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Daredevil #6

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

In the most shocking issue of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s landmark DAREDEVIL epic yet, Elektra finds herself at the center of an international incident that threatens to put her, Matt Murdock and everything they hold dear on a collision course with the Avengers – after which, things may never be the same!

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24 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 94

    Comic Watch

    Daredevil #6 returns to the very strong character work from the first three issues that still took place in New York. Issues four and five both dealt with Matt’s transition to the leadership of the Fist (especially four). But both were more nuts and bolts plot oriented. And while this issue does significantly advance the plot via Elektra’s scenes, the strength of the issue is the character beats which are what has made the series compelling from the beginning.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarksy crafts an entertaining and thought provoking story in this issue. I love the parallel between Matt’s philosophical mission and Elektra’s physical one. The story has some great tension throughout especially in the scene with Matt and Bullet in the kitchen and Elektra facing off against Iron Man. I can’t wait to see where this story goes next.
    The Art: De Latorre delivers some great visuals and I love the changes in style between Matt and Elektra’s stories.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Daredevil #6 is a brilliant character issue. It allows those that have just arrived a chance to demonstrate their personality in what is quickly growing into a large cast of eccentric figures. Those at the heart of the story, Matt and Elektra, have spent a while building an army with the ability to take on the Hand, and it is great to see the strains that becoming a leader has on those with the world on their shoulder. Their time at their base has often seemed like one of training and tranquility. But with one final page, Zdarsky introduces a figure that is the opposite of tranquil.

  • 90

    Un Cómic Más

  • 85


    This issue helps to progress the upcoming war between the Fist and the Hand. A wild reveal will have you wondering how much power the Hand holds, Daredevil is dealing with a heavy crown as a leader, and Elektra will be on the run. Are they strong enough for war? Zdarsky and de LaTorre bring intense drama with the Red Fist Saga.

  • 80

    Daredevil continues to root out parallel injustices between Marvel’s world and our own with appropriate gravitas and an endgame that is anything but certain.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 78


  • 75

    Comic Book Revolution

    Daredevil #6 continues to up the stakes as The Fist vs The Hand war escalates even more. Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre do a phenomenal job with the story being told around Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios. That said, now that Frank Castle has been introduced into the story as a physical presence Zdarsky and company need to do a better job with how they bring in plot beats from the ongoing Punisher series into their Daredevil work. While it is a concern, I do trust Zdarsky to deliver a compelling story.

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Daredevil #6 continues the extended break in the action to engage in multiple therapy sessions with the recently escaped Raft inmates. The art looks great, and the dialog is well-crafted, but the story is moving at a snail’s pace, resulting in a well-crafted but dull issue.

  • 20

    Big Comic Page

    This comic is the definition of a middling issue, and the Red Fist Saga has been a less than satisfying story. I can’t tell if Zdarsky’s fixation on this internal conflict has turned into obsession, that he’s dealing with concepts so big that he can’t answer any of the questions he’s posing, or if it’s proof that the man who’s been writing Daredevil needs a break.

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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.

[Latest Update: April 8, 2024]