Daredevil #30

Daredevil #30

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

When soars the Silver Surfer!What weird menace unites Daredevil with the Cosmic Rider of the Spaceways?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 23, 2013

    With an almost inaudible utterance, courtesy of the masterful lettering of Joe Caramagna, Ru'Ach disrupts Daredevil's life just as the Surfer is about to permanently remove the Achian from Earth. It's yet another classic comic book move from classic comic book writer Mark Waid, who rounds out his "How-To" lesson with scenes of Daredevil riding the Surfer's board and Kirsten McDuffie trying to do the right thing. Samnee sees Waid's script, raises him eye-pleasing, animated artwork and "Daredevil" #30 offers up yet another example of what great comics should look like. There are no crossovers, no event tie-ins, just good creators creating great comics. If only this were weekly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 26, 2013

    This issue has a  little bit of everything from comedy to action and everything else in between. This is definitely one of the best single issues of the year and you owe it to yourself as a comic book fan to read this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 27, 2013

    Daredevil is one of the rare books that can go in any direction it wants and its never a bad choice. There's only one thing to say: Read this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Aug 22, 2013

    If you're not reading Daredevil, you are truly missing out on something special and frankly, amazing. What Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez are doing with this book is nothing short of phenomenal, giving you layer upon layer of a wonderful story that provides superheroics and introspection all at once. Read this. Now. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Aug 27, 2013

    Introducing the cosmic to the street-level grit, Daredevil #30 is a miraculous blend of genres, and at its heart, challenges Matt Murdock's struggle for happiness as he deals with the unknown. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 21, 2013

    Through all of this superhero madness, there's a heart. Foggy's cancer is at the back of your mind. Matt is struggling to rebuild his firm and his life. The moment that'll really get you though, the one that'll make your heart hurt, comes towards the end. It's a simple line told by a sentient lie (really) that cuts our hero to his core. The mostly-wordless final page is one of the best comic pages I have ever seen. This is the stuff of legends. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Aug 21, 2013

    If you balked at the incongruous notion of Daredevil sharing the same page as the Sentinel of the Spaceways, read this issue before you judge. And if you're sick of hearing others gush about how great Waid's run on Daredevil is, grab this as it's a great jumping-on point that doesn't require much previous reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Aug 23, 2013

    After more than two years on the book, Waid and Samnee's "Daredevil" seemed to have received so much critical acclaim that it was impossible for them to set the bar any higher, but issue #30 does just that. It has character development, serious and affecting subplots, action, and a gripping story told through gorgeous art, all in 32 pages. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee deserve to counted among the all-time great "Daredevil" storytellers, along with Bendis, Brubaker, and Miller. "Daredevil" #30 is just a great comic book from start to finish, and the whole series is one of, if not the, best at Marvel right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 22, 2013

    In the hands of anybody else, the sudden appearance of an alien and the Silver Surfer in the gritty world of Daredevil would be classic shark jumping. Yet we take the leap of faith due to Mark Waid's flawless track record, and it's to his credit that this still plays like a 70's cop show. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 23, 2013

    But for all the outer-space fun and games going on in the Avengers titles, Mark Waid'sDaredevil030 Daredevil demonstrates just why it keeps winning all those darned awards, by telling a nicely self-contained cosmic-superhero story that harks back to the sheer fun of the Marvel comics of the 60"s, while remaining wholly contemporary. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Aug 23, 2013

    As long as you can take the leap of faith for the story (and honestly as a comic fan, you should be able to handle it), then you are in for a fun issue of Daredevil. It may get overlooked with so much going on this week in the comic world and Infinity taking over the Marvel universe the next few months, but there is no reason it shouldn't be on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 24, 2013

    Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continue to deliver one of the highest quality, and most fun series on the shelves from Marvel, with this issue being a prime example of the title's quality. Waid certainly shows that even if he wrapped up his larger plot a couple of issues ago this series still has plenty of life left in it's pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 25, 2013

    A superb done-in-one, although a little hurried and without taking full advantage of the possibilities lent by its own ideas. There's no doubt however that Waid and Samnee are working at the peak of their abilities to deliver classic, timeless comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Aug 22, 2013

    Waid and Samnee have definitely done the Silver Surfer some justice, and the way Samnee makes him pop of the page when he enters the story is classic, and something that needs to been seen again either as another team-up or a Waid/Samnee cosmic ongoing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 21, 2013

    Making sure Waid’s upbeat lyrics remain visually fun is Chris Samnee. Once again, he knocks it out of the ballpark. Samnee pencils Silver Surfer in a very uncomplicated manner. Most artists try to make Surfer this deep, slightly melancholy character, which he is. Samnee, however, is confident enough to let Surfer be a comic book character, a flying bad ass with the power cosmic. Those darker portrayals of Surfer are cool, but it is nice to ease up on them every so often. Samnee’s Silver Age love shines right through the Silver Surfer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 22, 2013

    If you're a fan of the Silver Surfer or just want to read a fun overall story, Daredevil #30 is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 28, 2013

    While it is fun to see Matt Murdock overcome the struggles in his civilian and Daredevil life Mark Waid gave us with a much needed break from that with Daredevil #30. This one-shot story continued the action-adventure tone this series has taken under Waid's watch and added a bit of the Marvel Cosmic magic to separate this from other Daredevil stories. Silver Surfer's involvement in this story helped to give Daredevil a different type of character to interact with since Daredevil isn't accustomed to dealing with cosmic characters. It was also interesting to see how Waid was able to use this cosmic story to further the personal struggles Matt is dealing with. The ending left me looking forward to what happens next in Matt's life in and outside his Daredevil persona. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 3, 2013

    Although this issue seems to provide an unrelated distraction to recent Daredevil plotlines, I imagine this issue will ultimately prove important, in the way Waid has done in the past. Even taken on its own, the combination of Daredevil and the Silver Surfer, especially as drawn by Samnee, is a distraction well worth having. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 21, 2013

    Daredevil and Silver Surfer is a pairing you would think could never work. Yet, of course, Mark Waid does make it work. In what almost starts out as borderline absurdity, we get to see a story that allows a closer look at both characters. We've seen many stories with the same characters over the years so this truly gives us something different with Daredevil. Chris Samnee's art and Javier Rodriguez's colors are extraordinary as usual. The issue may not be earth-shattering in DD's little corner of the Marvel Universe but without a doubt, this is a fun-filled issue. What else would we expect from this series? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 26, 2013

    In an age when nearly everything being written is planned in advance to put out in a single arc trade paperback one-shots like this are a dying breed. And that's too bad, because Waid and artist Chris Samnee prove how good such issues can be. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Simon Fitzgerald Aug 24, 2013

    The art for the book is once again a delight and the rotating art team continues to make each other look good. This time it's Chris Samnee's turn at bat, probably made slightly harder by the inclusion of The Silver Surfer. But Samnee delivers brilliantly, making the book his own but not keeping a consistency with all of the previous issues. Read Full Review

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