Daredevil: Dark Nights #1

Daredevil: Dark Nights #1

Writer: Lee Weeks Artist: Lee Weeks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 5, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A gorgeous new series featuring the greatest talents in comics brings you the rest of the Man Without Fear’s storyLegendary artist Lee Weeks returns to his favorite hero for “Angels Unaware!”A blizzard brings New York to a stand still -- and a young patient lies on death’s door unless Daredevil can get to him in time!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 5, 2013

    This issue was an unexpected delight for me. I had no idea what to expect going into Murdock's latest limited-series, but after reading it I can only describe it as beautiful, engrossing, and heartfelt. I already can't wait to get my hands on the second chapter. This more "realistic" approach may not be for everyone, but I highly recommend it for everyone else. Do yourself a favor and give this issue an honest chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jun 6, 2013

    Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 doesn't even need a conclusion for it to be deemed a good story. On its own, this issue is both lyrically and visually immersive, in a way that evokes emotions effortlessly from the reader. Seriously, pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jun 6, 2013

    This is a great story for both current fans and readers looking to read more about Matt and his superhero identity. It gives a good feel for the character and has him acting in a way that feels genuine and pure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jun 6, 2013

    This might very well be the definitive introduction to Matt Murdock anyone has ever written. Instead of treading old ground by rehashing an origin story yet again, Weeks has told an original story and used that to explore the history of Matt's character. Daredevil continues to reign supreme as the Marvel character that somehow draws the best work from everyone involved. This is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 10, 2013

    The only real shame is that Weeks' story is only three issues long -- but if the quality control currently being applied to the character is maintained throughout "Daredevil: Dark Nights," there will be more stories that are just as good, which is no bad thing. The first issue is not so much an unexpected hit, but definitely a pleasant one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jun 6, 2013

    Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 sees the return of classic Daredevil artist Lee Weeks to DD's Hell's Kitchen haunts for a self-contained story that is a perfect representation of the character! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 7, 2013

    Given that the current run of the ongoing Daredevil series has been consistently outstanding over the course of the last two years, it comes as a complete surprise as to how much this book was needed. It seems there is no such thing as too much Daredevil, especially when the quality is this high. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jun 20, 2013

    Daredevil falls; overcomes; sets out to triumph despite the odds. It doesnt sound all that incredible, in facts these are the ingredients for just about any superhero comic, but in the words and pencils (again, the page layout!) of Weeks, Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 is a book that you cant really miss. I know I'm in for the rest of the series, are you? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jun 5, 2013

    As for the art, there isn't much to say other than it is really well done. There are absolutely no concerns with the composition and the Weeks is a veteran creator that is clearly very comfortable with his story and the character. Being that rare combination of skilled artist and writer, the fact that he wrote the script he draws adds a little bit of something to the artwork as he conveysexactly what he desires to convey. Like the writing half of things, the art is really well executed and makes for an incredibly enjoyable comic experience. This is yet another DD title to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Jun 7, 2013

    You may not have thought you needed another DAREDEVIL series, but with Marvel continually throwing artists of such incredible calibre at the character, you'd be hard pressed to deny more. This series is especially welcome, with the more light hearted superheroic fare of Waid and Samnee's title and the dark final chapter of Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz' END OF DAYS, it's great to see a series that brings the character to it's roots. I eagerly await not only Weeks' next chapter, but the other talented artists to come aboard. A Daredevil anthology series is a great idea on Marvel's part, and if the stories keep at this level of quality, I'll be there to read every one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 5, 2013

    When you take DD's other books into account, it's hard to think of a character that is being drawn better right now. Weeks just kills it. I'm not sure what he has been doing lately, but it's great to see him on a prominent Marvel book again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 6, 2013

    With Mark Waid’s Daredevil series and BMB’s Dardevil : End of Days, this truly is DD’s year. As one of Marvel’s beloved characters, no one deserves it more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 11, 2013

    It is a great mix of old and new school with a lot of great, dynamic pages that keep the focus on the characters of the story. If you're a Daredevil fan I recommend checking Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jun 9, 2013

    Daredevil: Dark Nights is not exactly what I was expecting, but it is still an enjoyable read nonetheless. The narrative has a few minor issues, but overall, Lee Weeks has an interesting story on his hands here. Of course, the fact that the art is so good goes a long way to making up for any plot shortcomings - especially with the search for the downed helicopter promising so much more outdoor scenes. Issue #1 represents a decent start, and I'll definitely be coming back to see how Weeks' follows it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 11, 2013

    The triple-obstacles of Matt Murdock's injury, the blizzard, and his amnesia (which also effects his acrobatic stunts) is a little much. I prefer Weeks art to the story, but there are enough nice touches here to not let me dismiss it out-of-hand. The first issue doesn't do enough to sell me on the new limited series, but it doesn't turn me off either. Depending on what else hits newsstands that week, I would consider picking up issue #2. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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