Daredevil #85

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 24, 2006 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The Devil in Cell-Block D: Part 4 (of 5)
Award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark's debut story "THE DEVIL IN CELL BLOCK D" hits a turning point! With all the prison gangs against him, Matt Murdock turns to unlikely allies in his quest for the truth. And as Kingpin returns to Gen-Pop, Ryker's Island teeters on the edge of an explosion, and Matt can either give it a push, or remember the man he used to be. Meanwhile, Ben Urich and Dakota North hunt whoever is running around Hell's Kitchen pretending to be Daredevil!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Diana Kingston May 21, 2006

    As the penultimate chapter of The Devil In Cellblock D, this issue gives the distinct impression that everything is on the brink of spiraling out of control: unlikely alliances are made, plots are hatched, and the body count is rising. I cant wait to see what comes next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 26, 2006

    The Bad: I'm beginning to lose interest in the entire Dakota North/Ben Urich/Fake Daredevil plotline. It is moving terribly slow and I don't think it has been well developed. Maybe now that everything at prison is coming to a head that Brubaker will start to focus on the fake Daredevil plotline more and flesh it out and make it more interesting. But, at this point, the Urich and Dakota scenes were not very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey May 21, 2006

    In The End: Youll learn a lot in this issue of Daredevil. Youll learn that Matt can be pushed to go places he normally wouldnt, though some of you may already know this. Youll learn that as much fun as it may be and as much street cred you might get by mouthing off to the Punisher in front of everyone, the end result could be rather painful and most of you should know this. Youll learn that Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano are a fantastic art team that captures the mood and intensity of the writing. You will also learn that Brubaker knows how to pace an extended storyline to keep it fresh and exciting issue after issue. This arc was an excellent time to start picking up Daredevil and as long as Brubaker keeps writing the book, Ill keep buying it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dominic Davies May 21, 2006

    With a death at the start of the series Brubakers Daredevil draws some similarities to his own Captain America, but dont let that stop you. While a little light on action, this series so far is doing just fine. Next issue is going to be fireworks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley May 21, 2006

    And yet, I dont think Matt is getting out of prison anytime soon. Even after the end of this storyline, I still see Matt in prison for at least another six months. That comes from Ed Brubakers natural pacing and realistic plot devices. Daredevil has been at its best when it was a crime-noir drama. Bendis run was a personal battle between Murdock and the world. Now Brubaker takes us back to the morally grey world on the border between law and crime. Thats where Daredevil is most at home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sam Kirkland May 21, 2006

    The parallels to last weeks Slugfest run deep in that Daredevil #85 is neither a monumental single issue nor a boring yawn-fest; its simply another fulfilling issue that advances the overarching storyline while continuing the trends we have all come to expect from the team of Lark and Brubaker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace May 21, 2006

    Frank: What it looks like when you turn into me. Read Full Review

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