Comic Vine Review


Daredevil #28 Review


For an issue that is less focused on the superhero side of Matt Murdock's life, Mark Waid continues to show how great he can make this series.

The Good

Here we go again. Hurray for Mark Waid. What more is there to say?

After all the craziness in the past...many issues, Mark Waid eases back a little on the threats and dangers in Matt Murdock's life. But (thankfully) that doesn't mean he's cutting back on the quality of the storytelling.

For as much action and suspense the previous issues have had, Waid really leans on the emotional side of things, but not in a tearjerker way. Whether it's Matt visiting Foggy in the hospital as he fights his own battle or dealing with a childhood bully, we get to see a different sort of fight for Matt. It's this sort of variation that makes the series intriguing and have a fresh feeling. Just because this is a superhero comic doesn't mean it has to be full of superhero action. Waid gives us a great visit down Matt's childhood lane and it does make you look at him just a tiny bit differently. At the same time, it also reinforces just how noble and heroic Matt is.

There was some concern over last issue being the last with Chris Samnee. Javier Rodriguez (who has colored several issues) does an extraordinary job and keeps up the tradition of top notch art (and color) this series has had from the beginning. It's one thing for a comic book artist to be able to draw a superhero comic. This shows Rodriguez's skills in drawing actual people along with the emotions conveyed in the different situations throughout the story.

The Bad

It's another great issue. Perhaps a tiny bit less action that some might like but it's still a compelling and completely satisfying issue.

The Verdict

Can this series do no wrong? It's always a wonderful treat when a writer mixes things up and gives an issue with a completely different feel over the previous one. The focus switches from action to emotion and character development but that doesn't take away from the spectacle this comic is. It's no secret how versatile a writer Mark Waid is and month after month he continues to show it. Javier Rodriguez picks up the art reigns and continues the tradition of the spectacular art we've been getting in this series. If you enjoy comics, you should be reading Mark Waid's DAREDEVIL.

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Posted by CaptainHoopla

I don't think Waid can be stopped right now. I'm just happy to be along for the ride.

Posted by SmashBrawler

There's never a dull moment in this series, is there? Great issue, as always.

Posted by kilomac29

Great week for DD. Indestructible Hulk was just as fantastic.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

That cover looks like something from Archie

Edited by doombot890

really loved this issue. It was even better that I had just watched the episode of 30 Rock where Liz lemon goes to her high school reunion and finds out she wasnt the invisible nerd that she thought she was! haha!

Posted by Billy Batson

That cover looks like something from Archie

Wouldn't that fit the current run? :p


Posted by G_Money_Christmas

I agree. It was awesome. From the cover I had no idea what to expect but it was a good surprise.

Posted by IanPrime

This is my favorite thing on the shelves right now. Probably the only Marvel hero i really got attached to. Waid is a freight train right now.

Posted by kennybaese

I should really get caught up on the trades for this book. I've heard nothing but good things.

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Edited by The Mast

If Waid walked on water, Jonny would say, "It's only because he can't swim." If Waid cured cancer, he'd say, "Yeah, but he did nothing about A.I.D.S."

It's so baffling. Dude just loves complaining. Doesn't even read the current series and hasn't since it was in single digits or so, but shows up in every Daredevil review to say how much Waid sucks. Lameness. Waid gives out another amazing issue, "Yeah, but the cover's lame."

I actually said to my friend on here, "If Jonny isn't posting a negative comment in this reply section, you can have my Daredevil #1." I was that sure.

If he saved your cat in a house fire you'd probably complain he didn't do it with a frown and in the rain.

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Posted by daredevil21134

I bought the issue but I still haven't read it yet.

Posted by microwave25

Is Samnee completely off Daredevil??

Posted by The Mast

I bought the issue but I still haven't read it yet.


This man knows what's up. At least he's paying for the thing he's complaining about. I don't get it, but he's paying/reading.

Edited by Ando123

gonna give it a try¡

Edited by Owie

Nice issue. I liked hearing the other guy's perspective on Matt as a kid. And the whole thing about the Serpent group was pretty hilarious.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

awesome as always

Posted by Fenderxx

I really enjoy the parts with Matt and Foggy.

Posted by Mezmero

The Comic vine staff have joked in the past about not reviewing this anymore because it's 5 stars all the time. I starting to believe that might be the case. Mark Waid knocks it out of the park every single time. It's almost unfair to all the other Marvel books how good this title is.

Edited by emilie1220

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Posted by longbowhunter

I didnt know last issue was Samnee's final. Really dug Javier Rodriguez on this one though. Seems we've been left in capable hands.

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Posted by daredevil21134
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@the_mast said:

@daredevil21134 said:

I bought the issue but I still haven't read it yet.


This man knows what's up. At least he's paying for the thing he's complaining about. I don't get it, but he's paying/reading.

right, because buying something you hate totally makes sense