Daredevil #4

Daredevil #4

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Matt Murdock begins his new career--one that will expose Daredevil to crime and evil in a whole new way! If you thought the odds were against Matt as a trial lawyer, you won't believe the challenges his new job brings--and what they'll do to his private life!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 10, 2011

    Now that Waid is finally blooming on this series, Martins work is finally allowed to shine properly. Martin has been a great draftsman from the beginning, but with little inspiring material to work with, it all felt useless. Now he can tell the kind of stories that matter and that people will remember. Its nothing crazy or groundbreaking, but the illustrations are just right and of course the storytelling works well for a character with so much kinetic energy, like Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Patrick Tobin Sep 23, 2011

    Mark Waid has rescued Daredevil from the jaws of mighty-Miller-manner miserablism before it could descend into total self-parody. The unsavory qualities of Matt Murdock's character remain — as he chides Foggy's eating habits or deals with just about anyone, it'd be fair to mark him as a bit of a smug prick — but they're not being stressed to the breaking point. Not every good Daredevil story is Wagnerian operatic melodrama; this issue helps set a perfect precedent. And come on, seriously — what a great cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Sep 25, 2011

    This series continues to be one of the best superhero comics on stands right now. Waid and Martin offer yet another rock solid issue of Daredevil that does pretty much everything right. The tone, writing, and art all manage to support and reinforce one another in a way rarely seen nowadays. You owe it to yourself to be reading this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 20, 2011

    This is definitely another solid issue of Daredevil. Of all the Marvel books out right now, this one is not only one of the more interesting and entertaining of the bunch, it's also one of the most different. The creative team takes full advantage of storytelling through art and obscure panels. They delve into the superhero's alter-ego and tell an interesting story. This is very accessible to new readers and still feels like we are starting over with the character. The issue ends on a cliff hanger leaving the reader wondering whether the case Murdock has recently agreed to take on might be more than he can handle. I definitely recommend picking up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 23, 2011

    It's a satisfying extrapolation of the community spirit that we've always seen from Matt in his defence of Hell's Kitchen, and it gives the book endless potential opportunities for Daredevil to become involved in the lives of regular citizens, as well as the sorts of outlandish Marvel super-villains that we saw in the first arc. However, Waid makes sure to pepper his grounded stories with exotic details that give Daredevil the chance to live up to the swashbuckling characterisation that was such an important part of the original Silver Age conception of the hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Sep 20, 2011

    A bit of a breather since last week, but Daredevil #4 sustains the consistent level of quality in one of Marvel's most entertaining ongoings. If you've yet to pick up the first three, this is as good a place as any to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 25, 2011

    In terms of larger context you could probably skip this issue and not miss anything all that important to the ongoing storyline but that doesn't mean you should. There's plenty here worth picking up including a very cool cover by Paolo Rivera featuring Daredevil swinging through a city scape made of guns. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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