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Daredevil by Mark Waid, Volume 4

(Daredevil (2011) (Collected Editions) #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,744 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Nelson & Murdock is no more!
Foggy's discovered a shocking secret that Matt's been keeping - and he doesn't take it well! It's a turning point in the lives of Marvel's most famous legal team! Then, it's the return of someone Matt thought was gone forever, and the debut of a new menace in New York...the killer called Coyote! Daredevil's newest threat is not what Matt expects
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Marvel (first published February 27th 2013)
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Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comix, buddy-reads
Poor Wilbur Day! As a child he was always shorter than everyone else. He would suffer the other kids’ taunts. “Hey midget face.” “Look, it’s dwarf boy.” “Short people ain’t got no reason to live.”* Everyday poor Wilbur would run home, climb the stairs to his room and sob.

Then one weekend, his family took him to the circus. There were plenty of scary, creepy clowns, but, a very tall man handed him a flyer. Wilbur to his Dad – “Dad, why is that man so tall” Dad to Wilbur – “Idiot, he’s on stilts”
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel, 2015, superhero
You have to think that a guy who puts on red tights to run over rooftops as a violent vigilante is a little bit crazy, but is Matt Murdock really CRAAAAAAAZZZYYYYY?

That’s the issue at the beginning of this one when Foggy confronts Matt with some pretty shocking evidence that the cheese might have slipped off his cracker. Foggy had already been questioning whether Matt’s new happy-go-lucky attitude was positive thinking or the sign of a serious mental health problem, and the latest discovery is t
Dan Schwent
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
16 - Hank Pym shrinks down to microscopic size to take out the robots in Daredevil's brain!

Pretty cool stuff and another example of how Matt is part of the greater Marvel Universe, no longer exiled to its gritty shithole corner. Although it feels like he might be heading back to the feces-smeared area pretty soon with what Foggy fond in his desk drawer.

17 - Jobless, Matt reflects on his rocky past with Foggy Nelson and a battle with Stilt-Man.

Michael Allred drawing Daredevil is pretty fucking sw
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Maybe I'm overdosing on Daredevil?
I just wasn't in love with this volume, for some reason.
It's not bad, just...middle-of-the-roadish.

Matt has been rescued from Latveria, and Pym goes inside his brain to shoot all the mini-Doombots (or something) in his noggin. He succeeds, but somehow their memories get mind-melded together, and now they have a better understanding of each other.
Awwww. So sweet.

I stole that from Sam, by the way...

Just when Matt thinks his troubles are over, Fogg
Dec 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
Hit and miss. On one hand, there's a great flashback issue (drawn by Allred!) which is very good and emotionally satisfying, leading to Matt getting to actually see his father's last fight. It's a beautiful issue, in every way. On the other hand, the aftermath, physical and emotional, of DD's time in Latveria felt like it was brushed to the side rather quickly. Yes, the imagery and concepts towards the end of Coyote's story are chilling. But Foggy completely and entirely washing his hands of Mat ...more
Sam Quixote
Dec 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Matt’s been rescued from Doctor Doom’s sensory deprivation experiments in Latveria though he’s in bad shape as Doom’s microscopic nanobots try to destroy his brain from the inside as Hank Pym, Stephen Strange, and Tony Stark fight to save Matt’s life! Meanwhile, someone seems to be framing Matt as an unstable lunatic leading to Foggy’s surprising dissolution of their law firm, and a new villain called Coyote is committing some heinous crimes which only Daredevil can stop!

I’m still enjoying Mark
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
GODDAMNIT. Goodreads ate my review!

OK here's the lowdown: Matt is saved from the sensory depravation at the end of last ish by Tony Stark, Doc Strange and Hank Pym. Pym goes microscopic and destroys all the Doom-nano-bots in Matt's brain (2nd micro brain surgery in as many days from Marvel! See Beast going at Broo's brain in Wolvie and the X-Men Vol 5 - my review in stores now!HERE!!! ).

There's a touching moment that made me all verklempt, between Matt and Hank, as the brain surgery kinda crosse
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel-now
DD's escape from Doom's sensory attack seemed incidental, not very weighty for what should've been a monumental threat to Matt's existence. Then the Allred issue with flashbacks to early Matt & Foggy comes, which at least has a little emotional weight to it, and gives us something to worry about Matt's relationship with Foggy. Odd take to flash back to, but poetically it's pretty. It seems like an excuse to have a character moment, which is fine - Waid gets to know his characters like no one I'v ...more
Oct 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comix, 2013, fiction
Following a shocking discovery by Foggy, Matt Murdock finds himself without a job. With his sanity slowly unraveling, can Matt keep it together and protect the citizens of New York as Daredevil or will a new threat in the form of the dangerous villain Coyote bring down The Man Without Fear?

While not as strong as the previous volume, volume four still has its positives. Waid introduces a dark new villain by the name of Coyote who is in the midst of a pretty heinous crime when discovered by Darede
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This DD volume has elements of a great story. The emergence of the Coyote, who is using The Spot's powers to mess with DD's world, is very engaging. The flashback scene drawn by Mike Allred is pretty great, also, and has a nice emotional touch to it. Chris Samnee's (I always want to say Samwise Gamgee) art is fantastic and I love the "cruder" touch he brings to his art.

Unfortunately, the whole mess with Foggy acting like a dick was just poorly executed. The whole thing escalated too quickly, it
James DeSantis
Jul 03, 2016 rated it liked it
A solid, if not kind of forgettable volume. We get a issue with hardly any Daredevil, mostly some avengers, including Antman, trying to fix our hero. I just didn't find this all that interesting, same sadly with the next issue which is a flashback of stiltman...which is silly.

I always love drama in the Daredevil universe cause it feels real. The fight between Matt and Foggy hits home for me and breaks my heart yet I love it because it feels so goddamn real (and scary) and that's a plus. I also
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Kind of average 'DD' collection -- I'll remember it for two things: Stilt-Man's attack on the Nelson & Murdock law office and the subsequent chase through Manhattan (I'm chuckling that this bad guy is derisively referred to as "a C-lister," "one of the more absurd costumed villains in my rogues' gallery," and "least subtle villain ever" - absolutely no love for him from our title character!) and Matt Murdock's emotional reaction - during testing of a prototype device that affects his optic nerve ...more
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Waid's run on Daredevil is starting to feel legendary. He has such a fresh take on the hero, and it shows through in every scene. He's working with a broken man, but in a way that isn't depressing. He's doing outlandish superhero stuff and making it so fun that you easily suspend your disbelief.

Not only that, but he's taking seemingly small, almost forgettable elements of stories from the beginning of his run and suddenly fleshing them out into full-blown conspiracies. I'm a usually strict Frank
Peter Derk
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I know I'm a bad comic book fan, but I'm weak when it comes to following artists. I just...I don't know. I feel like some artists are perfect for some books and not for others. And I do feel like artists have a little less flex when it comes to doing projects with vastly different tones that their writer counterparts.

That said, love me some Mike Allred.

After looking into Mike Allred for some reason, thought I'd share some fun facts.

1. Mike Allred is Mormon.

Yep. He started an adaptation of the Bo
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Scowling Foggy Nelson is the best.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Wing Kee
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Uneven but still good.

World: The art is good cause the characters express so much emotion, it's important cause this is a big drama arc with the Nelson and Matt thing. The world building is also fun building upon what Waid has been doing since he's taken on this title. It's weird and I did not see what he did with the world and the characters coming so good job!

Story: I wills say that this arc both annoyed and surprised. It was creepy AF, I did not see the villain and his plan so that surprised
Joseph R.
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Avengers perform some invasive surgery on Matt Murdock's brain after Doctor Doom filled it full of nanobots trying to steal Daredevil's sonar power. The surgery is mostly successful. Matt still has some troubles, especially when he starts hallucinating. His law partner, Foggy Nelson, has had it with Matt's instability and breaks up the legal team. Daredevil goes off the deep end as he faces a new villain, the Coyote. Coyote has been knocking off a lot of drug lord in New York City in gruesom ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This volume is one of the weirdest reading experiences I've ever had. The characters arcs are pure perfection, but the story and especially the villain are cringeworthy af. I don't even know how someone can come up with this... weird nonsense that didn't even bother me as much as it should have due to what it contributed to the character development. ...more
Nancy O'Toole
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
The fourth volume of Daredevil by Mark Waid indicates that that author clearly isn't running out of steam anytime soon. Filled with compelling character drama and satisfying artwork, the fourth volume of Daredevil brings us to a dark place. Admittedly, this is a place that previous volumes have touched on this before, especially at the end of volume three, but the dark mood feels more persistent in this volume, from beginning to end, and it works quite well for it. This time around, one of Matt' ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
AS I said in my review of volume 1 of Waid's run with this character there is more of an old school comic-booky feel at play here and I like it. It is done well, and we kinda needed a break from the whole dark, "Matt Murdock's life is a complete train-wreck in every single panel" vibe.

And with top-notch illustrators this series works for me!
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Jeez, they just give out Eisner's for any decent story, don't they? This was probably the most interesting story line so far. The last half of the book gets fairly interesting. It's still pretty disappointing overall though. If I wasn't a huge fan of Daredevil I would have never gotten this far into the series though. ...more
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Matt's sanity is questioned, and Waid delivers another crackerjack tale with a creeptastic villain at its center. This volume has some sad and sweet moments for Daredevil and Foggy, and the price of admission is work it for the flashback issue recalling the cementing of their friendship. ...more
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This one is much better. From Ant-Man battling nanobots in Daredevil's brain, to the introduction of Coyote, the story really takes some interesting twists and turns this time. The art could be a bit stronger, but on the whole, this was a much better collection than the previous one. ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: trades-read
Another solid volume of this run of DD.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Comic fans, Daredevil fans!
Waid and Samnee continue to simply crush it on Daredevil. Amazing work. They created a creepy new villain in Coyote, which isn't an easy task after all these years. Foggy's reactions to Matt's behavior are off here but I'm sure it'll pay off. As with most of Matt's love interests, Kirsten is fantastically complicated. Also, Paolo Rivera's covers were amazing! Overall, a really good Daredevil tale that continues a great series. ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel, disability, comics
I wasn't a huge fan of the villain in this volume (I haven't really loved any of Daredevil's villains so far), but I really liked how it played off of the emotion of the story. Questioning Matt's mental health and tying that back into his public image looks like it's going to take center stage in the second half, and it's good that the two stories are coming together, rather than running parallel. ...more
*read as single issues*
I enjoyed this volume a bit less than the last one. The story wasn’t bad but there were some parts where I feel that it would have had more impact if I knew more about the background (and I also didn’t really like Spot/Coyote). Still the story was good and the conflict between Matt and Foggy is really interesting.
Rocky Sunico
The major arc of this book has the relationship between Matt and Foggy fraying again with the added complication of Matt possibly losing his mind, something that makes him being Daredevil all the more dangerous to the public at large. And the big bad for his story was doubly unexpected and quite the fulfilling read once things got to the end.
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America. ...more

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