Daredevil, Vol. 1: Guardian Devil

Daredevil, Vol. 1: Guardian Devil - Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ben Affleck 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 even a parody of that scene from Batman the Animated series where all the villains are sitting around talking about how they almost got'em. But the worst part is when the villain is revealed and there is this endless narrative of him explaining how very clever he is... Sigh.

Oh, and the goodreads synopsis is wrong. It should be this one [Taken from Amazon listing]:

Collects Daredevil (1998) #1-8. A scared teenager on the run. An infant child some say is humanity's savior. A former lover whose life is now hobbled by a terrible secret. A law partner accused of a horrible crime. A city being overcome by an inscrutable menace. They need a guardian. Someone to protect them. Someone with faith in them. They need Daredevil.