Friday, August 13, 2010

Picto-Review: Shadowland: Blood in the Streets #1(of 4)

Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #1: Writer: Antony Johnson. Pencils: Wellinton Alves.

Before we get started here, this mini is following 4 different heroes who have found themselves in NYC during Daredevil's current reign of terror.

We open things up with the Shroud investigating the murder of a small time mobster. The mobster's body shows all of the signs of having been killed by the Hand, but Shroud is unsure.

Next up, the family of the dead small time mobster tries to hire Misty Knight to take Daredevil in for the murder, but Misty refuses to believe that DD has allowed himself and his Hand army to go so bad. As such, she decides to investigate on her own to see if DD had indeed crossed the line.

Silver Sable(in disguise)goes to collect a bounty on a Polish criminal, but discovers the man dead, seemingly due to the Hand.

To end this issue, the forth and final character in this mini shows up, the mercenary Paladin, and attacks the Shroud for unknown reasons.

What I Thought: Meh. This was a total set-up issue, as we got the four characters established in NYC for various reasons, and then gave them reasons to look into DD's Hand activities. There's really not much more to say... Here's hoping the next issue gives us a bit more story development.

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.


  1. Four issues of this, huh? I think I'll pass, even on the trade. Misty Knight has always been kind of a "meh" character for me, and Silver Sable I've just plain never liked.

  2. Yeah, if not for the fact that I have to collect every Shadowland related comic(gotta catch 'em all!), I doubt I'd stick with this one. I mean, the four characters in this mini really aren't anything to write home about... The Shroud was okay back in my beloved West Coast Avengers, and Paladin is... well, Paladin, while the women are like you said, not exactly very interesting.

  3. Silver Sable?! Wow, where has she been for the past 20 years? Was she part of the Heroes for Hire book that came out during Civil War?

    This comic sounds like it should be called "Shadowland: Brightest Day."

  4. "Shadowland: Brightest Day" HA!!! Kello, you had me laughing out loud at all almost all of your posts tonight! As for Silver Sable, I think you're right, but right after CW was about when I REALLY got into DC comics 'cause I was so angry with Marvel, so I can't say for sure. I know I have the few Heroes for Hire books that were connected to CW, but that's probably all I have of those books. I seriously don't recall who was on that team... Misty Knight maybe?