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Daredevil #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Marco Checchetto, Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 106
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Feb 9, 2019

    Daredevil #1 is nothing short of an amazing launch-off point for Chip Zdarsky's run. The comic is an amazing ride, and the cliffhanger really brings up questions that have never really been brought up before. Buckle up, fans. The crazy train has a new conductor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 6, 2019

    Everything about this issue has the makings of another classic run to add to the annals of Daredevil's proud history. Even the parts of the book that re-tread more familiar parts of the Daredevil mythos feel fresh, either because of the pitch-perfect writing or the stunning art. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Feb 6, 2019

    Chip Zdarsky delivers a compelling and brutal beginning with DAREDEVIL #1, despite a little borrowing from the show. And Marco Checchetto and Sunny Gho's artwork will leave you floored. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 7, 2019

    Daredevil #1 is the dark, tortured, Old Testament God take on the Man without Fear that we deserve from Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, and Sunny Gho. You should read this comic instead of signing those silly Change.org petitions to bring the Netflix show back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Stephen Gustafson Feb 14, 2019

    The creative team knows what works and what to focus on, giving us a classic Matt Murdock in some familiar, and not so familiar, territory. Not only that, we get a healthy dose of subplots, setting up some interesting future possibilities. An easy one to recommend and add to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 9, 2019

    Daredevil #1 is an excellent start to Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto run on this series. Zdarsky makes great use of where Charles Soule left the character and crafts a story that has a lot of potential as multiple intriguing plotlines are introduced. Checchetto's artwork complemented Zdarsky's story perfectly as we come to understand where Matt Murdock is at the moment. If you are a Daredevil fan this is a must read for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Feb 9, 2019

    Personally, I was blown away by this first issue. Checchettos art is fantastic with a lot of darker undertones that allow the brighter colors to pop at the right moments like in the church, or the squad cars, or when the Daredevil costume makes its first appearance halfway through the book. The writing I was more impressed by because it felt as if Chip chose every word meticulously. The recurring Catholic Church moments felt like the real heart of the book. The underlining soul of Daredevil is to do good in a bad world even if that good deed breaks laws. Laws that Matt holds in very high regard. That duality of lawbreaker and lawyer are brought to the forefront, and to me, that is what is really important in a Daredevil book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 6, 2019

    Those who are looking for an entry point to Daredevil's adventures will find a lot to love in this jam-packed debut, which goes a long way towards painting a picture of the complex figure Matt Murdock has become over the years. The jury's still out over whether or not the Man Without Fear's return will have the legs of this series' iconic previous runs, but the potential of this debut issue is undeniable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Feb 8, 2019

    Final Verdict: 9.0 " As is tradition, "Daredevil" #1 begins by tearing Matt Murdock's life apart and does so with a great amount of both style and substance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 6, 2019

    A top-notch debut that does everything well while paving many thematic roads moving forward. Writer Chip Zdarsky is often unpredictable, and Im excited to see the scope of his take. The one thing I can predict, however, is that damn fine comic book-making will be on display throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Feb 6, 2019

    So, if my vigorous ass kissing of this book didn't tell you, I really loved it. Will it remain good? I don't know, I'm not a psychic, but Chip Zdarsky is a good writer and he seems specially sharp in this book. It has great writing, great dialogue and it's just cool as hell. The art is cool and colorful and even the backup is cool. It's even a good place to start reading Daredevil, since it requires no context. Strong as hell recommendation, go pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 6, 2019

    Marvel's latest Daredevil comic is a must-read for anyone who likes their stories dark, beautiful and brooding. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - B. K. Derbidge Feb 13, 2019

    Part one of Daredevil: Know Fear hits the ground running, taking advantage of the momentum granted by the 5 part mini that preceded it, and I couldnt be happier. Welcome to another excellent age of Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Feb 9, 2019

    Marco Checchetto does a damn good job with the art here. Cleanly lined characters popped in front of artistically hazy backgrounds. My favorite panels played with the light in Murdock's apartment. In one scene a shadow hits his eyes like a blindfold. The other uses shadows to create the illusion of prison bars, illustrating the figurative jail Murdock describes feeling. It looks like this team is with us at least for this first arc. If this issue is any preview of the continued quality of the book, I'm optimistic for Daredevil's future adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Feb 5, 2019

    If the creative team keeps up the pathos and complex storytelling established here, we could be looking at a character-defining run. Don't miss this"especially if you've been out of the Daredevil loop as of late. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 6, 2019

    I really dig what Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto are doing with Daredevil #1. It feels like a little return to the Bendis/Maleev or Brubaker/Lark runs. Obviously not the same but the tone feels like those comics more than what the previous two incarnations have been doing. The art is wonderful and exactly what I wanted to see from Checchetto and Gho, while Zdarsky seems to be taking Daredevil to another dark place in his first outing. Daredevil #1 is a great start to the series and feels like a really good jumping on point for new readers as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 10, 2019

    A damaged Daredevil stuck in a world where his worst enemy is the mayor may *sound* familiar, but it's a whole new take on Matt Murdock. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 8, 2019

    It's nice to have ol' Hornhead back in the red tights with a creative team that fits him like a glove. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 7, 2019

    If you haven't been reading Daredevil, this new issue is a fine place to start. Zdarksy's story is accessible and the artwork by Checchetto and Gho proved a perfect match to the aesthetic of Hell's Kitchen. In short, this is a damned good comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 6, 2019

    This is a strong debut for Zdarsky and Checchetto, and I'm curious about how Daredevil's story will continue in future months. I'd love to see a story that focuses on tormenting Daredevil in different ways, and it looks like the new creative team will deliver just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Feb 5, 2019

    Horn head is in good hands with Chip Zdarsky behind the wheel. DAREDEVIL #1 is a great starting point for new readers and a change of pace for veteran fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Feb 12, 2019

    All things being equal this is a good beginning to this new volume but one I hope they do more with going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Feb 7, 2019

    Daredevil #1 is a potentially great book that has blemishes in the form of pacing. Regardless, it has wonderful art and is clearly very in tune with the character of Matt Murdock. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Feb 6, 2019

    I'm enthusiastic about this book as both a fan of Daredevil and of Chip Zdarsky, and the latest Daredevil #1 did not disappoint me. That said, I can see how mileage may vary for longtime readers. Read Full Review

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