Friday, 13 August 2010

Shadowland: Blood on the Streets

Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #1 of 4
Part 1 Crime and Punishment
Written by Antony Johnston
Art by Wellinton Alves

Action Ash
So I picked this up thinking that I could do with a dose of peripheral Marvel vigilantes fighting crime in relation to this ongoing Shadowland event. That's exactly what I got.

The story kicks off with The Shroud investigating the murder of a low level mob boss by the Hand. Misty Knight gets involved, not believing that Daredevil would sanction such a thing. Meanwhile, Silver Sable is hunting a Russian mobster and their stories become intertwined.

This is a good beginning to a crime story involving super types. From start to finish I was kept interested in where the story was going and by the end wanted to carry on and read more. Alas I will have to wait till next month.

The Art was the better side of average, not really leaving a bad impression, but it's not going to give anyone a hard on.

As I have mentioned before I am loving this event and everything I have read thus far has been great. You could say this is the most "Batman" the Marvel Universe has ever been.

4 dead mobsters out of 5