Daredevil #81

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 25, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

It's the end of an era. The end of the Eisner-Award winning Bendis/Maleev run is here, and you'll have to see it to believe it! The team that outed Matt Murdock will leave you awestruck with a major change in the life of the Man Without Fear. A major, major change. 'Nuff said! Guest-starring everyone!

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    Comics Bulletin - Dominic Davies Jan 30, 2006

    How can a reviewer sing total praise for a title without seeming like some desperate fan boy? The short answer is, he can't. But what I have said before is that Brian Michael Bendis, in all the titles he writes, has had some terrible misses, but also some fantastic hits. Marvel Knights Daredevil has been one of his absolute hits, perfectly planned, written, produced and published. If you haven't read any Daredevil before, for God's sake, don't read this one. Go to the store and pick up the first few trades, you will be hooked instantly. And when you begin to reach the end, don't fret, because it ends with all the style and class that has made this series great. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 28, 2006

    This was Bendis grand finale. Overall, it was a pretty satisfying issue. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jan 27, 2006

    Despite some of my reservations about this relatively inconclusive and low-key ending for such an epic run, Ill admit to being fairly intrigued by the situation Matt is left in at the issues end. It leaves Daredevil in an environment which holds a lot of storytelling promise, and would have come as a fairly groundbreaking and surprising move if it hadnt been spoiled by advance Marvel solicitations. Id like to say that its a ballsy move, but well only really see if its a worthy idea when Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark take over to title in a months time. It could be seen as canny marketing on Marvels part, as it makes any readers who have got into Daredevil through Bendis run more likely to stick around and see how Brubaker follows him. But that said, Im willing to give the publisher the benefit of the doubt on their decision to interlink the two teams stints on the book so integrally, as its nice to see a transition between two writers which is as smoothly-planned as thi Read Full Review

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