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Daredevil #8

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 9 critic ratings.

At last… WAR!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Daredevil #8 is a masterclass of a battle. This is each creator functioning at an elite level. It’s a fantastic fight issue that has an intoxicating atmosphere.

  • 100

    Regardless of how events unfold in the pages of Daredevil #8, this issue is an absolute triumph – showcasing The Fist’s first battle against The Hand as they face down The Punisher riding a dragon to save a father and his son. It is a melee of biblical proportions that seizes upon a war defined by faith and ideology between Daredevil and Punisher.

  • 95


    Zdarsky and Checchetto bring the battle to epic proportions as the Punisher goes up against the Daredevils. Two characters, firmly entrenched in their beliefs, come to blows for an action-packed issue that highlights the characters inside while building up the suspense for the overall war.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarsky ramps up the intensity throughout the story as Matt deals with both the reality of the war he’s raging and the possibility that he might have to do the unthinkable. I love the dark drama of this arc and how the characters are evolving throughout it. The uncertainty of every moment made the story more intense and dramatic and I cannot wait to see where it goes next.

    The Art: Checchetto delivers a visual masterpiece of action and tension. Every page is filled with amazing visual moments that connected with me.

  • 85

    Multiversity Comics

    I am unsurprising to report that Zdarsky’s “Daredevil” is still spectacular; an all-time great run for the character. Even while battling monsters and ninjas, it manages a conversation with the long-running comic series, finding subtle shades of nuance from what came before. Even if the artwork isn’t up to the series usual benchmark, it effectively tells a story of faith and justice, punishment and dinosaurs.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto deliver an epic scale fight between The Fist and The Hand in Daredevil #8. The results from this conflict, especially with how certain Marvel heroes responded, creates even greater intrigue in what is next for Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75


  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Daredevil #8 gives readers the big battle readers have been waiting for. While the action lives up to the hype, it’s hard to follow who’s saying what, and the power mismatch between Punisher and Daredevil doesn’t make sense.

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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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