Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters.
In this edition, Greg and Nick turn back the clock to 1998 for a look at Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada’s landmark Daredevil arc, “Guardian Devil,” featuring Jimmy Palmiotti on inks. What was the background that led Smith to his first major comics work, and how does the story hold up nearly two decades later?