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W. Haden Blackman will take on ‘Elektra’, Zeb Wells departs Marvel series

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Marvel announced earlier today that Haden Blackman will be taking up the writing duties on Elektra, the new ongoing series that will be part of the All New Marvel Now initiative, replacing Zeb Wells who was originally announced as the writer for the title. Haden Blackman, who received a lot of attention after abruptly walking off Batwoman following a disagreement with DC’s editorial department, will be joined by artist Mike Del Mundo as they continue to tell the stories of Frank Miller‘s iconic character.

Wells told CBR earlier today that his recent commitments to TV projects would not allow him the time he would like to properly write for the upcoming title. He stated that, “Anyone who knows me knows this book has been a dream of mine since I started writing comics ten years ago. Unfortunately, after Steve moved heaven and earth to make the book happen, commitments in television won’t allow me the time to craft it with the care it deserves.”

Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the addition of Haden Blackman as series writer for Elektra beginning with an All-New Marvel NOW! #1.

On shelves this April, the perilous and dangerous adventures of Elektra Natchios – simply known by her enigmatic moniker of Elektra – will be orchestrated by critically acclaimed writer Haden Blackman (Batwoman). Previously announced with Zeb Wells writing the series, Haden is prepared to take Elektra down the dangerous paths of the Marvel Universe.

“I’m extremely excited about this series,” says Blackman. “Elektra is a complex character who is still searching for her identity and purpose. My goal is to put Elektra into new situations facing terrifying enemies and hard moral choices she hasn’t encountered before. All the while exploring her evolving motives and personality.”

Series Editor Sana Amanat teases, “Elektra sets off on a treacherous trek through the far corners of the Marvel Universe on a mission of salvation. For the first time in her life she must protect instead of kill—in the hopes of finally expelling the demons that have terrorized her for so long.”

Can Elektra choose a new path and walk away from her previous deadly ways? Or will her past now be on the hunt for her? Look for more information in the April issue of the Marvel Previews Catalog.

Elektra #1 will launch in April as part of the All New Marvel Now initiative.

via [CBR]


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