Man Without Fear #1
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Man Without Fear #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Danilo Beyrouth Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Tevin Murphy Jan 2, 2019

    Overall,Man Without Fear #1 does a really good job of grabbing your attention and making you pay attention to the internal struggle of Matt Murdock while helping you understand just how hed mad it as the Devil of Hells Kitchen all these years. MacKays writing coupled with Beyruths art is a beautiful sight to behold and Im honestly excited for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Will Sweval Jan 13, 2019

    A brilliant start to be sure. If you didn't have the chance to read any of Charles Soule's run this book does not punish you for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jan 4, 2019

    This creates shifts in tone that, instead of jarring distraction, serve as attention grabbing tension. Combined with the twisted visuals of Murdock's comic history, the dialogue was well crafted and made for a sickeningly satisfying read. If you're going to do this kind of book every so often it might as well be as creative and interesting as this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B.K. Derbidge Jan 9, 2019

    Though for me, the penciling was just alright, this book is incredibly well written and Im already addicted. Super glad this book is weekly! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 2, 2019

    I was not the biggest fan of how the "Death of Daredevil" storyline ended. But I like what we are getting from it with Man Without Fear #1. The insight into Matt Murdock's mind and his friendship with Foggy Nelson was a great start to the five-issue weekly mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Jan 3, 2019

    While its reasonable to assume that Matt Murdock will eventually wake from his coma, its very hard to predict how Matt will emerge from it. Another question left asked by the book is what his mental state will be like, which is certainly something that will keep hardcore Hornhead fans coming back for more. If youre into Daredevil, or want to know what happened after Charles Soule left Matt on the operating table, definitely check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jan 2, 2019

    MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1 is a great start to this new five-issue run. We're probing deep into what's at the core of Daredevil as a character what makes him tick, and whether he's truly the Man Without Fear. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jan 2, 2019

    Man Without Fear #1 is the first issue in a five part series about Daredevil and what it means to be the man without fear. The story is good and the art is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 2, 2019

    Foggy Nelson waits at Matt's bedside while a potentially-important struggle plays out inside the hero's mind. The setup is solid, but the execution seems to be lacking so far. Without enough depth, particularly in the script, this comic falls into a Catch-22: It's not eventful enough to captivate a casual reader and not meaningful enough to satisfy a dedicated Daredevil fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jan 2, 2019

    This comic is mostly a bridge between Soule's Daredevil and the upcoming Chip Zdarsky run, but it's also a decent Daredevil comic on its own right. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jan 2, 2019

    It's fine. It's inoffensive, but it doesn't feel essential. I don't hate that I read it, and I liked Beyruth's art a fair amount. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 2, 2019

    Overall, it just feels like Man Without Fear is killing time waiting for the next run with the character to begin. It doubles down on what makes Matt Daredevil and vice versa, but it’s not really doing anything we haven’t seen before. It’s cool to see the character coupled with more horror imagery than we’re used to, but it’s hard to know exactly who this is for. Diehards will feel like this is well-trodden ground at this point, while new readers are forced to make a lot of inferences about recent events to get a handle on the story. Despite going for it visually, Man Without Fear feels woefully indifferent, and that’s probably the worst thing a piece of art can be. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 2, 2019

    Man Without Fear #1 serves as a bland, formulaic bridge between two volumes of Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Jan 2, 2019

    A largely perfunctory and characterless next step for Daredevil, this issue tries out some cool tricks but fails to really commit to any of them. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 3, 2019

    I wanted to like Man Without Fear but there's so little to admire about it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Jan 4, 2019

    With its first issue, "Man Without Fear" #1 doesn't present a compelling reason for this miniseries to exist. Read Full Review

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