Daredevil #56

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 21, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

THE KING OF HELL'S KITCHEN PART 1 Wilson Fisk is gone and Daredevil has claimed the role of the new KINGPIN of Hell's Kitchen!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 27, 2004

    This issue is a knock-out opener for an arc which promises to take the character in a new and exciting direction, also serving as a perfect jumping-on point for anyone who has been curious about this title but has yet to take a look. Bendis lives up to the accolades he has garnered that say he is making the title more interesting than it has been in years - and if the political plot pointers in this issue play out, there could be even more extreme changes to Matt's character to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 28, 2004

    Daredevil has drawn the line in the sand so to speak, as he has effectively driven crime out of his neighborhood, through a series of ruthless beatings, and a huge infusion of money into Hell's Kitchen. Now this issue doesn't do much more than establish the new status quo and then offer up a meeting between Matt an a collection of heroes who have come to express their concerns, only to find Matt is not only unwilling to listen but he's fully prepared to burn these bridges if they press the issue. Now Brian Michael Bendis is a fantastic writer when it comes to dialogue exchanges like this so the meeting between Matt and the gathered heroes is easily the highlight of the issue, with Peter Parker's attempts at finding humor in this situation being particularly entertaining. However, the simple fact of the matter is that there's not much action to drive this issue forward, and while we get a pretty harrowing cliffhanger, the book doesn't really offer up much insight into these villains, be Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jan 25, 2004

    Not the homerun I was expecting, and far too little happens, but hopefully we can get things moving soon. Although, I find myself saying that a bit too many of Bendis' books these days. Read Full Review

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