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Daredevil #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 22 critic ratings.

AN ALL-NEW ERA OF DAREDEVIL STARTS HERE! After the shocking events of DEVIL’S REIGN, what is left of DAREDEVIL? Who lived, who died, and who is left to pick up the pieces? CHIP ZDARSKY and his superstar collaborator MARCO CHECCHETTO turn their gaze to a future full of peril and pain, in this – the explosive beginning of an all new era for Hell’s Kitchen’s guardian devil, and the most important DAREDEVIL issue of the year (until next month.)!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
35 pages
Amazon ASIN

22 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
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    But Why Tho?

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    Un Cómic Más

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    Comics with Drew

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    First Comics News

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    Comic Watch

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    The Super Powered Fancast

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    Major Spoilers

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    Comic Crusaders

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    Comic Book Revolution

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    Sequential Planet

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    Graphic Policy

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    Weird Science Marvel Comics

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    Big Comic Page

    Right off the bat, Zdarsky’s issue tortures our protagonist. At times the story feels a little too contrived, characters are revealed not to be who they say they are, characters have faked their deaths, and Purple Children have caused people to forget Matt Murdock was Daredevil’s secret identity. This book is advertised as a jumping on point for new readers, although it’s safe to say that some may find a few of these continuity hurdles tough to clear.

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    The Comicbook Dispatch

More From Daredevil (2022)

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.

[Latest Update: April 8, 2024]