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Elektra #1 review

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Elektra #1 became available April 23, 2014. The story is written by Haden Blackman with art by Michael Del Mundo. Elektra is known as the world's most beautiful and deadliness assassin. Her trademark weapon is a pair of bladed sai. Elektra made her first appearance in Daredevil #168 in January 1981.

This comic starts off the Elektra telling us a small bit of her past. Her mother died giving birth to her and she was raised by her father. She tells us how she struggled with finding herself. She says she's been a daughter, a girlfriend, a student, a slave, and a victim. She wanted to be many things growing up like a ballerina, a artist, and a super hero. Nothing fit her but being an assassin. That leads us right into the story. She meets up with the "matchmaker" to get a new assignment, one that will take her away from New York City. The matchmaker brings up her past with Daredevil, Elektra's love interest, telling her that his left the city. ( In the new Daredevil comic he has moved in sunny San Francisco)

The matchmaker sets Elektra up with a really high paying gig, find and bring back Cape Crow alive, and that's when we get to see who Elektra will be going up against. He says the serpent calls him Bloody Lips. Bloody Lips is also looking for Cape Crow. He has the power to absorb people's memories, skills, strengths, and voices. He said he had to eat many S.H.I.E.L.D agents to find Bullseye. We then find out that Agent Fury had Bullseye hidden away somewhere in this tomb looking thing. And Bullseye knows where to find Cape Crow.

We end the story with Elektra jumping head first into a place full of monsters, it is called Monster Island. The art work looks like dull water colors, but somehow suits the story and matches Elektra's current attitude and mind set. I found it kind of hard to read when it came to the larger panels, but I caught on pretty quickly. All in all I really enjoyed the comic and I will be looking forward to issue #2.

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