plays his trump card! Foggy’s life is on the line! Plus: Who is Nelson & Murdock’s mysterious benefactor--and what does he want?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 17, 2013

    What I like about this series is the fact that Waid keeps you guessing; you never truly know what lies around the next corner with this series and that is something very evident in this particular comic. It is clear that DD may have met his match, but it is also clear that this new adversary (even without saying it explicitly) isn't the mastermind behind manipulating virtually everything in Matt's life as of late. It's interesting to see through the course of several issues the psychological breakdown of Murdock: this isn't just a physical adversary, this is someone who wants to make Matt feel fear. That's what makes this story so different and also so compelling. The art, as usual, is really lovely: Samnee's layouts and pencils really help to draw you into the story. This is a great read and not a bad starting point, although I would recommend picking up the previous few issues to really get a sense of how big Matt's problems really are. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Apr 17, 2013

    I literally have nothing new to say about Chris Samnee's art, the problem being: it speaks for itself, needs no advocate or boost from someone like me. It's straight up gorgeous every freakin' issue, and my statement of Daredevil being the best superhero title is as much a tribute to him as it is to Waid. Plus when you throw the vibrant, bold colours of Javier Rodriguez on top of the mix you get a winning formula that produces stellar comics each and every month. I couldn't ask for an art team more tailor-made for Waid or for this series. There is no mistaking Daredevil as just another title and it's influence can be felt throughout much of Marvel‘s current line-up, a testament to it's beauty, brilliance and popularity. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 17, 2013

    Topping off the sundae with whipped cream and a cherry of awesomeness is Chris Samnee. His stuff is always great; always top notch. Here? It's another level. It's in a new dimension where only amazing art lives and rules the land with an iron fist. The action just flows; it swims across the page. It really is a thing of beauty. Plus, killer coloring, slick lettering, and hand-freaking-drawn sound effects. Daredevil #25 is one for the books, you guys. Read this comic or die miserable and alone. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Apr 23, 2013

    Like every story arc before this one, I have no idea how he gets out of this one but I cant wait to see how he does it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 23, 2013

    It's not often that a hero gets driven to the breaking point without any fancy superpowers involved, which makes this issue a superb showing by Waid and Samnee on any level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Apr 17, 2013

    Samnee is really hitting it out of the park, he and Waid are the perfect team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 18, 2013

    Sometimes a fight comic is just a fight comic. But when you have Chris Samnee drawing it, well, you get a winner like Daredevil #25. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Apr 19, 2013

    Right off the bat, a new reader could pick this book up and completely follow everything. But I wouldn't recommend it. If you want the full narrative impact of what's been happening in Daredevil, pick up Daredevil #22 and start reading from there. If you're one of the folks who've been keeping up with this title, be happy. Because Daredevil #25 shows us it's a good time to be a Hornhead fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2013

    For over two years, Mark Waid's Daredevil has consistently been one of the best books on the market. High praise considering the fine examples of comic bookery we see every week, but since the "stealth reboot" of the series in the pre-Marvel NOW! years, Waid has been building up the character of Matt Murdoch and not just his horned alter ego. Indeed, some of the issues of this run should and will be spoken of in the same reverential tones as Frank Miller or Brian Michael Bendis's runs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 24, 2013

    With all the great comic books out on the market Waid and Samnee's Daredevil continues to stand out as the leader of the pack. In Daredevil #25 Mark Waid continues to impress with how he has taken all of the established Daredevil mythology and made it his own. The costume design for Ikari made him an instant threat. This was only made more apparent with how the fight between Daredevil and Ikari spread across Hell's Kitchen. Making Daredevil #25 even better is how Chris Samnee is able to capture both the dark and fun aspects of this series perfectly through his artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 24, 2013

    Trying to use his experience to win the fight, Daredevil changes the venue only to discover he and Ikari aren't as evenly matched as he believed. The assassin has one more ace up his sleeve. The comic ends with Daredevil beaten, but spared (at least for now) leading into the next double-sized issue dealing with Foggy‘s surgery and, hopefully, the man behind the curtain pulling Ikari's strings. Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 18, 2013

    "Daredevil" #25 is one of those issues with more than a handful of moments that readers will want to discuss with someone afterward finishing the comic. Whether it's a line, an idea, a panel or a page, this issue impresses multiple times. Daredevil is slowly being worn down and this issue is just another king hit to send him onto the ropes. Whoever the big bad of Waid's run is, they're using the long game to bring Daredevil down, and this issue shows a major instance of it working. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Apr 18, 2013

    Chris Samnee's art is just as delightful as it always is but in a different way than we're used to. This issue allows Samnee to channel pain and fear through his characters, which intensifies the manic feeling of the writing on Waid's part. Plus, you can't not love his depictions of young Matt training with Stick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Apr 27, 2013

    I may be a bit biased when it comes to reviewing anything by Mark Waid just because I personally think he's one of the great comic writers out there. Putting that aside, though, this book is really relevant for the Daredevil storyline and will probably confuse the reader if one were to skip this issue. Plus, why would you want to? This book alone is packed full of action that plays on the senses just right. And, quite frankly, it's beautiful to look at. Skipping it would be a mistake. Not to mention, if you missed the previous issue, there's still time to follow along if you pick this one up soon. Overall, Daredevil #25 earns a four out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2013

    For over two years, Mark Waid's Daredevil has consistently been one of the best books on the market. High praise considering the fine examples of comic bookery we see every week, but since the "stealth reboot" of the series in the pre-Marvel NOW! years, Waid has been building up the character of Matt Murdoch and not just his horned alter ego. Indeed, some of the issues of this run should and will be spoken of in the same reverential tones as Frank Miller or Brian Michael Bendis's runs. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herbert Apr 18, 2013

    Great issue. Waid knows how to take a back seat and allow Samnee to do the work and it turned out brilliant. Samnee really is enjoying toying around with Matt's senses in the art like giving each sense it's own panel while as though it's part of a whole which gives you the feel of how Matt's senses work together to give him the whole picture. The design of Ikari is simple yet particularly devastating to Matt. Mostly action in here but the narrative of Matt's arrogance is present and the outcome makes you feel it in your soul while you pick up your jaw off the floor. Seriously, why aren't you reading this yet? If you are already reading this then you definitely don't need a review to tell you that this is an amazing issue.

  • 10
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 13, 2013

  • 10
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

  • 9.5
    jackhawksmoor May 1, 2013

  • 9.0
    Ariel Aug 31, 2014

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