Elektra #3

Elektra #3

Writer: Haden Blackman Artist: Michael Del Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• The seductress of the sai makes the hunt look easy--but this might be one quest Elektra's not prepared for.
•  Further plunging into the deep crevices of the Marvel Universe, her quest for Cape Crow becomes murkier, as the hit is not what it seems.
•  Will Elektra do what she's never done before--and protect the mark?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Jun 19, 2014

    I've said it before in my reviews of Elektra, yet I'm going to reiterate it once again. This is one of the best comics available. Blackman and Del Mundo are a cohesive team that has proven three times now that they have a vision for Elektra. Elektra #3 excels at building that vision and demonstrates that the series will only get better as time passes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 18, 2014

    A strong series that is getting darker and better with every turned page. I'm so excited for this series and Blackman and Del Mundo couldn't be living up to my expectations any better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jun 20, 2014

    Once again, Del Mundos pencils are truly outstanding. The dynamism of his lines beautifully detail Bloody Lips mental landscape of stolen memories, a wildly contrasted and playfully grotesque jumble of color and texture. Bloody Lips peculiar design, a tribal hunter with simple, almost childlike features beneath a beastly headdress, has become one of my favorite elements of this storyline. That highly stylized face, with its cartoonish expressions, perfectly straddles the line between the absurd and the otherworldly that this series has struck so far, at once grimly humorous and inhuman. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jun 19, 2014

    Marvel has done a great job with putting top-tier art talent on books featuring some of their great, but lesser known or misused, characters. Fat chicks need love too. This special attention is almost guaranteed to expose these characters to a wide, and brand new audience. Elektra must seize this opportunity and I believe that this creative team is more than capable of ushering in an era where Elektra isnt relegated to the shadows or the Thunderbolts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book City Podcast - Fetch Jun 19, 2014

    I will absolutely keep buying this book. The creative team is crushing it and I would not be surprised if this book makes a few "best of" lists. I can't wait to see what will happen next and am excited about the prospect of going much farther down into the murky depths of Elektra's mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 23, 2014

    It's also worth pointing out that Blackman simply has one of the most descriptive narrative voices in comics, one that manages to capture details that even Del Mundo's expansive art can't contain. Take Lips' painfully chaotic visions after Elektra thrusts a tsai straight into his skull: "All I can see are flashes in my brain"red yellow blue green they burn the back of my eyes"so bright can't see can't think can't heal"one last flash then darkness"" Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 19, 2014

    Much like last issue, issue #3 is more visual than cerebral, highlighting grand set pieces and action over plot progression. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 18, 2014

    Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo are carving out a new era for Elektra. With the story and art, were getting to see Elektra in a way we dont usually get to see. Elektra doesnt always get a chance to show us who she is inside or whats going on in her mind. During this mission shes taken out, were able to see a little more while also getting some beautiful and violent scenes. We may only be three issues in but already, I couldnt imagine not having this title to read each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jun 19, 2014

    This title could have been a simple by the numbers hired killer yarn. Stunning art along with a creative story telling technique save this book from being mundane. Under the helm of Blackman and Del Mundo, Elektra is a gorgeous book with an interesting plot and characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 23, 2014

    As this third issue comes to its conclusion, the ending seems a bit abrupt and surprising, but Blackman has earned my trust to follow up on that ending in the next issue. If you haven't been an Elektra fan in the past, this new series will do it's best to convert you, this series is something special. The art is something that can be enjoyed whether you're a fan of Elektra or not. So many comics tend to blend together with a certain feeling of sameness, this Elektra series is not like any other book on the stands and that is something to applaud. Give it a look next time you're in the comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 18, 2014

    This is a good issue, although it's not great. The story progresses, the art is pretty good, and the most entertaining piece is teased for the next issue. Overall though this is good writing and a comic that shouldn't go unnoticed, especially when it's collected. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jun 23, 2014

    "Elektra" #3 leaves off on a note that has a lot of potential, following a steady and consistent build. Blackman and Del Mundo make one hell of a team with palpable synergy and elegance. Like Elektra herself, this book is as beautiful as it is deadly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Jun 23, 2014

    Still, the biggest risk for this solo series was that the title character would always be sidelined and unfeeling. With this issue, Del Mundo and Blackman seem to be addressing that problem and blasting a way forward for Elektra. She hasn’t changed much yet but she’s been synced up with the more resonant Bloody Lips, and she’s experienced something that can smash her sense of who she is. As long as some light filters back into future issues, readers will want to see where Elektra is going. Read Full Review

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