Daredevil #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 25
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

DAREDEVIL'S BACK...BUT NOT EVERYONE'S HAPPY! Given his recent past, Matt Murdock has a lot to answer for and Captain America is doing the cross-examining. Daredevil's quickly learning that burned bridges with his friends and former allies aren't easy to repair particularly when Klaw, the Master of Sound, is on his tail!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 17, 2011

    This is a series that fans of Daredevil will love, featuring Matt as well as shedding some spotlight on Matt's comrade Foggy Nelson. This started off with a fantastic first issue -- but if you enjoyed that, wait until you get to this second issue. The series is fantastic, not a slow moment here. The end of the book will leave you wanting more. The artistic team is one of the best I have seen on any Marvel book in a long time. Not only are Paolo Rivera's pencils beautiful and fluid; perfect for Daredevil, but Joe Rivera's inks are perfect. His smooth, fine lines help the character leap off the pages. Can't forget to mention Javier Rodriguez's gorgeous colors, reinforcing the classic feel of this book. Gorgeous book, accessible to new readers, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan Aug 21, 2011

    One of Waid's most impressive talents on this title is his descriptions of Daredevil's power. In both issues, Matt has used his sensitive hearing to listen for heartbeat spikes, but this one in particular also has him notice the blood sugar rising in a person he's talking to, which he recognizes as pheromones. Of all the writers who have graced the pages of Daredevil, Waid has to be the most in-tune since Frank Miller, and while Miller's run was more about Murdock as a redemptive soul, Waid focuses on what makes Matt Murdock, both in his personal and private life. Waid's back-up story from #1 delves into it a bit more, but issue 2 jumps right in without any additional explanation. Waid has a talent for economic writing, usually coaxing exceptionally vivid art from his collaborators, and with the Riveras there is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 19, 2011

    Highly recommended - especially if you have a sense of humor! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 20, 2011

    I feel like I'm coming off as a little harsh against Waid's writing, but my nitpicks are based more on the fact that his work seemed much tighter in the first issue. He's still great here, only suffering in comparison to himself. Rivera, on the other hand, continues to knock my socks off. I used to think of myself as reading comics mostly for the writing, but part of the reason I like this book so much is the incredibly quality of Rivera's art. The issue suffers a bit in its pacing, but it is still head and shoulders above a lot of other comics out there. I will most definitely be back for the next part of this great story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 17, 2011

    With only two issues in the bag, now's the time to invest in the current adventures of Daredevil. Shadowland managed to burn a lot of diehard Hornhead fans, making it a tough pill to shallow when Marvel announced that he would be back to his old routine within a couple of months. But there is nothing routine about Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera's run on Daredevil thus far. When push comes to shove, this series is interesting and exciting again. That's worth celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 21, 2011

    No sophomore slump here. If you liked the first issue, you'll like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 17, 2011

    Paolo Rivera’s art screams of another era in comic books. It’s not that the art is basic, but it’s focused more on the here and now instead of trying to cram too much into each panel. During the fight with Captain America, Rivera uses sold colors for the backgrounds, which works to give the section movement. When your eye is focused only on the characters and not the backgrounds, the mind is quicker to animate what’s happening. When Rivera needs to give us background detail he does it wonderfully, but his real power is how well he captures the characters and uses the details within them to move the story. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 20, 2011

    The word I'd have to use to sum up "Daredevil" #2 is 'enjoyable.' This is a pleasant, fun, enjoyable read. Excellent craft, a smart approach, a strong take on the character, and art that stands out stylistically and in storytelling. There's a reason why the first issue was so heavily praised and it's on display in the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robot Overlord Aug 21, 2011

    STEPHEN: For the third time, Marvel has been able to get me more interested in the 616 Universe (Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, and now Daredevil), and if things continue to on this path, I'm probably going to have Daredevil become a regular pull on my monthly list. While I don't think the second issue was as strong as the first, I really enjoyed the pacing, the side moments, and the art a great deal. I'm giving Daredevil #2 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 24, 2011

    The issue also includes a fun conversation between Foggy Nelson and Kirsten McDuffie and Daredevil trying to hunt down who is behind the railroading of Ahmed Jobrani. Sadly, I'm less impressed with the issue's reveal of the first big bad of the series. I've never been a fan of Klaw. Sure, a “master of sound” makes for an intriguing villain for Daredevil, but I've always found him fairly ridiculous. The second issue isn't without a misstep or two, but it does have its moments. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 5, 2011

    Rivera is from the Spider-man series. Maybe thats why I felt like this was like reading Amazing Spider-man. Hes the kind of artist that works well with the choreographed action in Daredevil. Im still amazed that Marvel Comics allows artists like Rivera to work for them. Their styles are completely non super hero mainstream, although it captures action just as well. To tell the truth, I prefer Rivera to whoever was handling the regular Daredevil series in last years Shadowland crossover. Pay attention to how Captain America and Daredevil spar in this issue and you will discover what real comic book storytelling is about. Read Full Review

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