Friday, October 8, 2010

Shadowland: Spider-Man #1

Overall: In theory this is a Shadowland tie-in issue. But I reiterate, that's in theory... The main gist of this comic is that Mr. Negative is trying to take advantage of the Daredevil created carnage in New York and is making a move to expand his crime empire from Chinatown to Hell's Kitchen. Shang-Chi and Spidey decide to halt Negative's advance, but Shang ends up corrupted by Negative's influence and decides to kill Negative, the Hand and Daredevil in order to set up his own world order. After some fighting, Spidey manages to reach Shang by comparing him to his father, and Shang ends up fighting off Negative's corruption. As for Negative, he escapes to menace Spidey another day.

You know, I really hate when x-over tie-ins have either very little or nothing at all to do with the main storyline. Sure there were a few Hand ninjas roaming around, but if you were to have skipped this issue, you wouldn't have missed a thing about the main Shadowland story. So while the story was okay, it was also a complete waste of time.

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.What's funnier than a bunch of undead ninjas acting confused?

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