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Daredevil #35

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


From the series that’s taken the comics world by storm for over two years, it’s the grudge match of the century: BULLSEYE VS. ELEKTRA!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Daredevil #35 is a thrilling conclusion to the arc. Zdarsky has ensured that other plot points have been put to the side so that this war with Bullseye is streamlined and entirely captivating. The use of characters that know each other so well shows an incredible understanding of this small corner of the world. The fights in this run have been drawn out and exhausting sometimes to wear down the reader. Great heroes and great villains are brought together in an expertly choreographed action thriller. Zdarsky and the brilliant artists are creating a new classic before our eyes.

  • 95


    The penultimate issue of Chip Zdarsky’s excellent Daredevil is a great issue that took me back to the issues right before Marvel’s Civil War event. The groundwork is laid, and I can see how this builds to Mayor Fisk’s big move for the upcoming Devil’s Reign event. I loved how Elektra was spotlighted as a hero, which shows her growth. And as always, the art department on this book delivers astonishing sights!!

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    Another good issue in a run where exceptional storytelling is now becoming the norm, which adds further pressure on those involved to keep bar at its high level.

  • 80

    When Ben Grimm comments that it feels like they (meaning the heroes) are on the edge of a cliff, it feels like he’s talking about this story as well. The climactic battle between Elektra and Bullseye plays out with a number of unexpected twists and, while it doesn’t meet the standard it acknowledges, it does make for entertaining action comics. Yet that battle doesn’t deliver the sort of hard-hitting confrontations that have set Daredevil apart, rather this fight ends in a moment that reads like friendly neighborhood superhero comics, albeit with a much more moody atmosphere and bloodier encounters. Yet it’s clear that this is a stop and not the destination, and by the final page it’s clear that the hammer has yet to fall. Daredevil #35 sets expectations high while delivering a well-constructed, but ultimately safe installment.

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    There is plenty of action and violence in this issue and it doesn’t let up even right up to the end. The Avengers turn up and have a stand off with the police but are not really involved that much in the story.

    This does seem to be the end of this particular plotline so I really would only recommend this is if you have already been following the story or are into these characters. Maybe wait until the next one when they start doing something new?

    There is still a lot to see here and some interesting artwork so you might want to have a look at it and check before you buy.

  • 78

    Comic Watch

    Daredevil #35 depicts an epic battle of strength and wits between Elektra and Bullseye which culminates in a pretty satisfying conclusion. While I wish the early scenes of Elektra fighting the Bullseye Boys would have been easier to follow, the main event felt exciting and tense until the very end, when everything just sort of worked out conveniently.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Daredevil #35 is the issue before the big finale which also appears to be laying the groundwork for the upcoming “Devils’ Reign” event. Issue 35 is likely the best showcase of showing how competent Elektra can be as the Devil of Hell’s kitchen. I just wish Matt and the other Marvel heroes didn’t show up and almost forget Elektra was even there.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    Daredevil has been a consistently decent series for the last couple of years. It’s had challenging plotlines, creative uses of the medium, and truly engaging characters, both new and old. All of this means that Daredevil #35 has a lot to live up to and it just doesn’t. There’s just too many convenient outs for the heroes, plus an awkward confrontation that lacked all the emotional gravitas that was promoted.

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About the Author: Chip Zdarsky

In the ever-evolving landscape of comic books, Chip Zdarsky emerges as a figure of immense creativity and versatility. Known for infusing his narratives with both humor and emotional depth, Zdarsky has charted a course through the comic book universe that is as diverse as it is compelling. From the groundbreaking humor of “Sex Criminals” to the gritty streets of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” his journey is a testament to a talent that refuses to be pigeonholed.

The man behind the pseudonym, Steve Murray, became a household name with “Sex Criminals,” co-created with Matt Fraction. This series broke new ground with its audacious blend of comedy, romance, and the supernatural. It was here that Zdarsky’s knack for balancing wit with genuine storytelling first shone, earning the series critical acclaim and a dedicated following.

Zdarsky’s portfolio, however, spans a broad spectrum. His unique voice has breathed new life into “Howard the Duck,” where he explored themes of identity and belonging, and his run on Marvel’s “Daredevil” has been celebrated for its moral complexity and rich character development. But Zdarsky’s talents are not limited to writing. As an artist, he has lent his distinct visual style to numerous projects, enhancing his narratives with expressive artistry and dynamic visuals.

In recent years, Zdarsky has ventured into the shadowy alleys of Gotham City, bringing his distinctive flair to the world of Batman. His work on Batman titles has quickly garnered attention for its fresh take on the Dark Knight, blending the character’s traditional brooding intensity with new layers of psychological depth. Through stories that delve into Batman’s complex psyche and the morally ambiguous landscape of Gotham, Zdarsky adds to the rich tapestry of Batman lore, proving yet again his ability to navigate and innovate within established universes.

Beyond his impressive body of work, Zdarsky’s engagement with the comic book community — through social media, conventions, and insightful industry commentary — has made him a beloved figure among fans and fellow creators. His contributions have not only earned him awards and nominations but have also solidified his role as a pivotal voice in contemporary comics.

As Chip Zdarsky continues to explore the darker corners of Gotham City, his journey exemplifies the power of storytelling in comic books — where humor meets heroism, and the human condition is explored in the flicker of a bat signal against the night sky. For those drawn to the art of comics, Zdarsky’s work offers a masterclass in creativity, inviting readers into worlds both wildly imaginative and intensely real.

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