When comic book readers think about the most useless, unmemorable super-mega-event comics of all time, they never mention Shadowland, because most sane people have blocked out the existence of the crossover, in which Daredevil gets possessed by a demon or something and kills people. It's basically the plot of Avengers vs. X-Men with Daredevil in the role of Cyclops except there are absolutely no lasting consequences for the character and no one gave a crap. Well, to all those fans, the wish you didn't know you had and probably actually don't have has finally come true! Marvel is revisiting Shadowland in the pages of another comic that will have no lasting impact on comics history: Superior Spider-Man!
With art by
a drunken four year old Humberto Ramos and story by accomplished spider-fan antagonist Dan Slott, Doctor Spiderpuss will take on The Kingpin and Hobgoblin in an attempt to eliminate Shadowland once and for all. According to Slott, "Superior Spider-Man #14 marks a drastic change for the character AND the series." Making drastic, knee-jerk changes to a product is what we in the business world consider a sign of health and success, so we believe it's definitely not baseless hyperbole when Slott coyly adds that the comic will contain "a moment that will LITERALLY change the face of New York in the Marvel Universe!"
Look, I'm not saying Slott is a troll. All I'm saying is, I was in the forrest the other day, trying to cross a small stone bridge over a creek, and motherfucking Dan Slott jumped out from under it and charged me $2.50. That's all I'm saying.
Fans, for three years, you've done your best to forget that Shadowland ever happened, and, though Superior Spider-Man is still being published, most of us are doing our best to block that printed abortion out as well. But this July, Marvel will shatter our carefully constructed realities of denial with Superior Spider-Man #14! Here's the press release:
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN Storms SHADOWLAND!
Slott & Ramos Send Spidey On A Mission Into The Heart Of Crime
New York, NY—April 4th , 2013— This July, the chart topping creative team behind Amazing Spider-Man #700, Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos, go straight to the steps of Shadowland in Superior Spider-Man #14! This all-new story arc, launching during Superior Spider-Month, gives fans a whole new look into the world of Superior Spider-Man, great for lapsed and new readers alike!
Continuing his personal quest to show the world why he is truly the superior Spider-Man, Otto Octavius looks to add cleaning up the City of New York to his list of accomplishments! But what’s his plan of attack? Eliminate Shadowland. All of it. With the Kingpin and Hobgoblin running crime throughout the city for far too long and nobody daring enough to take them down, the Superior Spider-Man takes matters into his own hands!
“Superior Spider-Man #14 marks a drastic change for the character AND the series. He's got new allies, a new look, and an all-new agenda,” explained Slott. “And we kick it off with a moment that will LITERALLY change the face of New York in the Marvel Universe! In ANY incarnation of ANY book with ANY character called Spider-Man, you have NEVER seen a Spider-Man operate like this before! Forget Superior Spider-Man Month! This chapter kicks off the Superior Spider-Man AGE!”
And just when you see what Superior Spider-Man is really capable of when given the opportunity – fans everywhere will be screaming for more!
This July, Superior Spider-Month turns it up a notch as Slott & Ramos wage war against Shadowland in Superior Spider-Man #14!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #14
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
ON SALE JULY 2013!