Shadowland #3

Event\Storyline: Shadowland Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 1, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
6.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF NEW YORK CONTINUES! The Heroic Age has begun... but Daredevil didn't get the memo. As The Man Without Fear's reign over Hell's Kitchen continues, his allies and friends come together to try and, for one last time, put an end to his rule over The Kitchen. Will the Devil's reign continue, or will the heroes triumph? Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 2, 2010

    This mini-series is amazing, and you're doing yourself a grave disservice if you aren't following it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 6, 2010

    It's funny; over the past couple months, I've gotten to read a lot of the Shadowland tie-ins, but none of the actual issues from the main mini-series. Now that I've sampled the whole gamut of this crossover, I have to say that the level of quality throughout is impressively strong. This might seem excessive after the end of seven years worth of rolling crossovers, but it's honestly a strong fray that defines this section of the Marvel U as a community, giving each player a significant, clearly-defined role to play. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Sep 5, 2010

    This was a very good read, and continues a great overall reading experience for those following all of the Shadowland one-shots, mini-series and one-shots. I can't wait to see just what Diggle does with the last couple issues of this mini-series, and what the new status quo will end up being like when all is said and done. Hopefully the resolution will prove to be as interesting and entertaining as the first half of the crossover event. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 2, 2010

    On the plus side, the development at the end of this issue is an interesting one, though not entirely unexpected. The series has been gradually improving, so perhaps with his obligations to the crossover format out of the way, Diggle will deliver a fantastic two-part finale. Three issues in, though, I have to admit that with half the series gone, it hasn't lived up to the standard I was hoping for. But, then, I'm not sure I can remember the last Marvel event that did. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 3, 2010

    Shadowland #3 was a massive disappointment. As someone who actually enjoyed the first two issues of this event I couldnt believe how many problems appeared and became bigger in this issue. Sure I had my problems with the first two issues but they were still fun reads. But here those problems became much bigger upon multiple read throughs. The problems are especially more evident when compared to Daredevil which is the far superior read between the both. It is not even funny how wide the gap between the two is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Sep 1, 2010

    Ive been giving this complaint to a lot of comics lately, but Shadowland really had some potential in its general concept, but its execution is severely lacking. I dont think that Ive read a comic book in a long time that has been so completely predictable in nearly every way in my fifteen years of reading comics. The plot of this series is quickly making its way into un-salvageable territory and that is not a good thing. Maybe, just maybe, Andy Diggle could throw some surprises into the latter half of the series, but that isnt looking likely. My recommendation would be to wait for the trade paperback even if you really love these characters, if not to skip it entirely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 1, 2010

    The quality of Billy Tan's art also continues to decline, with more cases of grossly exaggerated anatomy and flat facial work that fails to capture emotion or drama. It's really only the presence of Kingpin and Moon Knight that recall the better, more character-driven material of Diggle's pre-Shadowland issues. With these two opposing characters, the script is able to briefly rise above the mindless fighting and disappointing plot developments. That character-driven focus is something Shadowland sorely needs to adopt if it's going to stand a chance of improvement in these last two issues. I'm no longer looking for an enjoyable Daredevil-centric event out of Shadowland... I simply hope for one that won't do lasting harm to the character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 2, 2010

    Sure, this Hand demon gives our heroes a big bad villain to fight, but it also undercuts the only real dramatic thread the mini-series had going for it. Nice to see Elektra finally show up, though. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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