Daredevil #23

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

If you’ve been missing the multiple Harvey and Eisner Ward winning comic, get in NOW! The PERFECT JUMPING ON POINT with an all new mystery that will take Matt Murdock to the edge like never before.

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Feb 22, 2013

    But the entirety of the comic is nothing in the face of the last two pages. I will say nothing about their content because it would only ruin their beautiful impact it would have. I will only say this: the last two pages of Daredevil #23 not only show that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are great story tellers, but that they are masters of the comic book medium. If you've been waiting to start this title, wait no more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 22, 2013

    This is an issue of "Daredevil" about Matt Murdock and his best friend, Foggy Nelson, who is having the worst day of his life. Emotional beats like those that Waid lays down in "Daredevil" #23 run the risk of becoming less impactful if abused, but when done right, the reader cannot help but feel as though what they've just read happened to a pair of close personal friends. Bravo, Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, Joe Caramagna, Ellie Pyle and Steve Wacker: this is a great comic book issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Feb 20, 2013

    I realize that “the best current superhero series” is a matter of opinion, but it is my belief that Daredevil has earned title. This issue really brought it home for me. The emotional connection, the fabulous art, the distinct colouring, Samnee's trademark style, Waid's perfectly paced romp through New York, and the extra level of tension the opening and closing scenes manage to deliver, all combine to make this one of the best reads this week (second only to the mighty Saga in my opinion). It's not for titles like this that I began reading comics, but it's for titles like this that Icontinue reading comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 25, 2013

    Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continue to astound me with how incredible Daredevil is month in and month out. While the cancer topic is always a hard subject to tackle Waid handled it in a masterful way that helps the reader see how strong, even with all the ups and downs they've had, the friendship between Matt and Foggy is. At the same time Waid is able to provide some good plot progression on who has been after Daredevil and introduce a new gang with a unique design. If you have not read Waid's Daredevil than do yourself a favor and buy this comic. It is the best comic book that you can on the stands from any comic book company. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 20, 2013

    Of course, I am required to do my customary gushing about the artwork of Chris Samnee. Sure, all the crazy super heroics look awesome. And yes, I want to wallpaper my house with that image of Daredevil standing atop a building and that amazing cover. But, where Samnee really nails it is in the last four pages. It's a quiet scene, filled with emotion and heart. The look on Matt Murdock's face was enough to bring a tear to my eye. No joke, guys, this one hits home. It's incredible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Feb 26, 2013

    Chris Samnee definitely impresses in this issue once again. His artistic abilities never let me down, whether it be to display the high-flying action of DD leaping around the city, or if it's a subtle, silent series of panels that dictate a moment of extreme tension. He's good at what he does, and I'm happy that he's on the series for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Feb 21, 2013

    The thing about this series? It's consistent. Consistently good. Not one bad issue. Some are better than others, of course. But you'd be hard pressed to find a terrible issue under the team of Waid and Samnee. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Feb 24, 2013

    Pick this up now! Even if you are unfamiliar with the characters, I still think that this will hit you hard. It was just a very solid issue which also saw Chris Samnee firing on all cylinders art wise. This book shows that comics are still important in our society. Not just that, it also sets up what I am sure to be some cracking issues in the coming months. Do yourself a favour and get on this series before you regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Mirsky Feb 25, 2013

    Man, this is some heavy stuff for a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 25, 2013

    We're still no closer to the reveal of who is behind the attacks on Daredevil, although knowing the exact details of the accident which caused his blindness and enhanced senses narrows the field considerably. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 23, 2013

    This was a very strong comic.  As usual.  I really don't have any complaints here...  I guess I was a bit confused by the scene at the beginning of this one, since it turned out that the mystery man DID succeed in creating his own Daredevils(kind of).  But the stuff with Matt and Foggy?  The fight between DD and the DD-lites?  DD's thoughts throughout this issue?  All really good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Bob Chamberlain Feb 24, 2013

    Mark Waid continues to shine in what is shaping up to join Frank Miller's and Brian Michael Bendis' runs as all-time classic Daredevil tales. I honestly can't come up with a single weak spot in his presentation. Any single comic issue could potentially be someone's first experience with the medium and Waid understands this. He always presents a bit of exposition explaining Daredevil's abilities and back story, but he inserts it organically into the plot in a way that's nearly invisible. I imagine that it's exhausting to come up with a way to do this month in and month out, but he does it and he does it well. Chris Samnee's art is a great complement to Waid's script. Daredevil moves gracefully across the page, the cityscapes are well rendered and his skill at facial expression hammers home an incredible amount of emotion and heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM Feb 21, 2013

    Regardless of any flaws though, this issue could serve as a pivotal moment for the entire Daredevil mythos. If you like Daredevil at all, go get it. Shed a tear with the rest of us. Read Full Review

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