Daredevil Noir #1

Daredevil Noir #1

Writer: Alexander Irvine Artist: Tomm Coker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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“LIAR’S POKER,” PART 1 The latest addition to Marvel’s red-hot Noir line offers a unique spin on the Man Without Fear! Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen is Kingpin territory, and until now, his only problem has been the masked vigilante known as Daredevil. When gangster Orville Halloran arrives on the scene, fresh from a stretch in Sing Sing and eager to stretch his wings, Hell’s about to get hotter. For P.I. Foggy Nelson and his loyal assistant Matt Murdock, it all starts when a desperate woman comes to their office with an irresistible story about her and Halloran. To Foggy, she's a client -- to Murdock, she's enough to make Halloran Daredevil's next target. But Murdock is about to find out that half-truths are poison truths, and that the Kitchen is full of history that will put him on a collision course with both the old Kingpin and the man who wants to replace him. Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace/Alex Rodriguez Apr 7, 2009

    All-in-all, it's a perfect fit for the Daredevil franchise and looks to be the beginning of another series I won't be able to get enough of. Here's hoping that this follows in the same line as Spider-Man: Noir. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 8, 2009

    Luckily, there is one redeeming quality of Daredevil Noir, and that's the art of Tomm Coker, whose works recalls the Daredevil run of Alex Maleev and is gorgeous in precisely the shadowy, seedy, and smoke-laced way a noir comic should be gorgeous. If nothing else, he here proves that he'd be a perfect match for Daredevil's regular ongoing, which would hopefully give him a chance to draw better stories than this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Apr 8, 2009

    It's very good work that seems wasted here, in this Elseworlds Hell's Kitchen. But Coker's work is good enough to keep me coming back for more, and the story might develop into something special by the end. It's happened before in the short life of Marvel Noir. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 12, 2009

    So Daredevil Noir is a noir-ish tale; one that follows the troupes but doesn't really add anything new to noir fiction or a Daredevil story. The art is quite different than anything you'll see in a traditional comic, which some might write off as experimental and edgy, and others will hate from the very beginning, but I'll give credit to Marvel for taking a chance. The story is told via flashback so readers already know where things are headed, and I'll give this another couple of issues to see if things improve, but for now it only brings in 2.5 out of 5 Stars. It's not terrible, but it's just not that great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Brian Lynch Apr 9, 2009

    Also, I'd like to know what "IRT" feels like under my feet, especially when it feels "like a monster clawing its way up my shinbones." I know it should be "DIRT", but considering that "IRT" is what made it to print, I feel like I'm missing out on an essential life experience. Read Full Review

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