Daredevil #26

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 13
9.3Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

Face to face with his opposite number--a foe Daredevil cannot beat!What is his connection to the accident that created Daredevil?PLUS: As Foggy deals with his cancer, Matt turns to one of the brightest guys in the galaxy for help.Here comes…Iron Man!

  • 10
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 24, 2013

    Yet another perfect example of comic bookery. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge May 23, 2013

    From the first panel to the last,Daredevil #26 is comic book story-telling at its very best. In a run that is sure to crack some “Best of…” lists, this issue is the crown jewel shining brilliantly above all the rest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 29, 2013

    I have nothing bad to say about this issue. If you've been reading this series since it began then this issue will simply be perfect for you. Maybe you're a fan of a certain character who has been MIA for a few years, or maybe you're just a big fan of Daredevil as a character, Waid as a writer, Samnee as an artist, or just comics in general. Either way you cut it, I think anyone should find enjoyment in this comic, and that's all I really ask when reading comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 22, 2013

    This issue is definitely worth a read: it's a fantastic ride and I can't wait to see what the creative team has in store for these characters in issue #27. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 28, 2013

    However, there is something about this Daredevil run that is completely enthralling. I don't know if it is just the right creator with the right character, but speaking as a comic book fan, it is a true privilege to read, examine and explore. My imagination is better off for doing so. Pick of the Week? Maybe Pick of the Year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 22, 2013

    The craft of this issue is beyond stunning. Joe Caramagna's lettering is superb (that neat trick with the elevator door), Javier Rodriguez's vibrant color work, all of it. Every piece of this issue fits into place. There's even a backup that rivals the main feature. We get to see Foggy Nelson learn the importance of believing in something from a group of cancer-stricken children. It's moving, inspiring, and heartbreaking all at once. From cover to cover, Daredevil #26 delivers. This is what happens when everything clicks. This is why we love comics. This is what it is all about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene May 29, 2013

    I don't know if it is just the right creator with the right character, but speaking as a comic book fan, it is a true privilege to read, examine and explore. My imagination is better off for doing so. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 28, 2013

    From beginning to end Daredevil #26 is an absolutely brilliant comic that deserves the rare 10 Night Girls out of 10 for the story and artwork. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have created a truly special reading experience with their work on Daredevil. This issue is a fine example as to why we all read comics on a monthly basis. When everything is working in conjunction a creative team has the opportunity to tell a long term story that provides fans a gratifying reading experience that continues the eternal hero vs. villain struggle. While we still have yet to arrive to Waid and Samnees endgame the fact that we are one step closer to it is just as exciting as the story within Daredevil #26. No matter your comic book allegiances or whether you have read a Daredevil comic or not Mark Waids run on Daredevil is one that you should absolutely not miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 26, 2013

    You really should be reading this comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 22, 2013

    Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Daredevil continues to prove that there are always great stories to tell, even with our most aged characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 23, 2013

    What's great about this issue is the pacing, as Matt moves from scared to emboldened to full-on badass within the span of 20 pages. Chris Samnee meanwhile lends a real humanity to Matt, particularly the sheer panic on his face as he begins to doubt even his own super-senses. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike May 23, 2013

    Also, the back-up story was really touching and inspiring. Definitely worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 27, 2013

    Waid delivers another solid issue, although he rushes through some of the more interesting developments of his story, leaving them ever so slightly underdeveloped. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin May 26, 2013

    While I've been away from the series the past few issues, Waid's plotting manages to make this issue's reveal feel fresh and exciting, even though, in retrospect, it feels like the only way things could have played out. And although we're getting answers to some of the long-term questions of the series, I'm happy to say that there's plenty of reason to keep reading. Waid and Samnee continue to put on their clinic of how to make enjoyable superhero comics that manage to walk the line of balancing the character's superhero persona and secret identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 27, 2013

    The extra-sized comic also includes an unnecessary back-up story involving Foggy's time in the hospital. It has a nice message but feels tacked on mainly to boost the pages, and price tag, of the latest issue. Worth a look (for the main story). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 27, 2013

    "Daredevil" #26 is a strong comic, and Waid and Samnee even provide a back-up feature that focuses not so much on Foggy but on the resilience of children and how they'd react in a hospital ward when their world also has superheroes. It's a nice way to wrap up the comic, and give us a little extra bang for our buck. But more importantly, don't think that because "Daredevil" isn't getting quite the same attention these days that it's not worth checking out. Trust me, "Daredevil" is as good as ever. Read Full Review

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