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Daredevil #11

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 10 critic ratings.


The Hand have made Matt Murdock’s life a living hell for years, but as Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto enter the crescendo of their critically acclaimed and chart-topping run, the villainous cadre of ninja may have finally gone too far, pushing Matt and every relationship he has to their breaking points.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
31 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    De la Torre achieves an art full of details and many amazing sequences, with touches of suspense and extensive use of shadows.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Daredevil #11 pulls the hero up from one of his deepest lows. That guilt and sadness that fills Matt radiate from him in this issue, wallowing in grief. Zdarsky is a master of pace and subtle storytelling. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the machinations and the journey he’s taking characters on until the end of an issue. This is a comic that’s trying to take in everything that has happened in a chaotic arc, but the ashes may have consumed everything that could be salvaged.

  • 90


    Rafael de Latorre returns to this issue as an artist, and his style works for the realism this issue calls for. There won’t be any big battle scenes, except for a PTSD-style flashback, but overall it is very grounded at its core. Latorre perfectly captures the guilt and pain as he showcases his characters walking in solitude, taking the moments to the next level. When Cole leaves the office, you can almost hear his sigh of relief, but then he quickly bows his head after a flashback, and you can see the weight on his shoulders. The lone figure of Matt Murdock works beautifully to showcase the many “hits” this series has delivered to the main character, along with Matt’s never-ending source of Catholic Guilt.

    I won’t spoil the second part, but I will say this is a side of Matt Murdock that isn’t easy to see; you want to embrace it, but it’ll leave a burn. The last part of the issue is a Lin Lie Iron Fist adventure that guest stars Daredevil. When it takes place in continuity is a question, probably before or early in Zdarsky’s run, but the lesson is more important than history. Writer Jason Loo has the two characters come together with their sense of Justice and overcoming pain. I enjoyed how Daredevil responds to the new Iron Fist, and it feels very welcoming to the new legacy character. The ending does leave itself open for a revisit, but the big question is, which comic series will that be in?

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarsky crafts an intense and harrowing story for Matt in this issue and I love how dark it gets. There are some great moments with Matt and Cole and a long needed conversation the character has with himself about his own way forward. Matt’s dark turn is incredibly engaging and I was left stunned by his confrontation with the Stromwyns. I didn’t expect what happened and was pleasantly surprised and satisfied by what occurred. It is definitely something you have to see to believe.

    The Art: De Latorre delivers some beautiful, dark and haunting imagery throughout the issue. The visuals drew me in both in the character moments and in Matt’s journey through Hell’s Kitchen.

  • 90

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    Daredevil #11 is perhaps the most surprising issue of the series so far. Chip Zdarsky continues his great character work and interesting story telling. The pencils and art compliment the writing to a T. Daredevil #11 is available at a comic shop near you!

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    Daredevil #11 is a step back up in narrative quality as this storyline comes to a close. The Iron Fist backup story is also fun and effective, though not at all connected to the main story. The main story ends on a note of equal parts desperation and foreboding.

  • 85

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Daredevil #11 puts a cap on Daredevil’s failed reign as leader of the Fist with a cooldown issue that’s light on action but heavy on drama, consequences, and pain. Zdarsky earns big bonus points for pushing the characters to new places in their canon, and the art is gorgeous.

  • 80

    After the climactic events of the past several issues, it would be easy for Daredevil #11 to play like an epilogue as it winds down various character arcs and conflicts from across Zdarsky and Checchetto’s titanic run. Yet even as Daredevil returns to New York City and goes about tying off loose ends, it’s clear that the story is still cooking and building momentum. It’s the change in Matt Murdock’s perspective that comes across most clearly as Detective Cole North confronts him one last time and Daredevil moves about a city he’s changed so much. The choices being made in issue #11 would be impossible to imagine without the sprawling battles and terrible choices that preceded them, and so these small encounters are made immensely rewarding. That’s especially the case given how well Checchetto continues to depict violence upon the page, providing a sense of painful realism without glorifying or indulging readers’ taste for blood. As Daredevil ramps up for its conclusion, it’s clear that these final moments will matter as much as every event that led to them.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 50

    Comic Book Revolution

    Daredevil #11 does not come close to meeting the quality standards that this series is known for. This is the first issue of Chip Zdarsky’s run that was a disappointment. Everything from the pacing to the characterization was just missing the mark. Thanks to some consistently strong artwork by Rafael De Latorre Daredevil #11 at least still looked great.

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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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