Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shadowland Review

Writer: Andy Diggle
Pencils: Billy Tan
Inks: Batt
Colors: Christina Strain
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Cover: John Cassaday & Laura Martin
Variant Cover: Tan, Batt, & Strain
Assistant Editor: Tom Brennan
Editor: Stephen Wacker
Editor In Chief: Joe Quesada
Publisher: Dan Buckley
Executive Producer: Alan Fine

Let me start by saying, I don't typically read Marvel. Therefore, some of the events in this book may not shock me as they probably should. However, I picked up this book with the advice of my comic shop and quickly realized that it's one of Marvel's 1000 limited series they put out every week. I feel bad for other new people trying to get into Marvel because god knows where to start. Mini event and mini series with a few actual books thrown in. Jesus Chris! Anyways, New York City, Hell's Kitchen... Daredevil took over "The Hand" (to those of you unfamiliar, it's apparently the criminal organization Daredevil was trying to take down) and attempted to do good deeds with it, but went insane. This became painstakingly clear when Matt Murdock kills Bullseye on top of the Hand's headquarters. The heroes (very few of which I recognized) came to confront the dark Daredevil but he took offense and tried killing them with ninjas that he knew were worthless (he made mention of this several times throughout the six issues), After a while of fighting (and Spiderman and Wolverine getting involved) he decides to resurrect Bullseye just as Kingpin possesses Ghost Rider. Elektra stops Matt from the resurrection of Bullseye and the other heroes try to talk sense into him while he battles for control of his head where we are then introduced to the new villain... The BEAST! (seriously). I wish there was more to this story for me to tell you about. Sadly, there isn't. With that said, I actually really enjoyed the story. I don't quite understand why Marvel couldn't keep the story in the Daredevil book itself, but whatever. I'm not too sure where the story leads after this. All I know is, after Shadowland, Black Panther is given the role of protecting Hell's Kitchen as "The Man Without Fear." I'd suggest checking it out on the sole basis that Ghost Rider was never interesting to me before this story. 
Until next time, I've got a LOT of catching up to do. Keep reading, let me know what's good. I'm ComicBookGuyMark87, this is my blog, and you don't have to hit the X but there ain't nothin' new here.

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  1. What you said about Marvel and trying to get into Marvel is very true. I read tons of DC, not that I don't like Marvel, but many times when I try to get into a new Marvel series, I get confused because they start talking about events that happened in five or six mini series.

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