Daredevil #34

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Stefano Landini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 8, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 46
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"LOCKDOWN" CONTINUES AS BULLSEYE REIGNS OVER NYC!
•  The penultimate chapter of "Lockdown" brings twists, turns, bodies and unexpected allies.
•  You're not going to want to miss THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS EISNER-NOMINATED EPIC!

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Sep 9, 2021

    I now realize there was a Daredevil-shaped hole in my heart. Chip Zdarsky and co. have filled it right up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 8, 2021

    Daredevil #34 is a great issue that serves as a breather before putting the main players on course for all the wild affairs that will be coming our way with the end of the volume and Devil's Reign. Red skies are coming to Hell's Kitchen! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 8, 2021

    No matter how compelling it was to see these critical issues addressed in the pages of Daredevil at the end it seems this may be an outstanding series greatest weakness as it is ultimately unable to confront its own central conflicts in a meaningful manner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batbrad Sep 10, 2021

    I know I sound like I'm down on Daredevil right now but I'm really not. Daredevil #34 was actually much better than the past few issues. Several plot points are finally coming together. The Cole and Matt fight is by far the best aspect of the issue. And, with the series planning to end or go on hiatus with issue #36, it feels like things are coming together to make an enjoyable finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 13, 2021

    This issue sets up some interesting stakes for the climax of this volume, and its just-announced follow-up. It doesn't quite land on the real world issues, but the superheroics are top notch from both the art and writing side. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 10, 2021

    Daredevil #34 sets the stage for the final chapters of the current narrative Chip Zdarsky has set up around Bullseye's latest attack. Zdarsky gave us good insight into Elektra Natchios and Matt Murdock respective mindsets going into this final fight. What it will all mean for the larger picture of things going on in New York City will be interesting to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Miracleman92 Nov 24, 2021

    Zdarsky has proved himself to be one of the all-time great Daredevil writers. This series has had its ups and downs but this arc makes the whole journey worth it.

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 3, 2021

    Was gonna give this one a nine, but the bootlickers who want daddy dom police stepping on their throats every night have decided to take their sexual frustrations out on this issue. Here's the thing about our prison system in America. It's a business, and the more prisoners there are, the more money the prisons make. This is why recidivism is so high, because there is little to no attempt to rehabilitate criminals, instead just punish them and, usually, make them much worse criminals in the process. This is also the reason we still have a drug war, where nonviolent drug offenses are used to put people away for absurd amounts of time. Prison lobbyists ensure that our prison system keeps criminality up. These people crying about this issue's more

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  • 9.0
    Gizmo Oct 30, 2021

    The prison has finally arc built up to this point where our own hero is falling victim to Zdarsky's comic book parallel to the prison industrial complex, which is very compelling.

    Since the United States is not only the country with the highest incarceration rate worldwide, but it is also home to the largest number of prisoners, I don't see anything particularly controversial about this issue's incredibly soft critique of this system. But I guess the conservative outrage machine needs it's fuel, so here we are.

    This issue also ends with a backup story for 9/11's 20th anniversary, acting as a tribute the the first responders.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Sep 12, 2021

    Great issue I really enjoyed reading this which is the standard for this daredevil run. I can't wait for the next issue

  • 9.0
    WhistleBlower Sep 8, 2021

    LOL bootlickers are so mad

  • 9.0
    Afre Sep 8, 2021

    It's nice to read something good this week...

  • 8.5
    Daredevil Jun 7, 2022

    Clearly the people who are dogging this issue needs to pay more attention to the story being told...

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 11, 2022

    Daredevil speeds through explaining the "Re-Cid" plotline -- it's an over-the-top supervillainous spin on the prison-industrial complex -- before jumping toward the Bullseye fight. This is a solidly-constructed chapter, with good art and strong script structure. But I detect a little rushing and stretching as the author struggles. He can't let the climax start prematurely. But I also think he realizes the Re-Cid story is far weaker than the other ongoing plots and he's trying to get past it as fast as he can. This is a good issue, but it's also probably one of the volume's weakest. Best we do what the author wants and speed through it quickly.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 8, 2021

    It was pretty solid. Elektra parts are still the best and at least we got somewhere with the Matt parts.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Sep 15, 2021

    This issue is a bit weird and off in its composition. I see what Chip is trying to convey. It is a fact that prisons don't rehabilitate most of its populations and a lot do go back in. But the way Zdarsky is working it in doesn't gel for me. Also I was wondering how Matt was to get out of prison and the way it happened was weak. Nothing learned and nothing was worth it. Elektra's parts were much better and that is not saying much. Landini did a nice job!
    I hope we get back to form and finish this run strong.

  • 5.0
    eowyn Sep 11, 2021

    hahaha this is not logical, not even for a comic

  • 5.0
    Rachit Mittal Sep 8, 2021

    Art was good.
    But this mentality that recid is given so that they don't come back is shit.
    What's with Cole? I get all police officer aren't good. But still only way to do good is bust out cops. What about actual criminals? Arresting them is not the way to do good. What about helping people while Superhero fights super villain. Police can actually help Superheroes in saving. They can take casualties to hospital quickly. Have fast escape of people caught in between conflict. This thing is not been pointed out by Marvel and DC but police can really be help if they just step up and try writing police as also competent which some does write but some don't. It is also a way to do good if you want to do good. Just try to look around.

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  • 4.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Sep 11, 2021

    Hell! I don't know what happened here or who thought this was a good proposition. I think Zdarsky has ideas from third world governments where getting the prisoners out is the right thing to do.
    Electra, it's not that bad, but aagh, I just can't handle this.
    The art is very good and the only thing that is worth it here.

  • 4.0
    DoorMan Sep 10, 2021

    Yes Chip, the prison population keeps growing...because people continue to make bad choices. Those people who make bad choices need to be supervised, Chip. Hence the jobs. The prisons do not create prisoners, those making bad choices create the prisons. Disappointing, really. Also, there are many people who don't count toward the unemployment rate. Those who have not been actively seeking employment within the previous month don't count towards the unemployment rate, which is a lot of people. Cole's police comment was just pure lunacy.

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Sep 8, 2021

    This was awful from start to finish, at least the Daredevil parts. The whole "re-cid" (recidivist) drug that makes the prisoners antisocial and violent just so they can come back is cringey and very, very idiotic. It's not like the people ending up there were the most responsible citizens in the first place. This victim mentality is nauseously obnoxious. Then there's Cole North who blatantly says the "only way to do good" is by busting cops. Are you freaking kidding me? It's not like the criminality rate is up to the sky and you'd have work to do, so busting cops is definitely NOT the only way to do good. We get it, Chip, you're with the "defund/abolish the police" crowd, just tone it down a notch, will you? Seriously, get help, you need it more

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