Daredevil #9

Daredevil #9

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

• Matt Murdock has struggled mightily to rise above the tragedies that have plagued him in the past.
•  Now, however, one of his oldest foes has unleashed a force that Daredevil cannot fight without being swallowed by his darkest moods and thoughts.
•  Is this the beginning of a new, grim chapter in his life?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Gabe Bustamantez Oct 20, 2014

    Everything about Daredevil #9 is well put together, using two of comics best creators who make it look like creating comics is easy. This issue is a tale of abused children stolen by a monster, they fought to get away after getting the ability to finally stand up for themselves. One thing is for sure; I will continue to read and follow this series because Mark Waid and Chris Samnee really seem like they're having a fun time with this Daredevil series and that enthusiasm for comics infects me and causes me to have a fun time reading their stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - John A Oct 16, 2014

    In a time when Wolverine is dying, Thor is now a woman, and there is a new Captain America, don't forget about Daredevil, still the same guy under the mask, still the same high quality book that's been going for many years now. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 17, 2014

    As stated, Samnee is perfectly in sync with Waid and is on top form in this issue. He expertly shows the terrifying march of the purple mans children ratcheting up the fear and tension and then can make you laugh out loud with his rendition of Foggys disguise as the human beach ball. His art just looks so perfectly in motion and he is one of the best artists in the business right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 16, 2014

    Its easy to be cynical about superhero comics, and that cynicism is often not wrongly felt. Yet in the case of Waid and Samnees Daredevil, nothing could be further from the truth. In every page and story beat, it is clear that this comic is being written with a completely genuine interest in the characters and the ideas they express. This is a story about dealing with pain and building a better future, and it is told with complete honesty. Its a big, bold metaphor for something many of us can relate to on a deeply personal level. Although its fun, its also incredibly human. Waid, Samnee, and Wilson are giving their all to this story and Daredevil #9 is an example of superhero comics at their absolute best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Oct 16, 2014

    As great as Waid's script is, Samnee's ability to translate it into art is truly special. This is no less evident than when revisiting the issue's cover after reading through it. The imagery has a simple, if somewhat abstract aesthetic. However, it is a microcosm of the issue's narrative in which Matt, seeming cheery, is forced off the deep end by the issue's antagonists, with the Purple Man at the root of it all. In one image, Samnee masterfully conveys base elements of a single issue. Anyone looking to see what he can do with a whole issue's worth of pages should check out Daredevil #9. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 16, 2014

    Yet it is the art team of Chris Samnee and colorist Matthew Wilson who are the standout heroes of the issue, transitioning seamlessly from the brighter opening (both tonally and graphically), to a mind-splitting 10-panel grid that shows each of the children testing the limits of Murdock's psyche. A magnificent piece of visual storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Oct 17, 2014

    Colourist Matthew Wilson brightens his colours only slightly, but the effect is noticeable. The purples stand out more, without taking anything away from the horror edge thatSamnee's scenes and inks bring to the book. If you took Daredevil out of the book entirely, the issue would be an old-school british horror film. It's another new flavour thatWaid and Samnee bring to their fantastic run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Oct 17, 2014

    Mark Waid's Daredevil has been our Comic of the Week on several occasions now and this week he and Samnee have pulled off another excellent instalment of an excellent series. Long may it continue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 20, 2014

    The proportions of fun and drama are reversed, but are no less potent and satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 16, 2014

    Waid's revamped take on Purple Man and his family is great too. But the real stars of the show, as usual, are artist Chris Samnee and colorist Matthew Wilson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 16, 2014

    "Daredevil" continues to be one of the best examples of how to do a superhero comic. Waid, Samnee and Wilson are making magic in these pages and like every other issue of their run this one is a thrill ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 25, 2014

    The only real surprise of this issue is the survival of the Purple Man. Will he and Daredevil form an unlikely team-up to stop the out-of-control children or will the villain be to busy savoring the fresh hell his kids are putting Matt Murdock through? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    DarePool53 Oct 20, 2014

    I think I've run out of accolades for this title. Waid and Samnee are well established on this title, so any and all plaudits they've received up to this point continue to be vindicated. This is just a fantastic series - a consistently fantastic series, at that. NB - the cover for this issue is one of the best I've seen recently. Samnee is a veritable virtuouso.

  • 9.0
    Batfan Oct 16, 2014

    Whenever you think Mark Waid has shown us all he has for his incarnation of DD, he provides a new insight. The art is as good as ever. The villains are the scariest we've seen in the renumbered series.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Oct 27, 2014


  • 9.0
    havok1977 Nov 8, 2014

    Waid just keeps on delivering

  • 9.0
    DarioV Feb 5, 2015

    The Purple Children are even scarier than I thought. Waid did a brilliant work in relating the autobiography side story and the main villains by showing us something I've been wondering a lot lately: how comes Daredevil is suddenly so full of joy after all the shit he's run into? The answer will satisfy you for sure and you'll feel awfully for Matt Murdock, no kidding. His reaction to the kids' attack is indescribably painful. I love you, Chris Samnee, could you please draw "Daredevil" for the rest of your life? Thanks.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Oct 24, 2014

    The usual quality we've come to expect from Waid and Samnee. What do you do against a pack of purple children whom you can't fight back against?

  • 9.5
    bl0odshot Apr 4, 2015

  • 9.0
    sheldon-kerr Oct 19, 2014

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 21, 2014

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Oct 27, 2014

  • 8.5
    NickNightingale Feb 1, 2015

  • 8.5
    Sploska Jan 28, 2016

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