Striking from the pages of Shadowland, four cult-favorite heroes rise into the spotlight: Silver Sable…Paladin…Misty Knight...The Shroud! Is a rogue faction of Daredevil's ninjas secretly targeting the mafia? With DD's dark castle looming over the city, has The Man Without Fear finally lost his mind? This twisted murder mystery ensnares a quartet of vastly different operatives--but will it unite them, or place them in each other's crosshairs? Can this controversial crew put aside their differences before a war between The Hand and the mob sets New York ablaze? Join Antony Johnston (DAREDEVIL) and Wellinton Alves (THUNDERBOLTS) for a bloody tour down the mean streets of Shadowland!
The Shroud investigates the murder of Mikey Fortunado, a B-list mobster whose corpse bears the mark of the Hand. The Shroud, distracted by the feeling he is being watched, is startled by Rafe Scarfe and his backup who are investigating the crime scene. He escapes with the aid of his darkforce powers.
At Knightwing Restorations, Bobby Fortunado tells Misty Knight that Daredevil killed his brother (Mikey). He wants to hire her to find out why Bobby was killed and to let Daredevil know that he won’t take his brother’s death “lying down”. Knight refuses his offer and kicks him out after he issues a thinly veiled threat at her. The Shroud appears and tells Knight that Bobby was telling the truth about his brother’s death and suggests she talk to Daredevil.
Silver Sable infiltrates a gentleman’s club to get near her bounty, Sergey Bulovic, only to find him dead and bearing the mark of the Hand as well. The club is raided by the police and as Sable escapes, she observes a large explosion at Shadowland.
Misty Knight visits Rafe Scarfe to ask him about Fortunado’s death. Scarfe admits it appears that the Hand were responsible and he says that the police department was overwhelmed with new homicide cases with the Hand’s signature. Scarfe denies Knight’s request to see Fortunado’s body and she then gets called to join the intervention at Shadowland.
The Shroud stakes out Bobby Fortunado’s apartment, but still feels someone watching him at the boundary of his perceptions. He appears to be shot and his attacker is revealed to be Paladin.