Monday, September 6, 2010

Picto-Review: Shadowland: Elektra #1

Shadowland: Elektra #1: Writer: Zeb Wells. Artist: Emma Rios.

This issue gets started with Master Izo contacting Elektra telepathically in an attempt to convince her to help save Daredevil from the Hand. Elektra is not at all interested in assisting Matt in his time of need.

When Izo breaks contact, Elektra returns to her body and beats up some goons.

Later on, a few Hand ninjas find her and warn her to leave town before the morning. Needless to say Elektra declines that offer and slaughters the ninjas.

After dispatching the ninjas, Elektra heads to the streets and happens across a store where the murder of Bullseye was being played on television.

After seeing the pain etched on Matt's face, Elektra decides to try to help her former lover break the Hand's hold on him.

What I Thought: Meh. This was one of those comics that really didn't need to happen... There really wasn't a story that needed to be told here. Instead of this one-shot, why not just put Master Izo and Elektra's conversation in the main Shadowland comic, since that was the only real pertinent thing to come out of this book. The story was okay, but for $3.99, I want good to great, not simply okay.

Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.


  1. Wow, glad I didn't pick this up then. It seems like it has no real relevance to Shadowland at all so why even include it. I think I may just stick to Daredevil, Shadowland and Power Man when it comes to this. And thanks for reviewing this dude.

  2. I have been waiting for DD to leave the Hand and become a vigilante again. I really hope that this is the thing to push it over the edge.

  3. Yeah, to me the important things that happened in this comic could have easily be put on like 2or 3 pages of Shadowland. The rest was just filler. No problemo JT. Gave me something to do! :P