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Haden Blackman is the New ELEKTRA Writer

The new series is on sale in April.

Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the addition of Haden Blackman as series writer for Elektra beginning with an All-New Marvel NOW! #1.

On shelves this April, the perilous and dangerous adventures of Elektra Natchios – simply known by her enigmatic moniker of Elektra – will be orchestrated by critically acclaimed writer Haden Blackman (Batwoman). Previously announced with Zeb Wells writing the series, Haden is prepared to take Elektra down the dangerous paths of the Marvel Universe.

“I’m extremely excited about this series,” says Blackman. “Elektra is a complex character who is still searching for her identity and purpose. My goal is to put Elektra into new situations facing terrifying enemies and hard moral choices she hasn’t encountered before. All the while exploring her evolving motives and personality.”

Series Editor Sana Amanat teases, “Elektra sets off on a treacherous trek through the far corners of the Marvel Universe on a mission of salvation. For the first time in her life she must protect instead of kill—in the hopes of finally expelling the demons that have terrorized her for so long.”

Can Elektra choose a new path and walk away from her previous deadly ways? Or will her past now be on the hunt for her? Look for more information in the April issue of the Marvel Previews Catalog.

Every FIRST ISSUE bearing the All-New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.

Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!

ELEKTRA #1

Written by HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO

Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

On-Sale This April!

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Edited by BR_Havoc

Wait, so they are replacing Wells with Haden Blackman?.......that is Awesome news!

Posted by Fhiz

Announcing a new series only to change the writer before a single issue even ships? What is this, DC?

Posted by tomlikesfries

Damn, what a cover.

Posted by G-Man

@br_havoc: It's in the press release...

Previously announced with Zeb Wells writing the series, Haden is prepared to take Elektra down the dangerous paths of the Marvel Universe.

Posted by BR_Havoc

@g_man: That is what I get for skim reading.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

This is the guy now doing batwoman?

Posted by longbowhunter

Blackman seems a better fit than Wells anyway.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

So how will this fit in with Thunderbolts

Edited by TheMantisShrimp

I've never cared to much for Electra, but Mike del Mundo doing interior art is difficult to pass.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

This is an excellent creative team for Elektra. My expectations for this just went up.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Weird...

Edited by tomchu

Haden Blackman with an awesome artist on what is a strong female character. Is this Marvel's Batwoman?

Edited by The Mighty Monarch

This is the guy now doing batwoman?

No, it's one of the two who WAS doing Batwoman back when everyone loved it.

Posted by ScarletBatman

I was really looking forward to seeing Zeb cut loose and do something awesome. Darn that Robot Chicken show and its reliable pay check!

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Gah! Now I'm tempted to start buying another series.

Posted by manwithoutshame

I'm in, definitely giving this a shot!

Posted by Perfect 10

what's so enigmatic aboout the name Elektra? she's greek and its greek for bright one. also is the name of a character from greek lore though it has been anglolized into electra its the same name and meaning.

not familiar with the writer, im more concerned withe artist. del mundo does some interesting covers dont know how it will translate into actual panels. his style is more suited to covers as its more like painting. what's adam hughes doing these days?

Posted by zombietag

spoiler alert: spidey ends up beating electro by using rubber gloves.

Posted by GrenadeFlow

So how will this fit in with Thunderbolts

It won't, the same way Thunderbolts was never mentioned in the Venom book.

Posted by cameron83

@dagmar_merrill said:

This is the guy now doing batwoman?

No, it's one of the two who WAS doing Batwoman back when everyone loved it.

Oh my god,that is amazing news.

I MUST get this when it comes out consistently.

Edited by cameron83

Gah! Now I'm tempted to start buying another series.

tell me about it!

....Imagine Elektra and Batwoman doing a team-up.......

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@cameron83: I'm curious to see what his writing's like on his own, and if this series will have a similar vibe to Batwoman.

Can't imagine it, as I haven't read any Elektra. Would they be likely to work well together?

Posted by cameron83

@cameron83:

I'm curious to see what his writing's like on his own, and if this series will have a similar vibe to Batwoman.

Can't imagine it, as I haven't read any Elektra. Would they be likely to work well together?

It's definitely possible.

I mean,I don't think that Elektra is bad. I guess it's just a matter of who's on who's side.

Edited by cerial442

What happened to Zeb Wells? I was looking forward to him writing this.

Posted by sparty-dbq

Wow. This moves this series way up my radar.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@tomlikesfries said:

Damn, what a cover.

I was thinking it`s a sweet ass cover, but yeah, you beat me to it. Basically.

As for Blackman, I don`t know until I`ve read something from him.

I`m probably gonna read it at some point.