Comic Rack – Shadowland #1 (of 5)

by Cap'n Carrot on July 12, 2010 · 8 comments

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The descent of Matt Murdock contiues in this new mini-series from Andy Diggle. Daredevil has built a monument, a fortress, in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen from which the Hand my strike swift vengeance on those would dare cause trouble within its borders. And he’s got himself a spiffy new costume. Pretty good stuff all around including a necessary scene among the Avengers discussing concern over Murdock’s new role.

As to the final scenes between Bullseye and Daredevil all I can say is I’ll believe the outcome is real when I see it. Diggle has played the sleight-of-hand once too often in recent months for me to take Daredevil’s apparent use of lethal force seriously (especially when of of the tie-ins coming out next month is titled Shadowland: Bullseye).

Odds are we’ll be seeing Bullesye again. Even if it’s another bait-and-switch the storyline of pushing Murdock down the dark path seems to be in full swing. And if it’s real…well, that’s a hell of a hard first step down a path of no redemption for the hero of Hell Kitchen to take in the first issue of this five month long event. Either way it should be an interesting few months for Daredevil readers. Worth a look.

[Marvel $3.99]

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  • alphamonkey

    I feel I should point out that it’s “Shadowland: Bullseye – Funeral for a Friend”, which certainly fits with the whole “Oh crap, Hornhead shoved a sai through my chest” thing. Then again, it’s Marvel….

    Poor Daredevil… every new writer tries to out gritty Frank Miller’s run, and now he’s gritted himself into a corner with this. Because this really fits that whole “Heroic Age” thing, right?

    • Cap’n Carrot

      The thing is Diggle just did this a couple months ago where Daredevil was forced to “kill” to take control of the Hand. This issue ended in exactly the same way before the oh it was all a trick explanation the next month. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice…

      • alphamonkey

        “Won’t be fooled again?”

        Diggle’s run started out well, but now I’m pretty ‘meh’ on the whole thing. At the rate they’re going, DD is going to be the Anti-Punisher, and that’s boring as hell. Ninjas? Really? Is it 1983 again?

        • Cap’n Carrot

          Return of the Jedi, War Games, A Christmas Story, The Right Stuff, Eddie and the Cruisers, D.C. Cab, plus Billie Jean, Every Breath You Take, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Hungry Like a Wolf…

          Yeah, I’m okay if it’s 1983 again.

  • Andy

    Haven’t they done this story with DD a dozen times?

    • Cap’n Carrot

      To be fair, this time he does have a bitchin’ new black costume.

      • alphamonkey

        I don’t think “bitchin” means what you think it means. The new DD costume is duuuuuumb

        • Cap’n Carrot

          It does lack the style of his original yellow costume.

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