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Daredevil #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 20, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

THIS SUMMER, THE DEVIL IS REBORN. RENEWED. RESSURECTED. With new enemies, new friends...and that same old "grinnin' in the face of hell" attitude, The Man Without Fear is back in a double-sized first issue and leading with his face! Mark Waid (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Irredeemable, RUSE) joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside over the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes that justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on. If Matt Murdock could see what he was doing.. more

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - MattRiccio Jul 31, 2011

    The back up feature gives us more artistic flourishes showing Daredevil sees the world. It also addresses the past tragedies that have led the character to this point. Matt tells Foggy straight out, he's decided to live in denial. Which will end in tragedy, of course, it always does. But I'm excited to see how.daredevil_1_2011_cover.jpg (777 KB) Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 20, 2011

    Finally, yes, you read that right: five stars. I reserve those for the books I want to share and will most likely buy again to replace the copy I just gave away. There's a thirteen-year-old "Daredevil" (or is it Mark Waid?) fan in my house now. Time for me to get a new copy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jul 20, 2011

    Daredevil #1 isn't just a solid start for the hero's new series; it's a powerful portent of greatness to come. Really fantastic, sincere stuff. All comics should be this good. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 20, 2011

    Truly, a comic for Daredevil fans. If you've ever been even remotely curious about DD but have never read one of his comics, now is the time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 23, 2011

    Like Mom always said, "Patience hath virtue." Once again, it has paid off - here's hoping "my" version of DD sticks around for a good long while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jul 22, 2011

    This is a fantastic start to what looks to be a great new series from Marvel. I don't mean to gush, but as I'm sure you've gathered, this issue blew me away. The writing and the art is phenomenal. I wish more comics could be like Daredevil #1, because this book was an absolute pleasure to read, and if it's any indication of what's to come, I'm definitely picking up every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jul 20, 2011

    I've never been a big Daredevil fan, but I went into this book with an open mind and was definitely surprised by its quality. Hopefully Mark Waid has a long and productive run on this title: lord knows it could use it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 21, 2011

    The regular edition cover by Paolo Rivera is absolutely stunning, not only for the telling pose in which he's put the main character but because the background is made up of sound effects, offering a lovely but also effective representation of what sets this character apart from other street-level heroes. The interior art is impressive as well. Rivera is clearly taking some cues from the style of Marcos Martin, who also contributes to the issue with the opening-page character recap but also to a backup story. Rivera's work on the opening action scene is fantastic. He captures Daredevil's fluid, acrobatic style perfectly, but I particularly appreciated how he conveys DD's radar sense as well. Also impressive is the flow that Martin brings to the New York walkabout in the backup story. He conveys the Manhattan neighborhood Matt calls home incredibly well, not to mention the special place he holds in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Jul 24, 2011

    However, Ive been longing to get back into the Marvel Universe lately. My problem was that the vast majority of their books seem to be connected to some kind of event or crossover, and held little interest for me. Im also not a fan of paying 4 bucks for a traditional length comic, but Daredevil #1 has extra pages for the extra dollar. But, really, it was the creative team that convinced me to give this book a shot, and Im glad that I did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Danial Jul 25, 2011

    8 Billy Clubs out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 21, 2011

    Pablo Rivera’s art is a bizarre misstep. I say bizarre because his work on the opening battle with Daredevil and The Spot is perfect, as is his ending with Daredevil on patrol. Everything else, the little scenes in-between, is where Rivera loses me. There’s no life to those scenes, they just lay there looking more like basic colored pencils than a finished product. I must also come clean that I so wanted Neal Adams, John Romita Jr. or some other icon to be handling the art. If Rivera is going to continue as the main artist for Daredevil, he needs to raise his game just a bit. I haven’t forgiven everything Marvel did to Daredevil, and I still have the sour taste of Andy Diggle’s abysmal work in my mouth. That being said, Daredevil, however cautiously, is exciting me for the first time in a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 27, 2011

    The first issue is a good re-introduction to the character plopping the Murdock right back into his old life (even if it does skirt the consequences of Shadowland). Worth a look. Read Full Review

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