Comic Book / Shadowland
is a Marvel Comics
crossover published in 2010. Set after the events of Siege
, Shadowland follows Daredevil
and his life after his Face-Heel Turn
. The series is divided into a five-part miniseries, a three-part Moon Knight
mini, a four-part mini about a new Powerman and a few one-shots following Bullseye, Elektra
, Ghost Rider
, plus tie-ins to other titles, including Thunderbolts
- Action Girl: Colleen Wing, Misty Knight, and The Daughter of The Shadows.
- Affably Evil: Tarantula.
- Anti-Hero: Punisher, Ghost Rider and Wolverine.
- Badass Biker: Ghost Rider.
- Badass Grandpa: Master Izo.
- Badass Normal: Moon Knight and Punisher to name a few.
- Bash Brothers: Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Spider-Man and Shang Chi.
- Bat Family Crossover: All the Street-Level superheroes from Marvel AKA the Marvel Knights. And Wolverine
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Daredevil.
- Break the Cutie: After all the years, Daredevil has finally snapped.
- Of course, Daredevil hadn't been "the Cutie" for decades - his definitive story arch basically involved destroying his entire life and every writer since then seemed to think they could only make their mark by torturing him worse than the last guy - but he did start out as a lighthearted character before the conga line of pain started.
- Cain and Abel: Moon Knight & Shadow Knight
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: It doesn't take much to kill the Hand Ninja.
- Darker and Edgier: Compared to the current Heroic Age.
- Deadpan Snarker: Spider-Man
- Demonic Possession: The real nature of DD's Face-Heel Turn.
- Enemy Mine: Kingpin summons Ghost Rider to help him, as well as Luke Cage and the Immortal Iron Fist, to take down Daredevil.
- Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: Pretty much everyone. But the cake goes to the killers in the "Blood on the Streets" miniseries. How exactly a quartet of detectives just happen to have enough training to use ninja weapons to take out armed thugs and bodyguards is completely unexplained.
- Evil Costume Switch: Daredevil's new costume is all black with wrist blades, longer horns and red lining.
- Lampshaded by Spider-Man, who points out he's an expert when he says black costume switch always ends bad.
- Face-Heel Turn: Daredevil.
- Highly Visible Ninja: The Hand.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Bullseye. Let's just say that all he ever did finally comes back at him.
- Legacy Character: The new Power Man.
- Oh Crap!: Bullseye when he realizes that Daredevil's no longer adherring to Thou Shalt Not Kill.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Teasers for the series carried the tagline "Witness the birth of the Marvel Universe's greatest villain". Matt is ultimately redeemed by the end of the story.
- Power Creep, Power Seep: As the Big Bad, Daredevil's gotten a pretty big boost in power to contend with the other street-level heroes who are usually a bit above him in terms of strength. This boost is the first hint that Daredevil isn't really Matt, but rather him under Demonic Possession.
- Prepare to Die: this line is delivered to Master Izo, leading to the awesome answer "I was preparing before you were born".
- The Man Behind the Man: Rather, the organization behind the man: it was the Snakeroot that summoned the demon that possessed Daredevil and turned him evil so that he could serve their purpose.
- Technicolor Ninjas: The Hand, again.
- Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: Spider Sense versus Radar Sense.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being one of the best martial artists in the world, Iron Fist gets his ass handed to him pretty often in this series.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Brought up by Punisher and Wolverine, but their attempts to do so fail pretty badly.
- Wolverine Publicity: You'll never guess who randomly shows up in the fourth issue without any build-up, though it is fairly lampshaded.