Daredevil #36
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Daredevil #36

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 13
9.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The Astounding Final Issue!

  • 10
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Feb 20, 2014

    Still, it's important to note that the entire story comes together really well, feeling as though this really is a new beginning for Matt Murdock. Knowing that the same creative team is onboard for the foreseeable future makes it all the more exciting. DAREDEVIL #36 is a perfect superhero comic, representing a great example of a strong creative team letting loose with their various talents to bring us something utterly fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 19, 2014

    Chris Samnee’s art is amazing as always. Just flipping through the issue you can see how well his pencils blended with Waid’s ideas. Past Daredevil books, as brilliantly drawn as they were, often remained dark and menacing. Samnee’s unique style let Daredevil breathe, and gave it an upbeat feel without the series becoming goofy. Samnee was also able to turn it all on a dime, and suddenly, those menacing shadows would return. Samnee understands the character, and always nails the panels. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Reilly Feb 25, 2014

    I refuse to ruin the story because it's just that good. But I promise you: after it's done, you'll be clamoring for the next volume as much as you were the next issue of Daredevil, with a killer hook the likes of which we've come to expect from the best superhero flicks. Bravo to Messrs. Waid and Samnee for doing what no one has done in Marvel NOW! quite yet: end a genius run of comics by beginning another. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 19, 2014

    This is the end of DAREDEVIL. Or at least it's the end of this volume. Things are about to change in big ways for Matt Murdock. You will definitely want to see what happens before the new series lands in March. Mark Waid continues his magnificent run. While this may be the end of the volume, we know there's plenty more coming from Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez. The art, colors, and action are top notch here. We can always expect DAREDEVIL to provide plenty of fun and action. What more could you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Feb 19, 2014

    A perfect ending to a perfect series. All the plots were closed up properly and the ending is a great set up for the All-New Daredevil coming soon, which is something everyone should be excited for. If you have not read Waid and Samnee's run of Daredevil you are missing out on one of the best series from any comic company out today, so take my word for it and check this out and the rest of the series today! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 22, 2014

    I've been recommending this comic for over a year now, so if you haven't heeded my words yet, you're unlikely to start now. But all I will say is that if you like your superhero comics to have action, drama, humor and intelligence, Daredevil is most definitely the book for you. Grab all the trades of the past series now, and get yourself ready for the “All-New” reboot in a few weeks time. You can thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Feb 24, 2014

    The final act in the series ends the book on a high note with some amazing sequences that really sets the stage for the next book. Now that Matt Murdock is no longer going to be in Hell's Kitchen and his identity as Daredevil is revealed to the world, where can things go from here? It'll certainly be very interesting to find out. One thing's for sure though, based on what we've seen here, it should hopefully continue to remain excellent quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 19, 2014

    Samnee's art is top notch, as usual. One page in particular sells this whole comic. When Matt utters a certain phrase to a courtroom full of reporters and cameras, it become the climax of this whole run. The words become the book, literally shaping the panels and taking over. It's truly stunning and a perfect example as to why Daredevil is one of the most visually compelling comics in recent memory. Colorist Javier Rodriguez and letterer Joe Caramagna do great work, as well. This issue, like this series, is a cut above the rest. All superhero books should dream of being this good. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Feb 20, 2014

    This is not really the end for "Daredevil", as "All New Daredevil" #1 comes out next month with the Mark Waid/Chris Samnee team intact, so this is not a tear-filled farewell. This is the end of a chapter in Matt Murdock's life and Waid ensure's that the change feels as natural and organic as possible. The final rooftop scene provides Samnee with the chance to pencil a send off for Hell's Kitchen that double's as a perfect example of his gorgeous art. It's everything one could want in an issue of "Daredevil". Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 25, 2014

    This is one of Marvel's best, with amazing art and sharp storytelling - it should be on your "must-read" list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 24, 2014

    A near-perfect finale to the old Daredevil that transitions remarkably well to the new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Feb 19, 2014

    Daredevil has been a strong series since the get go with the unstoppable force of Waid and Samnee at the helm. While it’s not completely over, the series is lauching again next month with the very same creators, it’s a very new chapter in Daredevil’s life so who knows how it’ll turn out. But this final issue very much feels like just the end of a chapter. The story of course doesn’t carry as much gravitas as its preceding issues have but for a closing issue, it can’t, not without becoming overly so for the sake of melodrama, so Waid ends this chapter nicely with some high points instead for Matt, leaving a reader optimistic and ready to go for what’s next to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 20, 2014

    As one character mentions to Daredevil, "you really lead with your face, don't you?" That has been nature of Waid's Matt Murdock throughout his run, epitomized here in this issue, and that statement is also a stage-setter for the upcoming series. "Daredevil" #36 is not only a superb ending to a storyline, and to the series, but also a fitting example of why Waid's series has been so incredible, with a Matt Murdock who's consistently been heroically bold, brash, and a man who is truly without fear. And that is not a pun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Feb 20, 2014

    Waid and Samnee bring this volume to a close with the same grace and attitude they gave the title when they first came together. Daredevil #36 isnt the big climax you might expect, but its an effortless transition into the next chapter of their story. Personally, Im just glad that I dont have to give up one of my favorite books. Heres to at least another 3 years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Feb 20, 2014

    First Punisher, now Daredevil. It seems Marvel is keen on sending their big name heroes out west. Specifically California. It's not a bad idea considering New York was as crowded as it is (like, I'm pretty sure Spidey's got this, guys). The only surprising thing is that it took this long for it to happen! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Feb 21, 2014

    2014 will be the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Daredevil character, so I imagine Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and the rest of Marvel have some big plans for the character. The conclusion of this volume of Daredevil, taken as an arc, certainly made some big moves. Im looking forward to seeing what the creative team does with Matt, his new flame Kirsten McDuffie, and a still-ailing Foggy in San Francisco. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 20, 2014

    The best parts of this book are when Waid makes his own personal statement about Matt Murdock - namely, that he's a man of integrity, an integrity that is so strong it will both define him and kill him. And in so doing, Waid also take a bold step in undoing a step from none other than Brian Michael Bendis himself - outing himself to the world, and foresaking his lawsuit against the newspaper that published his secret identity in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 25, 2014

    Daredevil #36 ends this volume of the Man Without Fears adventures with a questionable bang. Mark Waid continued to show his understanding of Matt Murdocks world and what makes the character special. At the same time some of the impact of Matts Daredevil reveal is taken away due to the lack of follow-up in the final pages. Hopefully we get to see how the reveal affects Matts life when the new volume of Daredevil launches. Still, I am excited to see where Waid is going to take the character and his supporting cast next with the move to San Francisco. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - James Orbesen Mar 5, 2014

    It's no surprise that Daredevil is packing up for San Francisco, a city held up as a liberal icon that is also wracked with an accelerating wealth gap, embodied by the Google bus, gentrification, and the tech boom. Although this excellent issue won't offer readers much closure, it never was designed for that. This is the start of something new, yet familiar, in the way all superhero comics thrive on nostalgia, a through-line that has always been present in Waid's run and on full display in Daredevil #36. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Kevyn Knox Feb 23, 2014

    But this is not a time to mourn the loss of a great Marvel title (one of many out of the House of Ideas), especially since there'll be a brand new one on comic stands March 19th, and by the same creative team at that. What this is, is a time to celebrate all that is Daredevil. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have contributed well to the mythos that is Daredevil, and they have ended this run with a sturdy but expectant finale. Now we and they both move on to a brand new era for the Man Without Fear, for this is not the end, but just a new beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 24, 2014

    The final issue does its best to justify an unnecessary renumbering and reboot next month while providing a milestone in both of Murdock's chosen professions. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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