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.