Daredevil #31

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

• The Jester returns! And it is no laughing matter.
•  Plus: Meet Matt's new law partner!
•  Plus PLUS...News from Hank Pym!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 18, 2013

    Daredevil has seen many things and Mark Waid has made him face several different threats but this time it's a little different. Waid takes an average villain and pushes him in an interesting direction which manages to catch Daredevil off guard. With Chris Samnee's art and Javier Rodriguez's colors, this comic is the complete package. It's a great time to be a Daredevil fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Sep 20, 2013

    Waid and Samnee have crafted ridiculously genuine Daredevil since the beginning. They've been playing off every sensation throughout the series, drawing you in, inch by inch just like you're hooked on a fishing reel and I think they've caught us for good. Once again Daredevil hits another home run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Sep 20, 2013

    It's not very often that comic creators are able to tactfully and skillfully approach real life problems and break them down through the eyes of fantasy. To attempt this and incorporate a message so seamlessly into an already established story, as if it had been planned from the beginning, shows that Waid and Samnee are doing more than just telling compelling super hero stories, they're using the medium to get us thinking. And maybe this element was present all along, and maybe it was all building up to an issue like this to get us to really open our eyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Sep 24, 2013

    Obviously only time well tell and the next issue will quickly clear up whats going on, but in the meantime, what a story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 18, 2013

    Of course, Waid and Samnee don't do Daredevil all by themselves and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the awesome work of some of the other creators. Javier Rodriguez gives us a masterclass in coloring. His sold style fits in wonderfully with Samnee's art; it becomes a part of the story instead of sitting on top of it. Letterer Joe Caramagna does some magic here, as well. This is a dialogue heavy issue, but it never feels overdone or intrusive. Caramagna blends the balloons and words into the comic, giving it a fluid, smooth look. Daredevil #31 is how comic books should be done, in just about every aspect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 19, 2013

    Daredevil is the man without fear and the book without equal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 23, 2013

    Waid and company provide a nuanced story with a healthy helping of superheroics, suspense and real-life drama. The twist ending could potentially be a big one and so it's unfortunate Waid takes a pretty weak route to get there. But for the most part, Daredevil remains one of the gold standards in superhero comics today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 19, 2013

    Samnee's art combined with Rodriguez's colors are one of the best things about the series. The vivid action panels in here are especially great too look at too. Hats off to Waid and Samnee for another spectacular issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 20, 2013

    For anyone who questions your attachment to reading superhero comics, say nothing, and simply give them a copy of this issue. The work speaks for itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Sep 19, 2013

    "Daredevil" #31 is yet another in a long line of excellent issues. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee manage to tell a superhero story that addresses real world problems, but instead of wallowing in misery or becoming unbearably preachy, they aim to offer some hope to the reader. This makes the book feel incredibly refreshing, without losing sight of the serious issues that are present. And any story that features Daredevil trying to call up Thor and instead settles for an army of ants saving the day deserves a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Ryley Moore Sep 21, 2013

    Once again, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee kill it and Daredevil continues to be one of the most fun titles on the shelves. Waid proves that he's one of the best scribes in comics right now by making a series that retains the light-hearted fun of the silver-age combined with some modern age sensibilities and political commentary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Sep 25, 2013

    The use of Jester and Pym turned out to be great choices, but there wasn't enough reason why they couldn't be replaced by other characters in the issue. Still, Daredevil #31 is a moving story that portrays layered relationships, complex moral dilemmas and emotional resonance in its visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 19, 2013

    Waid and Samnee are doing something fascinating that will require more issues to properly payoff, until then enjoy the fine technical aspects to this wonderful comic. This one of the finest books on the modern shelf. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 23, 2013

    The ants are cool, as is the nice hospital sequence as Foggy tries to inspire other patients with Daredevil's example. However, once again the ridiculous behind-the-scenes power of the Sons of the Serpent storyline doesn't quite work for me, and, surprisingly, several panels from artist Chris Samnee look uncharacteristically rushed and not up to snuff. The cliffhanger ending hinting and the suicide of Foggy feels equally half-assed. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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