So why didn't Iron Fist heal-chi-punch Daredevil to begin with in Shadowland 4? What was the point of having Wolverine stab him?
Speaking of Wolvie....did a column fall on him after he gathered around Murdock's body with the other heroes?
And Black Tarantula just kind of....walked back in? Or was that covered in another tie-in?
Maybe there's something to Thosbi's hypothesis about Diggle vs. Hurwitz. In Shadowland itself, there was a lot of build for Moon Knight to do something pretty major...but there wasn't even an attempt to give him a cameo in the last issue. I dunno if there was some last-minute editorial disagreement or they had to change MK's involvement to fit in with the upcoming Bendis/Maleev run or what, but it's dissapointing nonetheless.
My main confusion about this year's SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER is that it's made of up B-C level names who have trouble keeping their own titles from getting cancelled (not necessarily because of creative talent, however). Granted, sales were pretty strong (and the first Moon Knight tie-in was one of the top sellers of the bunch), but it seems very obvious that Marvel was nervous about the storyline. The few big/household names (Spider-Man, Punisher and Wolverine) literally pop up out of nowhere and play a very little role overall. Maybe Shadowland was pitched as a gritty, noirish tale about a superhero's emotional breakdown and how his friends come to his aid, and Marvel responded with, "Alrite...so Wovlerine's gonna be in it, right? What, no plans for Captain America? I didn't hear you say anything about Deadpool...what's the deal?"
Seems like Chaos War is more SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER material, in theory anyways.
Well, at least Daredevil and Blood On the Streets were good (great, even). I'm looking forward to After the Fall solely because Antony Johnston's writing it.
: 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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