Daredevil #1

Daredevil #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 32
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney's office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it's a whole new chapter for our man without fear-including the arrival of the devil's advocate. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot.
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  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - John Amenta Dec 2, 2015

    Everything I look for in a first issue of a long running franchise was represented here. Status quo, new elements, new characters and a solid creative team. Soule has my attention story wise, and I cannot wait to see more of Garney and Milla on art chores. If you are not sure what Marvel books to pick up post Secret Wars, take my advice and give this newest iteration of Daredevil a shot, it's looking to shape up to be the next volume of excellence in the DD saga. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Dec 3, 2015

    Final Verdict: BUY, BUY, BUY..This book is terrific. It's very different from the last version of Daredevil, but it's great. I hope this creative team sticks together for the long haul on this title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Dec 3, 2015

    The rest of Daredevil #1 is the beginning of what will be Matt's first court case in this new series, which is directly linked to the new villain revealed in the conclusion. All the new elements mesh extremely well with what makes Daredevil one of Marvel's best characters. Things are not what they seem and the cliffhanger sets up one hell of a story to unfold. Everything about Daredevil #1 is absolutely astounding, the previous series was a fun and different take, but this feels like it belongs on the shelf among Brubaker, Bendis, and Miller's classic takes on the character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 10, 2015

    This is an essential read for any Daredevil fan. It’s brutal, honest, and just perfect. Soule and Garney are the perfect team to tell Daredevil’s story. This reboot is definitely one to keep up with. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Dec 3, 2015

    The Devil of Hell's Kitchen is back where he belongs, not only in the neighbourhood now known as Clinton but also in the upper echelon of great comics being published by Marvel. Soule has set the scene for an interesting and different story while Garney and Milla have dressed that scene in some gorgeous, pulpy goodness. This is what Sin City would look like if it was populated by people you actually cared about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 5, 2015

    But I'm impressed - the creative team had a tough act to follow, but the new series is off to a strong start! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 1, 2015

    While someone didnt show up as much as I had hoped or wanted, I was definitely satisfied with Daredevil #1. It captured some of the elements that make Matt who he is as a costumed crime fighter and does not betray his roots or his environment. Everything, from the writing to the art, fits the tone and story of this first issue. Theres some great stuff in store for many facets of Matts world, and I think this series is certainly in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Dec 4, 2015

    Daredevil #1 is a great jumping on point for fans of the recent Netflix series, with the more darker tone reflecting what Marvel have been trying to do within these television shows. It also leaves us with a lot of mysteries to solve, with the character being more interesting than he has been for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Dec 9, 2015

    This is definitley a return to the mean streets of Frank Miller-influenced Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 30, 2015

    Soule, Garney, and Milla set out to create a distinctive voice and look from the previous run, and they succeed. It's best not to judge on what has come before since this is so different and is clearly trying to be. So far so good, in that the character is being brought back to his roots in many way, and at the same time we're being given new things to keep us on our toes. I expect the first issue to be solid, and this team delivers an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 1, 2015

    Daredevil remains in good hands as he finally passes from the previous creative team to Charles Soule and Ron Garney. The new series makes a strong first impression thanks to Garney's stylish visuals and some strong characterization from Soule. Certain elements of Matt Murdock's new status quo are a little disappointing, but it's also far too early to tell where this book is heading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 30, 2015

    You're going to like the new direction of Daredevil largely because each facet of his life is compelling. The villain's threat is true, but his reveal leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 1, 2015

    Having attracted such a deep bench of stellar artists over the years, Daredevil is a series that would be intimidating for many creators. But thanks to Ron Garney and Matt Milla's beautiful artwork, Charles Soule has the breathing room he needs to start a new chapter in Matt Murdock's life. Whether or not Matt's new chapter as a prosecutor and a mentor pans out, Garney and Milla continue Daredevil's long line of artistic excellence, making this book definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 2, 2015

    For me, the only real stumble in this first issue happened on the final page, with the reveal of a slightly hokey new villain who inadvertently conjures up images of a certain Jim Carrey movie. Youll know it when you see it. Aside from that, however, this is an impressively confident start as we get to watch Soule and Garney stamp their own unique mark on this iconic character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 4, 2015

    Daredevil #1 has art from Ron Garney and Matt Milla that is unlike any other Marvel book currently on the stands and also showsDaredevil/Matt Murdock's continued battle against his own fear and struggle against crime with no distractions in the way. Charles Soule also sets up Matt's new status quo expertly while leaving time to show his change as a character and interactions with Foggy and Blindspot. And the action scenes are unparalleled so if you enjoyed the hallway fight and the other bare knuckle martial arts brawls in the Daredevil TV show,Daredevil#1 is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 1, 2015

    Soule delivers a shock ending that changes the dynamic of the issue and it's a bold move, but he might have sprung this trap a little too early; a few more issues' worth of characterization could have given this surprise a much bigger punch. Nevertheless, "Daredevil" #1 is a nice change of pace with a spiced up been-there-done-that vibe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Dec 20, 2015

    On one hand, it was always going to be hard for Soule and Garney to follow Waid and Chris Samnee. So I am trying to give them the benefit of the doubt on Daredevil, by being open to departures and giving the series a few issues to establish the new status quo. However, I wish the new team had released a really compelling comic out of the gate. Daredevil #1 is a good issue, but not one that grabs a reader and makes him/her feel like the month until the second issue will be an eternity. Soule and Garney should get a chance to show us their Daredevil, but I think they will also need to elevate the comic as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Dec 3, 2015

    Potential. That is the big showcase for this book. There is greatness under this issue. It's going to need a bit more time to come out of its shell. It definitely has me coming back for issue #2 or at least a trade-wait. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Dec 1, 2015

    The book, for the most part, isn't what I would call "bad." Normally, I would easily overlook a single issue with a comic if the rest of it was well done, which is true of this issue. The thing is, this issue's problem is its main character being flat and uninteresting. That may be what Soule is going for here, but regardless of intent, this book struggles to be readable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 1, 2015

    Daredevil #1 is a great start to a new series, and would have been even better if all of the story had been included. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Dec 4, 2015

    Okay, look, apologies all around. ThisDaredevil is out too soon after the last, spectacular run; it's hard to get immediately excited about it and it's difficult to really care about this new sidekick person that seems to be under the proverbial wing of Daredevil. There's just a lot of change here, and it's scary. The second issue, or so, is worth checking out, for sure, and this was still a good issue of course, but man is it hard to get your head around this new direction. No more beating a dead horse here, but if you pick this up, try to go in with a fresh set of eyes and try to forget what came before it. Maybe you'll enjoy it more. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Nick Enquist Dec 4, 2015

    While Daredevil #1 is certainly a pretty book, its style does not make up for the lack of substance. A bland narrative, a dull setting, and an unlikeable lead hold the story back. It's attempt to try and be more like the Netflix series fails as it twists what the audiences liked about that. And while the action scenes are good, the plot just doesn't feel like it's going anywhere. Definitely not worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mark Stack Dec 2, 2015

    Daredevil #1being a job didnt prevent Garney and Milla from putting in quality work. Writers generally arent going to put in as much time and work into these comics as the artists are but Soule could have at least tried matching their effort. He didnt and that just leaves this great looking comic thoroughly mediocre. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 12, 2015

    I'm glad to see Daredevil back in Hell's Kitchen but this first issue with all of its changes and D-list villain doesn't sell me on the new series just yet. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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