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Daredevil: Black Armor #1 (of 4)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

D.G. Chichester returns to Hell’s Kitchen to spin an all-new DAREDEVIL story set during his landmark run with the character!

Joined now by rising star NETHO DIAZ with covers by industry legend MARK BAGLEY, this is one DAREDEVIL series you can’t afford to miss!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Graphic Policy

    Overall, Daredevil: Black Armor #1 is an excellent debut issue that shows why Chichester is a true storyteller and makes you want to go and read his original Daredevil run. The story is exciting and while it doesn’t add to the time period it uses it nicely. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, Daredevil: Black Armor #1 is one of the best debuts this year.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic has a shocking narrative, with no respite between action sequences and revelations, where this new uniform highlights how lethal Daredevil is.

    Art’s detailed with exciting dynamism, elevating just how deadly Daredevil looks in this new uniform. The facial expressions are very precise.

  • 90


    It’s a marvelous opening issue that tickles the nostalgia to get readers to return with enough hype that newer fans will want to check out this throwback suit. D.G. Chichester and Netho Diaz give us the best of past and present with their modern-styled trip to a memorable era of Daredevil. If you’ve been digging old-school style with modern storytelling, like World’s Finest, then be sure to check out Daredevil: Black Armor.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    D.G. Chichester returns to Daredevil for a story that features The Man Without Fear’s black armor that he wore after his classic red suit got trashed while at the same time, deciding to kill off his Matt Murdock identity and adopting the persona of Jack Batlin, a local con-man; There’s no doubt that Chichester was the strong voice for DD back in the day and this series does a great job of fleshing out that era while giving the readers another look at Jack Batlin/ Brand Spanking New DD from a new perspective that is a great way for DD fans to discover this title but while this series may not take the world by storm, it’s the perfect way for fans to head back to the 90s….just grab a can of Slice and get lost in this bygone era.

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    Daredevil: Black Armor #1 is a solid debut issue that slots too easily into the era it is harkening back to. The book is missing a vital narrative brazenness that books from the 90s were happy to engage with, instead opting for a more constrained introduction. That paired with an art style that is much less frantic and more modern in approach, makes for a quick but enjoyable read. Daredevil: Black Armor struggles to find an identity, trying to play as both a nostalgic look back at a very specific Daredevil era while channeling elements from the more recent runs.

  • 60

    Let’s head back to a time when Daredevil actually wore an appropriate costume for his street-level crimefighting. I remember reading comics back during this era and picking up some Daredevil comics featuring the new look. As we head back here, we see Matt Murdock living under his Jack Batlin alias, still helping to protect Hell’s Kitchen even if his life is upside down.

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