Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula #1

Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 30, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples May 1, 2008

    This issue was a great crime fighting, butt kicking, violence-filled spectacle, and Chris Samnee's art is perfect in conveying the action. To anyone who was disappointed with the last issue of Daredevil, whether because of the lack of action, or the horrible art, this issue should appease your appetite. Matt Hollingsworth's colors also maintain the muted tone that has been present in the last several issues of Daredevil, so this feels completely within the core Daredevil storyline. I'm surprised this issue isn't simply numbered Daredevil #107. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Daniel Crown Apr 30, 2008

    While in no way required reading for Daredevil fans, Blood of the Tarantula is certainly a must for those fans out there taken enough with the character of the Black Tarantula that last year's annual wasn't enough- and stands as solid, if still unspectacular work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 6, 2008

    Perhaps this one-shot is meant to set up future Black Tarantula episodes, or maybe it will lead into some major Daredevil events a year from now, but it stands on its own as a story about a tormented man trying to do what needs to be done. Sure, it owes more than a little to Miller and Mazzucchelli, but there are far worse creators to emulate. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Apr 29, 2008

    In the end, though, because the story falls a little short, and the art isn't as distinctive as it could be, Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula ends up being just average. But there's potential here. Both the writer and artist have really only started working over the past four or five years, and they're both kind of restrained here by having to fit this story into a particular mold. This is an okay addition to the Daredevil portion of the MU, but isn't really a very distinctive one. Read Full Review

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