Garage Review: Elektra #1 (1996)

#1 Posted by ramenshamen (34 posts) - - Show Bio

Great review

#2 Posted by Jordanstine (895 posts) - - Show Bio

Elektra the dancer = electrifying!

 

Reminds me of that Grease song... "Cause the power you're supplying It's electrifying!  You're the one that I want!  Ooh bop shoo bada bada... ooh ooh ooh honey!" 

#3 Posted by mickoreo_LZ (250 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha I love these reviews from the garage. What compelled you to start doing them G-Man?
#4 Posted by sora_thekey (8185 posts) - - Show Bio

I do love Mike Deodato's art.....

#5 Posted by NXH (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

MIke D's art looks really diffrent than it does now.
#6 Posted by Silverwolf (16 posts) - - Show Bio

dude, your star wars toys kick ass.

#7 Posted by James Lasagnaboy (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the intro!

#8 Posted by G-Man (18884 posts) - - Show Bio
@mickoreo_LZ: Probably because I lost my "lair" when we moved into the city and the fact that I have a bunch of comics...in my garage. 
 
@Silverwolf: Maybe I should do another video showing some of my toys...like maybe on Monday...
#9 Posted by Sergotron (108 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh yes, I remember this issue. Totally dug the art.

#10 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3404 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, during the time of ninja. The women had a special class in the ninja field. They were call Kunoichi. The name comes from the strokes that make up the kanji for woman 女(onna) . く(ku) ノ(no) 一(ichi) They were specifically trained in various forms on infiltration, seduction, and assassination.
 
@Jordanstine said:

" Elektra the dancer = electrifying!"
I wonder if she dances to the Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths? "It's Electric!"
 
What I don't quite get. Why does she have to explain to Wolverine that she's dancing as a job??
#11 Posted by cbishop (7433 posts) - - Show Bio

I read this back when it came out, so I don't remember the story, but from everything you said, I'd rate it barely a 2.

#12 Posted by Om1kron (1151 posts) - - Show Bio

 pretty much. 
#13 Posted by ImperiousRix (1050 posts) - - Show Bio

That review was absurdly sublime!

#14 Posted by N7_Normandy (2411 posts) - - Show Bio

great review; I always look forward to seeing this segment each week.  
 
That artwork is just superb

#15 Posted by GT-Man (3945 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

#16 Posted by Dark Walker (477 posts) - - Show Bio

Shooting Stars...lol
 
That seems like a horrible first issue.  The art looks great.

#17 Posted by Icon (2109 posts) - - Show Bio

I love G-Man reviews. 

#18 Posted by saiyan_earthling (5498 posts) - - Show Bio

That series was amazing.

#19 Posted by Darkmount1 (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad, G-Man. I'll have to believe all that when I see the comic. And that should be easy. Three words: Half-Price-Books. Ever hear of it? 
 
I'd actually pick that issue up. The way I get my comics from the Big Two, I just mainly go for issues that were either milestones or turning points in a series, and the first and last issues (example: Nova #1 (1994) and Thunderstrike #1 (1993)). The only exception (or one of them) is how I'm currently collecting all the comics that tied in to Crisis on Infinite Earths (of which I am becoming a historian on).
#20 Posted by Dr. Detfink (459 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't she always into ballet going back to Frank Miller?

#21 Posted by G-Man (18884 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icon said:
" I love G-Man reviews.  "
Thanks! Tell your friends.
#22 Posted by Eyz (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved this series! Much more than the 2000s one (which often used awful crappy cgi art...ugh...plus the plot was fun in this older one!)

#23 Posted by Mellosassymel (42 posts) - - Show Bio

This series really was just not good at all imo 
OOC Elektra, bad dialogue, and just way to many shifts from happy to grim dark. 
 I think the only issues I liked from this ongoing were the ones written by Larry Hama.
The Marvel Knights ongoing was a lot better.

#24 Edited by EdwardWindsor (14340 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man:  dam is your garage just full of comics or is there actualy car space lol. Great review
#25 Posted by Chesapeake (2210 posts) - - Show Bio

Good. Old timer books are the best because you forget about them

#26 Edited by The Impersonator (5620 posts) - - Show Bio

Sliders is one of my favorite sci-fi shows. Man, that brings back memories. Hate to see it that got cancelled.   
 
By the way, I saw the Elektra movie and it was horrible. That movie has so much potential. Oh geez. Anyway, I did watch Daredevil: Director's Cut and it was better than Elektra. 
#27 Posted by Joe Venom (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome pick Tony! this was the first off the self issue #1 I ever purchase, Electra was always my favorite Marvel Girl too bad her movie tanked, but hey at least she got one right! =)
 
Keep'em coming Tony

#28 Posted by Koz (129 posts) - - Show Bio

G-MAN is that the best G.I. JOE message of the day you can come up with? Kids don't forget to take your Vitiams. Remember knowing is half the battle. The lesson at the end has to be strong. So it can impact all those kids out there. :)  Great Review.
#29 Posted by Xenozoic Shaman (404 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks G-Man! I actually did forget to take my vitamins today.  Time to remedy the situation.  *crosses fingers for vitamin that grants super-powers*

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