Elektra #1 review
Sure, I myself am not a huge Elektra fan, it could be because I don’t tend to enjoy much I don’t understand and Elektra definitely falls in the gray area of the Marvel universe I don’t know much about. The latest Elektra book does a great job letting you know just enough about Elektra’s past, without lecturing you on a boring origin story. You find out she’s thirsty for something, something I’m not even sure she knows what, when the contract of a lifetime is dropped right in her lap. A contract of a lifetime that could end up being her last, not because it pays well, but because it could take her life in the process.
If I don’t know much about Elektra, and I don’t care much for her as a character, then why did I even buy Elektra #1 in the first place? Readers of my reviews (thank you all three of you) know I love good writers and even better artists. Elektra #1 has both of these, and I mean like, cranking them up to 11. The very talented W. Haden Blackman takes on the writing role, most of you know him from one of my past favorite books, the incredibly underrated Batwoman, where he and J. H. Williams III had a falling out with DC Comics. So you know the guy can write thrilling and exciting stories.
Michael Del Mundo, who I guess does many, many covers, graces the inside pages of Elektra #1 and knocks the whole goddamn thing out of the park. Each page is amazing, bordering on awe inspiring. I thought Phil Noto in Black Widow was the only guy making me shake my head at his incredible talent, and now Del Mundo has placed himself in this upper tier as well.
Rush to your local comic book shop and pick up Elektra #1 now, when talking to Cosmic Comics! here in Las Vegas, they told me they sold a whopping three issues on opening day, three! A book this good should be flying off the shelves, but I have a feeling once the word get’s out on how amazing this book really is, supply and demand will become quite an issue. So beat the crowds, do yourself a favor, and pick up Elektra #1 today.