Daredevil #501

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Meet Daredevil as you’ve NEVER seen him before! The cataclysmic events of issue 500 left Matt in the toughest place of his life – and forced him to make the hardest decision he’s ever made. Now’s the start of a radically different chapter in Daredevil’s adventures, and the perfect jumping-on point as the new creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Roberto De La Torre (IRON MAN) take DD to entirely new highs…and lows! Rated T …$2.99

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 6, 2009

    "Daredevil" #501 is a great start for the Diggle and de la Torre creative team, and I think people who read the book under Brubaker and Lark (or Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, for that matter) will be happy with the transition. It's nice to see this book continuing to get such respect from Marvel. Daredevil may not have a mega-blockbuster movie franchise, but it's still getting all the care and pedigree that it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Oct 10, 2009

    So, what it all comes down to is was the book good. Take away all the fancy-smancy talk and lay it down on the line: would I buy this book again. I've got to say I will. I was rather surprised that I found myself caring about these characters as much as I did despite not having any connection with them. Diggle and team hit a strong chord with the open chapter of The Devil's Hand, Part One. I really want to see what happens next. I'm going 4.5 out of 5. This is about as good as it gets, and a great refinement of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 7, 2009

    All in all, I'd say this new creative team is off to an auspicious start. Their new status quo is rich with promise, and they seem to have a strong grasp on the characters without being overly reverent. I'm ready for another exciting ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 11, 2009

    Daredevil #501 was a great read. Diggle and De La Torre set a very good foundation for the start of their new run. Diggle did the right thing to take a slow and methodical approach with this issue as this was a very character driven issue. And with the surprising ending we got at the end of this issue things only look to get even more intense with future issues. I highly recommend any fan of gritty street level titles to pick this issue and series up as it is a very well written series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Oct 9, 2009

    I suggest anyone who has been waiting to start reading Daredevil jump on now. Once again this character is in a totally unique and insane situation. Bendis left him in jail and Brubaker leaves him as an evil ninja gang leader. Diggle has made him into Lord Daredevil. Great stuff that's only looking to get greater. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Oct 6, 2009

    Despite being painted into a corner by Brubaker's slightly contrived-feeling cliffhanger, this is a decent first issue from Andy Diggle. It feels as though he's easing himself into the book slowly rather than trying to make his mark immediately, and that's probably a good thing -- particularly since Brubaker's run felt as though it was so abruptly curtailed. It remains to be seen whether he'll be able to match the quality of his predecessors' work on the title, but this is a solid enough start. I'll be interested to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

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