Let's start off another round-up of Shadowland news with this image from Billy Tan, which reveals Daredevil in a new costume. Many people get very excited about this sort of this, so hopefully they'll go mad over the finer details of the outfit. The idea that Daredevil was going to go a bit barmy in Shadowland had already been more or less accepted as part of the plot, but hopefully now we've seen this image of him wearing black (black! Like the darkest of nights. Like the root of a corrupted soul. Like a... mole) all doubts about his newfound madness will be quashed. I mean, really, what more do you need? We've seen images of him seemingly putting Bullseye into a coma, and killing all his former friends, and it's not like The Hand AREN'T a group of terrorists whom Daredevil now micromanages. What more evidence could you need to show that Daredevil's gone over to the dark side?
Ah. In this image drawn by John Cassaday - it'll probably be the cover for Shadowland #2 - we see the shadow of The Kingpin fall over Daredevil, as well as a slightly different interpretation of the new outfit. We also never realised how short Elektra was, before. She's teeny! What an adorable little ninja she is. The image shows Moon Knight, Spider-Man, White Tiger, Iron Fist, Elektra and Luke Cage, so presumably they will be the characters who have the most important roles in the central miniseries. Other characters like Misty Knight and Justin Bieber will appear in the numerous tie-ins, instead.
So! Let's take a look at the latest tie-ins to be revealed by Marvel. First up is the blatantly obvious 'Shadowland: Spider-Man' issue, written by Dan Slott. We don't have a picture for this yet :( If any character was going to get a tie-in, though, it was going to be Spider-Man. Slott says that the comic should make perfect sense if you only read Shadowland and not Spectacular Spider-Man, and vice versa, revealing that the issue will see Spider-Man go up against recurring new villain Mr Negative, who has been ruling parts of New York for quite a while now. Spidey won't be alone in his mission, however, as Shang Chi - that bloke what does karate chops and that - will also be tagging along to help out. We probably won't see any of Daredevil in the story, as the majority of the page-count seems to be dedicated to Mr Negative, and how he deals with The Hand. Paulo Siqueira will handle art duties for the issue.
And Moon Knight will also be entering Shadowland in his own storyline, as Shadowland: Moon Knight comes out in August! Written by Gregg Hurwitz and drawn by Bong Dazo, the three-issue miniseries will see the eponymous antihero getting manipulated on all sides, as his somewhat delicate mental wellbeing will be exploited by just about everyone. For one thing, recurring enemy The Profile is set to introduce the former Marc Specter and now Jake Lockley to another avatar of Khonshu. If you don't really know what any of that means, then basically: Moon Knight gets all his powers, supposedly, from an Egyptian God called Khonshu. He is an avatar of Khonshu. So when The Profile reveals the existence of another avatar, that's not really going to be very good news for poor old Moonie.
And y'know who's contracted The Profile to damage Moon Knight's psyche like this? Well, only Daredevil himself! Daredevil apparently has some greater plan for Moon Knight, and in order to put it in motion he first has to set up a giant fight for the poor guy which may result in getting him killed. Hurwitz refuses to say who this new avatar of Khonshu will be, but if you can remember the teaser image for Shadowland which showed Moon Knight... well, it's kinda blatantly obvious. Alternatively, look at the tags for this post and work out which one hasn't been mentioned anywhere in this post. THAT is who Moon Knight will be facing. It's cool.