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The Marvel Heroes Are Getting Ready For Shadowland

The Battle for the Soul of New York begins in July.


Just in case you were fearing that the Heroic Age was going to keep everything light and fun, Marvel's been putting out teasers for the upcoming story, Shadowland, which begins in July. Yesterday we saw Daredevil in his darker uniform with the Hand. Today we see a bunch of the heroes getting ready to take on the evil.
 
What will this mean for the rest of the Marvel Universe? You can see in this image that Daredevil isn't the only one involved. There will be other characters involved. Shadowland will be written by Andy Diggle with pencils by Billy Tan and is a five issue mini-series.
 
Like most Marvel teasers, we don't know a whole lot about what's going on. The solicit for Shadowland #1 says the following: 
 
== TEASER ==
 

Matt Murdock Dared Evil…and Lost! The battle for the soul of a hero begins! Pushed beyond his limits, Daredevil faces off for a final time against his deadliest foe--Bullseye-- in their most brutal battle ever with more than just Hell’s Kitchen is at stake. Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and more join forces to stop a war that is breaking out throughout New York, with Daredevil at the center. This event will change the streets of New York City—and the heroes that protect it—forever. Plus, a jaw-dropping final page that will have everyone talking for years to come! 

 

In case you missed them, here's some of the other teasers released.


The first issue is on sale July 7, 2010.
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Posted by Morpheus_
I really hope this event turns out well.
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Edited by gui22
@Morpheus_ said:

" I really hope this event turns out well. "

I think it will.
Posted by Joe Venom

Billy Tan is a Beast, that splash is amazing!I look forward to seeing Elektra back in action her recent mini series just wasn't enough for me

Edited by woopapa

who is that in the bottom right hand corner w/ spiderman? 
 
it look like a batman logo on his chest.
Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Ecxited, anyone know if this is selfcontained in these five issues, or is there going to be tie-in issue with the realted titles? i.e. Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Punisher.
Posted by EdwardWindsor

i hope it doenst have loads of tie in since put on my list, loads of tie ins equals me broke

Posted by gonzooo
@woopapa: Ironfist I believe
Posted by Jake Fury

Bullseye looks like hes pretty much DOA.
Posted by sora_thekey
@woopapa: It's Iron Fist...
 
@Donovan Montgomery said:
" Ecxited, anyone know if this is selfcontained in these five issues, or is there going to be tie-in issue with the realted titles? i.e. Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Punisher. "

I do hope it has ties to the Daredevil title, since it's revolving around him... Maybe they could tell the story from his point of view in those issues..
 
This is slowly starting to catch my interest!
Posted by Hellos

First Sentry now Ghostrider, GO GO MOONKNIGHT!
Posted by Jake Fury
@sora_thekey:
if I'm not mistaken issue 508 of the main DD title is being advertised as a Shadowland tie-in. i'm thinking that after the next issue and the end of the arc in Japan its really going to get started.  
Posted by warlock360
Posted by Jake Fury
@Donovan Montgomery:
I know its going to be a part of DD's main book. Issue 508 on Marvel's website is advertised as a Shadowland tie in.
Posted by DMC
@Morpheus_ said:
" I really hope this event turns out well. "
It's not written by Bendis, so I think it has a good chance
Posted by DMC

Too bad the artist messed up on the Punisher in the teaser and the spread. There's no way Marvel can have the regular Punisher and "Franken Castle" running around.......can they?

Posted by warlock360
@DMC: pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft as if they couldn't, TOAA can do everything  ;)
Posted by Bobby X

This LOOKS like the best thing Marvel has done in a while so hopefully it doesn't disappoint.  I have really been waiting for them to do something with all their great street-level characters. SOO REFRESHING seeing this come from Marvel, and it could really bring me back to their books in a big way.
Posted by mattydeNero

I'm not into Daredevil's new costume AT ALL.
Edited by Donovan Montgomery

I fine with this going thro DD's title, as it does revolve around him and the hand, but like lazeystudent says, if it goes tho to many = broke :( 
Although i can't really see how many it can go thru, how many of the players have their own title?  But like Fall of the Mutants, I'm sure Marvel could find a way to get a lot more books involved.
Posted by Iron Doom

wait y isnt/is Ghost Rider ther in one teaser and not in this one? idt hes rlly on the same thug fighter level as DD or MK hes like more powerful than them so y is he there hes not even a protector of NYC
Posted by spiderguylll
@woopapa: i think it iron fist
Posted by spiderguylll
@DMC:  HEY!!! Bendis is.......well ultimate spider-man was....yeah your right
Posted by Lustwish

great another marvel saga .....

Posted by Dipic

Ugh, DD's new costume is terrible.

Posted by elreydelyugur

I support this good battles with moon knight!    
Posted by DarkSyde79

...and I thought this was suppose to be The Heroic Age???

Posted by dondasch

I've never had a problem with Daredevil, well at least the one brilliantly done by Miller.  I'll start the Apocalypse and maybe give this one a chance.

Posted by spiderguylll
Posted by GT-Man

this looks AWESOMNE
Posted by Icon

Just to confirm for you guys that this very much ties into the main DD book. Shadowland will run concurrently alongside an arc called "In The Shadows" which runs through Daredevil issues #508 to #511, and presents his point of view on what's happening. 
 
I can totally relate to everyone worrying about the expense of all the tie-ins. There will be a whole bunch but I'm only going to focus on the main series, the DD tie-ins, and one other series (I'm leaning towards Shadowland: Blood in the Streets). 

Posted by LB70145

lol Iron Fist kinda looks like Batman in this picture.

Posted by StrongestOneThereIs
@woopapa: 
 
That's Moon Knight

Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

Well looks like Franks gonna be back to normal in this.

Posted by Theodore

This is shaping up to be a lot of fun.

Posted by Bearded Justice

Moon Knight vs Ghost Rider is gonna be freakin amazing!
Posted by Freddy.Mercurial

THIS IS THE EVENT I'VE WAITED 29 YEARS FOR (coincidentally, i'm 29 years old)!!!  I'm ALL in!

Posted by doordoor123

Im SO excited for this.

Posted by Xion

this looks cool, ill give this a try to see how it goes. I still love the teaser of Moonknight vs Ghost Rider, the art is amazing!!!

Posted by brewski420
@Voidheart:
jessica jones is not on that splash page
Posted by ImperiousRix

DD is throwing dark with that new costume, but I'm not sure I'm liking all the hints to him dying in this series. 
On another note, it's good to see Luke and Danny back together.

Posted by HaloKing343

All the characters are like getting their own event books now. Captain America got his reborn event book. Thor got his siege book. Norman got... well, Dark Reign. Spiderman is getting OMIT... the list goes on and on. Clearly, it's Daredevil's turn to get his own event story.
Posted by brendon277

Isn't Elektra supposedly going to help Daredevil cause if so i can predict what will happen right now  Elektra and daredevil will die