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Daredevil #7

68
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

As Daredevil, both Elektra and Matt Murdock have made a home for super villains at the new stronghold of the Fist.

But not everyone they’ve welcomed shares their vision for how things should be done.

In this issue, that’s going to cost them – and put them on a collision course with the rest of the Marvel Universe!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BJ39DLR2

7%
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36%
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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    The overall emotional effect of seeing so much potential being achieved frames the inevitable reversal wonderfully in a showdown that earns its seemingly hyperbolic degree of presentation with two armies of good and evil preparing to enter the field. Daredevil delivers a riveting morality play of modern social movements set against an epic fantasy backdrop with some of Marvel Comics’ greatest characters; it’s a truly astounding superhero comic.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Daredevil #7 keeps the storyline moving with a terrific issue. Whilst all part of the same plot, the artists taking different parts gives layers to the story. The Hand and the Punisher have felt far away, only mentioned as an outside force. This issue brings them very close. I admire the voice this comic is developing, actually addressing key elements of superhero comics and society as a whole.

  • 98

    Comic Watch

    Daredevil #7 continues a series trend where the more down to Earth, character oriented story elements are much stronger than the long developing Fist/Hand arc. As welcome as the opening page recap was for whats going on with the Punisher side of this story, I still found myself losing interest in these moments. This is another strong issue, but I would like to see Zdarsky find more balance in these two sides of Matts motivation.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarsky crafts an intense and brilliantly compelling story in this issue. All of the forces internal and external tearing at Matt create a story that not only gets to the heart of the character, but infuses the drama with great meaning to the reader. I love the immediacy of the plot as well as the moments between the characters. The finale of this issue has me excited for their confrontation.

    The Art: De Latorre and Checchetto deliver some stunning visuals throughout the issue. The art is exciting and perfectly captures and complements the tension and emotion of the story.

  • 90

    AIPT

    Daredevil #7 is another great issue that advances the showdown between the Fist and the Hand. The reformed villains get a moment to think beyond themselves, making this a significant character issue. What is ideal is at the end of it all, you know there is a deadly threat waiting for these characters. The fire is starting up, so get ready for war.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    Daredevil #7 does an excellent job setting the stage for the big clash between The Fist and The Hand. Building off the previous issue, Chip Zdarksy, Rafael De Latorre, and Marco Checchetto continue to test Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios in fascinating ways. The direction things went does provide a lot of intrigue into how the Daredevil pair will deal with Punisher and Aka when facing off against The Hand.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    Daredevil #7 does an excellent job setting the stage for the big clash between The Fist and The Hand. Building off the previous issue, Chip Zdarksy, Rafael De Latorre, and Marco Checchetto continue to test Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios in fascinating ways. The direction things went does provide a lot of intrigue into how the Daredevil pair will deal with Punisher and Aka when facing off against The Hand.

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    This chapter is in preparation for the moment we have been waiting for since the Punisher became the fist of the Beast.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75

    CBAMR.COM

  • 70

    Major Spoilers

    In terms for what it does for the character himself, Daredevil #7 is amazing. Seeing Matt fully and unabashedly embrace a political stance is interesting both within this issue and in the context of the character as a whole. The thing that brings this down though is the inclusion of The Hand which is done in a way that is nearly impossible not to see coming.

  • 70

    Razorfine

    The issue works more for set-up than actual events (although those do show how Murdock can put his litany of skills to use to do a little good in situations other heroes aren’t watching). Daredevil #7 also promises the inevitable confrontation we should finally see between Daredevil and the Punisher.

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    In all, Daredevil #7 has a few bright spots and gorgeous art, but the story takes a breather from the looming war with the Hand to deliver a one-dimensional social message about the evils of corporations, the damage of gentrification, and the flaws of the prison system. There’s nothing wrong with social messaging, but when it’s delivered so flatly, the issue reads more like a lecture than a thought-provoking idea.

  • 40

    Big Comic Page

    In my opinion, Chip Zdarsky is better suited for standalone stories than the sprawling nature of the “Red Fist Saga.” This story, based around Castlemax’s eviction of a recently acquired apartment complex, was a lot of fun to read. (…) Even though I’m looking forward to seeing the two armies clash, I’m more excited by the prospect that Zdarksy’s Red Fist Saga will end sooner than later.

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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