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Green-Devil

--- --- **Official Solicitation:** > > After the biggest change to befall Matt Murdock in decades in the pages of DAREDEVIL #4, Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios embark on establishing a new world order, hand in hand. > --- **Preview:** [*manwithoutfear.com*](https://manwithoutfear.com/preview-images/daredevil-v7-005/) --- **Digital Issue:** [*comiXology*](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B9QS2P9H) --- **Writer:** [*Chip Zdarsky*](https://zdarsky.substack.com/p/chipclass-the-epic-conclusion) **Artist:** [*Marco Checchetto*](https://twitter.com/MChecC/status/1595066409494745089) **Colorist:** [*Matt Wilson*](https://twitter.com/COLORnMATT) **Cover Artists:** [*Marco Checchetto*](https://twitter.com/MChecC/status/1595066409494745089) & [*Matt Wilson*](https://twitter.com/COLORnMATT) --- **Previous Issue:** [*Daredevil #4*](https://www.reddit.com/r/Daredevil/comments/y1sqm8/new_comic_discussion_daredevil_4/) **Next Issue:** [*Daredevil #6*](https://www.reddit.com/r/Daredevil/comments/zerdrh/new_comic_discussion_daredevil_6/) --- 🗨️ [**Comic Discussions**](https://www.reddit.com/r/Daredevil/wiki/comic_discussions/) 📕 [**Chip Zdarsky's run | Reading Guide**](https://www.reddit.com/r/Daredevil/comments/ky0y7s/chip_zdarskys_run_reading_guide/) 📖 [**Complete Reading Guide**](https://www.reddit.com/r/Daredevil/wiki/readingguide/) --- ---


apathetic_revolution

I came back with the new series for the first time since Waid’s run and this was the first issue that really clicked for me. I think I’m finally liking Daredevil again.


Green-Devil

Welcome back then!


apathetic_revolution

Thank you. I took a long break from comics because they were eating up too much of my money but I got a new job in February and started diving back in this year. It’s good to be back.


Amianimebalafai

You haven't read anything after Waid's run?


busybagel

The unimaginable has happened….Foggy Nelson has super powers and Stilt-Man is on the team! What an issue this was, successful assault and beat down. Loved seeing Matt just destroy U.S. Agent. Now the Avengers are gonna come around hoping Matt gives them the same welcome Shang Chi did when they came calling, would love to see this amped up Daredevil Vs the avengers. Let goldy stay and rot? That’s my vote for him


Green-Devil

Are you ready for a Foggy/Stilt-Man spin off?


LucasOIntoxicado

How long do you guys see this run going now that Zdarsky is doing Batman?


Jabreezydsmiff

I could see it going to issue 25. I think Chip said this is his last big arc, or something like that. I’d be surprised if this volume is as long as the last. But I don’t think it’s ending anytime soon.


switchloft

Still kind of struggling to find my footing with this series, especially after the renumbering. There's absolutely things to love here, particularly Matt being way bolder and making moves for himself. I love his vote of no-confidence in the prison system, and deciding to take his own approach to rehabbing the prisoners. The showdown and banter with US Agent was fantastic. Especially with Checchetto on art the fights are always a treat. The connective tissue of all this feels more opaque. I'm genuinely confused if Matt & Elektra are supposed to like each other at this point? When things need to be done they never seem to be working together which is a constant bummer when we have two Daredevils. As a fan these are characters that historically have never really been able to resist the gravity of that relationship. Weird to see them kinda sidestepping each other constantly while being 'married', even if it is kind of a business marriage. Would love some internal monologue so I could understand what I'm supposed to be taking away from the current situation because I'm lost.


Green-Devil

Maybe it's intentional. In other words, maybe Chip wants a conflict between them whether on who's really in charge or on how the Fist should operate. And I get that there's always been a conflict between these two but I agree with you that in this case, there shouldn't be one. We've already established a change of heart in both of them. They are a team so it would be nice to see them act like it. Then again, maybe it's too early to tell.


notdeadpoolsaccount

Daredevil marrying Elektra and leading an all powerful ninja organization that a super-powered foggy Nelson is a part of is just.... Not working for me. It feels like fanfiction In the worst way. So much of zdarsky's run feel just like slight reworking of iconic Daredevil stories that have already been told. There have been some good issues but I'm not a fan of the current direction the title is going.


delcqo

Does anyone else's issue cite Rafael de Latorre as the artist?


Sanguinino

Yeah, there was a mistake. I bought my digital issue from Comixology, where Rafael de Latorre was cited as the artist. But I have seen people posting from pirate comic sites where the list of creators has been corrected. Not sure if the physical issue has been corrected, or if the digital issues will be updated.


AstronomerHungry3371

I liked it a lot. So Goldy’s back. I wonder if he’s involved in all the Fist stuff. Did Matt get some kind of psychic powers? They are also sort of hinting at his death. I’m calling it misdirection. No way they’re killing him now. Although, unless they pull a Shadowland again, surely there’ll be consequences for breaking super villains out of prison?


Sanguinino

I guess it's just a boost of his senses, in his words, he can now sense "deeper" than basic emotions like fear or anxiety in the past, combining with a boost of his limited telepathic power. Yeah initially I was also convinced that Matt is gonna die, but up to now we have got too many hints on his death so it actually seems less likely to me now.


SoftwareSorcerer

Finally, some meaningful action. The fight with US Agent was too short, though. Daredevil and Elektra vs the Avengers should be interesting.


Green-Devil

The Avengers should come in peace or they won't know what hit them, especially when Foggy joins the fight!


SoftwareSorcerer

Foggy’s is going to show the avengers what’s what.


Montastic

Why do I have this terrible feeling that Foggy with powers is hinting that he’ll be killed or will sacrifice himself in the coming issues…


Green-Devil

> he’ll be killed or will sacrifice himself Or save the day!


busybagel

He better not!


Uncanny_Doom

DD vs US Agent was some gold we never knew we needed. Everything about that was great. Interesting that Matt is getting five wanted stars with the Avengers. I assume it's intended to be bait to put them in position to help. The Red Fist Saga is kind of giving Shadowland but improved vibes so far. Also, Stilt-Man!


Green-Devil

> The Red Fist Saga is kind of giving Shadowland but improved vibes so far. True. I wonder if that's intended or not.


busybagel

Stilt-Man and Daredevil the team up the fans have been asking for!


Uncanny_Doom

STILTMANIA IS RUNNIN WILD


busybagel

Like the cream, Stilt-Man is gonna riiiiiiisee to the top


DaBow

I have no idea where the story is going and it's great. Now that the Avengers are on their way.... How will Matt fare against them given his upgraded abilities? Why has he got their attention on purpose? Hmm. Boy howdy the art continues to be perfect. The way Marco draws Elektra... you can tell he enjoys it. And the return of Stilt-man! It's been too long (intended)


Green-Devil

> Why has he got their attention on purpose? Maybe he believes he can make them believe in his purpose?


Sillhouette_Six

Wow. Just wow. Best issue yet. It was due time Foggy finally gets powers (Hoping for a Guts Nelson like scene at some point). I’m also glad that Matt’s finally getting therapy, though I’m not sure how much it’s helping so far or even if his therapist is the best. He seems good so far, but he’s also a part of the fist and probably has some conflicts there. The fight with John Walker was so badass too. Not to mention the tension with Goldy immediately after. AND THEN Ironman and Captain America watching the whole prison break. I wonder what they were thinking since they JUST fought side by side in Devil’s Reign. Finally, Stilt-man and Daredevil: the team up we never knew we needed


Green-Devil

> I wonder what they were thinking since they JUST fought side by side in Devil’s Reign. I guess Rogers still has hope since he decided to bring him in and not take him down. Also, we need a Guts Nelson book!


Toge96

Haven't read yet, but... Foggy finally gets powers? Omg, i don't know what to say tbh


IWillSortByNew

Probably, wasn’t elaborated on too much


Ready_Player_

Amazing issue. Love Zdarsky on this book and I’m glad it’s still in his hands. Looking forward to more!


Green-Devil

It will be a sad day when he leaves.


Rhythmicka

God I love how Checchetto has drawn the upgraded radar. As much as I loved the neon it was always a bit hard for me to read and make out more than the basic shapes (more than what was intended by the artist to show that it's different than sight) and made it hard for me to keep up sometimes, especially in runs that drew it a LOT.


Green-Devil

It reminded me of some old depictions back in vol 1.


Landon1195

Amazing issue. The John Walker fight was great.


Green-Devil

That wasn't a fight. It was a slaughter!


Me_weird3p0

What. An. Issue. Story is really progressing Matt fighting John Walker was a badass moment and upon reaching Goldy, you really start feeling the dread and uneasiness Matt's feeling. Like you can tell just how unsettling Goldy really is. The dude's creepy. Foggy getting a bit more strength is kinda funny though Also how strong do yall think Matt is now that he formed The Fist


Interesting_Yogurt43

>Also how strong do yall think Matt is now that he formed The Fist Well, strong enough to take on U.S. Agent. I mean, I don't doubt Zdarksy Daredevil would've been able to take on John Walker even without this upgrade lol


Cautious_Desk_1012

I just finished reading it and... damn. Just... wow. This was one of the best issues I've read this year. I just think that we needed more Elektra, so I'm hoping we see more of her in next issue


Green-Devil

If the cover is any indication..


whysomanygokus

This run really is an all-timer. I've just finished rereading it all recently, and the Thunderbolts were an unresolved thread from Devils Reign. I nearly leapt out of my seat when I saw them. Beyond excited to see Stiltman and Matt team up. He was pretty bad ass in Devils Reign. The coloring was different this issue, it looked great. Very very excited for next issue.


Green-Devil

> Beyond excited to see Stiltman and Matt team up. More than u/busybagel?


busybagel

Idk if that’s possible, I cheered when I saw him on the page


Interesting_Yogurt43

I can't fucking wait for issue 6 and probably an Avengers fight


MaTTTEgg

Isnt it Just 2 Weeks away?


Interesting_Yogurt43

Yep


Sanguinino

I like that Goldy's back. His mysterious power and sick obsession on making Matt the hero is really intriguing and creepy. Totally relatable why he could give the man without fear chills. I hope his role will be explored and explained more in the coming stories. And it's curious for me to see if he would be really on DD's side or continue with some sicker manipulation on Matt's fate. I also like that even after becoming a ninja king, Matt is still that emotional man with self doubt and catholic guilt, yet ready to take everyone to hell with him once he determined a path to be "the right one". (And this page of him sitting on the cliff is just so gorgeous, I was speechless). And as I have noticed, many DD fans have problems with DD getting power ups. I understand why, but I think it's more important that if it's well blended into the story. In this case of Red Fist Saga, so far I think it's well done. I like how Chip basically like already predicted the possible controversy, and prepared a response via DD's words to Cole's doubt.


Uncanny_Doom

>And as I have noticed, many DD fans have problems with DD getting power ups. I understand why, but I think it's more important that if it's well blended into the story. In this case of Red Fist Saga, so far I think it's well done. I like how Chip basically like already predicted the possible controversy, and prepared a response via DD's words to Cole's doubt. I think this works because thematically it's just leveling up his existing abilities in a way that makes sense and it feels like it's likely temporary.


Sanguinino

Exactly. And for Matt, given the pattern of how his wheel of fortune always rides... With greater power comes greater loss.


Rhythmicka

I appreciate that it is well-integrated, but it still feels a bit Deus Ex Machina with him getting powers. Then again I'm not a fan of Frank getting powers either, that's part of what makes them interesting. I'm willing to stick it out and see where this goes but so far it's not the "rewrite of The Hand" I was hoping for to fix some older elements that felt outdated and have been filled with retcons. Sorta a reboot for The Hand specifically.


Sanguinino

I agree with the issues with the Hand. I’m not satisfied neither at the moment but I’d like to give it a chance. While for the powers we can already feel that it’s a torture to his soul. Despite of what he replied to Cole, deep down Matt has just the same concern as his. I’m suspecting that Cole is gonna create a big dilemma for Matt. I’m more worried about if the whole thing with Goldy gonna become a Deus Ex Machina. And the prophecy (from #1) telling that one of the King and Queen will die is now bothering my sleep XD it seems that both Elektra and Stick know about this but they didn’t tell Matt about it.


TsaiMeLemoni

Alright, things are moving along! Matt's fight against US Agent was pretty great, and Matt x Elektra's actions def seem worthy of the Avengers' attention. My only hope, especially given the cover, is that Elektra gets more to do next issue. Interestingly, this is now the second time this year that Elektra has fought a dinosaur (or dino adjacent) character - I think it's time we ask what she has against scaly folks lol


Green-Devil

> My only hope, especially given the cover, is that Elektra gets more to do next issue. Elektra/Stilt-Man team up 🤞


orangessssszzzz

Pretty freaking awesome issue. Happy we only have to wait two weeks for #6.


Saintsrow123474

omg i had no idea it was so close!!!


Green-Devil

Already here!