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Giant-Size Daredevil #1

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Based on 7 critic ratings.


He’s on the hunt: One of DAREDEVIL’s deadliest and most dangerous foes, empowered by forces unknown even to himself, prepares for the kill.

Yes, none other than KINGPIN, stalking the streets of Manhattan by night.

And no matter the speed with which Daredevil moves… there will be blood.

PLUS: Includes a reprinting of DAREDEVIL #170 by Frank Miller – A.K.A. “THE KINGPIN MUST DIE!” – get your Fisk fix here, fearless fans!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
46 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    First Comics News

    A great read that keeps the suspense going as to how or when DD will face Kingpin but seeing the latter back in rare form will make for a compelling DD story.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Ahmed crafts an intense and wonderfully brutal story in this issue. The suspense is palpable and brilliantly done. The plot has wonderful threads throughout and an ominous tone that kept me engaged through every moment. I loved the narration and how it delves into the conflict between Kingpin and Daredevil and the respect Fisk has for his enemy. The story does a brilliant buildup to a confrontation I am excited to see.

    Davidson delivers beautifully brutal art throughout the issue. The imagery is brilliantly detailed and delivers on the dark and brutal tone of the story.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Giant-Size Daredevil #1 paints a bloody tale of revenge and rage as Fisk is out for blood and willing to hold nothing back to achieve his goals. Though setting up a bigger story we still become invested through Fisk’s eyes and I can tell you I will be picking up the follow up issue!

  • 60


    Delve into the unique dynamic between Sin and the Kingpin as they storm Hell’s Kitchen. We get a rare glimpse into Fisk’s mind and bear witness to his relentless attacks. While this is Daredevil’s Giant-Size issue, Fisk is the one calling the shots, leaving you to ponder his motives for luring DD in. This interlude to the Introductory Rites story arc hopefully ramps the excitement for the rest of the adventure.

  • 60

    What a gripping tale that dances between Daredevil and Kingpin, with Wilson Fisk being pulled in different directions and impulses taking control of him. The blood and gore was unexpected but not unwarranted, and didn’t take away from the overall story taking place. The narrating gives off a chilling vibe and presents Kingpin even scarier than he normally is.

  • 60

    Comic Book Revolution

    Though this is titled Giant-Size Daredevil it is a one-shot that the Man and Woman Without Fear are supporting characters at best. This is really a Wilson Fisk comic book to continue reestablishing himself as the Kingpin of Crime again. In terms of that, Saladin Ahmed and Paul Davidson accomplished their mission statement. Which was certainly needed as we see that without the shackles of a political career the type of brutality Wilson Fisk is capable of with his own hands. But while the Wilson Fisk side of things is successful it is disappointing that the second half of the page count is dedicated to a reprint of an old Daredevil story. This page count should’ve been given to Ahmed to write a Foggy and Cole North or other supporting character story to enhance his own run. Just something to add value rather than going the lazy route to charge fans more.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    Giant-Size Daredevil #1 did not meet the expectations set by the creative team’s capabilities, as proven in the main title.

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