Daredevil #8

Daredevil #8

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Goran Sudzuka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Where's the least likely place you'd find Matt Murdock? How about at a poker table halfway around the world? What kind of scheme is he trying to bust ... or pull off? A story of international mystery, mayhem and more aces up a sleeve than you can throw a Billy club at.
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  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Jun 8, 2016

    All-in-all, Daredevil #8 is a terrific issue, and sets up a very interesting premise for this arc. With interesting uses of his powers, as well as showcasing Matt's intelligence, Daredevil continues to be one of my most anticipated books every week that it comes out, and it doesn't seem like that will change any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Jun 9, 2016

    This creative team will end up being as important to Daredevil comics as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been forBatman. In a series that has already hadsome of the best Daredevil to come out for a long time, this issue stands as being particularly brilliant. Whether or not you care about the character at all, Daredevil #8is a perfect example of what comic books are all about. This is what a perfect issue feels like. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Jun 11, 2016

    Daredevil #8 is one of those comics that makes you wonder what the protagonist is going to do next, what their next move will be. It is not the kind of story I'm used to reading, but it's certainly something worth the money and time. This is a book that you should give a real chance, especially as this new story arc has just begun, so you won't be that lost in context if you only know a little about the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jun 13, 2016

    This issue is a real treat, as the story goes in unexpected places with so simple a premise. This is a great jumping-on point for new readers, especially with the surprise splash on the last page. I'm giving this issue Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 9, 2016

    "Daredevil" #8 is probably my favorite issue of this series to date; all of the creators are on point, and it's a neat way to use a superhero universe to tell a story about the nature of gambling. Soule, Sudzuka and Milla should be proud of what they've done here. This was a very pleasant surprise and a reminder to not ever write off the genre. Excellent work from all parties involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jun 13, 2016

    In some ways, this is a standalone story, as it mainly concerns Murdocks efforts at the poker table, but it also lays the groundwork for upcoming issues. At the end, there is a nice teaser in that Daredevil is meeting up with Spider-Man (Peter Parker version). Daredevil and Spidey have often teamed up but not that recently, so it will be cool to see them working together. Overall, Daredevil #8 is a good comic, the best so far in the series by Soule, and keeps his streak of solid issues going after a wobbly first few installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 9, 2016

    While the final sequence, featuring Matt engaging in psychic battle with a mind-reading card shark, feels perhaps a little too Claremont-ian old school, this is still a fun change of pace for the guardian of Hell's Kitchen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 27, 2016

    A gripping tale of high-stakes poker, and I'm not being sarcastic! The pacing and potting of this issue take center stage to tell some engrossing mysteries, some for the Matt Murdock to solve and some for the reader to solve alone. The art serves the story well, but I think the muted color palette made the action a little less than it could have been. Still, a very good issue worth picking up if you like good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Jun 18, 2016

    Ultimately, this is an issue that will be remembered but I fully expect its context to become less and less important as readers flock solely to those brilliant opening pages. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 9, 2016

    Charles Soule's premise of Matt being unable to read the cards, but rather his fellow players is really clever. Unfortunately, it makes for an underwhelming visual experience, and there's a struggle to pace out the story over the whole issue. Read Full Review

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