Daredevil #73

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2005 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

DECALOGUE PART 3 A new costumed foe takes to the streets of Hell's Kitchen. Who is he and what will his effect on Daredevil's new status quo be?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 6, 2005

    While I could probably check this out online, I do find myself wondering if Alex Maleev will remain on the title when Brian Michael Bendis leaves. Truth be told, my fingers are crossed that he will be sticking around, as he brings a wonderfully grounded, down to earth quality to these pages that sets this book apart from the crowd. There's a great little moment in this issue where a fantastic plot device intrudes upon the action, and the impact of that evil looking infant creature is perfectly captured in those panels depicting the young woman's stunned reaction, which is followed by a lovely all too human moment where she closes her eyes and hopes the creature won't be there when she opens them. The explosion of emotion as one of her husband's victims makes her presence known is also well presented, as the woman's rage as she tears into the woman is on full display. This is followed by an equally powerful scene where this woman has every right to be upset. The explosion of power o Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Agamemnon May 22, 2005

    Looking at superheroes from a distance is not new territory to Brian Michael Bendis. He and Michael Avon Oeming broke new ground with their unique approach to Powers, in which much of the superhero action occurs off camera. Before that, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross pioneered the concept of the Marvel Universe as seen through the eyes of a witness in Marvels. But neither of those books took the idea to the extremes seen in Daredevil #73. The cover of the trade paperback of Marvels features Giant-Man s enormous form filling the lens of a camera. He is put in the perspective of a photographer, an ordinary person, not that of another supernatural being, and in this way his enormous size is made real. But it is still Giant-Man, and not the witness, who dominates the image. In Daredevil #73, the superhero is a figure half seen in the distance, barely made out by a character whose point of view the reader truly connects withthe witness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley May 22, 2005

    My biggest complaint with the story so far is its a five-part story called Decalogue. Technically, it should be ten parts long; one for each commandment. But what kind of story can you base on Keep Holy the Sabbath Day? But I like what Ive read so far. Im curious to see how this ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace May 22, 2005

    Were still no closer to discovering exactly where this arc is headed, although some clues are being dropped plot-wise, and Ive begun to notice the baseball-cap wearing member of the church group who weve yet to glimpse the face of (frequently obscured by word balloons and never well-lit, could this be an interloping Matt?), and a lot will depend on the final couple of issues, but Im still getting some enjoyment out of this new format of single stories which relate to Matts yearlong war on crime. Seeing the superhero through the eyes of the general public reinforces the idea of DD as an urban warrior, and cements his street-level persona far more convincingly than another urban slugfest. A good issue of a story that Im keen to see continue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill May 22, 2005

    To sum up: No Daredevil. Possible literal demon. Sad, deluded people. In the continuing story of Bendiss examination of how men in tights might impact real word despair and corruption, this is another chapter. Read Full Review

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