Daredevil #13

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
8.9Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

• Mark Waid and Chis Samnee begin the climactic final chapter of their beloved, Eisner Award Winning run with the return of one of Matt Murdock's oldest and (now) scariest enemies.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 25, 2015

    This is an issue that sets a lot up, but never feels like its either filler or getting overly expositional, and that has got to be a difficult job. Waid and Samnee seem more than up for the task though, and based on what theyve started with this issue, it seems that theres going to be a great deal of payoff here, particularly since the Owl has been a specter hanging over the title, and for him to finally come through is thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 28, 2015

    As should be obvious by now, if you're not buying this series, you're making a terrible mistake. It's one of the best in the business. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 26, 2015

    This issue is actually pretty charming in its exploration of the Matt Murdock/Kirsten McDuffie romance and the latter's insistence on living her own life and not being pegged simply as "Daredevil's Girlfriend." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Mar 7, 2015

    Waid and Samnee have also been doing something unique in today comic book world by producing issues that often can stand well on their own. They dont require the previous five issues or the next five issues for it to make sense (ahem, Hickman). At the same time, these single issues or short arcs usually build into longer, serialized stories that utilize parts of the issues to build to something larger. That can be seen neatly in Daredevil #13, as the issue reads well on its own, but also introduces elements of The Owls game that are sure to develop of the next series of issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 26, 2015

    At this point, I would be mind-blown if I read a bad issue of Daredevil. Every single issue has made me smile and I will sorely miss Waid’s handle on Matt Murdock’s world come June. Daredevil #13 kicked off Waid’s final arc on the book with strong set-up and brilliant character moments. He doesn’t dwell on planting the seeds for his finale as he gives this issue the life, heart and character that has made this book so special. Once again, Waid and Samnee knock it out the park. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Feb 27, 2015

    The last Waid/Samnee "Daredevil" story-arc kicks off with an issue that highlights have far they have developed these characters, while only setting up the large threat of the Owl. Waid addresses the concerns of Matt Murdock, and the character's fans, that he might be doomed to a series of tragic relationships, and assures Matt and the readers that Kirsten McDuffie is not a stereotypical superhero love interest. Chris Samnee returns after a very brief break to prove why he will go down as one of the best artists who has ever worked on the series, and fills a book that features little action with page after page of visually striking art. This is a great duo, and this fun and exciting issue displays every indication that their last story-arc while be the perfect summarization of their whole run. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 2, 2015

    Given the never-ending nature of comics, it's not unheard of for me to lose sight of certain details, even big ones. But some moments I remember months and months after they happen, by virtue of their sheer power. You can bet I count Kirsten's rejection of being known merely as Daredevil's girlfriend as one of those moments. There was more than a little metafiction in that speech, but it was also a demand for respect and a commitment to always fight the label of romantic interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Mar 3, 2015

    This comic feels like a '90s cartoon for all ages, and after reading through the story, well, call me the worlds greatest detective, because Ive figured out why Im so confused by that PREVIOUSLY: page! This is a kids comic! (Or at least a young teens comic!) Good for you Marvel. This is what I like to call a gateway book, luring readers in at a young age! Mwahaha!! It aint quite for me, but after reading it, I feel like I just walked out of a Disney movie (which, technically, I kind of did.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 2, 2015

    "Daredevil" isn't just dependable; it's dependably great. "Daredevil" #13 continues that trend, and Waid and Samnee continue to bring life into a character that could have easily felt tired by now. With a "Daredevil" Netflix original series just around the corner, hopefully that will mean more people pick up this book. If they do, they'll be pleasantly surprised by what they find waiting for them. Waid and Samnee continue to kick butt and take names here. Read Full Review

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