Daredevil #5

Daredevil #5

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Matt Murdock struggles to come to grips with his failure to save Chinatown from the clutches of Tenfingers. Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed prophet revels as his the vision of his rapture is actualized. But not all prophecies are what they seem.

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 31, 2016

    Action packed with plenty of interesting character dynamics throughout add up to one hell of a crime comic. Who Daredevil is and what he can do is on display and it's a site to see! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Apr 25, 2016

    Overall, Daredevil #5 is a strong climax to a tense story. It's nothing groundbreaking but it is refreshingly familiar during a time when Marvel is mixing things up. The story wrapped up this plot quite well and the art was minimal yet effective. This particular arc is a great way to introduce Daredevil comics to new fans of the Netflix series and a jumping off point to hook them for future storylines. Seeing the Devil of Hell's Kitchen fight Zombie Ninjas never gets old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 1, 2016

    This book has heart, blood, and plenty of action. The writing is smart while not being pretentious and the art is masterful while looking effortless. Soule and Garney are a powerhouse creative team that have successfully delivered on this first five-issue arc and provide a powerhouse revelation in the last page of what we get to look forward to in their next Daredevil arc, and it is a blast from the past! While we wait a month for the next issue, we at least at Daredevil on Netflix to fill our gaping Man Without Fear void in our lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 6, 2016

    This is a great issue. We get an alliance that is nothing like what we would have guessed, and the entire issue is aesthetically pleasing from cover to cover. This series is definitely an essential for any and every Daredevil fan out there. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 31, 2016

    Issue #5 isn't the most memorable of finales, with the arc's primary villain falling as little more than an eviscerated afterthought, but the issue does do well in further solidifying the promise of this new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Apr 4, 2016

    With the conclusion to the arc, the pieces are getting set for a potential great run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 4, 2016

    That said, though, at the end of the day, if you're looking for just good Daredevil art, there's a huge back catalog of iconic stories featuring Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, John Romita, Jr., Joe Quesada, Alex Maleev, Chris Samnee and more, not to mention hundreds of commissions from just about every other artist you can think of. What's made Daredevil stand the test of time is that the series has consistently pushed the boundaries of both art and story, constantly pushing Matt Murdock to be the standard-bearer of what superhero comic books are able to achieve. Right now, Garney and Milla are doing great work establishing the right look for this series, but Soule still needs to figure out his own stamp on Daredevil besides his supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 4, 2016

    Overall, "Daredevil" #5 is an alright superhero comic, but -- in comparison to the earlier chapters -- it's a big step down. The first three issues were excellent, but this chapter feels the most average and standard in the line to date. After several years of fantastic "Daredevil" comics (and a hit Netflix show that just released its second season), average and standard are two adjectives that shouldn't be used to describe this comic. Hopefully, we'll get back up to the heights of the earlier issues soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 31, 2016

    This isn't the best issue but it should instill some faith in readers who weren't sure what was in store for Matt Murdock in the Soule era. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Apr 7, 2016

    There are some things I enjoyed about this issue. That nine trigger gun I spoke about earlier had me chuckling while I read the rest of the issue. What's the point of that gun? It only has one barrel so what does having nine triggers do for it? The absurd idea of that gun seem like it should be part of another book. A book that is more fun and campy than the serious, dark tone we get in this series. I did also enjoy Soule's choice to have Matt figure out Blindspot was involved with Tenfingers gang, but to ignore it. His choice to let is pass, because at the end Blindspot learned and made his own choice, was refreshing choice. Read Full Review

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