Daredevil #4

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 25
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• Facing roadblocks at every turn, A.D.A. Matt Murdock struggles to build a case against the duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands, Tenfingers, who's not so secretly amassing power in Chinatown.
•  Meanwhile, Daredevil's continued fight against the villain is stuck at a stalemate.
•  With his back against the ropes, the Man Without Fear seeks help from the most seasoned super hero he knows -Steve Rogers!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Mark Hassenfratz Feb 25, 2016

    Overall, I think that this issue is a strong example of how good a rebooted Marvel series can be. It's going different places with its art, characters, and plot. On a personal note, this is probably my favorite of the new Marvel series, and I highly recommend it to longtime fans of Daredevil or people who've never read him before. You're in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Feb 26, 2016

    Charlie Soule hands in another great issue and has me (a big DD fan) in particular buying in completely. Daredevil trying to defuse a bomb, listening to Steve Rogers' color based instructions to no avail because he is blind, forcing him to grab his escaping target off the roof to do it for him is everything I love about Daredevil all in one scene. For that moment alone this issue gets a perfect rating, but everything else outside of that perfection is also absolutely on par. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Feb 25, 2016

    There have been several iconic runs on the character, and if Daredevil's creative team continues its momentum, audiences might be looking at another one. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cliff Coats Feb 25, 2016

    There is a grittiness to the writing and to the art that perfectly suits Daredevil in theme and style that has me looking forward to each new issue. Give it a try, it makes for perfect companion reading for the upcoming second season of the Netflix Daredevil series which will premier on March 18th. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Feb 27, 2016

    Daredevil has never been one of my favorite heroes. In fact, there was as time when I simply would not pick up a Daredevil comic because I found the character boring. But over the last couple of years, I've grown fond of the treatments he's been given. This is no exception. In fact, it tops the cake. I have been a bit conservative in my final score, simply because this issue did not have any big reveals or especially heart-warming (or ripping) moments. I know those are coming. And since I'm most certainly adding this book to my monthly recurring pulls, I need to give Soule time to ramp. Because I know he's not blown the cap on the potential he has working on this classic character. I consider it a high mark, regardless, when an issue gets me to add a book to my pulls, so consider that a high compliment. Mr. Soule? Ya got me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 25, 2016

    This may be the best issue of the series yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Feb 27, 2016

    Daredevil works because he is a fighter for justice, in his day job and night job, and he devotes himself completely to his causes. He also has some more complex thought processes than other superheroes; he expresses self-doubt and is susceptible to being manipulated at times. He is not the typical superhero, he has flaws and it makes for great storytelling. Soule appears to be doing some of this by using inner monologue of Daredevil to express his inner turmoil. He shuns away friends and lovers so he can fully focus on improving the lives of those in Hells Kitchen by fighting crime. Soule and team are bringing those classic themes back to Daredevil and adding some new treats, like the addition of Blindspot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 29, 2016

    While the first few issues of Daredevil were largely setup, Soule, Garney, Sudzuka and Milla are now cooking with gas, showing that there's still plenty of punch to Matt Murdock's post-Waid and Samnee adventures. While that previous era of Daredevil was about opening Matt Murdock up to new emotions and new readers, this run is all about Matt Murdock making his inevitable return to the darkness - a characterization which almost feels like gravity at this point. When you fight for the angels but have a face like the Devil, perhaps that faltering is inevitable. So it's great that this creative team makes a fall from grace look this good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Mar 2, 2016

    Soule seems to be trying to push his story beyond the homage to Frank Miller's Daredevil run. I'm not sure if the parallels were his idea or Marvel's (because of the Netflix series' success) but I'm hoping he can continue pushing the new, exciting changes to the story he's implemented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 26, 2016

    "Daredevil" #4 is still an above average comic, but it's not as great as the previous issues were. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Murdock's work in the DA's office, even as I'm eager to see the continued battle between Tenfingers and the Hand. It's still a fun issue overall, but it's definitely an installment that could have used that same legal boost from its earlier chapters. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Mar 1, 2016

    After three successive issues that were a downward spiral for the character, this issue revived my interest and did bolster my faith in Soule's writing chops. But except for liking the new villain, I'm not enjoying most of the rest of the ongoing elements and narrative of this newest incarnation Couple that with the dislike I have for the distinctive but distracting and somewhat dirty looking and you have a very real chance that I will be dropping this series within the next issue or two at most unless the story suddenly pulls me in completely in a way that it hasn't been able to for four issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Mar 8, 2016

    Its unfortunate that as the art on Daredevil improves, the story issues have become more prominent. Its not that these things are unfixable. If Soule can add some nuance, depth and complexity to Matt Murdocks personality, it will help a great deal. I dont find Ten Fingers very compelling, but if we move on to a new foe in the next arc, thats not a huge deal. The creators also need to settle the details of the world forgetting Daredevils identity. If those things get corrected, Daredevil can be a good series. For now, though, Daredevil #4 has problems that make it somewhat disappointing. Read Full Review

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