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Daredevil #14

85
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 10 critic ratings.

THE ENDD!

But of what? A life? A love? A marriage?

Matt Murdock’s time as Daredevil? Or the latest and greatest run in one of Marvel’s most celebrated sagas?

…All of the above?

Publication Date
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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C5YPSPH5

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    A fight in hell between Matt Murdock and demons is hard to top. And the expectation going into this issue is that despite what we saw happen at the end of that fight, Zdarsky has to resolve it so the series can move on. But that’s completely subverted here, and the issue goes for a thematic closure rather than a literal one. It succeeds. Daredevil #14 is a powerful and exceptional comic–the pinnacle of a short, but successful series.

  • 100

    AIPT

    Daredevil #14 is a beautiful ending to a historical run that stands on its own but also intrigues you enough to see what the next team will have to face. Zdarsky, Checchetto, and Wilson deliver an excellent epilogue that will give you hope for the supporting cast of Daredevil.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Shocking and poetic end to an impressive, rewarding saga and one of the best of the decade.

    Checchetto uses many textures that bring out the details and makes the comic very dynamic, each panel is mesmerizing.

  • 97

    Major Spoilers

    Daredevil #14 caps off a run that has had far more hits than misses, and this issue is just another for the former column. It’s nice to see the closest thing to closure that you’ll find in an ongoing comic book series, but a slight misstep with a cliffhanger keeps this from being perfect.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    It’s inevitable that Zdarski is going to have to bring Matt back into the mask, but Elektra continues to be really, really appealing as the title character in the book. The darkness in her tragic backstory and the loss of love feels like a very, very strong and intense dramatic anchor for all of the violence and action. It’s really fun to see it play out the way it does. But then there’s that last scene…and a coming video serial with Charlie Cox…so it’s inevitable that he’ll be back. With any luck, Zdarski is able to take his time with the brooding former assassin as Daredevil. She’s really cool.

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarsky crafts a fantastic story in this issue. I love all the subtle moments within it with all the characters. I love that the story takes the time to show how the characters are dealing with Matt’s absence and their commitment to life in the wake of it. I really enjoyed the tone of the story and how it manages to capture both loss and life as well as add some great action and thrills. I continue to be excited about this series and this issue makes me want to read more.

    The Art: Checchetto delivers fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals brilliantly showcase the characters, the environments and the emotion of the story itself.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s four years of work on Daredevil—encompassing two complete series, a crossover event, and abundant tie-ins—draws to a close this week in an epilogue that summons the very best elements of an outstanding run ready to meet the title’s storied history. In the wake of Matthew Murdock’s death, the issue examines the many lives he touched throughout this modern saga and emphasizing how they were shaped by Matthew’s approach. Just as the series opened by acknowledging the systemic flaws that lead to so much suffering, it refuses to provide any pollyanna optimism as it concludes. Instead, it focuses on how individuals respond to those circumstances for the better. In the wake of global conspiracies and battles in Hell, the good that is found comes not in saving the world but saving one life or supporting a few more. Longstanding members of the Daredevil cast and new additions alike are made heroic by engaging in mundane work alongside some vigilantism. That return to the streetlevel scope which first distinguished Zdarsky and Checchetto’s work makes for a more resonant and personal conclusion. Even with action sequences to be displayed, Checchetto’s character work carries tremendous gravitas in its presentation of modern communities and difficult emotions. Daredevil #14 is a reminder that heroism is not defined by great abilities or grand sagas, but the everyday work represented by Matthew’s work as an advocate for justice both within and beyond the systems he occupied, providing an inspirational and humanizing perspective on the superhero genre.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Daredevil #14 is a great epilogue for Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto to conclude their epic run with. The story showed the impact this run had on the Daredevil franchise and set-up the new creative team to have success with many engaging storylines to follow-up on.

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Daredevil #14 takes a breather from the end of the last arc to let Daredevil’s friends and loved ones grieve and remember in their own ways. Zdarsky piles on heaps of emotional beats to give Dardevil’s death weight, but the pacing and energy take a dip as a result.

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.

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