Daredevil #4

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• The Owl is back! But he's not working alone! Watch as the Daredevil team permanently redefines one of DD's oldest enemies deadlier than ever! Plus--whatever happened to Foggy Nelson?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jun 20, 2014

    The creative team without fear crafted another perfect issue of Daredevil this month. Waid, Samnee, and Rodriguez combine action, humor and development in plot and characters in a manner that is simple in its part but complex overall. Fast paced, exciting and emotional with a dramatic flare, this book is sure to please not only fans of Daredevil but fans of the comic medium. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 18, 2014

    Ill never complain TOO loudly about getting too much plot this quickly when its written and drawn THIS well, if anything I just want more of it. Thats a good complaint for a book to receive, though, and this one continues its incredibly consistent quality. The worldbuilding Waid is doing is subtle enough that one would barely notice it, but it creates a subconscious idea of greater things beyond the central story, making his world feel populated and diverse. The art makes the world worth looking at and following every single step of the way as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jun 19, 2014

    Waid and Samnee make an incredible team; they really find a nice balance where the strong art matches the strong writing. Samnees art is such a joy to look at, the colors and pencils work so well together. Im really glad he has been with this book for as long as he has, it doesnt make Daredevils world seem overly dark and gritty like Alex Maleev and Michael Lark on their big Daredevil runs. And that is a nice change of pace, especially with the move out west to San Francisco. There are so many good things about this issue (and the series as a whole) that I could go on forever but Ill stop here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Jun 19, 2014

    t's no secret at this point that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's Daredevil is one of the best comics, superhero or not, on the stands. So to say that this fourth issue is the best since its relaunch is no small statement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jun 21, 2014

    Chris Samnee gives Daredevil #4 a sense of style few artists can contemplate. From the beautifully simple cover to the energetic fight scenes, every inch of the book is a triumph. Not a single panel gets wastedin this great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 21, 2014

    There are some weak spots in the scripting, but it's a rock-solid sample of Daredevil anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jun 24, 2014

    Daredevil #4 sets a new course for The Owl, making him potentially much more powerful in the future. It also seems to hint that The Shroud will return to this series in the future, along with possibly Julia Carpenter. Matt Murdock manages to make things mostly right, and has demonstrates a strong working partnership with Kirsten McDuffie, along with their romantic connection. Overall, the latest issue of Daredevil is another in a long line of winners by Waid and Samnee. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 24, 2014

    Although Murdock counts the capture of the Owl as a win, Daredevil is unable to stop the villain from fulfilling his purpose (suggesting he's become an even greater threat), and fate of the Shroud's girlfriend is left very much up in the air. Victory? I'm not so sure. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Asaph Bitner Jun 27, 2014

    “Daredevil #4″ brings a few hints for the future, and shows that The Shroud could be a very cool reborn character. It also has a few notable missteps, with timing and emotional responses that don't feel very appropriate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Jul 2, 2014

    In the future, things will get pretty complex. If done right Mr. Waid may have the foundation for a truly epic tale. I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 23, 2014

    Matt Murdock has hit rock bottom many times before now, but how do you save someone who is determined to not only hit rock bottom, but to die from it? We may not get a definite answer from Daredevil #4, but we still get a fast-paced, compelling issue all the same. Waid, Samnee and Rodriguez have become a team that you can depend on like clockwork to deliver energetic and gorgeous comic books, month after month. Daredevil has been flying high since its reboot and from the looks of this fourth issue, he shows no signs of coming back to the ground any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jun 19, 2014

    The point is this: “Daredevil” is a great book. The character writing is on point and it gathers details from almost ever major run preceding it to craft a Matt Murdock that is accepting of everything that's happened to him. The plots are tightly written, with the collaboration between Mark Waid and Chris Samnee allowing for writing that makes the absolute best of the artwork. And the artwork. Oh, the artwork. “Hawkeye” may get the credit for kick-starting the idea of Marvel using indie comic sensibilities to make their comics stand out, but “Daredevil” has been doing it for just as long and has crafted a magnificent sense of style. It combines Chris Samnee's feel for Alex Toth-esque cartoonist realism with the bombastic feeling of a guy in devil tights running around San Francisco. Suffice it to say: I am a fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 23, 2014

    "Daredevil" #4 is a good issue, but with it not so much wrapping things up as just stopping (for now), that keeps it from being a great issue. I'm still loving the Waid and Samnee take on the character and I'll cheerfully read a lot more, but it would be nice to see some more follow-up and soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 18, 2014

    The artwork in this series is a joy to look at. Nothing mind blowing, but looks good. I wish they would focus more on Daredevil's capabilities but, at the moment, we are focusing on the minor characters that haven't offered much in terms of artistic creativity to this point. I'm a firm believer that good things come to those who wait, so I will see how this first story arc wraps up before making my decision, but it's starting to look more like a series I won't be following much longer. Read Full Review

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