Shadowland: Bullseye #1

Shadowland: Bullseye #1

Event\Storyline: Shadowland Writer: John Layman Artist: Sean Chen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 4, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Aug 6, 2010

    Overall, if you were originally planning on avoiding this one-shot, like I was, you should really reconsider your position, because you may just be surprised by how enjoyable the issue is. Even if you're not necessarily following the regular Shadowland mini-series or crossover, it's simply told enough to still be very enjoyable and engaging, not to mention accessible. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 4, 2010

    I haven't been reading any of the Shadowland crossover (nor even anything Daredevil-related in years, for that matter) but I didn't really need to. Layman manages to do a fairly self-contained told-in-one here that gets you up to speed with what's happened in the rest of the storyline without making you feel like you've missed out on anything. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Richard George Aug 4, 2010

    The one-shot basically features Ben Urich's account of a biker gang enamored with Bullseye, and how this gang proceeds to force various citizens to conduct a funeral for the man they hold in high esteem. The fact that none of these characters, or their fabricated interactions with Bullseye, are of great importance only compounds the useless nature of the entire affair. By the end of it, you'll feel the same way you did when you got to the end of Shadowland #1 - hollow, frustrated and bored. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Aug 6, 2010

    Now I want to make clear that this certainly has nothing to so with the art team, led by Sean Chen, who churns out a nicely illustrated book. Even writer John Layman, to a fault, can earn a slight pass since the writing isnt outright bad. It just doesnt serve a purpose. But, if I am wrong and this does end up being a relevant matter than it was simply poorly executed by the writer and editorial. I am extremely wary for the further one-shots that are going to be flying the Shadowland banner because if this is any indication of the comics we can expect I will be sure to save a bunch of scratch and stick with the main title only. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 10, 2010

    The implied connection to Bullseye's death might make this seem like an important piece of the Shadowland puzzle, but it's hard to recommend to all but the most completist fans. John Layman is capable of far, far better, and it's hard to see what he thought he was doing here that seems to have failed so badly. Whatever it was, it seems best that we simply agree to move on and never mention it again. Read Full Review

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