Shadowland is one of the worst ideas ever done by Marvel. I could follow Dardevil’s story by buying his comic. It is still a $3 comic, a rarity for Marvel anymore. Now Shadowland comes along and I’m told to follow DD’s story I need to get Shadowland. By the way this five part mini-series is a $4 book and the regular Daredevil title is advertised as a tie-in to Shadowland. So now I have gone from spending $3 to $7 to follow DD’s story.
But wait; hang on as that is just for July. Coming in August we have seven books that are part of Shadowland. Seven and I believe six of those are $4 books. Of course I’m assuming you could skip some of the ancillary mini-series, but who knows the way Marvel works things. So instead of getting one $3 book to follow DD’s story to get the Full Monty I would have to pay $27 dollars.
As a special bonus we get raped a little harder in September and October as Thunderbolts has a two part cross over that will be part of Shadowland so that will be $30 where I had to pay $3 for DD’s story before this event. As a special kiss on the cheek, Thunderbolts which I get is crossing over into this event so two books I like are getting screwed up in this.
November we are down to four books and in December Daredevil is back to being its own thing again and I’m betting it has now morphed into a $4 at that point. So November the price tag is a mild $15 as opposed to $3.
So the grand total for the five months of Shadowland is $109 to get all the Shadowland books, where DD as a standalone would cost $15, a difference of $94.
So since Marvel has not asked me out for a dinner and a movie before trying to *&%$ me I have decided to save $15 instead of spending $94 dollars more and I have sadly cancelled Daredevil and may check in on it next year.