Daredevil #12

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Matt Murdock finally makes some time for assistant district attorney Kirsten McDuffie. Will a crime-fighting secret identity keep the two apart?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 2, 2012

    I really like the tactics Waid utilizes to push the story in a different direction. This issue he uses events in the present (the date as well as the character that appears on the final page of the issue) to move the story forward, as well as looking into the past. By having Matt reminisce about his college days with Foggy he is putting the friendship these two characters share on display ad demonstrating the true character of Daredevil. The pacing in this issue is perfect, and each scene will keep you on your toes. Yet another solid jumping on point for new readers who don't currently read DD but have been wanting to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 7, 2012

    There are no bad guys being thrashed about or criminal masterminds being unveiled, but Mark Waid's run on this series is about all that and a lot more as I'm convinced he could write an epic about paint drying on a wall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anupam Sarkar May 7, 2012

    If you like good, interesting, character driven sci-fi, you should really check this out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 3, 2012

    Chris Samnee's art goes with the story perfectly. He's the kind of artist that really delivers when it comes to characters and expressions, and since this is a book about a date and a law school flashback, he's perfect here. You only have to look at the first page to get a sense of how wonderfully he nails this story. Waid and Samnee just gel here, and they deliver one hell of an awesome funny book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 3, 2012

    Yes, there are a couple of decent-sized plot holes with this subplot (like why someone would forge a paper just to accuse someone else of plagiarism), but what matters more is what's revealed for Matt as a character. There's little in the way of action in this book, but the story is downright compelling. This might be my favorite issue of Daredevil in months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Jun 27, 2012

    Daredevil continues to be one of the best comics available and #12 issue shows why this serious is without peer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 4, 2012

    Waid continues to do test the limits of the “Daredevil comic” to great success. A fun issue with a goodly amount of heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 9, 2012

    The story works well, and the irony isn't lost on Kristen as Daredevil talks about how he used to be “a little bit smug” back then. The story works to allow both Kristen and new readers to gain insight into the history of the Nelson & Murdock. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 4, 2012

    The issue rounds out with a little bit of a tease for the next arc, in which everything with the Omega Drive will be continuing, and it also leaves us with the fear that Matt, despite his greatest efforts, may about to be ousted to McDuffie as the hero he's been so trying to claim he is not. It's a fun, heartfelt issue that adds to the characters of the series more than it does to the ongoing plot, but anyone who's been reading thus far has no reason not to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R May 5, 2012

    Daredevil #12 does a fine job in wiping away the bitter, tangy aftertaste of the Omega Effect finale, setting up the stage for the next big tale in the series. Featuring solid performances from every member of the creative team, this issue definitely warrants a buy from fans and new readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 7, 2012

    Okay, I have to admit, I liked this comic. It was mainly a story about Matt and Foggy in college, but it worked. I can honestly say I haven't read very many(if any...) “DD in college” stories, so this issue was a treat. Add the ending and you have a good comic here. That's not to say this issue was without flaws, because it wasn't. For example, why would DD decide to go out on a date when he has several crime organizations gunning for him due to his holding the Omega Drive? Why not just paint a nice big target on Kristen's back? They're villains! Of course they're going to go after DD's friends to get what they want! Besides that, DD asked Spidey to keep an eye on things during his date and yet Spidey just sort of vanished when that Spectre taunted Matt, claiming Spidey had been, “diverted”... Nice work there, Web-Head... Overall though, I did enjoy this issue and look forward to seeing how the DD/Omega-Drive story ends up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 4, 2012

    That change-up turns out to be good enough for a base hit, maybe a double. This issue doesn't knock it out of the park, but it does get the attention of readers long enough to remind them just how great a writer Waid is, especially when building characters up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 5, 2012

    A well-deserved break after the events of The Omega Effect, as its date night in Hells Kitchen. I really enjoyed the story about Matt & Foggy, how it paints a perfect picture of their friendship. Written by Mark Waid (Incorruptible) & illustrated by Chris Samnee (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man : Scorpion). From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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