Daredevil #8

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 18
8.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

• Matt Murdock takes on his first big case in his new hometown--and the opposition is killer!
•  Daredevil is faced with a menace he has no idea how to fight--the Purple Children!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 17, 2014

    Another arc begins, another villain returns with an even more awful, terrifying form. The end of the issue especially lets you know what youre in for in the rest and does an even better job of tension-building with an eye toward future issues. Purple Man became one of my favorite under-the-radar villains under the eye of Brian Bendis, but when I heard that Mark Waid was going to take a swing at the character, I knew there could be a new champion of one of the most sinister villains in the Marvel U. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 18, 2014

    Daredevil is always a safe bet when it comes to picking you comics for the week, with Waid, Samnee and new colourist Wilson giving a grippingly chilling tale. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Sep 19, 2014

    Daredevil #8 continues the series' gold standard of excellence. Despite its lack of superheroics, Waid and Samnee have begun their latest arc is stellar fashion. There may come a day when Daredevil is not worth checking out, but today is not that day. This remains a must-read title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 21, 2014

    It's a smart, clever script with amazing artwork - this is a series you should be following. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Sep 19, 2014

    Ending with an ominous panel, indicating dark evils to come in the next issue -"Purple Reign", this issue is a definite pick up. Its arresting and inviting and I think a great way to get back into the new DD, if you haven't picked him up in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Sep 19, 2014

    Ending with an ominous panel, indicating dark evils to come in the next issue -"Purple Reign", this issue is a definite pick up. Its arresting and inviting and I think a great way to get back into the new DD, if you haven't picked him up in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 22, 2014

    Waid and Samnee at nearly their very best, although they cut short exploration of their latest villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 17, 2014

    There's only so much space for fun given the start of this issue though. The actions of the Purple Man loom over every panel like Stilt-Man's shadow. When the story comes full circle, Waid and Samnee do not back away from the tone struck in the opening of the issue. Instead, they use the same tools that serve the first five pages so well in order to craft a second sequence that is every bit as chilling. Whatever comes next, it ought to fill readers with equal levels of excitement and apprehension. If there's a lesson to be found in Daredevil #8, it's that any villain can be very bad (in a good way) given the right circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 19, 2014

    As the cover probably implies the kids don't really like their fuchsia father no matter how many Mr. Rogers sweaters he wares and end up going full Children of the Damned, it's really good stuff and a great take on the idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 27, 2014

    Certainly, Killgrave is a wicked man who deserves his fate if he has been killed by his own children. After all, they are presumably children of sexual coercion, making Killgraves actions uncomfortably rape-like. Its also interesting that Waid and Samnee are choosing to match Daredevil against the Purple Children, as Murdock has matched up numerous times on previous occasions with Killgrave. What powers do the collective Purple ones have? How can Daredevil fight children? There are some intriguing questions Waid and Samnee lay out for this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 3, 2014

    Daredevil #8 also includes Matt Murdock meeting Kristen McDuffie‘s parents (and offered a book deal for his autobiography). McDuffie's a great character, but Waid's decision to tell fans she isn't the woman for Daredevil takes some of the fun out of these kinds of stories. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 22, 2014

    "Daredevil" #8 is another winner from Waid and Samnee, and it's a real pleasure to see a creative team that works so well together. So long as this duo is in charge of "Daredevil," I know I'll stick around. You should, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Sep 22, 2014

    While Daredevil #8 flirts a bit with the darker tone that readers have seen in prior runs, Waid, Samnee, and Wilson still seem committed to delivering slick, charming comics filled with compelling character work. Daredevil is now the kind of book where its lead can go out in public wearing a shirt with his own superhero logo on it and no one bats an eye. Before Mark Waid's tenure, it had been a long while since we had seen Matt Murdock smile, and while his life still may not be perfect, he isn't getting tortured every Wednesday anymore. While Daredevil #8 is light on action, it packs a heavy tease as to what Matt is going to be coming up against next, both in his private and professional life. Let's just hope he doesn't lose his smile after everything is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Sep 22, 2014

    Chris Samnee's art tries to keep things quiet and moody. His deep inky shadows and Matthew Wilson's coloursgiveDaredevil #8 a Francesco Francavilla-esque style. Unfortunately the team set the scene's featuring the Purple Man in deep darkness that obscure his skin colour and make things a bit confusing to make out clearly. I could not for the life of me make the connection that the man known only as Zeb in the opening pages was in fact the Purple Man until I thought hard about Joe Caramagna's letters and realized what the pale mauve words meant. Little flubs like that only serve to take you out of an otherwise solid art job. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Drew Bradley Sep 19, 2014

    It sounds like I'm really knocking "Daredevil" #8, and I don't mean to. I like the creators and the series. This issue was weak compared to the rest of the series, but is still head and shoulders above most of the other superhero comics out this week. Read Full Review

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