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What's Going On With Daredevil?
by Sara 'Babs' Lima on
A look at the new Shadowland promotional posters may leave you very curious...
There are a lot of events we are going to be seeing at Marvel in the near future. Between the start of the Heroic Age and the brand new Avengers line-up, to O.M.I.T. and the new X-Men title that is set for release this July; Marvel seems to be doing a fantastic job in trying to keep comic audiences as interested (and broke, there I said it) as possible. However, between all the exciting stories that are going to be coming out of the "House of Ideas" this summer, the one I am most looking forward to is Shadowland, which we first heard about back in January. Call me a sucker or what have you, but the preview images of Daredevil donning a brand new costume with red glowing eyes and ruthlessly kicking ass has me practically squealing. If you have been reading Andy Diggle's recent run on Daredevil, you may recall that Matt's run in with The Hand caused him to question his ethics and whether or not killing could sometimes be justified- or at least that is what we were led to believe. In these new images, Daredevil seems a lot more ruthless, but why? Will he have a change of heart and alter the way in which he conducts crimefighting, or will we see a deeper shift in Matt Murdock's character? Is this guy in the Daredevil costume even the same character?
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It would not be the first time that someone other than Matt Murdock donned the DD costume to parade crimefighting throughout Hells Kitchen! In fact, the last time we saw this happen was not too long ago during Brubaker's Daredevil run in the early 2000's when we saw Murdock's good friend Iron Fist take on the mantle. The concept of stolen identities is relatively commonplace at Marvel, anyway. Just recently, for example, we saw Bullseye take Hawkeye's identity during Dark Reign. However, now that Clint is back in his old costume fighting crime with the Avengers, whatever happened to Lester?
Headlining the Shadowland promotional posters with "the birth of the Marvel universe's greatest villain" is a pretty bold statement, wouldn't you say? Particularly if they are implying he is a villain and not an anti-hero, like the Punisher. So, what exactly is going on here and will he really become Marvel's greatest new villain? Could Shadowland be the compliment to the Heroic Age? Afterall, what is the point in having heroes if you don't have villains? I am really excited about Shadowland, which hits store shelves in July, 2010 and looks way more exciting that what's been happening in the Avengers. Are you looking forward to the new series?