Elektra #2

Elektra #2

Writer: Haden Blackman Artist: Michael Del Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• Elektra braves the dangers of Monster Island and a rival assassin in her search for the elusive assassin known as Cape Crow!
•  The psychotic killer Bloody Lips closes in on Marvel's deadliest femme fatale!
•  Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo bring you a hauntingly beautiful tale about honor and redemption.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond May 22, 2014

    Overall, the spectral artwork with its fluid organization and multi-faceted tone works so well with Blackman's writing that this issue is hard to forget. The series may only be two issues deep, but this issue proves that the most interesting stories can happen where a person least expects it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed May 21, 2014

    I really enjoyed the last issue, but I absolutely loved Elektra #2. If you havent picked this book up, I suggest you do so. Its definitely worth a read Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 21, 2014

    Elektra #2 a fantastic looking book that is backed up with some decent writing. Easily one of Marvel's best new debuts since Black Widow and a book to certainly watch as time goes on. If you have the cash — it's time to invest in a new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 23, 2014

    Ultimately, this issue continues the strong start of the first issue. While the choice to forgo the usual introduction to Elektra's life outside of the costume like many other recent Marvel #1s has been both a positive and a negative, the positives mostly outweigh the negative. It's largely a matter of Blackman and Del Mundo diving straight into a mystery not really giving the reader a chance to get know Elektra before bringing in the action, but that action is beautifully portrayed regardless of our emotional connection to it. Going forward, while the plot is interesting and engaging and Blackman knows how to write a mystery, the series needs that emotional connection to Elektra to make it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jess Camacho May 22, 2014

    Elektra #2 is short on the story but still one of the most artistically beautiful book on stands now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 26, 2014

    All in all, while there are still some rough edges to be worked out (most notably, Elektra being allowed to take real ownership of the title), Del Mundo's visuals are magnificent, and exactly the follow up that a character of this caliber has deserved for a very long time. It took nearly 30 years, but finally a new "Elektra" title has a chance at stepping out of the shadows of "Elektra: Assassin" and breathing fascinating new life into the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood May 26, 2014

    Two issues in, the pulse behind the book is still a man who ate his own children’s hearts. I hope Del Mundo and Blackman keep Bloody Lips as a strong character and keep up their mind-meld in general. Del Mundo’s art grabs the eye of anyone who flips the book open, but I think Blackman’s solid writing will prove itself more and more as we go on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 21, 2014

    I'm so thankful for this title. In a time when we're seeing new title after new title emerge, we're definitely feeling the pain in our wallets. But with Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo on board with this title, we're reminded of how graceful and deadly Elektra should be portrayed. Blackman adds another layer to the story in this issue and now we get to sit back and enjoy as it all unfolds. How long do we have to wait for the next issue? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia May 22, 2014

    The plot still feels mostly like setup so far. Blackman plants a few more seeds in this second issue, and it appears as though the story is about to make a jump in setting again. After two issues, Blackman's scripting has seemed to be intent on laying some basic ground work, but also providing ample space to showcase the art of Michael Del Mundo. As a result, the story remains a bit simple thus far. However, his scripts have included incredibly well crafted moments and Del Mundo's art is not to be missed. It is still unclear what Elektra will be, but for the art alone this is a title that should be in everyone's hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge May 22, 2014

    Elektrahas been better than I dared hope when I heard the announcement for the series. The artwork alone is worth the price of admission. If Blackman can continue to play with the emotional turmoil of the character and add in some physical drama and violence, then we are going to have quite the series on our hands. Read Full Review

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