Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shadowland #1 (of 5)

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]

1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I thought I was suffering 'event' fatigue' but I think this one will be good. Daredevil has been one of the best written and illustrated books for awhile now and I like this new 'leader of the hand' direction. It's fresh and relavent to DD's history.