If you checked out our preview of Shadowland #1, arriving in stores this coming Thursday, July 8 (books one day late, holiday weekend, y’all), not only did you see the prelude to a tantalizing “oh snap!” moment between Bullseye and Daredevil, backed by the Hand, you also saw a certain gun-toting vigilante recently shredded to pieces by Daken during “Dark Reign” and stitched back together Frankenstein’s monster-style by Morbius the Living Vampire, looking pretty totally alive:
We all knew that FrankenCastle, as awesome as it may be, was not designed to last forever. The solicitation for the September-shipping FrankenCastle #21, for instance, read, “The shocking conclusion of the FrankenCastle era!” That was a pretty big hint. I interviewed FrankenCastle writer Rick Remender back in March, and he told me, “There is an endpoint to the story.” Still, it’s the kind of thing you would ideally like to see transpire in the character’s book first, even if this kind of thing is inevitable from time to time. It’s very similar to when Steve Rogers was in Invincible Iron Man and a couple of Avengers annuals before officially coming back in the pages of Captain America: Reborn. Again, it was no huge spoiler — if you can’t reasonably guess the outcome of a miniseries titled “Captain America: Reborn,” you probably aren’t much of a readin’ type anyway.