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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

Steve Murray (born December 21, 1975), known by the pen-name Chip Zdarsky, is a Canadian comic book artist and writer, journalist, illustrator and designer. He has also used the pseudonym Todd Diamonte. He worked for National Post for over a decade, until 2014, as an illustrator and humorist (as Steve Murray) and wrote and illustrated a column called “Extremely Bad Advice” for the paper as well as The Ampersand, the newspaper’s pop culture section’s online edition.

He uses the Zdarsky pseudonym for comics-related work, using it to create Prison Funnies and Monster Cops and as artist and co-creator of Sex Criminals with writer Matt Fraction. Comics attributed to him include Howard the Duck, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Daredevil and Spider-Man: Life Story for Marvel Comics, Batman for DC Comics and Jughead for Archie Comics.

Early life

Steve Murray was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Barrie, Ontario.


Murray has illustrated for such clients as The Globe and Mail, New York magazine, CBC and Canadian Business.

In 2000, Murray created Chip Zdarsky as a pseudonym and alter ego for his persona as a comic book writer and illustrator, developing his own independent projects, such as Prison Funnies and Monster Cops (which can be read online or in print) as well as collaborating on a variety of projects, including Dark Horse Comics titles Fierce and Rumble Royale. About his alter ego, Murray said “I wanted to have a sad-sack cartoonist persona that lives in his mom’s basement, paints figurines for money, has restraining orders against him. And that became a character.” He describes the character as “an idiot who doesn’t know what I’m doing. I’ve had no success in my life. No matter what, I’m going to mess things up.” Murray initially attempted to keep the identities separate and secret.

From 2008 to 2014, Murray penned and illustrated a weekly advice column for the National Post called “Extremely Bad Advice”. He also wrote another column in that paper, Tear Jerk, in which he reviewed films to see if they could actually make him “weep like a baby”.

Along with Kagan McLeod, Ben Shannon, and Cameron Stewart, he is a co-founder of the studio The Royal Academy of Illustration and Design, which produced Rumble Royale.

In 2010, he also launched a mock campaign for mayor of Toronto. He was not an officially registered candidate, launching his satirical “campaign” through social networking platforms after the deadline had passed to register as a candidate in the real campaign.

Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction
In June 2013, Image Comics announced that Chip Zdarsky had teamed up with Invincible Iron Man and Hawkeye writer, Matt Fraction, on a new creator-owned series titled Sex Criminals. The first issue was released on September 23, 2013. Sex Criminals was declared number 1 on Time magazine’s list of “Top 10 Comics and Graphic Novels” of 2013.

In 2014, Murray won a Will Eisner Award for Best New Series for Sex Criminals.

Zdarsky wrote the first series arc of the relaunched Jughead comic for the 2015 New Riverdale relaunch.

On February 15, 2017, it was announced that beginning that June, Zdarsky would be writing a brand new “back-to-basics” Spider-Man series Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man that would run alongside writer Dan Slott‘s run on The Amazing Spider-Man. Zdarsky later wrote the two Spider-Man miniseries Spider-Man: Life Story and Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow.

In November 2018, it was announced that Zdarsky would serve as the writer on Daredevil, with Marco Checchetto serving as artist. The series began publication in February 2019 and lasted until November 2021 with issue 36. This leads into the event Devil’s Reign, also by Zdarsky and Checchetto. A new Daredevil #1 will launch in June 2022, with Zdarsky and Checchetto returning from the previous volume. The series will explore the fallout of Devil’s Reign and the effect it had on both Matt and Elektra, as both are operating as Daredevil.

In 2020, DC Comics announced that Zdarsky would be among the creators of a revived Batman: Black and White anthology series to debut on December 8, 2020.

In February 2022, it was announced that Zdarsky will serve as the new writer for the mainline Batman book, starting with issue 125 on July 5, with Jorge Jiménez serving as the artist.

[Latest Update: May 26, 2022]

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