Daredevil #82

Daredevil #82

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 15, 2006 Critic Reviews: 5
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The Devil in Cell-Block D: Part 1 (of 5)
The critically-acclaimed, award-winning new creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark make their explosive debut in a storyline that Daredevil fans will not be able to put down! For the past few years, Matt Murdock's life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, Matt finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell's Kitchen slowly slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? Spinning out of the stunning finale of Bendis and Maleev's ground-breaking run, Brubaker and Lark pick up the billy club and run as hard and as fast as they can to leave their own mark on one of comics' most enduring legends. Long-time DD fans will not be disappointed! This extra-length first issue will have readers talking for years to come!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Feb 12, 2006

    In The End: What an ending. What a freaking amazing ending. Brubaker and Lark pulled off a fantastic introductory story that makes you want to come back for more. The drama and action are in perfect balance, and the shock ending was a major punch in the stomach for those who werent expecting it. If nothing else, Brubaker and Lark have created a story that would make both regular and casual readers want to take notice. Brubaker has the potential and ability to be the best Daredevil writer since Frank Miller, and I have a feeling that this story will stand as one of the best Daredevil stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 12, 2006

    The only part of the issue that didnt work so well for me is the heavily trailed plot development at the end of the issue. Whilst its a more brutal and viscerally shocking moment than I expected, its also the least well-executed, feeling as though it was included purely as a shock ending to punctuate an issue which is strong enough that it really doesnt require it. That said, Brubaker is known for plotting his arcs pretty tightly and not tipping his hand too early (see his recent work on Captain America), so Ill give him the benefit of the doubt and see what he makes of this plot twist in future issues. My only other slight concern is that Brubaker occasionally slips too far into Batman territory with his writing of Daredevil, as the grim-n-gritty opening voice-over and the section where the new Daredevil silently disappears after a brief rooftop confrontation with Foggy felt just a little too similar to scenes which have become too clich for the Dark Knight to really be eff Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Feb 12, 2006

    I cant wait to see where this book goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Feb 12, 2006

    Overall, I can feel a new life being breathed into a staple of the MU. The artwork is appropriately gritty and shadowy, the dialogue was believable, and the story has legs. I cant wait to see how this little story finally ends up!!! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Feb 12, 2006

    This isnt the most confident and impressive debut from Brubaker, but I know he is capable of better, so Ill put the flaws here down to opening night nerves. Otherwise, it looks like Brubaker is going to easily provide the sort of stories that fans of the Bendis run have been reading up until now, and while thats never really caught my interest, maintaining this titles quiet success with its existing fanbase is perhaps the most important goal for Marvel. Daredevil #82 could be better, but its probably good enough. Read Full Review

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