Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Rafael de Latorre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 41
8.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The next pulse-pounding chapter in the saga of New York City's Guardian Devil, this time starring ELEKTRA as Daredevil!

Joined by Rafael De Latorre, Chip Zdarsky continues his landmark run and the DAREDEVIL story that spins directly out of the shocking revelations in the pages of DEVIL'S REIGN!

Elektra is the world's deadliest assassin - and she's taken a vow not to kill. Someone puts themselves directly in her path with deadly consequences. What else would you expect from the MARVEL UNIVERSE'S GREATEST HUNTER?!


  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 8, 2022

    This book continues to build on Daredevil's and Elektra's return to grace, demonstrating excellent storytelling through effective monologues and art that radiates quality in a variety of environs. Hands down a great book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 10, 2022

    Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1turns the spotlight on Elektra Natchios, exploring her past and present and throwing her into the thick ofDevil's Reign. With the next issue pitting her against a classic supervillain, this miniseries is looking to be an essential part of Chip Zdarsky's run on Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 19, 2022

    The brutality of Elektras background is contrasted against the person that shes trying to be as the series opens. The series opens as shes fighting for her very life. Its a compelling beginning, but if the series is to make progress towards something truly refreshing, Elektra is going to have to dive further into the selfless heroism that will truly make her a Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2022

    Rafael De Latorre delivers some fantastic art in this issue. Zdarsky creates a great mood and De Latorre creates a beautiful visual atmosphere. The flashback scenes work perfectly visually and I love the fact that the story takes place in the winter because it gives the imagery a beautiful style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 15, 2022

    Overall, Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 is an excellent debut that reintroduces the character to a new audience. The story by Zdarsky is super fun. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, this story already gives Elektra the depth that the character deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Zach B. Jan 13, 2022

    A gorgeous, tightly paced start to a mini that promises to change everything between Elektra and Matt. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 14, 2022

    "Daredevil: Woman Without Fear" #1 feels more like a derivative Daredevil issue rather than a special event tie-in story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jan 11, 2022

    A riveting and often heartbreaking examination of why Elektra has endured for both readers and Matt Murdock, the first issue of 'Daredevil: Woman Without Fear' drops right into the fray and never looks back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Muriel Truax Jan 12, 2022

    I have recently been growing in my appreciate for the Daredevil character and universe, so I was interested to review this comic and get to know Elektra a little bit more. The Daredevil stories remind me of old-school Batman, with their themes of a dark city and a dark hero whose antagonists are underworld mobsters and former assassins. I think this particular issues strength is in the way it gives depth to Elektra as a female character before diving into the main action of the arc. It is a good read and worth pursuing if you are a fan of Daredevil comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 12, 2022

    Daredevil: Woman Without Fear works well as a story all its own, so even if you're not a fan of Elektra or Devil's Reign, this opening salvo might change your mind on both fronts. Don't let the banner of this being part of a crossover event stop you from reading one of the best comics of 2022 so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 12, 2022

    Rafael De LaTorre‘s art is fantastic. Along with color from Federico Blee and lettering by Clayton Cowles, the comic looks fantastic. There's a general look to the comic of a dark cloud hanging over Elektra as she scrambles. This isn't a flashy comic with lots of splash pages but instead there's a tightness about the panels and focus of each of a woman whose world and past is closing in on her. The style and look perfectly captures the tone of the story and in many ways brings so much of the tension and reflection. LaTorre perfectly nails down close up shots of Elektra's face as she looks out and ponders what's happening. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 12, 2022

    Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 takes a detour from Devil's Reign to reveal Elektra has a deadly enemy after her. An enemy that knows nearly everything about her past and her secrets. Despite needing a few extraneous scenes trimmed, the story was largely enjoyable and the art is just about perfect. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 10, 2022

    As she talks to an old acquaintance in a diner, the details of the diner stand out.  The steam wafting off the coffee cups, the grainy texture of the booths and walls, and the street lights gently illuminating the interior.Im looking forward to seeing his art on what promises to be a knock-down-drag-out battle next issue.  If he draws it as expertly as he draws the quiet scenes, itll look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - friendlynbhdbi Jan 10, 2022

    If you've been missing Elektra's point of view since Matt got out of prison, this is the limited series for you! A beautiful tie-in to Devil's Reign, Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 is sure to set up Elektra Natchios' future well. Whichever way she decides to go, we're sure to find out in this line. If you read any Devil's Reign tie-in, this should be it! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Jan 11, 2022

    I found Elektra: Woman Without Fear #1 to be an enjoyable read, but my expectations are high that in the next few issues we will see the dependency of male relationships and interactions with Elektra explored, especially as we'll see her form a new one with a famous super-villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jan 15, 2022

    Daredevil: The Woman Without Fear #1 is an excellent first issue that sets the tone for the series and manages to stand on its own regardless of its ties to other series'. A good spot for those curious with what has been going on with Elektra and Daredevil, to jump in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 17, 2022

    Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 is a strong start to this tie-in series that is showing us what Elektra Natchios is doing during the Devil's Reign event. Tying this story to tap into memories of iconic Daredevil stories involving Elektra worked well to create a sense of urgency with this story. If you are reading Devil's Reign or are an Elektra fan Daredevil: Woman Without Fear is definitely a series you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 16, 2022

    It's a slower opening than one would expect from a character like Elektra, but it establishes her emotionally more than most comics tend to and succeeds at setting the stage for what looks like an epic battle to come. Worth the coin. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jan 10, 2022

    Although an exceptional examination of the title character this first issue leaves new readers out in the cold in regards to the wider story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 18, 2022

    We don't actually get the confrontation teased at the end of Devil's Reign #2 as the comic comes to an end in relatively the same place with Elektra standing face-to-face with Kraven for the first time. Read Full Review

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