Daredevil #87

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2006 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Devil in Cell-Block D: Conclusion
It's the heightened senses-shattering conclusion of "The Devil in Cell-Block D" and many questions are answered! Who is the man behind the Daredevil mask running around Hell's Kitchen? How will Matt get out of the corner he's been painted into? And will he be jumping right out of the frying pan and into a fire of his own making? Mystery and action abounds as fan-favorite creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark bring their first Daredevil arc to a close!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 27, 2006

    I thought Daredevil #87 was fantastic! Brubaker continues to take the reader on a wild and unpredictable ride. With Brubaker spinning the story, you never know what wild twists and turns you are in for. This makes for a very enjoyable comic book to read. Combine that with the great artwork and you have one of the best comic books on the market right now. I heartily recommend Daredevil. It is definitely worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Aug 1, 2006

    In The End: Despite the feeling that this finale was a bit out of place when compared to the rest of the story arc, I have nothing but good things to write about this comic. It had two big reveals in one issue, and both worked for me. Iron Fist is the perfect character to have been hired to play Daredevil. Of course Foggy never died. This issue also served the essential function of setting up the next story arc, though Brubaker is giving us the skinny of Foggy's new life before that. More importantly, Matt grew as a character and it's basic creative writing that for a story to be successful, the protagonist has to go through some time of journey. Sure it's a journey the character has been on before, but I think time has proven that Matt's life is going to suck no matter what and that he is going to have his highs and lows. The real test is whether the writer has what it takes to make the story click with readers. In Ed Brubaker's case, the answer is yes, at least in this reader Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 31, 2006

    This is a fine finish to what has been a very strong first arc for Brubaker and Lark, and the icing on the cake is provided by the issue's final page, which provides a twist which will come as a relief to many of the character's hardcore fans. One aspect of the character which is still sorely absent is that of Matt the lawyer, but this omission is more symptomatic of the corner that Daredevil was written into by the previous creative team than any particular fault with Brubaker's take on the book. Although Matt's secret-identity problems don't look set to end anytime soon - by the end of this first arc, he's already got a "new" civilian alter ego which provides another nod to continuity for longtime readers - Brubaker is definitely taking steps towards clearing up the all-encompassing mess that was caused by the revelation of Daredevil's identity during Bendis' run. Whilst such U-turns can often come off as contrived excuses to reset the status quo, it's actually quite welcome here, Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 28, 2006

    Everything leads to a totally right final reveal. Good news all around. Or at least it will be when Matt finds out. Brubaker explains it all in the letters page. And while he never had me fooled, he definitely does have me entertained. And I dont even like this crime noir gritty stuff. Read Full Review

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