Daredevil #5

Daredevil #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• What killed Foggy Nelson?
•  And now that he's "dead," what is he supposed to do with his life?

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 9, 2014

    Seriously, I needed a comic like this. Daredevil #5 straddles a great balance - it's uplifting without being totally unrealistic, and there's just the right mix of bitter and sweet to tell a story not just about continuity gymnastics, but about the all-too-human struggle a member of the Marvel Comics family is undertaking. It's gravy that there's a giant robot and superheroics in the mix. But seeing a story with writing this perfect and art this solid makes you stop and think. It helps put things in perspective. It reminds us why we opened up these funnybooks in the first place. And I think it's the kind of story I think this business could use a lot more of. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 9, 2014

    This story is incredibly heartfelt and stands as a great example of how backfilling can actually, greatly benefit a story. This was a great, lingering question and the answer didnt disappoint, but it also served to make the current storyline stronger. Its always a good idea to introduce these slice of life stories about the people in superheros lives to keep them and their stories grounded and at least a bit relatable, but it can be risky because they tend not to be as exciting or thrilling as a more common story. Waid and Samnee have both indulged in and dodged that pitfall by making Daredevil integral to the issue, but making the core of the story one between Matt and Foggy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 9, 2014

    Daredevil #5 is an example of what you get when you put two masterful storytellers together than are in a fantastic rhythm. This is a beautifully told story that will make you feel all kinds of the feels, and that's a good thing. This is as good as it gets, folks, and I can't recommend this issue more highly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 11, 2014

    There has been no shortage of praise for Waid and Samnee's "Daredevil." If you've turned a deaf ear or blind eye to the critical acclaim, "Daredevil" #5 presents the perfect spot to join in and absorb four modern masters at the peak of their craft in a story fit for all ages and all levels of comfort. In "Daredevil" #5, Waid, Samnee, Rodriguez and Caramagna provide aspiring comic creators with a "How To" book filled with action and character. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jul 11, 2014

    But the best part is that Foggy was already a hero for bravely facing something that an Avenger never will, and doing what they cannot. Matt knows that, and now every New Yorker knows it as well, and there's something beautiful about that. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book City Podcast - Fetch Jul 11, 2014

    I realize I haven't really reviewed this specific issues and have just heaped praise on the run. But that's because at this point I don't feel like I need to. If you haven't been reading this run of Daredevil by now then nothing I say will convince you should. These guys have proved it for over 40 issues now and it doesn't seem like they are slowing down. Buy this, read it, you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jul 14, 2014

    Like in previous installments, Chris Samnees cartooning is stellar from start to finish but never really breaks the mold compared to his past work. His scenes pack some wallop when he draws some gut wrenching emotions across Matt and Foggys faces. His action is also well done, but the villain is little more than a slightly largerampaging robot, which doesn't open many possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 10, 2014

    It's a testament to Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's storytelling abilities that a comic involving Ant-Man zapping cancer cells and D-List villains chasing our heroes in giant, armored suits never loses sight of the simple, enduring friendship between Matt and Foggy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 15, 2014

    Peter Parker can move over; Marvel has two outstanding candidates for its most truly relatable characters right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 15, 2014

    Nothing is really gained by waiting until the fifth issue to explain events (other than getting that first trade paperback out the way), but the story Mark Waid tells is a nice moment for Foggy to shine and reminds us, through Foggy's eyes, just who Matt Murdock is. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jul 20, 2014

    Im still not entirely clear on how Matt arranged for this fight and whether the Leapfrog knows what was happening. Its a pretty extreme and potentially dangerous stunt to pull just to fake a death. But thats Matt Murdock, extreme and occasionally reckless. While we didnt necessarily need this issue (since we already know that Foggy wound up in San Francisco alive though hes thought to be dead), the details and characterization still make this a worthy one-issue detour before the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 10, 2014

    Samnee's art is a wonderful match to that more wondrous feel. Most striking visually in this issue was his depiction of Foggy, thin and frail but not seemingly deathly ill. He seems so much like a regular guy, and the way his body moves under Samnee's hand looks quite natural. The robotic/armored villain who appears in this issue harkens back to DD's old days, but the design didn't bring that character to mind right away. I didn't make the connection until the script points it out. I think something campier might have been in order, but I acknowledge that might also have run contrary to Foggy's big moment. Like I said, this was far from the strongest issue of Waid's run on the Man Without Fear, but even a subpar issue of his DD makes for a good read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batfan Jul 18, 2014

    Easily the best issue in Mark Waid's run, combining all the best elements of the series, and that is really saying something.

  • 9.5
    LeandroMDuarte Jul 30, 2014


  • 9.0
    DarioV Jan 31, 2015

    We finally get to know how did Foggy "die" and why exactly. The reason behind his death was pretty clear even without anyone explaining that, but the actual moment was pretty big. As usual, Mark Waid draws out of the fifty-years long history of the Devil a hilarious/lesser villain and uses it in a brilliant way. This is the time of the almighty Leapfrog, reinvented in a whole new fashion and with a much scarier plan. We know nothing about him, but that's what we actually need. In the end, this is a very emotional comic, with solid action in it and that neat art we all love by Chris Samnee. Next month Mark will be challenged to write a goddamn tie-in of Original Sin, and I hope it won't mess up this incredible run.

  • 10
    Ariel Aug 30, 2014

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    Brandon Tindle Jul 11, 2014

  • 9.5
    kaulthelegend Jul 14, 2014

  • 9.5
    Rico Jul 24, 2014

  • 9.5
    havok1977 Jul 30, 2014

  • 9.0
    Al B. Harper Jul 14, 2014

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood Jul 22, 2014

  • 9.0
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jul 21, 2014

  • 8.0
    Demarcoa Jul 12, 2014

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jul 14, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Nov 10, 2014

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