Daredevil: End of Days #4

Daredevil: End of Days #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack Artist: Klaus Janson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
9.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The End of Daredevil goes right through his greatest enemy!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 2, 2013

    I like how finite everything is in this series -- particularly in this issue. It's interesting to see Bendis write a story that gives him the ability to be flexible and do crazy things because he knows his story is outside of continuity. He is able to freely push characters and stories to their limits and he clearly does that here, and it's very entertaining to see. This issue also has some really beautiful art. It's definitely a more mature title, dealing with more mature themes and issues, but it's a great read if you're looking for something a bit darker. The way the story progresses is also really great and it is really well structured and organized. I don't recommend starting the series with this issue, however. If you want to read this series, I suggest starting with issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Jan 10, 2013

    However, it can't be stressed enough that Daredevil: End of Days is really a title for current Daredevil fans. The creative team behind it knows they aren't roping in any new readers; and that's ok. Sometimes you'll encounter characters in the story that are never directly named. Their identities are only obliquely referenced in relation to DD. In this issue, for instance, one character repeats an iconic line that would be lost on someone not familiar with pre-1990 DD. But for long-time fans of the franchise, little quotes and vague references is all that's needed. The End of Days team has utilized a powerful narrative technique"taking advantage of emotions already felt by the audience. Here, they take advantage of the reader's preconceived love for a character and his past. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Jan 5, 2013

    And though the art may take the cake from this go, the writing fits into it perfectly. The two elements complement each other like eggs and bacon, they can both stand on their own, but there’s nothing better than the two together. This series, closely followed by Hawkeye, are the best things Marvel has going for them. I’ve accepted that a series like this can never truly be the mainstream in comics, and I’ll be honest and say I probably wouldn’t want it to be. It’s not very much fun, it’s certainly not very light, and all of the excitement has passed. Nobody wants to deal exclusively in the aftermath. But regardless, this is the highest standard. Superhero titles should strive to be this. Few should be as dark and few could possibly be this insightful, but the way Bendis and Mack tackle the important issues, that’s the golden ticket. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Jan 2, 2013

    As I mentioned on my Twitter account, I am giving away the FREE digital code for this issue. It is first come first served, so whoever redeems it first gets it. It is out of my control. I just thought it would be a great way for someone to get into this series, or carry on from where it has been left. So, here it is: TMM7M1C7A990 Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 2, 2013

    Once again, Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz kill it on art duties. This thing just so freaking beautiful. From the opening double page spread to the brilliant final scene, this issue just delivers. Of the best moments comes when Urich pays a visit to everyone's favorite skull-clad vigilante. The tension is thick, and Janson and Sienkiewicz's art pulls you into the heart of it. It feels like slow zoom in a film, slowly bringing us into the character's eyes; slowly ramping up the intensity. As someone who has been a Daredevil fan for over 20 years, I can safely say this is one of the best books the character has ever had, even though he's dead in it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 3, 2013

    This is an outstanding series and deserves the praise it has been receiving. This is a very unique comic in the landscape of the Big 2 and I highly recommend it for those readers who like a healthy dose of substance in what they read. Amazing dialogue and breathtaking art ranks Daredevil: End of Days #4 among the best comics of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 7, 2013

    Perhaps the most surprising thing about the miniseries is the complete lack of Murdock himself. Sure, we've had hints that he (or some other Daredevil) might be lurking in the shadows, but for a book that purports to be the "last" Daredevil story, there's actually very little of him in there. In a way, that makes sense -- Daredevil's a character who works in the shadows, using fear as a tool. And that's what he's doing now, even while dead. It's grimly appropriate, and lends a fantastic undertone in a story that might yet go down as one of the best Daredevil yarns in history. "Daredevil: End of Days" is simply a must-read for fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 8, 2013

    Daredevil: End Of Days is a powerful story that rattles the emotional core of the superhero world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 2, 2013

    Klaus Janson's pencils continue to layer on the filth of this grimy, dystopian future. He does another busy two-page spread of the streets similar to last issue, and you'll surely find yourself scanning the rooftops for the Man Without Fear. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jan 2, 2013

    Janson is at his best here in Daredevil: End of Days #4, as the faces of the players are world-weary, the future world seems somehow dirtier and the violence has impact. Sienkiewicz ably finishes what Janson began, making the world seem like a cesspool in which Urich is desperately searching for a shred of decency. Matt Hollingsworth's muted palette adds to the noirish ambiance of Daredevil: End of Days #4, creating a perfect package. Bendis sometimes takes a beating from critics, but one thing that cannot be denied is that he plays to his artists' strengths and he crafts a perfect setting of strip joints, motel hells and prisons to allow his artists to really up their game in Daredevil: End of Days #4. Daredevil: End of Days #4 is old school Bendis at his best, with a mystery that won't quit, in a world where innocence and the truth are drowned in the soil of apathetic corruption. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 5, 2013

    This issue delivers some great scenes with the essential Daredevil elements thrown in as it is complimented by rough yet completely satisfying art and colors. Read Full Review

Recommended For You

Reviews for
the Week of...