Elektra #1
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Elektra #1

Writer: Matt Owens Artist: Juan Cabal Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 22
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Running from her tumultuous past, ELEKTRA attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: LAS VEGAS. But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life...especially when there's a new player in Sin City that has her in his sights for his newest game? Enter: Arcade.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Feb 27, 2017

    Even if Elektra isn't one of your favourite characters, this title has the potential to elevate her status. Hopefully, the rest of this series will keep up the wonderful storytelling, and suddenly I find myself wishing that the next issue was already here" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Feb 22, 2017

    Elektra#1 is the rare comic debut that will grab readers and refuse to let go. There isn't a complex plot requiring tons of exposition, but that allows for the visuals of the comic to flourish. Juann Cabral's illustrations tell readers so much about Elektra from the way she moves and fights, and coloristsMarcio Menyz and Antonio Fabelado a wonderful job giving the assassin new life in lively colors that poetically contrast with the death she brings. Comic book newcomer Matt Owens comes out swinging, showing a talent for knowing when to let the art tell the story while not forgetting that character comes through both action and words. For fans of the character, this issue was already a must-get, but all comic book readers should give this debut a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - A. Chowder Feb 22, 2017

    ELEKTRA #1 slices and dices with a slick new look and entertaining action. Taking place in a corrupted casino, Elektra's new storyline has a lot to offer for fans and new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 22, 2017

    Elektra's new solo comic isn't groundbreaking in any way, but it does offer an engaging look at a troubled assassin who can't seem to leave her old life behind. As with the previous volume, the art is really the big selling point. It's clean but stylish and shrouded in gorgeous color work that takes advantage of the glitzy Vegas setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Feb 28, 2017

    Although Elektra makes a very stealthy move, she really doesn't seem all to ninja-esque, as she's pretty out in the open. This is an interesting way to change up her character, but I'm not too sure what kind of series it'll make for. Either way, I'm stoked for more. Elektra can't seem to leave her old life behind, so there is bound to be action going forward. Keep reading to see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - nylahtb Feb 23, 2017

    All in all, this comic was brilliant. Im excited for the next issue and to follow the ongoing adventures of Elektra! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 22, 2017

    Elektra #1 steals the show thanks to Owens' tortured script and Cabal's lovely art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 22, 2017

    Overall this is a great first issue and those that have loved Elektra in the Netflix Daredevil series will definitely enjoy this book. Those that are long time Elektra fans can find a lot of what they have come to love from Elektra here as well. Definitely pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Feb 25, 2017

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  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 1, 2017

    One issue in, it's too hard to yet get a feel for the comic, especially given Matt Murdock's disruption of Elektra's timeline which leaves a gaping black hole into what the character thinks happened in her past and informs who she is today. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 23, 2017

    Elektra #1 does exactly what every good first issue must do in building an intriguing world for the main character to exist in. Matt Owens does a good job not throwing a lot of exposition at the reader. Instead he plays to Elektra's strength as a silent assassin while building out where she is at this point in her life and why she decided to come to Las Vegas. And with the bright lights that shine in Las Vegas, Arcade is an appropriate villain for Elektra to go up against, especially with his new death game taking over the city's betting culture. All of this comes together for an excellent debut issue that any fan of Elektra will be happy to purchase. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Feb 26, 2017

    It would be a bit overly to demand that this run be as good as the last Elektra run. This is something different. It feels and looks a bit more mainstream, whereas the last volume was similar to Black Widow, where the events were off-track and outside the concern of the mainstream Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 23, 2017

    Some stuff works, some doesn't inElektra#1. I hope it survives, but the next issues are going to have to pick up for that to happen. Elektra's characterization is cool, just the setting she is immersed in feels like an odd choice, especially considering the shaky foundation that exists under a comic's survival. I think there's promise, but this is a rather odd start for what is honestly a risky series, even if Elektra herself is really cool. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Feb 22, 2017

    Elektra travels to Las Vegas in this first issue of the ninja-assassin's new solo book. It's a bit of slow start, but there is some fantastic artwork to enjoy here. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 24, 2017

    "Elektra" #1 falls into stereotypes a little too often to be remarkable, but remains a solid debut for the fan favourite character's new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 23, 2017

    With Elektra being a part of so many iconic comic moments and stories, it's really hard to make a story that honors the best of what the character has been while delivering solid comic thrills. Elektra #1 has a lot going for it, with strong art and a story that I want to know more about, but I find myself wishing I was more excited about more Elektra. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Mar 2, 2017

    As much as I enjoyed her previous series I feel this one is a misstep. It feels too formulaic, like all the boxes were checked in order to create the story. I think Elektra deserves better. Read Full Review

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