Daredevil #12

Daredevil #12

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• The shocking conclusion to Stunt-Master's death defying dare!
•  The Owl begins to set his machinations into motion!
•  And another old foe waits in the wings to blindside the Man Without Fear!
Rated T+

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jan 16, 2015

    Outside of the incredible chase sequence, the issue actually contains some pretty nice twists that made a story I was already invested in even stronger. It really shocked me how much Waid was able to pull the rug out from under my feet, keeping me so wrapped up in the story that I didnt see it coming while still making it totally plausible. While there seems to be more danger looming as we reach the conclusion, Waid chooses to give us a relatively happy ending in the meantime, giving long-time fans some nice pay off and suggesting that, just once, Matt might get a happy ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 15, 2015

    Here is a creative team that is working perfectly in sync with one another to deliver a superhero saga with heart. The heroisreal. The villains are real. Even the romantic subplot is real, as Matt's relationship with Kirsten McDuffie takes another step forward. Daredevil #12is written by Mark Waid with art by Chris Samnee. What else needs to be said? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 15, 2015

    The stylish finale is mostly an action climax, Samnee forever placing his stamp on the city of some of the most famous car chases with Daredevil actually behind the wheel. This alone should make it worth the price of admission, but it the double twist in the tale (the kind Waid excels at) that keeps this issue gripping until its heartwarming final panels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 16, 2015

    Waid has shown readers what he can do with Daredevil and Matt Murdock. He's proven time and again that he can reinvent characters or provide a new perspective on matchups and pairings, but he continues to impress. "Daredevil" #12 contains a bit of a twist, a slightly surprising conclusion and a validation of the Stunt-Master name, proving that a good writer can make any character interesting. The most critical piece to Waid's writing Daredevil is that he never forgets to include the "man" in "The Man Without Fear." Matt Murdock may not be an everyman in the purest sense of the term, but everything he does makes sense and feels right the way Waid writes him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jan 19, 2015

    Daredevil #12 plays like a vintage "good guy gets that bad guy and the girl" kind of story. Yet, Waid and Samnee turn typical into exciting, and having this much fun with a tried-and-true story feels kind of perfect. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jan 25, 2015

    Were only a couple of months away from the Daredevil Netflix show, which should put Hornhead in the public eye more, at least with comic book fans. Waid and Samnee, the current creators of the Daredevil comic, are in great form as this spotlight approaches, offering excellent issues in both long and short arcs. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jan 16, 2015

    We are not in Hell's Kitchen anymore and it is truly evident simply based on the art in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 14, 2015

    The fact that storylines that could be considered holding patterns are STILL this entertaining and satisfying is a credit to the incredible creative team. Its not always perfect, but I can never wait to see what happens next, and Im constantly impressed by how well they tell these stories of Murdock and company and with the incredible economy that theyre able to get at the real, emotional depths of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 14, 2015

    Another great issue from one of the best tandems to ever take over Daredevil. Its getting to the point that if youre not reading this book, youre really only hurting yourself. Waid and Samnee have secured their place in the Daredevil mythos with this masterful run on the title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 18, 2015

    Mark Waid uses the issue to put Matt Murdock in a place where he has to consider if hes become a washed-up hero. Its an angle I havent considered when the DD writes a book subplot began. But Daredevil has spent the last four years with Waid and Samnee in a new renaissance, propelling the book to critical and commercial acclaim. This dissonance, combined with an underperforming story, makes Daredevil #12 hard to digest Read Full Review

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