Elektra #6

Elektra #6

Writer: Haden Blackman Artist: Alex Sanchez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• The second arc of the critically-acclaimed ongoing Elektra series pits Elektra against an enraged Assassin's Guild.
•  After her life-and-death battles with Cape Crow, Bloody Lips, Lady Bullseye and Scalphunter, Elektra vows to take the fight to the Guild itself.
•  It's Elektra vs. the World as she begins hunting down the Guild's agents before they can find her and her allies.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Sep 19, 2014

    Artist Sanchez and colorist Ester Sanz bring a similar aesthetic to this story, maintaining the fast-paced action and moody color palettes of previous issues but still keeping it fresh. Sanchezs line work is fine and softened by rounded contours, making for delicate characters with big, wide-set eyes and an ethereal quality in their construction. Engaging two-page spreads are interspersed throughout the issue to play with page design, from the inventive recap of Elektras recent exploits to the dreamlike rendering of Lady Bullseyes medical experimentation. His use of gutter space in these pages frames each spread in a variety of ways, achieving wildly different effects without breaking the overall narrative flow. Sanz colors these finely-detailed panels with palettes of deep reds and wistful turquoises, building up space with grungy textures and soft, painterly highlights. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Sep 18, 2014

    A stellar cliff-hanger ending, exceptional fill-in art, and a strong supporting cast ensures that Elektra #6 doesnt weaken what has been a very strong series. It would be nice to get a bit more emotional mileage out of Elektra, but, for now the book has been strong enough to make up for the title character being a little bland. As long as next issue provides a payoff, this series should continue to be one of Marvels least heralded successes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 17, 2014

    The change in artwork is sure to be off-putting for some and yes, it is a bummer because Del Mundo's art is phenomenal. However, Blackman's still telling a story that has captured my attention and the beginning of this new arc is just gripping enough to have you interested in seeing what'll happen after the wonderful cliffhanger. While the new visuals may not blow your mind, they're still serviceable and offer a few standout moments. All in all, ELEKTRA #6 is a solid start for the new storyline. It gets the basics out of the way for new readers and wastes no time before throwing us into plenty of ninja action. It may not have the same level of substance as the previous chapters and the artwork may not be as stunning, but the arc is off to an exciting start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Sep 17, 2014

    I am a big fan of this series and even with the changes in art I am happy to continue reading. As the start of an arc this is a good issue but be warned if you are not happy with change then this may be a series to sidestep for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 23, 2014

    The art is still enjoyable, but the story is really starting to fall apart. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Sep 22, 2014

    "Elektra" #6 is paced well but plotted poorly. It moves neatly and speedily through the action, but I struggled to care or comprehend why many of the actions were taking place. Issue #5 demonstrated a strong sense of who Elektra is and what makes her tick; that character is less clear here, but I'm hopeful that it will return in the next issue. Read Full Review

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