7.01 for Ultimate Avengers? Lame.
It's pretty fitting that we're doing DD #500, since the first issue of Brubaker's run was also our first ever week's pick.
Here's what I wrote about it on the 17th of February 2006:
The 16 Year old me wrote:Daredevil #82 - The Devil In Cell-Block D - Brubaker, Lark & D'Armata
Story: Excellent, for 3 reasons, firstly, I'm always interested in seeing classic characters in new settings, this is one of the best examples of that, secondly, I am intrigued for who this new Daredevil is, I had assumed it was just Spider-man, but since Foggy had nothing to do with it, I have no idea. Thirdly, it seems realistic, all the talk of 'Gen Pops' (Which sounds like an icecream) and Suborders just enhanced the feel of 'Sh*t! Matt's in deep here'. Now, the ending, Foggy's stabbing, we knew it was coming, but it was still powerful, the use of the age-old corrupt guards was excellent, and the cuts between Matt and Foggy were good. Overall, Brubaker sets his run up well, but I find that it doesn't flow as well as Bendis' run, I miss the dialogue. I'm in for the longhaul.
Art: It's no Maleev. Sure, it's more traditional superheroey, but that's not what I'm looking for in DD, the facial expressions were very scratchy. On the plus side, I liked the fight scenes, very dramatic, and the colouring was the best I've seen from D'Armata.
Best Line: 'Heh Heh Heh...'
Pretty cool how I've kept the exact same structure in my reviews from the very off, but this was way too short! Interesting to see the contrast, did anyone else who is still here review #82?