Daredevil #116

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
9.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Nearly two years ago, the Kingpin left America to build a new life and find a new purpose. Is that new life now coming to the attention of old enemies? And how does this connect to Matt Murdock and his troubles in New York with Lady Bullseye?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 5, 2009

    This issue smacks of the type of story that should have been bound by staples under DC's "Faces of Evil" non-event. While I would be hesitant to read a "Kingpin" series, Brubaker and Aja were able to make me want to re-read this book and to share it with some friends who might have lapsed from comics. Just like Wilson Fisk, as compelling as this issue is, I'm sure some of my friends will be drawn right back in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Mar 3, 2009

    Daredevil might not have the finest rogues' gallery in the world: in fact, you can probably count his truly memorable adversaries on your fingers without running out of digits. However, with villains that are as complex and fully-realised as the Kingpin is here, there's really no need for any more. Ed Brubaker's reintroduction of Wilson Fisk is a great standalone story that also sets up the next phase of his work on the book, ranking as one of the best issues of Daredevil for a long time -- and considering the high quality of Brubaker's run so far, that's quite a compliment. This is inspiring storytelling that builds on the foundations of Daredevil continuity to tell a fresh story that touches on the universal themes of love, redemption and the challenge of overcoming our inherent human flaws and breaking out of cycles of self-destructive behaviour. If only all superhero comics were this good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 3, 2009

    I haven't always loved Brubaker's DD run, but I think he's hit on something very special here. "Return of the King" is off to a rousing start. If this issue is any indication, we may be in for one of the finest Daredevil stories since the Frank Miller days. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 22, 2009

    Aja continues in the tradition of past Daredevilillustrators to create a crime noir what I like about his contribution, isthat its so embedded with the general tone of this series, thats itsdifficult to differentiate from other Daredevil illustrators. Its good work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 9, 2009

    I read Daredevil #116 over and over. And it was just as good the third and fourth time as it was the first. Obviously, I fell in love with this issue. To me, Daredevil #116 is Brubaker at his finest and is proof of how Brubaker is currently Marvel's best comic book writer. I urge you to go and pick up Daredevil #116. This is such a well crafted read both in terms of writing and artwork. This is the type of comic book that deserves to be in the top ten of the sales chart rather than some of the garbage that consistently cranks out top ten sales numbers. Read Full Review

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