11 September, 2010

Shadowland #3

          Shadow land is without a doubt in my mind my favorite mini since the Civil War. I used to read a lot of Daredevil but I stopped when he got involved with the Hand. I wanted him to be like the vigilantly that he was before, not the head of a group of ninja assassins. So naturally Shadowland would appeal to me , I hope that this is what bring Daredevil away from the hand, and so far Marvel is doing it in a way that is just so fantastic. Shadowland is written and drawn beautifully, and it includes some B list characters that I never get around to reading about, but I still find them interesting. (ex. Ghost Rider, Punisher)
         In this issue Daredevil and the Hand are still fighting Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Spiderman and a whole bunch of different fighters. Punisher comes in and starts shooting at every one giving the fighters time to escape.  Later Master Izo comes in and reveals a secret about Daredevil. Meanwhile Moon Knight and Ghost Rider destroy all the ninjas in the Shadowland prison and all the prisoners escape, and at the end Daredevil goes to resurrect Bullseye when someone else enters the picture.
        Another stellar issue. I have said before I hate it when issues are just giant fight scenes, and I was ready to take away from this issues grade for it, but I went back and read it again, and really there isn't that much fight scene, and I thought that was great. I think I might of gotten confused because the comic had such a fast pace. The fight scene was interesting and just plain cool, and the rest of the book was interesting and just plain cool. The secret was not my favorite thing, what happened was Diggle wrote the story, and now he needs to fix Daredevil as fast as possible. It could have been worse, but it could have been better. With each issue Daredevil just becomes different. He became evil when he killed Bullseye, then even more so when he ordered the Hand to kill the Fighters, and now he's bringing back Bullseye so that he will be loyal to the Hand. That is just a perfect order. I forgot to mention that I wanted Diggle to bring Bullseye back but I wanted him to do it in away that wasn't too fake, like Luke Cage made it to the hospital and the doctors saved Bullseye. I think the way that he's coming back is really good.
     So this issue was still really good, but I cant give it a ten out of ten because of an error with the secret that Master Izo said, but it is still a great comic and I recommend it highly.

Grade: 9.5 /10
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  1. I thought the previous issues were better. I'm curious as to how they're going to explain away Punisher. To me, they should have acknowledged something in this issue, like the characters saying, "Aren't you dead?"

    I like them using Moon Knight and Ghost Rider. I just wish Marvel would be rid of some of the terrible cross-over issues this series has had. Otherwise I would like it a lot more.

  2. I'm sorry to say that I haven't read any of the crossover issues (unless you count Daredevil) I have heard bad things about them. And I do agree with you about liking the previous issues, better, but I still thought this one was really good. Plus as I said before I'm very exited to see Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight in this series. It's hard to come by Ghost Rider these days, and I just haven't gotten around to reading Moon Knight , but it's cool to hear about them.

  3. Oh, do check out the new Shadowland: Power Man crossover though. It might end up being a hidden gem of this series when all is said and done.

  4. I'll check it out next time I can. I just read a brief overview of the issue and it sounds pretty cool.