Daredevil #71

Daredevil #71

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 23, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2
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DECALOGUE PART 1 The wait is over! Exactly what happened during Daredevil's year-long reign as the new Kingpin? His historic cleaning of Hell's Kitchen will finally be revealed in bloody detail.

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Mar 28, 2005

    I like the issue, but theres a nagging feeling that the forward momentum that was built up so well for the character in the last couple of years is stalling: theres a slightly unsettling sense that the team may have passed their peak on this title, and are having to resort to constantly mining the same seam over and over to get any real drama out of their central character. To put it bluntly, Bendis skipped over this particular period in Matt Murdocks life for valid storytelling reasons the first time round. Unless he can put a different, more interesting spin on the "lost year" next issue, hes in danger of undermining some of the teams finest work on the title so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 5, 2005

    Alex Maleev has adjusted his work well to suit the material. The only other artist that I can think of that makes a habit of doing this is Tim Sale. Now, his work on this issue has a soft quality to it, as the characters look like they were taken directly from a photo, and the double page shot that provides a panel of all the people who have gathered for this meeting was a lovely looking sequence. I also loved the facial expressions of the young woman who acts as this issue's primary narrator, as every story development is perfectly reflected on her face. There's also the little details that help to sell the story, like the appearance of the young woman during the flashback scenes when it's compared to her appearance in the present day, as it's clear just by comparing the two that Daredevil saved her from the downhill slide. In fact my only problem with the art on this issue is that Daredevil's battle with the Bullet had a rather detached quality to it that didn't really convey an Read Full Review

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