oooh first post! i love trading views, nice job again guys. While not a big DD fan, I may pick this up just for Larroca's art.
Trading Views: Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra
I picked this up back in the day when I was trying to get into comics the first time. I tried to focus on Ultimate stories, but this was so unique and different.
As a superhero book, it isn't the most compelling, but it is a really nice romance story. The interplay between two characters that love each other, but have such different ways of viewing the world makes this an easy to recommend book.
I had never read this series, but some of it sounded and looked really familiar... after digging through my trades I came across the official comic adaption of the Daredevil movie (because, yes... for some reason I own that) and sure enough, issue 1 of Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra was reprinted in it. Weird.
I'm not marvelously fanatical about anything Ultimates, and this TPB doesn't really serve a good purpose as a classic hero story, but if you're a fan of the Whedon-esque school of romantic interaction (and as the girliest of girlie-girls, I am), this is a good read for a fresh take on the Elektra-DD storyline. oh, and it introduced me to the art of Salvador Larroca, so HOORAY!
P.S. - I liked Ultimate Elektra, but I have this odd, nagging sensation that I might have been the only one
I remember reading this and not liking it much because it came out around a time when Marvel was using sexual assault in their stories not infrequently. Black Cat, Kate Bishop, Jessica Jones... it started to really feel trivialized and exploited to me. Maybe I'll give this another look outside of that context.
For the most part if there is a writer/artist I like doing an Ultmate book/character I care about, I'll buy it.
I am a huge Elecktra fan so this is a buy for me.
About a year ago I put Elektra on my must-have-all, list. This means that whenever I find a "good buy" or a nice "nick and dent" deal on ANYTHING Elecktra, I will buy it. Eventually, I will have this book, I am surprised I do not have it already.
Thanks for the review, I like the exchange between the two of you.
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