Its also neat to see how around this time, and along with millers epic ronin, miller was splicing a myriad of genres and ideas, such as sienkiewiczs noir styles to cyberpunk plottwists, elements of obsession, subterfuge, shame, and even philip k dick concepts like memory implants. More allout international action with marvels sexiest assassin. This includes but is not necessarily limited to our database schema and data distribution format. Daredevil in the 1980s under the direction of frank miller had. Its war in iraq over the mysterious artifact known as the scorpio key. After falling for him, elektra becomes his protector and has to fend off four ninja assassins dispatched by kirigi.
Still its pretty fun to see miller get weird like that. Elektra is not a super hero and the movie does not try to portray her as one. Featuring the hard boiled writing of frank miller and the surrealistic renderings of bill sienkiewicz, this critically acclaimed trade paperback reprints the titular eightissue series. Written by frank miller and illustrated by bill sienkiewicz, elektra. She is a love interest of the superhero daredevil, but her violent nature and mercenary lifestyle divide the two.
Originally a college student at new yorks columbia university with her boyfriend, matt murdock, the greekborn elektra left for. And elektras right in the middle of it, battling for her life against a surprise enemy. All portions of the grand comics database, except where noted otherwise, are ed by the gcd and are licensed under a creative commons attributionsharealike 4. If you miss out on reading this comic novel, you miss out on most of who elektra really is. Elektra assassin tpb 1987 marvel 1st edition comic books. Like many of frank miller s work before the 1990s, elektra. A widower, miller is a likeable man with a charming yearold daughter abby. Interestingly, both jon bernthals punisher and elodie yungs elektra are seen sporting much more comic appropriate attire, suggesting that.
This first issue of eight reveals elektra s past through flashbacks as she undergoes a dangerous mission. The story is written by frank miller, and follows on the heels of his batman. Elektra natchios was introduced as the college love of matt murdock, alter ego of the crime fighter daredevil. Originally published in 1986 as an 8 issue miniseries soon to be available in an omnibus edition, but currently out of print. Her creator, frank miller, has told interviewers that the show could never. Elektra natchios is a marvel comics antihero created by frank miller. Let me know in the comments below, or with a tweet through that widget on the left.
I cant recommend it for everyone millers daredevil i can recommend for any comic fan. Assassin frank miller and bill sienkiewicz reprints elektra. Elektra assassin is a bit all over the place and theres a reason its not really as fondly remembered as daredevil born again and the dark knight returns despite being released alongside them. Featuring the hard boiled writing of frank miller and the surrealistic renderings of bill sienkiewicz, elektra. Assassins political satire cuts deep 30 years later. This first issue of eight reveals elektras past through flashbacks as she undergoes a dangerous mission. Apr 04, 2012 elektra natchios, daughter of greek diplomat hugo natchios and his wife, christina, has been a gymnast, martial artist, ninja, and assassin. Elektra comic san bernardo, 20, 28015 madrid, spain rated 4.
Sin city has a new player as marvels deadly assassin heads for the bright lights and dry heat of the las vegas strip. Once matt murdocks college girlfriend, her service as the kingpins personal bodyguard put her in brutal conflict with her former lover, nearly killing daredevil in the process. Part 2 as the assassins guild closesin, elektra faces an old. Elektra natchios, daughter of greek diplomat hugo natchios and his wife, christina, has been a gymnast, martial artist, ninja, and assassin. Part 2 frank millers daredevil and elektra collection. Though she was a black belt by age twelve, trained in the lethal arts of ninjitsu, and was renowned as the worlds deadliest assassin, she is dead. Like many of frank millers work before the 1990s, elektra. A life spent in silent pain has led elektra to the precipice of despair.
Reality and dreams blur together, as elektra s onceimpenetrable mind buckles under the darkness of her past. Elektra lives again at the end is the far better story, but its not long enough. It would never have changed the face when i read these old frank miller books, it saddens me to think they were the face of modern comics at the time. Its also neat to see how around this time, and along with miller s epic ronin, miller was splicing a myriad of genres and ideas, such as sienkiewiczs noir styles to cyberpunk plottwists, elements of obsession, subterfuge, shame, and even philip k dick concepts like memory implants. Assassin takes place several years after the title characters death.
Like dark knight returns, year one, and most of millers other work of the time, elektra. Fanfavorite frank miller ushers his awesome assassin through good and evil and life and death and rebirth and more. January 14, 2005 fox in this comic book film spinoff of the blockbuster daredevil movie, alias star jennifer garner stars as elektra natchios, a beautiful and deadly. The story is almost secondary to the experience, and even if you dont enjoy the series, it is a different read that at least makes you think critically about what you are reading.
Today, comics companies are finally embracing female fans and giving the spotlight to female heroesbut back in 1986, there werent many. If you complained that batman didnt kick enough ass in that book, this is the comic for you. Assassin satirizes ultraviolence, politics, comic book cliches like ninjas and cyborgs, and the portrayal of women. Aug 15, 2012 like many of frank millers work before the 1990s, elektra. Epic comicsmarvel comics group first printing comic is near mint. Better yet, like the comic books vs the world facebook page, subscribe to the official youtube channel, and follow the official comic books vs the world instagram to keep up with all the latest on comic. Assassin by frank miller in djvu, epub, rtf download ebook. Quit thinking dare devil, spider man, andor batman.
As she prepares to shed her past and take her next step, everything you know about her will change. Dawn of justice despite rumors previously claiming that the two projects would be released on the same date. Assassinforhire elektra jennifer garner works for a mysterious international organization known as the hand, for which she kills her targets without. He found his first job with marvel comics, drawing moon knight in. Even after reading this book i cannot say for sure whether elektra is really sane. Frank millers elektra assassin comic books youtube. Elektra by frank miller omnibus new printing elektra is a ninja, a martial arts master, and a highly paid assassin. Daredevil will return to netflix on march 18, 2016 what do you all think about this new clip. Featuring the hard boiled writing of frank miller and the surrealistic renderings of bill sienkiewicz, this critically acclaimed.
Assassin is an eightissue limited series published by epic comics, an imprint of american company marvel comics, between august 1986 and march 1987. Bill sienkiewicz began his career as an exponent of superherocomic artists, then he went deeper into comics and other forms of art. The trash collector comic books marvel comics group. See more ideas about marvel comics art, comic books art. An untold chapter in the life of elektra unfolds, as marvels most mysterious assassin begins her journey in an asylum for the mentally insane. Assassin by frank miller, 9780785163565, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
Season two of daredevil will introduce elektra, the greek assassin whos matt murdocks lover and sometime adversary. At the time of the creation of this 8 issue limited series, writer frank miller and artist bill sienkiewicz were two of the biggest names in comics marvel wanted a marvel universe. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and. Its also neat to see how around this time, and along with millers epic ronin, miller was splicing a myriad of genres and ideas, such as sienkiewiczs noir styles to cyberpunk plottwists, elements of obsession, subterfuge, shame, and even philip k dick. There are definitely shades of the same quality of central character. Elektra 2014 2015 from marvel comics league of comic. Elektra by frank miller omnibus hardcover comic issues. Elektra natchios is a marvel comics character, created by frank miller, appearing during the writers highly acclaimed daredevil run. Who is the otherworldly entity in pursuit of the presidency. Witness the beautifully violent return of the worlds deadliest assassin.
All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. A premiere date of march 18, 2016 was also revealed for the second season of the highly popular show, placing it exactly one week before the release of the anticipated batman v superman. Born boleslav felix robert sienkiewicz in blakely, pennsylvania, he grew up in new jersey and attended the newark school of fine and industrial arts in newark, new jersey. Bill sienkiewicz began his career as an exponent of superhero comic artists, then he went deeper into comics and other forms of art.
I suppose this should be called a guilty pleasure, because theres only a little in these comic books that is socially redeeming in any way. The trash collector comic books marvel comics group a e. Reality and dreams blur together, as elektras onceimpenetrable mind buckles under the darkness of her past. Like dark knight returns, year one, and most of miller s other work of the time, elektra. Elektra, american comic strip superhero created for marvel comics by writer and artist frank miller.160 414 929 634 1555 725 1116 929 1514 1017 820 1163 308 803 1122 609 1281 37 1201 1159 1431 548 1486 1061 35 558 90 786 885 1095 1164 52 1460 181 1237 1188 219 242 652