- Marvel Comics
- Publication Date:
- 17 February 2010
Showing 1-3 out of 3 reviews.
My 2 cents: This is the comic series that both reinvigorated the character and lead Marvel to think of it's more adult readers (which, lets be honest is most of them.)
This hardcover collects Kevin Smith's "Guardian Devil" storyline (issues #1-8) and David Mack's "Parts of a Hole." It also includes an introduction by Tom Sullivan (who was a consultant to the Daredevil movie) and Ben Affleck (who portrayed Daredevil in the movie). Well, really, this was my first foray into Daredevil, and I thought it was just okay. I really liked David Mack's storyline, which I thought introduced an intriguing character (Echo), although at times she felt a smidgen too "Mary Sue" for my tastes. But, overall, it was entertaining.Kevin Smith's storyline, however, wasn't that good. Daredevil comes across as a crazy misogynist, and poor Karen Page. I didn't even know who the character was until I started reading this hardcover, and I felt horrible for what was done to her. She was told that she had AIDS (or was it HIV? the story contradicted itself at times) and she ended up getting fridged. There's just no other way of putting it. And the whole "swan song" thing was lame. Seriously, if I hadn't pushed on and read David Mack's story, I probably would have given up on Daredevil after reading Smith's story. Ick.
Marvel: We need you to pull off a stunt to launch the new line.Kevin: Who can I kill?Marvel: Ummm.... Karen Page?Kevin: Cool, cool.
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