Matt Murdock returns to Hell's Kitchen from Japan a changed man and seeks to utilize the Hand
as a force for justice. As the new leader of the Hand, Daredevil
builds Shadowland, a prison temple constructed upon the ruins of a Hell's Kitchen building destroyed along with numerious lives by Bullseye
. Only later is it revealed that Matt has been possessed by the demonic Beast of the Hand, forcing his heroic friends to gather together and battle him.