: I feel your pain, Thosbi, but unfortunately it
: ain't over.
: The preview for Shadowland: After The Fall
: --Previous Message--
: So they brought Randal back from the
: dead...again. Why? They already brought back
: Bushman ignoring the fact that MK kept the
: guy's face in a drawer.
: Don't worry this is just another Marvel
: crossover, Shadowlands will be retconned out
: of existence in a few years so nothing
: anyone did will matter
: --Previous Message--
: So Shadowland has ended and, if you've read
: the final issue, you've probably figured out
: by now that, for Moon Knight, nothing in
: this story matters whatsoever to his place
: in the Marvel Universe.
: SPOILERS AHEAD...
: Shadowland started off well for MK. We got
: to see him working behind the scenes
: gathering info for the Secret Avengers and
: fighting a few ninjas. Then, Shadowland:
: Moon Knight starts up and Hurwitz begins
: rewriting MK's role in the main story by
: putting him directly into the battle with DD
: and sending him off to New Orleans to track
: down a macguffin capable of defeating The
: Beast who has possessed Daredevil.
: Steve Rogers tells MK the macguffin will be
: handed over to Ghost Rider who can use it to
: kill The Beast and save the day. Yay Moon
: Knight! Despite that terrible return of
: Randall Spector nonsense, you managed to do
: something important that ties in with the
: main Shadowland story!...Oh, wait a
: sec...Never mind, no you didn't.
: We get to the final issue of Shadowland, MK
: is nowhere to be seen and, guess what,
: neither is the macguffin. Ghost Rider shows
: up to fight The Beast, seemingly unaware
: that he is fighting an immortal demon god,
: breathes some fire on him and proceeds to
: have his ass handed to him in record time.
: In the end, Daredevil/The Beast is defeated
: by a love tap from Iron Fist and a pep talk
: from Elektra. No macguffin, no kick-ass
: Ghost Rider fight, no Moon Knight.
: Essentially, nothing Moon Knight did during
: this entire event had any impact on how the
: story ended. In the end, it seems like Moon
: Knight was never supposed to be involved in
: this story in the first place.
: It's almost as if Diggle saw where Hurwitz
: was going with his mini and decided to write
: MK completely out of the story because he
: didn't like what Hurwitz was doing. I don't
: blame Diggle if that's the case since
: Shadowland was, ultimately, his story to
: tell and Shadowland: Moon Knight did turn
: out to be pretty bad. However, Shadowland
: didn't turn out very well either.
: Even without mentioning Moon Knight, the
: whole thing seemed drawn out, uninspired and
: pointless. There was never any payoff. I
: might have picked up these books as a Moon
: Knight fan wanting to see Moon Knight, but
: that doesn't mean I didn't also want to see
: Ghost Rider, the Punisher and Daredevil
: doing some MU-impacting kick-ass stuff too.
: Unfortunately, none of that ever happened
: and I'm out 20 bucks.
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