Daredevil: Guardian Devil

Daredevil Guardian Devil A tragic accident took his sight but in return enhanced Matt Murdock s remaining senses far beyond human limits An accomplished attorney by day by night Murdock seeks justice outside the law as Dare

  • Title: Daredevil: Guardian Devil
  • Author: Kevin Smith Joe Quesada
  • ISBN: 9780785134381
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A tragic accident took his sight but in return, enhanced Matt Murdock s remaining senses far beyond human limits An accomplished attorney by day, by night Murdock seeks justice outside the law as Daredevil, the Man Without Fear When Marvel Knights took hold of this classic Marvel Comics character 10 years ago, the fledgling imprint redefined Daredevil for a new generatA tragic accident took his sight but in return, enhanced Matt Murdock s remaining senses far beyond human limits An accomplished attorney by day, by night Murdock seeks justice outside the law as Daredevil, the Man Without Fear When Marvel Knights took hold of this classic Marvel Comics character 10 years ago, the fledgling imprint redefined Daredevil for a new generation In famed filmmaker Kevin Smith s series debut, a scared teenager on the run places her baby in Matt Murdock s hands She claims her infant is humanity s newborn savior, a true miracle child Yet an elderly stranger soon confronts Murdock with some shockingly different news about this infant While Daredevil attempts to separate fact from fiction, the deadly assassin Bullseye enters the fray, determined to capture the baby and leave the hero dead in the process Collecting Daredevil 1 8.

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    1. Well, this was a pleasant surprise.I had precisely zero expectations for what to expect from “Guardian Devil,” based on the plot synopsis (Daredevil has to protect an infant from a weird organization that believes it will grow up to be the Antichrist)…but when I realized out that it also happened to be written by none other than Kevin Smith, the filmmaker behind “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy”? Well, let’s just say that I still feel like I’m falling down the rabbit hole a little bit [...]

    2. Re-read to fill in any details I need to know before diving into Parts of a Hole (David Mack's follow-on that was only published as a GN this year). Realise now that, aside from the adoration I had for Kevin Smith in his heyday, this isn't nearly as special a run of DD as I'd thought ten years ago. It was an interesting story but seemed like a big letdown with the "supervillain explains his nefarious plot in excruciating detail, just before getting his ass handed over by the hero".And the art? Q [...]

    3. Please keep Kevin Smith away from Daredevil. It was horrible. The way women were treated made me cringe, and the plot was boring and over-the-top. It didn't add anything to Daredevil's overall arc. Do not recommend.

    4. Weird. Apparently, I had read this about 10 years ago, but I don't remember reading it at all. I liked it more then they I did now, too. This is the eight-issue Kevin Smith written run of Daredevil. While I was reading it I was enjoying it, but then thinking about it more afterward I didn't like it as much. Read the spoiler if you'd like to know why.(view spoiler)[In the big boss battle / climax towards the end of the run the villain gives his grand explanation of how and why he destroyed Matt M [...]

    5. Someone at really needs to re-do the abstract above about this book.I think the last time I read Daredevil was during the Frank Miller period, when Elektra was a major character in the book and all that. I don't remember much about it, to be honest. It was just "cool" and "wow" and "destined to be a classic!" So I bought those issues, but may not have even read them. I dunno.So, there's a lot of water under the bridge from the early 80s to the late 90s, and Daredevil, as a character, may as wel [...]

    6. If I had the choice I would go with three and a half stars, because it was pretty good, but I didn't get that 'wowza' feeling about it. Still, it's a very good story, and I would definitely recommend it.

    7. “The conclusion I’ve come to after years spent doing this is that there are no innocents. Everyone’s guilty. Even us. Especially us… no Peter — there are no innocents. Even in the strictest of definitions, people like the loved one you mentioned and Karen are still guilty. They are guilty of dying and leaving us alone in this mire of solitude and misery.”Excuse me while I get a hold of my emotions. Regardless of whether or not you are a Daredevil fan, regardless of whether you hate t [...]

    8. In the years since its publication, Kevin Smith's eight-issue contribution to Daredevil have been lost in the shadow of the Bendis and Brubaker runs that immediately followed it. In retrospective it's a little hard to know what to think of this story.Every one remembers it, of course, because it's the story about Bullseye and Karen Page. And, oh, Karen is treated badly in this story. I don't mean what happens, but instead how she's depicted, and I get the impression that was a follow-up to year [...]

    9. Not a bad intro to the Daredevil character. While Kevin Smith definitely overwrote this arc (a disturbing trend in the last three volumes of Marvel works I've tried out), the plot ended up pretty solid and there are some pretty nice dialogue gems to be found within this volume. Matt Murdock has lost his faith. He's been through a rough patch lately and the normally devout Catholic has been handed enough curveballs to leave him feeling pretty bitter with the man upstairs. The love of his life has [...]

    10. I'd give this a 3.5 because I did like the majority of it. First big plus for me is the art. I really dug the way everything flow, especially the mystical parts of it. The fights all looked great, and it was a darker take on Daredevil (if you can believe it) so it all jelled well together. Most of the dialog was pretty good. I liked the plot, and the idea of having Matt challenge his religious views was both interesting and entertaining to witness. The death of a certain major character was hear [...]

    11. This is a fun comic for new readers but I think it lacks a consistent tone which makes any events within the story feel hollow.

    12. Compré este comic sin esperar demasiado, había escuchado un par de buenas críticas y como no se reeditó nunca más, aproveché que Salvat lo incluyó en su colección.Esta historia sirve como una especie de "secuela" a la ya mítica "Born Again" de Frank Miller, toma varios de los puntos argumentales de esta y se hace referencia a dicha historia en varios momentos del comic. Hay un fuerte agregado religioso, muchas cuestiones morales, mucho monólogo interno y un Daredevil rozando al locura [...]

    13. Daredevil is given a baby by an unknown girl who disappears, leaving Matt Murdock with a crisis of faith when two different agents claim the baby is both a savior and the antichrist. Black Widow lends a hand as Matt struggles with the return of Karen Page, his relationships with the women in his life, his own Catholic upbringing, and his very senses.I've been jumping around the Daredevil timeline quite a bit since I realized that he's my favorite Marvel hero. I've scoured a few lists in search o [...]

    14. I'm not going to write a formal review of this, because it will inevitably devolve into a rant. Is this my least favorite Daredevil installment that I've read? Absolutely. Is the writing so pretentious, so self-congratulatory, and so excessively wordy that I wanted to bash my head against my desk? Oh, yes. Does someone make some ridiculous "eyes rolled in their head, semi-anguished, semi-stoned" face on every single page? Just about.There are very, very few things about this installment save it [...]

    15. Ugh, where to even start with this, from the bad writing to the awful, awful art, to the nauseating sexism inherent in both, I just had a bad taste in my mouth from very nearly the beginning. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore, and put it down. And as far as the plot goes? I didn't even care enough about ANY of it to flip through to the end to see how it turns out.

    16. Este fue el peor cómic que leí en mi vida. Y revisé eh? Revisé no haber leído uno peor, y nope! Este se lleva el premio!No me quiero quedar sin hacer una reseña que al menos puntee todas las cosas que me joden y me sirva de válvula de escape, pero por las dudas también likeé unas cuantas que comparten mi opinión.En este tomo a Daredevil le cae del cielo una bebé. Se le encarga su cuidado ya que esta bebé es producto de un nacimiento virgen yada-yada. Esto no fue lo que más me molest [...]

    17. The problem with Kevin Smith writing comic books is that he writes the character the way he believes they should act, without regard to the personality that has been built up over 30 years. It feels, cartoonish and out of character, not only for Murdock, but for all of the supporting characters in the book. Like Smith is trying to bring back a Golden Age feel to the dialogue and monologue while writing modern story lines. It just doesn't work on any level. It makes the book sputter and start and [...]

    18. Wow! All this anticipation for the Netflix series has motivated me to investigate one of the Marvel characters I don't know so much about, and I started with the onset of Volume Two in 1998. A friend has informed me that this Kevin Smith-penned storyline in Daredevil apparently saved Marvel from bankruptcy, because it signaled the end of an era of mediocrity for the company, and I can see very much how true that is. As with all of the comics Smith has dabbled in (see his legendary Green Arrow ru [...]

    19. I read this back in 1998 when it was originally published and had pretty much put it out of my head in the meantime. Now that I've reread it I remembered why I forgot it in the first place. This is the Kevin Smith run on daredevil, and it does have some decently written parts And then there is the rest of it. It just the way it's written is very smug? That might be the best word for it. Pop culture references abound and it has a ton of easter egg references to fanboyish things in it. There's eve [...]

    20. This was my first foray into the world of Daredevil, so I can't adequately comment on how it perpetuates the overall story and legend. All I know is that it started out strong and cool with some totally badass storytelling and illustrations but petered out in the last two issues. I don't want to give away the ending for any who haven't read it, but in the issue that is supposed to be the big climax, there is LO-O-O-T of talking talking talking, exposition, exposition, exposition. Come on Kevin, [...]

    21. It's saying something that I believe this may be the best Kevin Smith written comic I've read, and it's still horribly overwritten. Many pages the words nearly crowd the artwork right out of the book. I'm also not a huge fan of Quesada's style, which is much too exaggerated and cartoony for me. There's an interesting story here, featuring a favorite villain of mine, but it's not told to best effect.

    22. The art is intricate and bold, the religious themes bring out an underexplored aspect of a character who wears devil horns, and the story is amazing. The big fight with Bullseye is one of the true turning points of Matt Murdock's life, and you owe it to yourself to read this if you want to appreciate any Daredevil story that has been written since these issues.

    23. artless, misogynistic, needlessly self-referential. i only read this because people i trusted said it is worthwhile back story for what comes later but i probably should have skipped Smith's offering and gone straight to the Bendis stuff.

    24. What starts out as a heavy-handed and confusing story with out-of-character moments by Matt Murdock, soon reveals itself to be a pretty good Daredevil book, after a few issues.Joe Quesada draws the entire arc, proving his ability as a story teller. I guess it was just the style of the times, but there's so much information on every page; Quesada makes it all very digestible. Kevin Smith writes an interesting story that starts off weird, before taking a few course correcting twists, all while del [...]

    25. I expected way too much from this. So many myths had developed about this seminal work, starting with the legendary names involved, for years, i had a hard time eventually sitting down to read it. Some things have a place in time and become very imtidating to just enjoy. Finally, i decided it was time to buy and read "the ultimate DD arc" many have labelled this I think reading it all at once years later was much better for me than reading it in sections as it was released with all the hype, ori [...]

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