Published on December 18th, 2019 | by Chris O'Connor

Daredevil #14 Comic Review

Daredevil #14 Comic Review Chris O'Connor

Summary: Murdock and detective North have a talk while Fisk learns he isn't the big fish in a small pond anymore. Factions are making moves and tensions are rising.


Tough Talks

Matt Murdock and Detective Cole North have a coffee together, Wilson Fisk learns that in New York the Mayor isn’t the most powerful person and Hell’s Kitchen bubbles with rising tensions and The Owl stirring the pot.


There’s a lot to lay down and a lot to absorb in this issue. Murdock and Detective North open it all with their chat over coffee. You get the impression they are feeling each other out, trying to establish where each of them draws the line for what they would do to seek justice. As if that wasn’t intense enough we also have Wilson Fisk learning just what his limitations are as Mayor, a position he no doubt thought would make him the most powerful person in New York only to now learn there are those with more power than he. But we aren’t finished yet… the scene with Murdock and Mindy is full on but shows a degree of understanding on Murdock’s part of just what it means to be a hero… the reach the dangers he faces stretch and how those dangers can impact the ones he loves. All of these elements (and more) compressed into 24pgs yet still feeling well fleshed out and compelling is quite an impressive act to pull off but Chip does so.


I’ll be upfront… the thing that really drew me to this comic was the cover. I love that gritty, darker Norman Rockwell look. Marco and Francesco continue that high level of quality throughout with some lovely detail in every panel from foreground to background and everything in between. The colouring is just right and the visual punch of an image of Detective North standing in front of car headlights near the end of this issue is quite striking.

Final Thoughts?

There’s a lot to take in from this issue but none of it feels overwhelming. A lot of ground is covered and some motivations are fleshed out whilst actions that are no doubt going to lead to some massive events in future issues are put in motion. A great issue and well worth adding to your collection.

Comic Details

Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Marco Checchetto, Francesco Mobili
Cover Artist: Julian Tedesco
Genre: Super hero, Action, Crime
Format: 24pgs, FC, Ongoing
Release Date: 4th December, 2019

About the Author'

Father of four, husband of one and all round oddity. Gaming at home since about 1982 with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Moving on to the more traditional PC genre in the years that followed with the classic Jump Joe and Alley Cat. CGA, EGA, VGA and beyond PC's have been central to my gaming but I've also enjoyed consoles and hand helds along the way (who remembers the Atari Lynx?). Would have been actor/film maker, jack of many trades master of none.

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