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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow is out!

It's Wednesday, which means that it's the day the big stacks of comic books land on the stoops of comic book stores. This is a special Wednesday for me because today my first official Marvel Universe comic comes out, Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow. (That link takes you to Lone Star's online catalog, but I encourage you to go visit your neighborhood store if you can.)

Of course I've worked with Marvel before, doing alternate-reality stories, but this is a big step for me as a writer, because Shadowland takes place in the actual Marvel U, meaning it's part of the great continuity that we all love and love to complain about.

What's "DOS" about? It's the story of Colleen Wing, a street-level sword-wielding hero who for the first time in her history is not part of the two-man team that earned her reputation. She's broken away from longtime partner Misty Knight and working on her own, focusing on human trafficking, when out of the blue she receives an offer: join Daredevil's new citywide martial law, and he can set her up with resources and long-lost information about her own past. Except that Daredevil has drifted a long way from the ally Colleen has worked with in the past.

Daughters of the Shadow fits into Shadowland, an ongoing Marvel "event" that covers the ramifications of Daredevil, fed up with corruption in the city, declaring his own martial law over part of New York and ruling it with an army of Ninjas. Oh, and he builds a big freakin' ninja castle there, too.

Check out a preview of Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #1 here-- and go pick it up today!

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