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Daredevil #5

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

After the biggest change to befall Matt Murdock in decades in the pages of Daredevil #4,

Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios embark on establishing a new world order, hand in hand.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Big Comic Page

    Everything in this issue is done so well. The art has a cinematic quality to it, the colors work to hide or highlight both emotion and action, and Zdarsky’s writing is on point here leaving me wanting more. So much of the action is so well depicted and has such strong imagery that this issue transcends the page. It would be a crime if Marvel Studios doesn’t use any of this for the upcoming Daredevil Reborn series or even a showdown between Daredevil and U.S. Agent.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This series gets better with each installment.

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarsky crafts a thrilling and intriguing story in this issue. The evolution of Matt as a character is fantastic and I love that he threads a psychological needle between being confident in his mission and doubting himself. There is a some great action throughout the issue and the story builds to a great cliffhanger that makes me excited to see what happens next.
    The Art: De Latorre delivers some fantastic visuals throughout the issue with exciting action and characters. I love the fight between Matt and John Walker and how visually thrilling it was.

  • 90

    Daredevil #5 returns to themes introduced years ago in Zdarsky and Checchetto’s original Daredevil #1 and follows up with a key figure from Devil’s Reign; it’s becoming increasingly apparent how all of these threads are weaving a genuine saga.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Daredevil #5 is a great issue. It enjoys the past while subtly hinting at a dangerous future. The Fist appears to be an organization set up to repel the Hand, but it is just as mysterious with as much potential for darkness. Daredevil never comes out of these dealings unscathed and is already showing signs of instability. And the creative partnerships in this comic are jaw-dropping in all aspects.

  • 85

    Comic Watch

    Daredevil #5 is really the first issue that feels like the promise of Zdarsky’s new direction is starting to be fulfilled.The goodbyes are said. The old love is in the rearview mirror. And the transition, handled somewhat clumsily in the previous issue, is over. It’s another solid issue that keeps the new storyline fresh and interesting.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre waste no time in showing the immediate impact the marriage of Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios has for the future of the Daredevil series. From all the character interactions to Matt Murdock’s inner monologue Daredevil #5 is yet another example of why this is one of the best comic books Marvel is publishing.

  • 80


    Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto explore Daredevil’s inner thoughts and struggles as he creates a Fist to save the world. Faith and plans are helping Daredevil, but is it enough? What else awaits on this path to Heaven through Hell?

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 78


  • 70


    The comic is filled with Daredevil’s uncertainty of his actions, and where they will lead him, but none of that changes his plans. Along with teasing trouble the Hand may be up to and the eventual intervention of the Avengers, Daredevil #5 also provides the opportunity for Daredevil to back up his words with action as the war, it appears, my finally have started.

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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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