Daredevil #5

Daredevil #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
9.4Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

With an impending disaster threatening to take out the entire Eastern Seaboard, Daredevil must race against time to save the one man in the criminal corporation of Roxxon Oil from a mysterious villain.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 31, 2011

    Indeed, if there's any problem with "Daredevil," it's that it's over too soon, and the next issue can't come quickly enough. Admittedly, the cliffhanger isn't very convincing (has Matt drowned? I'm guessing not.) but the way it's shown is enough to leave you wondering not whether he'll escape, but how he'll do it given what we know. I'm confident Waid has an interesting answer up his sleeve, and if nothing else, it's good to feel as though monthly readers are being catered for by the structure. There are very few comics that you feel you could give to anyone, but surely the current run of "Daredevil" is one of them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 28, 2011

    Martin is not Lee Weeks, but his works is perfectly suitable for this series. Hes not too big on drawing Daredevil jumping around, but his storytelling is excellent He casually moves the story along and as reader, I never feel overwhelmed. There is just enough visual information to carry us through. Its refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 26, 2011

    This issue, like the ones before it, is fantastic. Everything from the panel layouts to Marcos Martin's artwork is breathtaking. Waid is slowly crafting a story that is slowly being revealed. It feels as though he is gradually peeling layer by layer of the story away to reveal a much bigger issue below the surface of what we already know. It's this manner of storytelling that not only keeps readers on the edge of their seats, but also keeps them intrigued. I definitely recommend this series for new readers who are unfamiliar with Daredevil, but I recommend that they begin reading at the very least with issue four. Also, it will be interesting to see the relationship between Murdock and Kirsten McDuffie develop. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 26, 2011

    Mark Waid and Marcos Martin are killing it with this latest story arc in Daredevil. The writing is sharp and witty, and the art is breathtaking and energetic. It makes me so happy to see Daredevil as one of the best books of shelves once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 30, 2011

    Marcos Martin’s art is a real conundrum here. There isn’t much in the way of intricate detail, the lines are bold and the shadowing very economical. Panels are laid out straightforward for most of the book and the whole thing has a very '60s noir style to it. This work should just sit there, like tiny little pictures that have no connection. Instead, the movement is incredible, the action leaps off the page even if it’s just the sweating face of a scared victim. That kind of kinetic energy is rare in comics, especially ones where the whole kitchen sink isn’t tossed into every panel. Martin’s style is the epitome of less is more and it adds to the refreshing nature of the whole story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 2, 2011

    The B-story involves Foggy‘s attempt to convince his new girlfriend's roommate that Matt Murdock isn't Daredevil. His argument is less than successful until he comes up with either the smartest or dumbest idea the character has ever had. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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