Elektra #4

Elektra #4

Writer: Haden Blackman Artist: Michael Del Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• After escaping the ruins of Shicheng, Elektra corners the elusive Cape Crow at the edge of the world where she must finally decide his fate.
•  Will the deadliest assassin in the Marvel Universe defeat Cape Crow and collect the biggest bounty of her career, or help the hardened killer and his son escape the psychotic assassin Bloody Lips?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 16, 2014

    Do yourself a favor and make room for ELEKTRA on your pull list. Del Mundo's pages are awe-inspiring and do a magnificent job turning Blackman's commendable script into a fascinating and exhilarating journey. This issue is paced so well, too. We're treated to just the right amount of character-driven scenes and then we're thrown into some gorgeous and fast-paced chaos. And if you've been following along (if not, go play catch-up right now!), you're sure to be excited about the final page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 16, 2014

    This book just keeps getting better, and Blackman and Del Mundo are at the top of their game. Get this on your pull list immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jul 17, 2014

    Some reviewers have been critical of the arcs pacing, especially with the somewhat metaphysical detour of this issue and the last. The action is frequently broken up with memories and flashbacks, often a mess made gnarled by Bloody Lips cannibalism of thoughts and experiences, and this issue repeats that pattern. However, given the nature of Elektras mental and emotional history, this contrast between internal reflection and external action works. The story itself haslittle novelty but the way its told, with the dual narrative of Elektra and Bloody Lips coming to a violent close, makes for another entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jul 18, 2014

    Elektra has become a fine example of why comics are a legitimate art-form. This issue features some of the strongest work by the creative team to date and now they just need to deliver the goods. For those that want a great book that helps diversify the landscape of comics, this is a book for you, or if you dont care about that, pick it up for the slobber-inducing artwork! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 17, 2014

    Elektra #4 is another solid issue for the series. The story doesn't advance too much, but the handling of the characters and their backstories is able to overcome that. Combined with some of the best artwork in the business, Elektra continues to utterly shine. A must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 17, 2014

    Given the series' more action oriented elements, the opening pages of Elektra #4 offer a refreshing change of pace, delving not only into the mind of our scarlet assassin but her gluttonous assailant as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 21, 2014

    Pure action from beginning to end, but from it you can get some valuable insights into our antiheroine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jul 17, 2014

    Once again, Elektra is a fantastic book. It is a wonder how Del Mundo can maintain this quality on a monthly basis, but while it exists, people would do well to be following this series. For the time being, those who are should cherish it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 21, 2014

    Like "Red She-Hulk," which felt like it wanted to be called "Machine Man," Elektra still feels like it wants to be called "Bloody Lips," and that's maybe a book I would buy, but for an Elektra solo title, Blackman and Del Mundo's "Elektra" is not quite getting it done. Despite incredible art by Mike Del Mundo, "Elektra" continues the struggle to find its voice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Jul 22, 2014

    Del Mundo's artwork is by far the high point of the series. I really hope that the story pans out to compliment it. It's absolutely gorgeous and the somewhat more abstract approach is nice to see in a series about a deadly assassin, where one would expect dark and gritty art. It also does wonders in giving Elektra a little bit more of a character as some of her more painful expressions suddenly become a lot more tender. Add this to the aforementioned beginning panels and Elektra is getting a lot more fleshed out as a character, which is wonderful to see. Read Full Review

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