I want to start by thanking you guys for the somewhat unexpected support for my Daredevil science series. It’s a relief to know that I’m not the only one who enjoys pondering the what ifs of Daredevil’s perceptions. When done right, he is one of a select few superheroes whose powers don’t necessarily break the laws of physics so much as the “laws of biology,” and that is something I find very compelling. I’m glad at least some of you feel the same way.
However, Matt Murdock is not just a blind guy with heightened senses, he’s also the leader of an evil ninja organization. News pertaining to the latter is forcing me to take a break from my regular schedule to report on some exciting new developments.
It’s been hinted at previously that there would be tie-in titles to go with the main Shadowland event, aside from the regular Daredevil title. Today we learned more about the details of one such tie-in miniseries written by none other than current Daredevil co-scribe Antony Johnston, with art by Wellinton Alves.
With the first issue out in August, the four-issue series Shadowland: Blood on the Streets follows Misty Night, Paladin, Silver Sable and the Shroud as they are pulled, for various reasons, into the apparent whirlwind that is Daredevil’s and the Hand’s activities in the New York underworld. While Daredevil himself apparently won’t appear in this title it does sound like a very interesting concept, and I am looking forward to checking it out.
For those who were looking forward to more science, here’s a tiny nugget for you. Q: How does Daredevil know how many grains of salt there are on a pretzel? A: He counts them with the tip of his tongue. 😉 And yes, it may be one of the silliest superpowers of all time. Meet me back here tomorrow for a closer look at echolocation; much more interesting and not nearly as silly.