Haden Blackman continues to carve out an almost elegant story of pursuit and violence for Elektra. Having accepted a job to track down a killer, a wrench was thrown into the mix when she discovered it was the killer’s son that arranged the deal. As Elektra continues to try to track down the elusive and deadly Cape Crow, she soon discovers someone is hot on her trail as well.
Blackman’s story combined with Michael Del Mundo’s incredibly gorgeous art takes Elektra to a different level. We’ve been seeing comics venturing out to different areas of the Marvel Universe and it’s a refreshing trip to see these familiar characters in different locales. This issue takes Elektra to a fascinating city and it’s too bad we don’t have time to see it all explored. The story goes in a slightly different direction from what you’d expect and it allows a chance to look deeper into Elektra and others.
Del Mundo’s art is enough to take your breath away. The colors and layouts make your reading experience something you won’t soon forget. It’s a joy to see art in a comic that doesn’t look like a dozen other books on the shelves. Each issue leaves you wanting more.
As wonderful as the story and art are, it almost feels like something is missing. I wouldn’t call this a filler by any means but it has a slight feeling of slowing down the overall story of trying to find Cape Crow in order to make the story a little longer. The story takes a slight turn towards the end and you might find yourself scratching your head a little in trying to figure out what will happen next. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just something that interrupts the momentum of the story a little.
Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo are carving out a new era for Elektra. With the story and art, we’re getting to see Elektra in a way we don’t usually get to see. Elektra doesn’t always get a chance to show us who she is inside or what’s going on in her mind. During this mission she’s taken out, we’re able to see a little more while also getting some beautiful and violent scenes. We may only be three issues in but already, I couldn’t imagine not having this title to read each month.