Daredevil #500

Writer: Ann Nocenti, Andy Diggle, Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, David Aja Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2009 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

This is it! The 500th issue of DAREDEVIL! What is the Kingpin's true plan? What do he and Lady Bullseye have in common? What will Matt Murdock do to make things right again? And just how will Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave this story for the next creative team to pick it up? Don’t miss the twists and surprises that will have everybody talking! An all-star anniversary issue featuring new stories by Ann Nocenti, David Aja, and others! New and Reprint/Rated T …$4.99

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 22, 2009

    Brubaker and Lark go out with a bang with what has been the best of these renumbered anniversary issues from Marvel. I loved the additions to the Daredevil mythos which add to without diminishing other writer's contributions over the years, as well as the new status quo that showed great care in keeping Matt's old life and loved ones safe and sound (most would just kill them off hamfistedly) while still putting Matt in a bold new direction that will be a lot of fun to follow. Top notch issue and highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 19, 2009

    The book also includes a cover gallery that features drawing by the likes of Joe Quesada, David Mack and Brian Bendis, among others. Finally, it reprints a classic Frank Miller Daredevil tale that remains every bit as powerful as the first time I read it. As a whole, though, these back-ups don't quite measure up to the outstanding supporting material found it Amazing #600. Luckily, Brubaker's main feature alone makes this issue well worth the $4.99 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 20, 2009

    This is a fine farewell to Brubaker, Lark, and Gaudiano's "Daredevil," and with its jam-packed pages, this is a comic book not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 27, 2009

    Daredevil #500 was a spectacular read. Brubaker and Lark did a fantastic job with this anniversary issue that serves as a great way to end their run on this title. The place were they leave Matt and his supporting cast is a very interesting place for Diggle to pick up on and I will be interesting to see were the characters are headed from this point forward. I definitely recommend picking this story when it comes out in trade paperback as it is a very deep and complex story that has some great action scenes with very likable characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 24, 2009

    It'll be interesting to see what the future holds for "The Man Without Fear." Given past ups-and-downs, I'd be a little worried if I were him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 24, 2009

    A very good main feature and absolutely fantastic back-up in a book that would reach an A grade, were it not for all the damn filler. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Aug 22, 2009

    Initially I thought I would take the time to comment on Marvel's re-numbering system but this issue was so much fun I do not think it warrants anything more than a passing mention. Daredevil was re-launched with a new number one and after one hundred and nineteen issues, Marvel reverted the title back to its original numbering. If this book can keep up the great writing, art and add some ninjas! from time to time, I will back for five hundred more...in the oversized hardcover edition of course. Congratulations on the anniversary! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 23, 2009

    Daredevil had been becoming a bit of a repetitive drag recently. How many times can we see, and endure, a storyline where Matts life hits rock bottom, his current love interest either goes insane, becomes a mortal enemy, dies, or all of the above, and still be as interesting as the last several times Matt was subjected to these tragedies? Honestly, it really isnt that interesting anymore at all. The new direction that Matts life is taking can prove to be very interesting from the standpoint of where it can lead, and has the potential for Matt/Daredevil to interact with many more of Marvels characters than usual. Time will tell, obviously, but Daredevil looks to remain worth checking out each month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace/Charles Webb Aug 18, 2009

    It's all very solid work from all involved (even if Diggle makes an inauspicious start with the character in his backup) and it's a fitting commemoration of the character after 500 issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Matthew Hex Jan 7, 2010

    So to summarise, this collection of stories meant this was definitely the best comic I read last week and a must buy for any DD fans. Don't miss it. Read Full Review

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