Daredevil #61

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 16, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

THE WIDOW PART 1 Daredevil's fiery, redheaded ex-partner returns to Hell's Kitchen to help the new Kingpin keep the streets clean. But why is she really back? Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Avengers!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 24, 2004

    Alex Maleev is not the best artist when it comes to delivering action in a visually exciting manner so he's found a near perfect title to demonstrate his main skills as an artist, as Brian Michael Bendis comes up with an issue that is largely a talking heads affair, and the art does a wonderful job keeping things jumping from a visual standpoint, as there's a great moment of tension when we see Lady Hydra trying to set off a bomb. There's also a nice sequence where Matt moves through a sea of reporters, and I loved the way that the Black Widow is introduced into the story, as her red hair instantly catches one's eye in the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace May 25, 2004

    Having decided to have Milla bail on our hero may seem an odd choice for such a previously strong character - especially someone who had pledged to stand by a the new Kingpin, having supposedly understood the risks that went with his life but narratively, it has made Matts life a lot more fun. The introduction of the Black Widow carries a lot more dramatic and sexual tension now that Daredevil is a free agent, and points to an exciting storyline that promises to be refreshingly concise (Bendis arcs are getting shorter and shorter) whilst still fitting in with the creative teams over-arching vision for the character. Whilst longtime readers may wonder where Bendis is going with all this, as a fresh arc, this comic stands alone as an attractive new beginning for the costumed Kingpin of Hells Kitchen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green May 27, 2004

    This is a pretty average comic. Its done well, with strong writing and art, but theres nothing compelling enough to bring me back for more. Not a waste of time, by any means, but not really my kind of thing. Read Full Review

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